Learn to Make Natural, Handmade Soaps with Marla Bosworth
Date: Saturday, September 15
Time: 10 - 1 p.m.
Age Requirement: 18+
Course Fee: $168 early-bird fee covers applies workshop, materials, supplies, ingredients and a valuable handout with recipes, formulation tips, instructions and a list of our favorite suppliers. $198 regular rate.
Join master soapmaker Marla Bosworth and learn the fascinating, alchemical process of cold process soapmaking. During this lively, 3-hour, hands-on workshop we will make two batches of luxurious, moisturizing bar soap from scratch. Attendees will take home 12 bars (a retail value of more than $72)!
This workshop is intended for students who wish to learn how to make cold process soap for personal use or to sell. No experience is required. Students will learn how to formulate soap recipes at home using all natural ingredients such as shea butter, olive oil, herbs and essential oils.
Together, students will make two batches as a class. Each student will receive hands-on experience, an information-packed class handout with instructions, recipes and valuable supplier list.
You will learn safety guidelines and reach a level of comfort to make soap at home. We'll discuss how to formulate your own recipes, properly use and store sodium hydroxide (lye).
Just bring yourself, a notebook, pen and a cell phone to take pictures of the soapmaking process if you are a visual learner. Feel free to bring snacks and a drink. Please note that we cannot have any children or pets at the workshop.
Bio: Marla Bosworth is the owner of the indie brand, Back Porch Soap Company. She has been making and selling soaps for 20 years. Marla is an alchemist, spiritual energy coach, shamanic practitioner and Reiki master. She teaches and speaks internationally.