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Cleansing Oils & Toners

with Alice Encinas-Duvernell, Natural Cosmetic Designer & Consultant

Saturday, September 9th from 10am to 4pm

This class is an introduction to alternative ways of deeply cleansing the skin with oil formulas and hydro-based cleansers. This ancient, greatly prized, but forgotten method is an excellent substitute to replace overly abrasive and soap-based facial cleansers. These modern methods of cleansing the skin often result in outbreaks or excessive dryness. Alice will explain the process of how to make efficient recipes based on a choice of ingredients specifically chosen for each skin type. Many precious raw ingredients will be presented and discussed for their properties and benefits. The emphasis will also be put on pH levels (acid and alkaline toners), cleansing protocols, preservation systems and anti-oxidant systems.

In the second part of the class, students will be initiated into the art of making natural, high-quality hydro-tonic toners with botanical ingredients, cosmeceuticals, hydrosols, and hydroxy-acids from fruits and natural acids. These toners will procure in-depth cleansing, which refines and tones the skin and reduces open pores. Students will create their own master recipe spreadsheet and blend a water-based toner and an oil cleanser, based on their own particular skin types. This recipe will also be custom scented with organic essential oil blends.

Students will take home:

  • a 1 oz cleansing oil
  • a 2 oz facial toner

Students are welcome to bring their own botanical extracts, essential oils or favorite toner to use in their recipe or share with the class.

For more information about Alice, please visit: Alice Encinas-Duvernell

COST: $125 due upon registration with $30 materials fee due at class.

WHEN:Saturday, September 9th from 10am to 4pm

CONTACT: For more information, contact Gathering Thyme at 415-524-8693.

WHERE: Gathering Thyme • 1447 Fourth Street • San Rafael, CA 94901
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Botanical Extracts for Skincare Formulation

with Alice Encinas-Duvernell, Natural Cosmetic Designer & Consultant

Sunday, September 10th from 1-5pm

In this demo and hands on class, students will learn the mathematical ratios to make quality botanical extractions in alcohol, glycerin and oil. The goal of this class is to enable students to work from the raw materials through to the finished product. These botanical extracts are a perfect base for making quality medicinal and cosmetic products. A range of cosmetically prized plants will be presented; giving the students the opportunity of a hands-on experience, for making their customized botanical extracts themselves.

Students will take home:

  • a customized glycerin extract
  • an oil extract
  • and a 1oz, previously infused, botanical tincture.

For more information about Alice, please visit: Alice Encinas-Duvernell

COST: $85 due upon registration with $25 materials fee due at class.

WHEN:Sunday, September 10th from 1-5pm

CONTACT: For more information, contact Gathering Thyme at 415-524-8693.

WHERE: Gathering Thyme • 1447 Fourth Street • San Rafael, CA 94901
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Doshic Chocolate

with Alice Encinas-Duvernell, Natural Cosmetic Designer & Consultant

Saturday, October 21st from 10-4pm

Desert and medicine combined! In this one-of-a -kind workshop, students will be introduced to the taste of herbs wheel in relation to their body constitution and optimization. This roadmap of flavors will take you to a world where culinary herbal wisdom is blended with the sensuous deliciousness and complexity of cacao medicine and chocolate making.

Students will experience the five flavors in herbal decoctions (salty, sweet, pungent, sour, bitter) and will work on designing the medicinal chocolate that corresponds to their body type and constitution. Customizing your herbal treats will intimately blend into a magical experience where your sense will rediscover the pleasure of flavors, wellness, and your connection and love to yourself and others. Come join us!

Students will bring home 14 mini chocolate treats in a custom decorated metal container.

For more information about Alice, please visit: Alice Encinas-Duvernell

COST: $85 with a $25 materials fee due at class.

WHEN:Saturday, October 21st from 10-4pm

CONTACT: For more information, contact Gathering Thyme at 415-524-8693.

WHERE: Gathering Thyme • 1447 Fourth Street • San Rafael, CA 94901
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Psycho-Aromatherapy

Healing Emotions with Essential Oils

An Introduction to Psycho-Aromatherapy with Alice Encinas-Duvernell

Sunday, November 5th from 10-5pm

As you have no doubt observed, the sense of smell (olfactory perception) generates in each and every one of us powerful physiological responses, emotions and sparks off memories and inspirations. In this experimental hands-on class, Alice Duvernell will share with you the fascinating world of psycho-aromatherapy. Because olfactory stimulation biologically influences the same brain receptors that process emotions, students will explore, through a series of sensorial experiences, their own emotional and physiological responses. Alice will invite students to delve deep into a sense of “feel...ing” rather than “thinking” as they discover and rediscover the aromas of enchanting essential oils. Alice’s innovative approach to experiencing scents will enable participants to open the pathway that connects smell, emotions, memories and the body. Stimulation of olfactory perception, the most primal of our senses, by the pure natural aroma of the plant allows us to travel deep into ourselves, revealing emotional patterns, past traumas and physiological blockages that words cannot always reach.

A number of essential oils will be studied in more depth. Participants will discover their own unique profile and a number of simple tools to enable the creation of a customized blend. Each student will have the time and opportunity to realize a self portrait of their own healing aroma-blend, reflecting as much as possible, their essence, healing vision and desires. This personalized formula will be blended into a hydrosol distilled from regional herbs in an artisan copper still.

A gift for the mind and the senses: students will bring home a customized aroma spray in a 100ml glass bottle in a natural fabric-protective bag.

For more information about Alice, please visit: Alice Encinas-Duvernell

COST: $120 pre-registered price or $135 at the door. Materials fee of $25 collected at the event (cash only please).

WHEN:Sunday, November 5th from 10-5pm

CONTACT: For more information, contact Gathering Thyme at 415-524-8693.

WHERE: Gathering Thyme • 1447 Fourth Street • San Rafael, CA 94901
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Treating Acne Naturally: 4 Steps to Success

with Alice Encinas-Duvernell, Natural Cosmetic Designer & Consultant

Sunday, December 3rd from 9-12:30pm

Acne is a skin condition affecting the follicles and pores that get inflamed. Sebum that normally drains to the surface of the skin gets blocked causing bacteria to grow. In this conference-style class, Alice will explain the different types and stages of acne, how they are treated by modern medicine but, most importantly, the healthy natural alternatives to reduce inflammation, blemishes and scarring.

Acne can come from many different reasons from diet allergies, hormonal imbalance, stress and sometimes organ dysfunction. The skin allows the inflammation that is occurring in the body to express itself. Alice will cover the best ways to alleviate this condition and help students, cosmetologists and healers to understand the multiple origins of acne to better treat it.

For more information about Alice, please visit: Alice Encinas-Duvernell

COST: $75 pre-registered price or $85 at the door.

WHEN:Sunday, December 3rd from 9-12:30pm

CONTACT: For more information, contact Gathering Thyme at 415-524-8693.

WHERE: Gathering Thyme • 1447 Fourth Street • San Rafael, CA 94901
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Body Butters & Solid Lotion Bars

with Alice Encinas-Duvernell, Natural Cosmetic Designer & Consultant

Sunday, December 3rd from 1:30-5pm

Body butters, solid lotion bars and massage oils an excellent and effective relief for dry, cracked or aging skin and the reduction of scar tissue. One of their great advantages is that they are preservative free and easy to make even for the beginner. In this demo-centered class, students will be introduced to the healing properties of butters and carrier oils, and learn how to make a variety of butters and lotion bars.

Students will take home:

  • a 1 oz. custom scented shimmering body butter
  • a ½ oz. solid massage butter bar
  • and a 2 oz. chocolate whipped body butter

So good, you could almost eat them!

For more information about Alice, please visit: Alice Encinas-Duvernell

COST: $85 pre-registered price. $95 at the door. Materials fee of $25 collect at the event (cash only please).

WHEN:Sunday, December 3rd from 1:30-5pm

CONTACT: For more information, contact Gathering Thyme at 415-524-8693.

WHERE: Gathering Thyme • 1447 Fourth Street • San Rafael, CA 94901
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