This course is Organic * Vegan * Cruelty-Free * Palm-Free
This is a 3-hour, hands-on, immersive soapmaking workshop offered by 20-year soapmaster, Marla Bosworth. In this class students will learn how to use elements from the plant kingdom to create organic, natural soaps from scratch using the cold process method.
What in nature inspires you? What can you share through a beautifully designed botancial 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. Come learn how to weave sacred energy from these places, the physical elements (water, fire, earth and air), and the wisdom of nature into gorgeous bars of soap to give as gifts or to sell.
What makes this class special? First, you are going to create your very own nature-inspired soap. With Marla's guidance, you will select botancials, colorants and your very own essential oil blend for your magical soap creation. Marla is keeping this class small to work side-by-side with you. There will be only 8 students (instead of 14-16 in her traditional soapmaking workshop).
In this workshop students will learn ways to use wildcrafted botanicals and healing modalities in cold process soap. You'll also have the pleasure of meeting other interesting and likeminded people.
When you think of your favorite place in nature, whether it's a city park or your backyard, there is an energy we can capture and put into soaps - and other products for that matter. But tonight we put our attention on soap. We can create "blueprints" of that feeling and infuse it with our energy and botanicals (and more) from that area to capture that feeling for ourself (a reminder as we use the product later) or share with others (as gifts or in a product line). This is much deeper and sacred than just calling our soaps "infused" or "infused with energy."
This class is intended for beginning and experienced soapmakers as well as healers, lightworkers, massage therapists, yoga enthusiasts, and anyone interested in wildcrafting, alchemy, energy healing, sacred earth energies and cold process soapmaking. If you have an interest in creating any kind of cold process soap this class is for you.
Student will receive hands-on experience, an information-packed class handout with instructions, recipes and valuable supplier list and of course get to take home a custom batch.
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!
How wildcrafted botancials and energy sets your soaps apart from what others are selling.
How to blend in the earth energy with what you are creating.
How working with earth energy can help save our planet.
Understanding sacred earth energy and how it ties into higher consciousness.
More of What Makes This Workshop Unique:
A small, intimate class of 8 students.
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 experential 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 green beauty products and soap for 20 years. She is an intuitive, empath and medicine woman working with shamanic and multidimensional healing modalities. She resides in the Grand Tetons of Jackson Hole, Wyoming.
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 oftentimes emotional healing.
Date: Tuesday, June 12
Time: 6 p.m.- 9 p.m.
Course Fee: $198 early bird rate until May 31. Regular rate of $248 thereafter. Fee includes workshop, materials, supplies, ingredients and a valuable handout with recipes, formulation tips, instructions and a list of our favorite suppliers.
Little Shop of Crafts (private studio within the store)
711 Amsterdam Ave. at 94th Street, New York City
If you have questions please contact Marla Bosworth (not the venue).
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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