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There’s something oh-so-homey about handmade herbal body products. Something that says, “I care enough about myself to use only ingredients handpicked by garden maidens on my tender skin.” Or, “I used to be a hippie, but now I hide remnants of my past life in the corners of my bathroom.” It’s quite easy to find these sorts of items in upscale grocery stores, but why shell out 15 bucks for an ounce of hand cream when you can just D.I.Y.? Learn how during First Class Inc.’s “Create Your Own Bath and Body Products” lecture and demonstration, led by Scott Blackson, proprietor of www.soapfairy.com. Blackson will make soap using simple recipes anybody can duplicate at home, demonstrate the safety precautions you need to take when working with some of the trickier ingredients, and hand out free samples of the stuff he creates at 1 p.m. at First Class Inc., 1726 20th St. NW. $30. For reservations call (202) 797-5102. (Tina Plottel)