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
- A notebook
- Hair bands/clips to pull hair back for facial
- If possible: you 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.
This workshop is by application only. Please submit your materials according to the directions on this page.
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
Tiered Pricing Options
Tuition option can be selected during the registration process. Click "Register Today" to customize your registration.
This is the price of your workshop. Choosing this price helps Omega continue to retain world-class teachers and sustain classroom facilities.
This is our partially subsidized price for those with temporary or minor financial need.
This is our fully subsidized price for those in need of deeper financial assistance.
Stay With Us
Accommodations cover your room, all meals, and use of amenities and facilities—which includes optional classes, evening performances, sampler classes (during the week), the lake, walking trails, parking, and all other guest services.
A list of local hotels and inns is available for those who wish to stay off-campus and commute (see Commute).
2 nights commuter fee
The commuter fee includes the full benefits of our unique Accommodations & Meals Package, excluding the cost of accommodations. A list of local Local Hotels and Inns is available.
See our Cancellation Policy.
Certificate of Attendance : $25