Natural Soap & Beauty
Classes & Workshops

*This information is intended for educational purposes only and should not be considered as a recommendation or an endorsement of any particular medical treatment.


Fresh Natural Spring Soap Making

Saturday, April 28
9:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Raulla Mitchell, Founder Red Note Botanica, LLC. Trained as a Holistic Healthcare Practitioner and a Certified Aromatherapist

Craft and create your own beautiful, moisturizing, sulfate-free soaps in a variety of fragrances and shapes. Join other Do-It-Yourselfers as you use nutrient-rich natural oils and pure essential oils to make your own springtime soaps. To customize your creations, Raulla will bring along a bouquet of fun floral molds and luscious, phthalate-free fragrances such as lemon, orange, mango, melon, coconut, jasmine, peony, sage, grapefruit, lavender, and more. Register together with a friend for a very special day - especially perfect for the gardeners in your life! You will leave with a collection of gently moisturizing and fragranced soaps for some everyday luxury at home, plus tips, source lists, and recipes to make more.
Limit 20, Marion Andrus Learning Center - Harvest Kitchen

1 spot left
$60 member/$75 non-member
includes Arboretum admission and all supplies

Saturday in the Kitchen: Beeswax Beauty

Saturday, July 21
9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

Kris James, Certified Culinary Herbalist, Chef/Culinary Educator

Beeswax has long been used in beauty products and is a natural, toxin-free way to add protective, emolliating, and softening elements to skincare. Come with your friends to try a variety of beeswax-based beauty treatments, and create your own spa products in a fun, relaxed kitchen setting! You won't have to book an appointment at a spa to enjoy luxurious products such as Sweet Orange and Honey Body Wash, Anti-Wrinkle Green Tea Eye Cream and Happy Heel Lemon Foot Salve. You will leave feeling refreshed, carrying samples to share at home as well as a comprehensive handout with recipes!
Limit 20, Marion Andrus Learning Center - Harvest Kitchen

$45 member/$60 non-member, includes Arboretum admission and all supplies


Herbal and Goat Milk Soap Making

Sunday, August 26
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Linda Conroy, Moonwise Herbs, educator for 20 years, speaker throughout the U.S.

Join acclaimed herbalist Linda Conroy for this fun full-day, hands-on soap-making workshop! Start out learning the basics of herbs and soapmaking, then dive into a hands-on experience, making two styles of traditional soap with herbs and fresh goat's milk. Linda will discuss other soap skills, such as felting soap and working with loofah (a natural gourd product). Take home an appreciation for the natural world, nine bars of soap made in class, plus instructions and recipes for making soap at home. NOTE: Lunch is not provided, please bring your own to class.
Limit 20, Marion Andrus Learning Center - Harvest Kitchen

$95 member/$110 non-member, includes Arboretum admission and all supplies 




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