Beginner | 8 min
Arina Soler believes in creating products with care, consciousness, and consideration. As owner of BellaCreme, an all natural skincare company operating out of the Hudson Valley, she handmakes herbal infusions, salves, and soaps using natural colorants, scents, and unrefined, responsible ingredients. Botanical oil infusions allow you the ability appreciate and enjoy the beneficial properties of nature, are simple to prepare and even easier to use. This class will teach you how to begin making your own natural skin products that are both beautiful and resourceful.
Learn how to:
  • Choose botanicals and oils to make an herbal infusion
  • Bottle your oils
  • Use oils on your body and hair

What you'll get:
  • Easy-to-follow video lessons on how to infuse botanicals into oil for use on body and hair
  • Five HD video lessons you can access online anytime, anywhere
  • Detailed supply list and image cutting file
  • Step-by-step instructions by Arina from BellaCreme
  • The ability to leave comments, ask questions and interact with other students

Make an Herbal Infused Body Oil
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • Carrier oil of your choice including: coconut, jojoba, sunflower, castor, olive, sweet almond, grapeseed, or safflower oils
  • Dried organic botanicals such as: rose petals, lavender, arnica, calendula, rosehips, frankincense, chamomile, lemongrass, citrus peels, etc.
  • Optional: essential oils
  • Measuring cup
  • Pint or quart glass container with airtight lid
  • Fine mesh strainer
  • Mini funnel
  • Small glass bottles with droppers
  • Optional: additional droppers for essential oils
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February Lookbook // 2021
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