DIY Tuesdays at Karma Coop

WHEN: The second Tuesday of each month, 7 to 8:30pm
WHERE: Karma Food Cooperative, 739 Palmerston Blvd.
RSVP: at Karma coop on the sign up sheet or call (416) 534-1470 Space is limited! Child friendly - Please RSVP for each child.

Open and FREE* to all - Coop Members and the Karma Coop

Suggested donation: $10 (per product you take home).

September 13 - Make Your Own Hand Sanitizers
What's wrong with commercial hand sanitizers? What are the natural, effective and healthy alternatives? We'll concoct a delicious waterless hand santizer that's anti bacterial, anti viral and antifungal. You'll take home a 100mL metal pump bottle.

October 4 - Make Your Own Healthy Hallowe'en Facepaint MOVED FROM OCTOBER 11TH BECAUSE OF YOM KIPPUR.

November 8 - Make Your Own Moisturizing Creams

December 13 - Make Your Own Bath Salts and Body Scrubs!

Aug 9 & July 12 - Make Your Own Sunscreens

June 14 - Make Your Own Bug Spray

May 10 - Make Your Own Hair Care
This hands-on workshop will have you discovering the secrets of natural hair care using clays, real soaps, enriching ingredients and essential oils for scalp health and radiant hair, plus some surprising DIY solutions to common hair "problems". You'll learn how to identify your hair's needs, and choose the ingredients that will work best for you. You'll make custom dry or wet shampoo OR a custom conditioner, and come away with info and skills that can serve you for a lifetime.

April 12 - Make Your Own Face Cleanser & Toner
Why use cleanser instead of soap? What do toners do? What are cleansers and toners made of? Explore wholistic aromatherapy's basic white lotion, plus tried and true wonder ingredients witch hazel, hydrosols and aloe vera gel juice. Make your customized cleanser and toner to take home in healthy glass bottles. For all faces of all ages.

Make Your Own Baby Balm - Make Your Own Baby Balm

Make your own all-in-one healing ointment that prevents and soothes diaper rashes, boo boos, eczema and psoriasis. This balm received rave reviews in Liked it as a Featured Product in "I absolutely love this!!!! We are very environmentally conscious in our house, and this fits all of our needs, but most importantly - it works!!" ~ Cassandra "I've got cold and I've actually been using the balm on my nose to soothe it after blowing so much! I love it. Cheers,"
Paloma (Hanlon, teacher and new mother, England) "Amazing!!! I have psoriasis on my legs and about 7 mo. ago got a nasty patch on my left elbow. It has been red and looks like a scar. I tried everything... 3 days after using the cream....gone...even the red scar like colour!" ~ Suzanne

2016 DIY Tuesdays at Karma Coop...

June 14 - Make Your Own Bug Spray
July 12 - Make Your Own Sunscreens
August 9 - Make Your Own Sunscreens
September 13 - Make Your Own Hand Sanitizers
October 11 - Make Your Own Healthy Hallowe'en Facepaint
November 8 - Make Your Own Moisturizing Creams
December 13 - Make Your Own Bath Salts and Body Scrubs!

January 12, 2016 - Make Your Own Moisturizing Lotion

Create luxurious lotions, starting with a base made at Anarres, then choosing from a dozen nourishing and enriching carrier oils and dozens of exquisite essential oils. You'll leave with a custom lotion in a metal or glass bottle.

February 9 - Make Your Own Naturally Perfumed Body Oil

What carrier oils are good for the skin and why? What's the difference between essential oils, perfume oils and carrier oils? How do essential oils affect us emotionally, spiritually and physically? Come and make your own customized moisturizing massage & bath oil
using safe, sensuous and skin loving ingredients to enrich your body, mind and spirit!
Give yourself a Valentine.

December 8 7-8:30pm - Bath Salts and Body Scrubs!
Experiment with Epsom Salts, Himalayan Sea Salts, Zapotec Sea Salts, clays and micas of every colour, a dozen carrier oils and dozens of exquisite essential oils.
A product is one frosted glass jar of bath salts or 1 body scrub in a metal canister.

November 10 - 7-8:30pm, DIY Healthy Moisturizing Creams
Dread the feeling of dry, itchy skin? The obnoxious fragrances and unreadable ingredients of drug store moisturizing lotions? Want to moisturize and nourish your skin without feeling like you've been dunked in a tank of grease? Come learn to make the ever popular Classic Cocoa Cream or Simply Shea Cream for yourself, your family, and your clients. You'll come away with 100ml of your own favourite!

October 13 - 7-8:30pm, DIY Healthy Hallowe'en Facepaint
Don't want to cover you and your kid's faces with petroleum this Hallowe'en? Come learn how to combine safe affordable and healthy vegetable and organic beeswax bases with bright oxides, ethical micas and clays to create vibrant non toxic face and body paints. You'll go home with a tester palette of paints we've created on the spot. Suggested donation $10.


August 11 = "Summer Body Care". Tips and DIY solutions to summer bugs, sun, both prevention and aftercare.

September 8 = "DIY Healthy Hand Sanitizers"
this workshop will introduce you to skin safe essential oils that are effective against:
~ bacteria
~ viruses
~ funguses

You'll learn about the various possible bases and ingredients that are gentle, healing ingredients on the skin such as:
Real lavender - anti biotic, anti viral and anti fungal.
aloe vera gel juice
filtered water
grain alcohol
xanthan gum

Finally, you'll create your own hand sanitizer and take away a bottle of hand sanitizer and a bottle of sanitizing hand soap.

Created at the request of Raindance Cosmetics for use with children, and now popular with hospital workers and health practitioners, Anarres' hand sanitizer uses grain alcohol, not toxic rubbing alcohol, plus essential oils to eliminate microbes on the hands.

Safe for everyone including babies!

JUNE DIY Natural Sunscreen

You'll learn everything you need to know to stay safe and select safe products for you and your loved ones. We'll make a safe, all natural sun protection cream using local naturally SPF-y oils, cocoa or shea butter or coconut oil, plus zinc oxide, and you'll go home with 120 ml in a beautiful recycled metal pump bottle or jar. For an extra eco happy bonus, bring your own container.

Kid friendly!



What's Worse, The Bites or The Bug Spray?
The toxins in your average insect repellant are far worse than the bites in the long run. DEET, permethrin and other common insect repellants are actually insecticides that you put directly on your skin! Added to these "chemical name" ingredients are the usual toxins found in lotions and creams: parabens and so forth, adding cancer risk to the potential for neurological damage. If it can kill a bug, it can harm you. So what to do?…

During this fun-filled 1.5 hour workshop, I will teach you how to make a custom bug repellent products that are safe for you and your loved ones. All ages. $10 per person suggested donation. Open to all - Karma Members and the Karma curious. Please RSVP.


April: We'll make yummy customized:
~ Body Scrub
~ Face Mask
~ Bath Salts

*Suggested Donation to cover materials $10

The second Tuesday of evcery month we'll gather in the Member's Room to make a customized natural body care product to use yourself or give as a gift, and learn skills that can serve you for a lifetime for a fraction of the cost of a synthetic dyed carcinogenic body product!

Used but clean small containers. Please don't buy or bring anything new. We'll share, and I will always have some for you by donation.

DIY Tuesdays at Karma Coop with Tracey TieF take place on the second Tuesday of the month. Members and the Karma Curious of all ages are welcome!

Repeats every month on the second Tuesday until Sun Jan 01 2017 except Tue Jul 14 2015, Tue Mar 08 2016, Tue Oct 11 2016. Also includes Wed Mar 09 2016, Tue Oct 04 2016.
2016/01/12 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
2016/02/09 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
2016/03/09 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
2016/04/12 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
2016/05/10 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
2016/06/14 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
2016/07/12 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
2016/08/09 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
2016/09/13 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
2016/10/04 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
2016/11/08 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
2016/12/13 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm