Soap & Suds on the Farm - The Art of Soap Making with Lisa Gillespie
Sat, Jul 17 | Boulder

Soap & Suds on the Farm - The Art of Soap Making with Lisa Gillespie

Making hand-poured soap outside at an idyllic working homestead with the sounds of happy ducks in the background - does it get any BETTER?!? Clean and green, for sure! Join us for this Traditional Cold Process (CP) Soap Making Workshop
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Time & Location

Jul 17, 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM
Boulder, 4081 Garnet Ln, Boulder, CO 80304, USA

About the Event

Join lifelong artist Lisa Gillespie in learning the value of bypassing commercial “soaps”—actually detergents that can wreak havoc on both the environment and your system beyond dry skin. Thoughtfully crafting your own soap with a few simple, skin-supportive ingredients is both a creative and environmentally savvy alternative. As an experienced, award-winning soap artisan, Lisa will show you tips that elevate beginner soap design into something special.

In this hands-on workshop, you'll learn the basics of making traditional, cold-process soap. We'll review safety tips, create a beginner's supply list, and get creative with customization techniques. You'll leave inspired with detailed notes, simple recipes, a resource list, handcrafted soap, and (quite possibly) a happy obsession with a new creative pursuit. :)

NOTE: Because we work with basic chemistry (combining fats/oils with lye), this class is for adults (16+ years)—not recommended for younger children. You're welcome to do this class with an older teen, but please note that the fee is per participant. Each participant must register separately and pay the ticket fee.

ABOUT LISA: With decades of experience as a bodyworker/natural health practitioner as well as a lifelong artist, designing and producing soap has been the perfect amalgamation of talents for Lisa Melli Gillespie, RCMT. She’s won awards for her ecologically savvy, artistic creations, including Blue Ribbons in the last several Denver County Fairs (Soap + Lotion Categories), and most recently, a third place spot in the February 2021 (international) Soap Challenge Club competition. She is freakishly excited about soap making. :)

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