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Classes in Crafting Fine Soaps with Pure Essential Oils

Carmel Lavender offers on-farm workshops in crafting artisan soaps. Through much of history, soap making was the craft of turning natural fatty oils into soap. This was often done at home, or by small artisan soap makers. They used time-honored processes and ingredients which by default, produced natural products. By learning the art of soap making, you can bring naturally made soaps into your home. Every time we wash our hands, our face or our body, we put soap on our skin. We will wash ten to twenty times a day. It is one of our more frequent rituals. Much attention is given to what goes inside our body. But what about the outside? Our skin is the largest organ. And it is not impermeable. It can absorb toxins directly which make their way into our body. It is therefore important to consider what goes on our skin just as carefully as we consider the food that we eat. If I were to go snorkeling in shark infested waters, I might scrub myself down with SLS soap, but …