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Understand the science behind lotions and balms with Walking Mountains Science Center

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What goes into lotions and balms will be discussed at Walking Mountains Science Center on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.
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What: The Science Behind Lotions and Balms.

When: Wednesday, January 30, 6:30 to 8:30 p.m.

Where: Walking Mountains Science Center in Avon.

How much: $10, includes supplies and take-homes.

We use things such as lotions, lip balm and soap on our skin every day, but these household products aren’t just skin deep. Personal care products can be easily absorbed into our bodies through our skin, by being inhaled and by licked off of our lips, making it important to make sure that the products we use are safe for our bodies. A simple and fun way to make sure you know what’s going into your body is to make your own beauty products.

Wading through chemicals

While the European Union has banned more than 1,000 ingredients from being used in cosmetics, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration has only banned about 10. The FDA doesn’t review or approve the vast majority of personal care products sold in the United States, leaving us to figure out which products have known or potential carcinogens, hormone disrupters or neurological toxins.

Hannah Rumble, the community programs director at Walking Mountains Science Center, will present tips for preventing and treating dry skin based on science. Rumble, who has been making homemade lotions and balms in her own kitchen for years, will present on Wednesday from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Walking Mountains Science Center. Rumble loves to experiment with new essential oil combinations and to source ingredients that she knows are safe to use.

Space is limited, so call Walking Mountains Science Center at 970-827-9725 to reserve your space. The event will cost $10, which includes supplies.