The first concrete evidence we have of a soap-like substance is dated around 2800 BC.. The first soap makers were Babylonians, Mesopotamians, Egyptians, as well as the ancient Greeks and Romans. All of them made soap by mixing fat, oils and salts. At that time, soap wasn’t made and used for bathing and personal hygiene, but was rather produced for cleaning cooking utensils or goods or was used for medical purposes.
In this class you will learn cold-process soap making using silky smooth goat’s milk. You’ll leave with very thorough handouts and enough information to make awesome natural herbal soap from scratch on your own (at home) as well as 1 full-sized bar of soap to take home and enjoy.
Instructor Hannah Upham MA, LPC, ATR, HTR is a licensed professional counselor, art therapist and horticultural therapist living in Lafayette. She teaches at Naropa University in the Wilderness Therapy program. Her business, Phytology, is a product line which incorporates her love of horticulture with sustainable natural living. Hannah hails from Maine where folk arts are just a way of life. She grew up next to an apple orchard and her family owned a small wood stove and ski shop. Her passion for hands-on experiential education and living comes from her up-bringing gardening, skiing, shooting, ceramics, building barns, making music, knitting, sewing, canning, and cooking. Why sit around when you can create something or make something grow?!
No experience necessary. Please bring a small hand towel to wrap your soap in, to insulate for the curing process. All other materials and supplies provided. This is a Parent and Child Approved workshop, meaning that your child (ages 6-13) may attend with you for a reduced price. Seniors (55+) also receive a discount off of their registration fee. Minimum of 4 participants, maximum of 15. Pre-registration is required.
Saturday, April 29th, 2-4pm