Who doesn't love a beautiful bar of handmade natural soap? And to learn to make your own, well the possibilities are endless and soapmaking is definitely an addictive kind of craft. I am constantly trying new batches with different essential oil combinations, clays, natural pigments, sea salts, herbal infusions, medicinal oil infusions, botanicals and more, because I just can't stick to a set of standard recipes. It's more of an artform for me, with the benefit of a very functional, versatile, healthful and biodegradeable end product. I get many requests to teach soapmaking classes, and will be offering several sessions again in the new year. Little City Farm's updated schedule of 2011 "sustainable living" workshops will be posted on our website and this blog within the next few weeks, and soapmaking will definitely be on the list. At this point, I'll be offering two small group sessions on introductory soapmaking - one in mid-January, and one in mid-November. For those who can't make it to these soapmaking dates here at Little City Farm, there will be two other options:
* Get a group of 4-6 friends together, and I will lead a custom soapmaking course for you!
* Join me at the Kitchener-Waterloo Art Gallery on March 12, for an intro to soapmaking workshop!