Saturday 28 May, 1- 3pm, Natural body care products

Come along and learn how to make your own body products with Sonia Barrish in a workshop held at our Matatiki Toi Ora Arts Centre workshop, which is located upstairs in the former Boys’ High building at 28 Worcester Boulevard.

Sonia Barrish will show you how easy it is to make products to nourish and look after your skin. You will  be using organic food grade oils, butters & waxes to make our own body care products. Each participant will take home a 15gm lip balm, 50gm deodorant, and 100gm whipped body butter . Learn about ratios, substitutions, and the why of making your own skincare.

This class is suitable for children 10 and over, accompanied by an adult (you need to purchase two places in this instance) or for 14 and over on their own.

Minimum numbers are required for the class to run.

Sonia Barrish has a passion for living simply and sustainably. She enjoys and respects nature’s bounty and believes in making use of what can be found in nature to fulfil our everyday needs. Much of what she has learnt has been self-taught through extensive research, as well as trial & error. Sonia is now keen and ready to pass on this knowledge to others to enable their own sustainable lifestyle journeys.

Refund/credit requests

Participants who have COVID 19 symptoms, or who are required to self-isolate due to being a close contact, must not attend the workshop.

If you need to miss the workshop in order to isolate, we need to be advised of this as soon as possible, so that we can try to fill your space. Depending on the circumstances, you will either be offered a refund or a credit.

Refunds or credits will not be given if participants arrive to the workshop unwell and they will be asked to leave.


We are grateful to be able to offer this workshop in a partially subsidised manner because of support from Creative New Zealand, and from Te Matatiki Toi Ora the Arts Centre.

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