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Classes & Workshops


Saturday, January 27

9:30am - NOON

Soapmaking 101: Soap from Scratch
GrimesFarm and Conservation Center, Marshalltown

Explore the art and science of making handcrafted soap from scratch with Ann Staudt of Siberian Soap Co.! Using the centuries-old-cold-process soap making technique, students will combine plant-based oils and lye to create soaps that are mild, moisturizing, and ecofriendly. This workshop is very hands-on, with each participant making and taking home 1 pound of their own custom batch of herbal handcrafted soap. Long sleeves, long pants, and closedtoe shoes are required of all participants. Please bring an old towel or blanket to insulate your finished soap. Open to age 16+; younger students must have advance permission from instructor. Participants must pre-register and pay the $32.00 registration fee before January 19, 2018 at 4:00 p.m. to reserve limited spots. To register call 641-752-5490.


Sunday, February 18
2:00 - 4:00pm
Lotion Bars & Lip Balm

Story Co. Conservation Center, McFarland Park, Ames

Make and take home your own herbal lotion bars and lip balm in this hands-on workshop with Ann Staudt of Siberian Soap Co. Using natural and nourishing ingredients including plant-based oils, butters, beeswax, and essential oils, participants will delve into the art and science of creating their own custom handcrafted herbal bath and body products from scratch.  Learn more and register HERE.