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* Soapmaking IntensiveSoapmaking Intensive

Time: 10:00 am

In this workshop with La Shonda Tyree, who turned her hobby and passion for making her own soaps and lotions into a highly successful business, we will learn how to make a range of exquisite self-care products. We will begin by discovering the history and chemistry of soapmaking, and the safety practices required to manufacture soap. We will then get hands-on instruction in soapmaking using sodium hydroxide with the cold process method. We will explore how to unleash our creativity by customizing our soaps with colors, fragrances and/or essential oils; learn how to create luxurious soaps using alternative liquids such as Goat’s Milk; and make fabulous swirl patterns and embedding designs utilizing a couple of different methods that will make your soaps rival mass market soaps. Other topics will include: resources for supplies and industry websites; proper product labeling and preservation; and tips on how to start a business.

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* Herbal Salves and BalmsHerbal Salves and Balms

Time: 10:00 am

Where you ever interested in learning how to make an herbal salve and balm? Come join me and I will show you how to make this centuries old way of caring for the skin. Full of nourishing herbs and essential oils herbal salves and balms are wonderful for the skin and easy to make. They also make healthy skin loving gifts for the holidays. You will learn how to: -formulate a recipe -how to infuse herbs into oil -how to chose herbs and oils for your product -how to package your product -how to label your product -resource manual will be provided Each participate will leave with (2) herbal salves (2) herbal balms

* Soy CandlemakingSoy Candlemaking

Time: 2:00 pm

Candle-making is a popular craft that people have enjoyed for centuries. It’s fun, it’s creative and costs relatively little to get started. This introductory, soy candle-making class will provide a great foundation for the start of a new hobby or new business! Through demonstration and hands-on participation, attendees will learn the following fundamentals of candle-making while making their very own candle: Safety Industry Standards Equipment and supplies Terminology and principles Types of Wax Container considerations Wicking Fragrances **Each attendee will need to bring an 8 oz. glass, Pyrex measuring cup with spout. A scale for is optional as one will be provided to be shared among attendees. **

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* Gift Baskets for Fun or ProfitGift Baskets for Fun or Profit

Time: 10:00 am

In this class you will learn: The mechanics of creating beautiful gift baskets that will WOW your recipients. Class will include how to select and arrange products, wrapping your baskets, embellishments, pricing and tips on safe shipping. You will leave with the basic knowledge of constructing eye catching gift baskets that will rival those sold in boutiques and gift shops around town.

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* MD Soapmaking IntensiveMD Soapmaking Intensive

Time: 10:00 am

Class Location: Ridgely Retreat, Annapolis, MD

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* MD Natural Spa ProductsMD Natural Spa Products

Time: 10:00 am

Expand your handmade beauty and skin care to custom bath fizzies, bath salts, body scrubs and other tub treats. In this hands on class you will learn how to make these simple treats with basic ingredients from your cupboard. These simple bath treats are great to make for yourself or make as gifts for others. You will take home: two bath fizzies one bath salt two body scrubs one bath tea one milk bath

* Bakery Inspired SoapmakingBakery Inspired Soapmaking

Time: 2:00 pm


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I was in your class on Saturday and I LOVED it. SO inspired to make soap!

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Can’t wait to take another one of your awesome classes. I so love the way you teach.

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