The Makery GA

The Makery GA Our DIY studio empowers you to create as a means for self-care. We teach you how to make your own home essentials at our DIY health + beauty workshops!

We also host single-session workshops by local makers sharing their passions to create.

Operating as usual

Black lives MATTER! #blackouttuesday #theshowmustbepaused
06/02/2020

Black lives MATTER! #blackouttuesday #theshowmustbepaused

05/03/2020

Beard Balm Recipe:
2oz Shea butter, 1oz beeswax, 4oz coconut oil
Melt all of the ingredients in a double boiler. Once melted, pour into container and add at least 4 drops of desired essential oils.

Beard Oil Recipe:
Fill dropper bottle 3/4 with jojoba oil and the last quarter with vitamin E oil. Add at least 4 drops if desired essential oil.

05/02/2020
05/01/2020
Salad in the Jar Class

Hey everyone! My internet has been acting up in the evenings so I prerecorded the video for tonight!
Tonight I will be demonstrating how to make a salad in the jar! In the video I mention a homemade dressing, here is the recipe:
Sweet and Tangy Balsamic Vinaigrette
Ingredients:
2 teaspoons balsamic vinegar
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
2 teaspoons honey
4 drops Grapefruit, Lemon, Lime or Orange Young Living Vitality essential oil
4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
Directions:
Wish all ingredients together until well combined.
(recipe found on Young Living Blog)
The layers for the Salad in the Jar:
Layer 1: Dressing of your choice (2-4 tablespoons)
Layer 2: Hard veggies (ex: carrots, cucumbers, black beans, kidney beans)
Layer 3: Fruits/soft veggies (ex: tomatoes, strawberries, bell peppers, mushrooms)
Layer 4: Grains/nuts/other (quinoa, nuts, seeds, dried fruits, fresh herbs)
Layer 5: Greens (ex: romaine, kale, spring mix, and spinach)
Salad in the Jar Ideas:
Caprese Salad: Balsamic Vinaigrette, Purple Onion, Tomatoes, Quinoa, Mozzarella Cheese, Spinach
Greek Salad: Greek Vinaigrette, Chickpeas, Cucumber, Tomato, Purple Onion, Spinach
Antioxidant Packed Salad: Vinaigrette, Bell Pepper, Blueberries, Avocado, Alfalfa sprouts, Walnuts, Romaine
Strawberry Spinach Salad: Vinaigrette, Cooked Quinoa, Strawberries, Sunflower Seeds, Green Onions, Feta, Spinach

04/30/2020

Hey ya’ll!
Because of the glitchy internet and storms predicted for tonight I prefilmed my DIY. Please comment, ask questions and interact as normal because I will be on FB and Instagram ‪from 8-9 pm‬ to respond.

The Oil Cleansing Method!

Suggestions for oils to use!
Jojoba (all skin types, but very good for acne-prone skin)
Sweet almond (all skin types, especially oily)
Grapeseed (all skin types, especially oily)
Avocado (dry and aging skin)
Sunflower Seed (all skin types)
Olive (all skin types)*
Apricot Kernel (dry, aging, and normal skin)
Argan (all skin types, especially aging skin but very pricey)
Tamanu (all skin types but very pricey)

*Coconut oil can be used to remove eye makeup but is not recommended for oil cleansing because it is a known comedogenic. It may actually clog pores and make blackheads worse.

Ratios depending on your skin type.
You may have to play around with these to figure out what works best! And you may use one mixture in the summer and another in the winter when the skin is drier!

Oily skin: Use 2/3 castor oil to 1/3 carrier oil. (Or measure out 2 tsp castor oil and 1 tsp carrier oil.)
Normal skin: Use equal parts castor oil and carrier oil. (Measuring out 1-1/2 tsp castor oil and 1-1/2 tsp carrier oil.)
Dry skin: Use 1/3 castor oil and 2/3 carrier oil. (Again, 2 tsp carrier oil and 1 tsp castor oil.)
So for me I’m in between normal and dry so I use 1/3 castor oil and 2/3 jojoba oil.

Essential Oils to add Tea Tree, Joy, Frankincense, Lavender, Manuka

Easy Steps
1. Turn on your hot water. Start with a dirty face, rinse your face lightly with water or pat face with a little warm running water.
2. Take your pre-mixed oil (use suggestion and ratios above) and massage it into your entire face gently. Always move upward massaging firmly but gently. Massage for 2 minutes and then let the oil sit on your face for 30 more seconds or more.
3. Rinse! By now you should have very hot water coming out of your faucet. Adjust the heat if you need to so that it’s cool enough to apply to your skin, but warm enough to soften the oil. It definitely will be hotter than the water you normally use to wash your face. Dunk the washcloth under the hot/warm water until it’s soaked completely. Apply the washcloth to your face and hold it there for 10-15 seconds. Slowly begin to gently wipe off. Rinse your washcloth and repeat until you’ve wiped all of the oil off of your skin.

Follow with your toner and moisturizer. A simple but great moisturizer especially for night is Jojoba oil in a 2 oz. dropper with 15-20 drops Joy and 15-20 drops Frankincense. Young Living also has toner and several different kinds of plant based moisturizers for every skin type.

04/29/2020
04/28/2020
04/27/2020
04/25/2020

Pardon the technical issues. I'm unable to "Go Live" at this time.
We'll work out the kinks and bring you a presentation that's better than EVER!
To be continued.
#notcomputersavvy

04/25/2020

I'm having technical difficulties. Standby

04/24/2020
04/23/2020

Face Masks + Chill

➡️Brighten + glow mask: 1 tbsp lemon juice/3 drops lemon essential oil, 2 tbsp honey

➡️Detox + purify: 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar, 2 tbsp bentonite clay, 2 drops tea tree/frankincense/lavender essential oil

➡️Smooth + Nourish: 2 tbsp pumpkin purée, 2 tbsp honey, 3 drops frankincense essential oil

Want to buy a Makery #stayhomeanddiy tee? $10 from every tee goes to buy diffusers and oils for the nurse’s relaxation station at Kennestone Hospital?

Here’s the link⤵️⤵️⤵️

https://stores.inksoft.com/stronger_together_atl/shop/product-detail/1000354

https://stores.inksoft.com/stronger_together_atl/shop/product-detail/1000354

It’s Earth Day🌎 and I’m over here detoxing and purifying my face. I made it with a few simple ingredients from our good ...
04/22/2020

It’s Earth Day🌎 and I’m over here detoxing and purifying my face. I made it with a few simple ingredients from our good earth and my skin feels so amazing right now!

Come hang with me tonight. I’m going live right here at 8pm EST to show you how to make three relaxing face masks with ingredients you have at your house. We’ve got to get our skin looking right for when it’s safe to go outside😉! #stayhomeanddiy

04/22/2020

DIY Cleaning Wipes #stayhomeanddiy

All set up to go live right here at 8:00 EST to show you how to DIY cleaning wipes!!
04/21/2020

All set up to go live right here at 8:00 EST to show you how to DIY cleaning wipes!!

Not today, tomorrow, or the next day but we are hopeful that we can gather sometime in the not so distant future.Until t...
04/21/2020

Not today, tomorrow, or the next day but we are hopeful that we can gather sometime in the not so distant future.

Until then join us every night for our #stayhomeanddiy series at 8pm EST through May 2nd right here on our FB page).

Coming up this week: how to make cleaning wipes (TONIGHT), relaxing face masks, baby wipes + sleep spray, beard balm + oil, germaway spray, and bath soak!! With supplies scarce and everyone staying home, these are the perfect + easy DIYs to make at home.

Have a great day and see you at 8!

We are so over the moon to be teaming up with some awesome friends in our community for not one, but TWO weeks of virtua...
04/20/2020

We are so over the moon to be teaming up with some awesome friends in our community for not one, but TWO weeks of virtual DIYs for you guys. Best part: no need to do your hair, change out of your pajamas, or shower!

Starting tomorrow Monday 4/20 at 8pm EST right here, there will be a little something for every one, pinky promise.

Check out our awesome lineup⤵️⤵️:
4/20 Essential Oils Basics
4/21 cleaning wipes
4/22 relaxing face masks
4/23 baby wipes + sleep spray
4/24 germ away spray
4/25 how to ice cookies
4/26 bath soak
4/27 wool dryer balls
4/28 charcuterie
4/29 oil cleansing method
4/30 salad in a jar
5/1 body scrub
5/2 beard balm + oil

Told you they were awesome😎! Make sure you set your alarm for 8pm for the next two weeks. Which one are you most excited about??? #stayhomeanddiy

After a month in the house with our little studio being closed we are really missing our in-person workshops. So after a...
04/15/2020

After a month in the house with our little studio being closed we are really missing our in-person workshops. So after a lot of discussion we decided it was time to get back to what we do best - DIY workshops.

Beginning next Monday, all week we will be doing virtual DIY workshops as part of our #stayhomeanddiy initiative. They’ll be here on our page at 8pm every night. Just grab a yummy drink and a cozy seat. No need for pants or to do your makeup.

Our hope is that this will keep us all learning, practicing self-care, having fun creating, and involved in community - all while we shelter in place. Will you join us?

Our limited edition #stayhomeanddiy tees by @shirtshanty came and we’re loving them!We’ve got a way for you to shop loca...
04/14/2020

Our limited edition #stayhomeanddiy tees by @shirtshanty came and we’re loving them!

We’ve got a way for you to shop local while you #stayhome 👉🏽Click the link in our bio. Pick your favorite color (24 to choose from🤩) and snag one. You pay $20. We each get $10 per shirt. Now that’s a sweet way to support local and #staysafe.

#Thatdiylife #kennesaw #cityofkennesaw #diybeauty #downtownkennesaw #mariettaga #acworthga #kennesawga #smyrnaga #cobbcounty #woodstockga #cantonga

Our first round of orders waiting for pick up! And by first, I mean first orders EVER! We never got into online sales. S...
04/07/2020

Our first round of orders waiting for pick up! And by first, I mean first orders EVER! We never got into online sales. So ignore the not-so-cute packaging😝.

We’re more of an in-person, connecting with community type of business, so this has all been really hard for us. Not seeing your faces when you make your goodies in our studio is hard. You’re missed. But we appreciate these orders so much. We love sharing these clean, plant-based products with you!

Please snap a picture when you open your package. Or take a video of you opening it. And tag us. Please tag us so we can share in your joy🥰. Thanks to the @usps for letting us schedule a pickup because #stayinghome

As we enter week 4 of #stayinghome we are excited to announce a way for you to help support us from the comfort of your ...
04/06/2020

As we enter week 4 of #stayinghome we are excited to announce a way for you to help support us from the comfort of your home.

@shirtshanty is a local biz making limited edition @themakeryga t-shirts and they’re giving us $10 back🥰for every shirt you order! Click the link, choose your color, and support two local businesses🙌!

https://stores.inksoft.com/stronger_together_atl/shop/product-detail/1000354

https://stores.inksoft.com/stronger_together_atl/shop/product-detail/1000354

💫ThursDIY: Thieves Wipes💫Staying home has given us some good time to get a whole lot of things done. We’ve washed all th...
03/26/2020

💫ThursDIY: Thieves Wipes💫

Staying home has given us some good time to get a whole lot of things done. We’ve washed all the laundry in the house. We rearranged furniture in our youngest daughters’ room. We’re also cleaning a lot more.

And we’re so thankful for our Thieves Household Cleaner. It is plant-based, smells like Christmas, can be used on any surface, concentrated, and no need to open the window because no toxic chemicals means it won’t harm you or your peeps. This is something we can control right now.

One of our favorite DIYs are these Thieves wipes. They’re so great for cleaning up quick messes and wiping down surfaces.

Here’s the recipe:
A glass container
A roll of paper towels - cut in half
2 cups warm water
2 capfuls Thieves Household Cleaner
4 drops Lemon Essential Oil (opt)

Place the paper towel roll in your jar. Combine water, Thieves Household Cleaner, and oil together in a bowl. Pour the mixture over the paper towels. You should be able to pull the cardboard center out after a few minutes. That’s it and SAVE this post for when you’re ready to make your own😉. Be well, friends! 📸: @brebloomquist

Throwing it way back to when we could still gather. Those were the days. We sure are missing our awesome community! Hope...
03/24/2020

Throwing it way back to when we could still gather. Those were the days. We sure are missing our awesome community! Hope you are all well and staying home if you’re not essential. 😘

Friends of The Makery! We are here. We’re such a small space and we typically have, at most, 12 people per workshop. So ...
03/15/2020

Friends of The Makery! We are here. We’re such a small space and we typically have, at most, 12 people per workshop. So no large gatherings for us. Just small, sorta kinda intimate ones😉.

We’re following the COVID-19 situation very closely and are sanitizing everything twice with Thieves Household Cleaner. We’re diffusing Thieves on repeat as well.

This afternoon we had the cutest bunch of ladies for @nayskillercakes geode cake decorating class. A few were celebrating a bachelorette party! And they all did an awesome job on their cakes. We love 💕 being included in these special life moments or just being a part of your learning journey.

🌟NEW WORKSHOP ALERT🌟 As women we are the caretakers, the nurturers, the confidants, and the hustlers. We wear so many ha...
03/11/2020

🌟NEW WORKSHOP ALERT🌟 As women we are the caretakers, the nurturers, the confidants, and the hustlers. We wear so many hats and sometimes don’t take care of the wellness needs specific to us.

Join us Saturday at 3pm to learn from Stephanie how to support your changing body with plant based products. You will also handcraft a PMS Detox Bath Salts, an Uplifting Spray, and a roller blend of your choice: Cramps, Bloat Be Gone, or Moodiness. Bring a friend or two for this informative class. Tickets are at the link below:

https://www.theessentialsmakery.com/events-1/womens-health

https://www.theessentialsmakery.com/events-1/womens-health

Our Mask Madness workshop yesterday was everything! These ladies learned how to handcraft charcoal masks, custom face wa...
03/08/2020

Our Mask Madness workshop yesterday was everything! These ladies learned how to handcraft charcoal masks, custom face washes, and rose🌹water toners😍.

So simple and fun to make good products and spend an afternoon with friends. Make sure to sign up to get our newsletter so you don’t miss the next one.

Www.Theessentialsmakery.Com/events

We JUST ADDED an🌟Immunity Essentials🌟workshop to Saturday’s schedule because it’s getting hectic out there! We want you ...
03/03/2020
Immunity Essentials: Wellness Workshop

We JUST ADDED an🌟Immunity Essentials🌟workshop to Saturday’s schedule because it’s getting hectic out there! We want you to be armed with safe, natural ways to boost you and your family’s immunity.

You’ll learn ways to support your system and handcraft an immunity roller, a germaway spray to keep in your purse to spray on all the things, detox bath salts, and a chest rub. Let us help you to be proactive!

Click the link👇🏽👇🏽 to grab your tickets
https://www.theessentialsmakery.com/events-1/immunity-essentials-wellness-workshop-8

Come learn simple ways to boost your body's immunity. You will learn how to handcraft Detox Bath Salts, an Immunity Roller, a Germ Away Spray, and a Chest Rub for your wellness toolbox.

We loved putting together a body scrub kit for this lovely lady’s birthday brunch this weekend. She wanted something uni...
03/02/2020

We loved putting together a body scrub kit for this lovely lady’s birthday brunch this weekend. She wanted something unique and fun to do with her friends. We worked with her to come up with Mojito body scrubs😍 for all her girls. And she said they absolutely loved mixing up their scrubs!

Have a special event coming up? DM us! We’d love to help you customize a kit for you and your guests to do in the comforts of your home!

If you’ve recently started with Young Living oils and you’re not sure what to do with that starter kit, we’ve got you co...
02/26/2020

If you’ve recently started with Young Living oils and you’re not sure what to do with that starter kit, we’ve got you covered! Saturday morning we’ll take you from oil rookie to rockstar! Also if you’ve been wanting to get started, come on out Saturday - you can purchase one of the kits we keep in the studio!

Bring your kit and we’ll teach you all the things you need to know about it and then we’ll show you how to DIY 4 fab natural products with your oils.

You’ll handcraft a foaming hand soap, a room spray, bath salts + a roller bottle😍. They’ll be totally custom because you made them and chose the oils YOU want in them!

Come with questions - one of our owners, Miatta will give you all her tips, tricks, hacks + recipes! She’ll even tell you how these little bottles of goodness can make you some moola. Then you’ll be an Oil Rockstar🤩in no time!

Make sure to bring your premium starter kit oils with you. We’ll provide the rest!

Save your spot at the link in our bio⤵️
https://www.theessentialsmakery.com/events-1/everyday-uses-for-essential-oils-8

https://www.theessentialsmakery.com/events-1/everyday-uses-for-essential-oils-8

Thank you so much Traton Homes for featuring us on your page today!
02/25/2020
Traton Homes

Thank you so much Traton Homes for featuring us on your page today!

The Makery GA is just one of the local businesses in downtown Kennesaw that is walkable from The Village of Fuller’s Chase! This adorable DIY studio is a great place for a girl’s night out or child’s party, and it hosts fun events like hand-lettering workshops and how-tos for skincare and spa items, like facial masks and body scrubs. They even offer classes like infant CPR training!

This is just one of the many places you can walk to when you own a new Traton townhome in downtown Kennesaw! www.tratonhomes.com/communities/the-village-of-fullers-chase

02/21/2020

Walking into Friday like...let’s do this!
Have a great one friends. Cheers!

#Thatdiylife #weekendsarefordiys #kennesaw #cityofkennesaw #diybeauty #downtownkennesaw #mariettaga #acworthga #kennesawga #smyrnaga #cobbcounty #woodstockga #cantonga

Essential oils are the reason we started The Makery. They helped us with helping our babies p**p, wired kiddos calm down...
02/20/2020

Essential oils are the reason we started The Makery. They helped us with helping our babies p**p, wired kiddos calm down, and stressed out mommas SLEEP and SO much more!! And we just can’t keep it to ourselves!

This Saturday we’re teaching you all the safe ways that essential oils can help support you and your family. We’ll go through usage, application, and the easiest way to get started.

The class is FREE but space is limited so click the link below to save your spot.

https://www.theessentialsmakery.com/events-1/essential-oils-the-basics

We’re back from our business retreat at the beach and we’re on FIRE! On the drive back, we worked on some exciting thing...
02/20/2020

We’re back from our business retreat at the beach and we’re on FIRE! On the drive back, we worked on some exciting things coming up, buuuut...we want to hear from YOU!

What classes are you interested in taking? What have you always wanted to learn?

Give us all your ideas below⤵️and we’ll see what kind of magic we can work to make it happen!

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2931 Lewis Street, Ste #103
Kennesaw, GA
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we’re two mommas passionate about empowering women and men to be the gatekeepers of their homes. we don't have to let toxic products through our doors and around our families. the essentials makery offers classes on how to make your own home essentials and we teach about what ingredients to watch out for. come visit our diy studio so you can "make your way to a greener home".

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Hey ya’ll! Because of the glitchy internet and storms predicted for tonight I prefilmed my DIY. Please comment, ask questions and interact as normal because I will be on FB and Instagram ‪from 8-9 pm‬ to respond. The Oil Cleansing Method! Suggestions for oils to use! Jojoba (all skin types, but very good for acne-prone skin) Sweet almond (all skin types, especially oily) Grapeseed (all skin types, especially oily) Avocado (dry and aging skin) Sunflower Seed (all skin types) Olive (all skin types)* Apricot Kernel (dry, aging, and normal skin) Argan (all skin types, especially aging skin but very pricey) Tamanu (all skin types but very pricey) *Coconut oil can be used to remove eye makeup but is not recommended for oil cleansing because it is a known comedogenic. It may actually clog pores and make blackheads worse. Ratios depending on your skin type. You may have to play around with these to figure out what works best! And you may use one mixture in the summer and another in the winter when the skin is drier! Oily skin: Use 2/3 castor oil to 1/3 carrier oil. (Or measure out 2 tsp castor oil and 1 tsp carrier oil.) Normal skin: Use equal parts castor oil and carrier oil. (Measuring out 1-1/2 tsp castor oil and 1-1/2 tsp carrier oil.) Dry skin: Use 1/3 castor oil and 2/3 carrier oil. (Again, 2 tsp carrier oil and 1 tsp castor oil.) So for me I’m in between normal and dry so I use 1/3 castor oil and 2/3 jojoba oil. Essential Oils to add Tea Tree, Joy, Frankincense, Lavender, Manuka Easy Steps 1. Turn on your hot water. Start with a dirty face, rinse your face lightly with water or pat face with a little warm running water. 2. Take your pre-mixed oil (use suggestion and ratios above) and massage it into your entire face gently. Always move upward massaging firmly but gently. Massage for 2 minutes and then let the oil sit on your face for 30 more seconds or more. 3. Rinse! By now you should have very hot water coming out of your faucet. Adjust the heat if you need to so that it’s cool enough to apply to your skin, but warm enough to soften the oil. It definitely will be hotter than the water you normally use to wash your face. Dunk the washcloth under the hot/warm water until it’s soaked completely. Apply the washcloth to your face and hold it there for 10-15 seconds. Slowly begin to gently wipe off. Rinse your washcloth and repeat until you’ve wiped all of the oil off of your skin. Follow with your toner and moisturizer. A simple but great moisturizer especially for night is Jojoba oil in a 2 oz. dropper with 15-20 drops Joy and 15-20 drops Frankincense. Young Living also has toner and several different kinds of plant based moisturizers for every skin type.
How much is the hand lettering class on the 24th of March?
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