“Food For and On Your Face” Food School, Sunday, June 1st with Heather Swanepoel, owner of rinse bath & body co.
Interview with Heather Swanepoel, founder of “rinse bath & body”
Tell me about the upcoming Food School you are hosting?
We will all be making cleansers, astringents and masks for normal, oily, dry and experienced skin. We will include ingredients that you can easily find in your kitchen cupboard; or as I call it, “Food for and on your face”. These items may include avocados, bananas, oatmeal, honey, peppermint oil, lavender oil, extra virgin olive oil, pineapples and papayas. One example I’m thinking of: making a cleanser that would consist of oatmeal and honey to form a paste. Another idea I had was to teach the participants how to make a rose petal steam facial and a rose water astringent. The goal is to demonstrate the importance of how what you eat and drink can affect your skin. If I would not eat it, I would not put it on my skin. I would like the class to make some samples according to their skin type, use it when they get home and reap the benefits. They will also receive a list of ingredients, helpful hints and recipes to take home with them……..all natural recipes, of course.
What is a key important skin care habit?
Think of it as going back to basics to look better longer. When using chemically treated cosmetics, once you stop using the artificial ingredients, your progress will eventually revert back. With rinse bath & body’s special blend of ingredients, your skin will maintain all improvements naturally. After all, your skin is your biggest organ and you want to take good care of it.
Tell me about your most popular “rinse” product?
Dead Sea Mud Soap: Cocoa and Shea butter, extra virgin olive oil, almond oil, coconut oil, mud from Israel, spearmint oil and lavender oil. This soap is so wonderful that many customers use it to treat their eczema, rosacea, and psoriasis.
Any new products that we should be on the lookout for?
Oatbrasion: Colloidal oatmeal, honey powder, powdered pumice….great for exfoliating and moisturizing.
Dead Sea Clay Mask: this will have bentonite clay which will pull out impurities without over-stripping your skin and at the same time still replenish it with moisture.
These masks can be mixed with a tablespoon the following liquids based on your skin type:
Yogurt (for dry skin), milk-(for normal skin), and tomato juice or witch-hazel (for oily skin).
Anything else on the horizon?
Premade salt scrubs, new skin sticks and lip balms that consist of coffee butter and chocolate. They smell absolutely delicious! I’m also working on a travel pack. Perfect for when you’re on the road.
Heather is about to celebrate the “rinse bath & body” 5 year anniversary. She is proud that she still personally makes all of her products and that the soaps are hand poured and packaged. To make a reservation for the “rinse bath & body” Food School on Sunday, June 1st please call Harris & Clark, 770.463.6000. You can also visit Heather’s website at http://www.rinsesoap.com
Posted by: Julia Hurwitz