• Actually Made by Humans ® Workshops

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    Learn how to make soap or other bath products using natural ingredients and essential oils!

    Great Classes for Great People - be informed, be happy!

    All Natural Cold Process Soap Making - The Basics Demonstration Class - 2 to 2.5 Hours

    On location at our Bowser Studio

    Cost: $52.50 ($50 + GST)

    16 years of age and up

    Minimum 3 participants up to 6 participants

    There are numerous ways to make soap and even more opinions. This is an intensive demonstration class designed to teach you basics of cold process soap making. You will have excellent workshop notes to take home, a basic recipe, and a page of resources for added research and sourcing supplies.
    The workshop includes:
    • Brief history and basic chemistry of soap making
    • Necessary materials, supplies and equipment
    • Safety considerations when working with sodium hydroxide
    • Taking accurate measurements & proper mixing temperatures
    • Coloring soap naturally with herbs, spices & clay
    • Using pure essential oils to scent your soap naturally
    • Preparing your molds and mold options
    • Insulating, cutting, curing and storing your finished soap

    THIS IS AN INTENSIVE DEMONSTRATION CLASS - I teach, we create a 1 KG batch of soap together as a group. You will have excellent handouts and a basic recipe. There is a gift of Virginia's Soap for each attendee and a raffle for the soap we created to one participant.

    All Natural Cold Process Soap Making - Individualized Private Class - 2.5 - 3 Hours

    On location at our Bowser Studio

    Cost: $105.00 ($100 + GST)

    16 years of age and up

    One on One Session

    This is an intensive class designed to teach you basics and beyond of cold process soap making. You will have excellent workshop handouts to take home, 2 basic recipes and a page of resources for added research and sourcing supplies.
    The workshop includes:
    • History and basic chemistry of soap making
    • Necessary materials, supplies and equipment
    • Safety considerations when working with sodium hydroxide
    • Taking accurate measurements & proper mixing temperatures
    • Coloring soap naturally with herbs, spices & clay

    • Using plants for infusions in water and oils

    • Using pure essential oils to scent your soap naturally

    • swirls and design work

    • Preparing your molds and mold options
    • Insulating, cutting, curing and storing your finished soap

    THIS IS A HANDS ON CLASS THAT GOES BEYOND BASICS - I teach, YOU create a 1 KG batch of soap. You will have top notch handouts and recipes, ask as many questions as you like. This class is perfectly suited for a beginner or a more advanced soap maker.

    Mixology for your Senses Bath & Body Oil, Roll-on Perfume Workshop - 2 Hours

    On location at our Bowser Studio

    $52.50 ($50 + GST)

    Minimum 3 participants up to 6 participants

    Spectacular, skin loving, bath and body oils, yours for the making! Customize a Bath & Body Oil for yourself.
    Perfume Roll-ons are small, glass bottles filled with carrier oil and essential oils. They are used for many purposes, as perfume, to improve your mood, learn the best way to incorporate them.
    The workshop includes:
    • Creating a custom Bath & body oil in a glass dropper bottle
    • Blending essential oils and carrier oils for 2 personal perfume roll-ons
    • Packaging and labeling
    • Workshop Worksheet with Recipes
    • Safety lesson on essential oils

    This is a making class, so prepare to get a little messy and have a lot of fun learning to make bath & body oils for you and for gift giving! Please bring a pen and paper for any note taking, an old shirt just in case it gets messy.

    Salts & Sugars Scrubs Workshop - 2 Hours

    On location at our Bowser Studio

    $52.50 ($50 + GST)

    Minimum 3 participants up to 6 participants

    Sugar and salt scrubs for your body, hands, face and hardworking feet! In this hands-on workshop let's dispel some of those internet myths (like washing your hair with baking soda). Short safety lesson on essential oils and learn to follow a recipe, to experiment and add your own individual take on scrubs. Discussion of properties and benefits of ingredients. We will go over preservatives and why you might put one in a sugar scrub. We will be using only pure, natural ingredients (carrier oils, dried herbs, flowers, salts, sugars) and essential oils to create three different scrubs. You'll feel like you’ve been pampered at the best five-star spa!
    The workshop includes:
    • Creating 3 different Body Scrubs
    • Packaging scrubs and labeling
    • Workshop Worksheet with Recipes
    • Safety lesson on essential oils
    • Dispel some internet skin care myths
    This is a making class, so prepare to get a little messy and have a lot of fun learning to make scrubs for you and for gift giving! Please bring a pen and paper for any note taking, an old shirt just in case it gets messy.

    Fairy Bath Salts Workshop - 2 Hours

    On location at our Bowser Studio

    $52.50 ($50 + GST)

    Minimum 3 participants up to 6 participants

    A little magic, a little alchemy! Acquire some mad skills for creating charmed Fairy Bath Salt! Add a bit of whimsy to your tub and your bathing ritual. Find out what goes into great bath salts, and how you can make them at home using all-natural ingredients.
    As an extra treat we will make a special bath salt bag that will contain a crystal of your choice and you can pen your goal on magically dissolving paper – creating an intentional bath that will be focused on activating your plan, perhaps – relax your mind and clear the negativity from a tough day!
    If you are looking for a fun activity, you will love this class! This enjoyable workshop is for everyone – share this experience, bring your best friend (whoever that is!) to make it even more magical!
    The workshop includes:
    • Creating 3 different jars of Fairy Bath Salts
    • Packaging Fairy Bath Salts and labeling
    • Workshop Worksheet with Recipes
    • Safety lesson on essential oils
    • A special bath bag with crystal and magically dissolving wish or intention

    This is a making class, so prepare to get a little messy and have a lot of fun learning to make bath salts for you and for gift giving! Please bring a pen and paper for any note taking and an old shirt just in case things get a little messy! 

    Herbal Tub Teas Workshop - 2 Hours

    On location at our Bowser Studio

    $52.50 ($50 + GST)

    Minimum 3 participants up to 6 participants

    Herbal Bath or Tub teas – You can make these from some the wonderful plants growing in your gardens! Make a delightful, stress-relieving gift for your bath or make up a batch to give away as gifts!
    In this hands-on workshop we will be concentrating on crafting aromatic and natural bath teas. We will start with a concise safety lesson regarding essential oils and plant use. You will learn how to follow a recipe, to experiment and give any recipe your own individual sparkle. We will also go over the individual ingredients we are using in class, discussing their properties and benefits.
    We will be using only pure, natural ingredients (dried herbs, flowers, oatmeal, clay, salts) and essential oils to create five different scented bath tub teas.
    This is a making class, so prepare to get a little messy and have a lot of fun learning to make tub teas for you and for gift giving!
    The workshop includes:
    • Creating 5 different Herbal Bath Teas
    • Packaging Herbal Bath Teas and labeling
    • Workshop Worksheet with Recipes
    • Safety lesson on essential oils

    This is a making class, so prepare to get a little messy and have a lot of fun learning to make tub teas for you and for gift giving! Please bring a pen and paper for any note taking and an old shirt just in case things get a little messy!