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Soap & Lotion Making Class
December 2 @ 2:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Come learn how to make your own soap and luxurious lotion at home. In this 3-hour class, you will be guided through the entire process of both soap making using the cold process method and lotion making: we will make two different soaps using local, sustainable ingredients (organic oils, animal fats, hydrosols, butters & essential oils), determining our recipe on a soap calculator, safety procedures and making your soap. You will than get to decorate your soap with a variety of dried herbs. You will go home with 2 bars of soap in a silicone (reusable) mold and 2 ounces of the lotion in a glass jar. Note that it takes 2.5 weeks for the soap to cure and be ready for use. You must wear closed-toe shoes to this class.
The other benefits of taking this class:
*Learn about all of the ingredients you can get from your back yard and local farmers to make your own cosmetics
*Go home with full-size products that we’ve made and a detailed handout with recipes, ingredient information & instructions
*The benefits of the various ingredients will be discussed (e.g. oils, butters, clays, herbs, salts, teas, essential oils) so you can customize the products based on your needs and preferences
*The ingredients are organic, ethically wild-harvested, Kosher, gluten-free – with an emphasis on local products
*A list of recommended books and supplies
*A pot of hot chai and snacks will be provided during our break between soap and lotion making
*A tour of our transitional climate beneficial farm the garden, orchard, sheep, goats and chickens
*Transitional Climate Beneficial yarn, goat milk soap, lotion, hydrosols from Herbal Allies and other farm products will be available for purchase. Great, local Holiday gifts!
*Explanation and use of all preparation and safety materials – You do not need to bring anything! Just have fun!