Are you looking for a better way to treat yourself and the planet? Learn to make customized, nontoxic, personal-care products perfectly suited to your skin, hair, and body.
Whether you want to avoid the chemicals found in many products, are interested in a zero-waste lifestyle, or simply enjoy making things, herbalist Dina Falconi, author of Earthly Bodies & Heavenly Hair, reveals the art and science of making home-crafted body-care products. She shares her favorite master recipes and answers your questions about how to use all-natural ingredients to support, soothe, nourish, and heal the body.
Get hands-on experience as Falconi guides you step-by-step in how to make healthy creams, salves, balms, herbal oils, face cleansers, mouthwashes, and more. You learn to create an individual skin, hair, and body-care plan for yourself, and practice creating a plan for someone else. You also enjoy a luxurious herbal facial treatment with the items you make in the workshop.
Return home with samples and the knowledge you need to create your own natural, personalized, body-care products.
Enrollment is limited for this program; register early.
Faculty recommends you read the following book in preparation for the course:
- Earthly Bodies & Heavenly Hair: Natural and Healthy Personal Care for Every Body by Dina Falconi
Things To Bring
Bring a notebook and hair bands/clips to pull hair back for facial.
Optional: if possible, please bring a heat-proof bowl to hold very hot water. The bowl should be two-quart sized; glass or ceramic bowls work best.
|4:00 p.m.–7:00 p.m.||Check In (Rooms available after 5:00 p.m.)|
|7:30 p.m.–7:50 p.m.||Welcome & Orientation|
|8:00 p.m.–10:00 p.m.||Workshop|
|2:30 p.m.–5:00 p.m.||Workshop|
|1:00 p.m.||Check Out|
The above schedule is subject to change at the discretion of the faculty.
Dining Hall Hours (Meals begin with dinner on arrival day and end with lunch on departure day.):
Breakfast: 7:00 a.m.–8:45 a.m.
Lunch: Noon–2:00 p.m.
Dinner: 6:00 p.m.–7:15 p.m.
Daily Open Classes in meditation, yoga, tai chi, or movement (subject to availability):
7:00–8:00 a.m., 12:15–1:00 p.m., 5:30–6:15 p.m., 5:30–6:30 p.m.
Meet the Teachers
Dina Falconi is a clinical herbalist and author with a strong focus on food activism and...
Tuition & Fees
Handcrafted Herbal Body-Care
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This is the price of your workshop. Choosing this price helps Omega continue to retain world-class teachers and sustain classroom facilities.
Tier 1 Donor-Supported
This is our partially subsidized price for those with temporary or minor financial need.
Tier 2 Donor-Supported
This is our fully subsidized price for those in need of deeper financial assistance.
Tuition covers your workshop costs and time spent in class with the faculty. Please see Stay With Us below for accommodation choices—which include meals and other amenities for those who wish to stay with us. Or see Commute for those who will not be staying on campus overnight.
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2 Nights Commuter Fee
If you are a commuter not staying in Omega accommodations, this non optional fee covers Omegas overhead costs, all meals, and use of the facilities, which includes optional classes, evening performances, sampler classes (during the week), the lake, walking trails, parking, and all guest services. An off-campus referral list is available.
Omega reserves the right to cancel a program at any time. If Omega cancels a program, you will receive a full refund.
Refunds are available (less a $55 processing fee) up to eight days before your program or stay.
Nonrefundable credit toward a future Omega program or stay (less a $55 processing fee) is available if you give notice between seven and one day(s) before your program or stay. Credit may be applied to any Omega program or stay for one year following date of issue.
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|Certificate of Attendance||$25|