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NATURE WEEK – DIY Natural Body Products Workshop by Carol Da Riva & Kimberly Kushner

September 4, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 1:00 pm

As part of the international community in Bali, we are immersed in a culture that has become aware of the benefits for ourself and the world of living a healthy lifestyle. Things like clean eating, recycling, and exercise have become more popular than ever before. However, there are many ways we can continue to diminish our negative impacts on the environment, such as finding alternatives for body care products, and their plastic waste.

Surprisingly, the most environmentally damaging objects in our houses can be found in our bathroom cabinet. Some of the products we use on an everyday basis to take care of our bodies can be made of harmful chemicals causing physiological and environmental harm.

This hands-on practical workshop will teach you not only which products to beware of, but also easy recipes for skincare products which use beneficial ingredients (many of which you will find in your garden or kitchen) that can be used instead, all at a fraction of the price of major brands.

Should you decide not to take part in this awesome opportunity, may you consider the benefits to your personal health and the environment when you choose to be more mindful about beauty products that you purchase. For all you know, the face wash spray you’re using could be polluting the largest organ of our body or the waters of our earth.

Better for you AND better for the planet!

Course Benefits

  • Learn how to recognize harmful ingredients
  • Discover healthy natural alternatives
  • An introduction to how essential oils are made
  • Receive a course handout with environmentally friendly how-to recipes
  • Use the recipes from the course handout to make samples to take home!


All-natural, vegan and eco-friendly products you will learn easy, simple recipes for:

  • Face/body scrub
  • Hair Mask
  • Shampoo
  • Body lotion
  • toothpaste
  • anti-lice remedy


9:00 Welcome and Introduction

9:15-9:45 Kimberly Kushner to discuss the effects of conventional skincare ingredients on our health

9:45-10:15  – Garden tour and collection of materials

10:15 – 10:30 – Snack Break

10:30 – 12:00 – DIY home and body products

12:00 – 13:00 – Lunch at our community kitchen

Maximum 15 people

Carol has spent many years of her life traveling around the world to find and document the tribes and other communities whose lives are connected to nature and to their ancient traditions. In 2001 she began studying permaculture in Brazil and since then has been able to deepen her experience most impactfully by living it. In 2014 she moved to the eco-village at Green School and now walks the talk of the community’s values and mission, a community of learners striving to live sustainably.




Kimberly Kushner BHSc. (Nutritional Medicine), BHSc. (Naturopathy)

Kimberly is a clinical nutritionist and naturopath, aiming to provide the finest holistic health care. She is a nurturing and passionate clinician who places patient care and wellbeing as her utmost priority.  Her goal in practice is to facilitate the process of empowering her patients to achieve and maintain vibrant health.

Her clinical expertise includes but is not limited to hormone health, and natural fertility, children’s health, digestive issues, healthy weight management and more. Being a mother herself, and having dealt with a wide array of her own health issues, she is extremely passionate about women’s and children’s health. This includes supporting mothers on their preconception journey all the way through to post-partum care and beyond.

She has a thorough understanding of chronic health issues and the medical processes that are involved in testing, diagnosis and treatment. Her approach to tackling challenging and complex cases allows for naturopathic treatment to have a significant and influential place alongside conventional Western medicine.

Kimberly is half Indonesian, and having grown up in Bali, she is extremely grateful to be part of your experience during Nature Week. To find out more about Kimberly, click here:



September 4, 2019
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Event Category:


The Bridge


Student Village
Jalan Raya Sibang Kaja, Abiensamal,, Ban
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