Make your own soap and natural cosmetics

Love rich creamy soaps Love pampering? Adore taking luxurious baths? Love all the beautiful products for creating a home spa experience, but find them a bit pricey? And maybe you’re a little concerned about the additives in the cheaper ones?

Well, now you can learn to create those luxurious products, at a fraction of the price, using ingredients that you can easily find in your supermarket, health food shop, hardware store, or pharmacy. Make lots for yourself, and maybe even make a few for your friends for presents. Who knows, maybe you could even build a business selling them!

Following on from the success of recent courses in Mullingar and at the Organic Centre in Leitrim, Anna Brown is offering a course in Soapmaking and Natural Cosmetics on Sunday September 5 in Athlone The course will take place at Sangoma Therapies, on Scotch Parade, above Behan’s Fruit and Veg. The course begins at 10am, and finishes up sometime before 5pm.

Participants will learn how to make soaps from scratch, using both cold process and rebatching methods. They will make Castille soap, and go home with recipes for this and for other soaps. They will also learn to make body balms, bath bombs, and other natural cosmetics. In addition they will make origami boxes to package them in. The origami boxes have proved to be the hit of previous classes.

The course costs €75 and all materials will be provided, including a wide variety of essential oils to scent the products. And participants will go home with clear recipes showing how to replicate these at home.

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