This is a private soapmaking session with Marla Bosworth. It includes up to two students. Please contact us for pricing if you have more than two people in your group.
This is a private 2.5 hour, hands-on, immersive soapmaking workshop taught by master soapmaker, Marla Bosworth. In this class you will learn how to use plants and other organic, natural ingredients to make soap from scratch using the cold process method. Each student will design and create their own batch of soap to take home (which equates to eight bars when cut). Up to two students can attend this private workshop.
If you are already a soapmaker in this session we can cover and explore creative techniques, incorporating special ingredients, creating a line of soaps and more.
What in nature inspires you? What can you share through a beautifully designed botanical soap to inspire others? It might be locally grown produce or honey from the farmer's market, wildcrafted elements from a nature hike or water from a river or stream. This is just a sampling from where we can source our inspiration.
What we will cover:
How to work with lye safely (you're going to measure and mix your own), how to formulate a great soap recipe, where to buy supplies and everything "cold process" that you want to know! Fee includes workshop, materials, supplies, ingredients and a valuable handout with recipes, formulation tips, instructions and a list of our favorite suppliers.
More of What Makes This Workshop Unique:
A small, intimate class.
Each student will bring out their inner alchemist by making their own batch of soap from scratch. You'll select wildcrafted botanicals as well as create your own essential oil blend.
Marla creates high experiential workshops - a holistic perspective of learning by transforming new information. If you've ever attended any of her classes you know the energy she creates is positive, supportive, educational and fun.
Bio: Marla is the CEO of Back Porch Soap Company. She has been making plant-based beauty products for 22 years.
Marla will share with you what she has been doing for a lifetime as an alchemist. It began when she was a child in central Illinois and would create infusions with botanicals found walking in the woods, forgaging in fields or in her parents garden. Later in life when she created her botanical beauty company she began creating soaps in Massachusetts and captured the energy of the Atlantic ocean and Cape Cod in her bodycare line. Then she moved onto Jackson Hole, Wyoming where she worked with the energy of wild animals, the Rocky Mountains and the plethora of botanicals growing in the valley.
Customers would come into her store and tell her how her products envoked memories of hiking on trails in Yellowstone or Grand Teton National Park. They would hold the soap - some knowing and others not - that the vibrational frequency in the soap brought memories and deep healing.
Date: Please email prior to booking.
Times Available: Afternoons from 1-3:30 p.m. Some evenings available when booked in advance. Please inquire.
Course Fee: $500
Little Shop of Crafts (private studio within the store)
711 Amsterdam Ave. at 94th Street, New York City
If you have questions please contact us.
Note: All classes must be prepaid in full. Due to venue rental contracts and Marla's travel and accommodation commitments, we do not offer refunds nor credits on classes missed. If you would like to send someone in your place, please let us know 24 hours prior to class.
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