Creating hand made soap satisfies our senses in so many ways. First, we can pick the color we want. We can swirl the color or blend several colors, and we can add beautiful flowers for added visual effect. We can pick our favorite fragrance or concoct our own aromas by mixing different scents in a way that satisfies our own unique taste. It feels great to use something that you made by hand and, more importantly, that you had control over all of the ingredients. Often commercial soap is full of harsh chemicals that adversely react with our skin. When we make our own soap, however, we can pick nourishing, natural ingredients like olive and coconut oils, cosmetic clays, grains like oatmeal, and so many other soothing additives that make our skin feel pampered and loved.
This workshop will ignite our creative, sudsy sensibilities. It will open our minds to so many soapy possibilities that we will be able to invent endless varieties of cleansing creations! Just be warned, once you start it's hard to stop! Soon you will be giving your gorgeous, hand made soaps to all your friends, family and co-workers!
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A former TV producer, Alia Einstein-Diez started making bath and body crafts soon after her daughter was born. Having always been hypersensitive to chemicals and fragrances in commercial products (even so-called 'natural' body products), when her baby turned out to be equally sensitive she started making her own soaps, herbal oils, butters, bath bombs and much more. Once she started, she couldn't stop! At first she gave all of her extra all-natural bath creations to friends and family. Finally, she started her own business Gaia's Kiss. A crafting maniac and passionate about all-things-hand-made, Alia is always looking for ways to add more crafting creativity to the business - such as making soap sacks, hand-made soap dishes, shaving mugs, and putting herbs she grows in her garden into her products. Alia lives in Denver with her husband, daughter, son and shetland sheepdog.
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