From infancy, skin is tasked with protecting the body against summer’s heat, winter’s cold, and Grandmother’s pinch. Keep your outer layer looking awesome with today’s Groupon: for $35, you get two bath-product-making classes at Green Lotus Organics, held at Bead Here Now (up to a $130 value). Purchasers can use the Groupon in two visits or tote along a friend on one visit. This Groupon is valid for your choice between the following options:
- Two cold-process soap-making classes (a $130 value)
- Two Sweetness of Sugar sugar-scrub-making classes (a $70 value)
Green Lotus Organics’ in-house artisan employs more than 25 years of soap-making experience and natural and organic ingredients to provide students with attentive hands-on instruction. In the course of two soap-making classes, students are led start to finish through the steps of making all-natural soap bars, and make their very own 1-pound bar of soap, which they can cut up into slices for easier washing and slipperier sandwiches. The small class sizes ensure plenty of student-teacher interaction, with instructors offing tips of sage advice and preventing students from accidentally creating the universe’s most effective soap, antimatter.
The Sweetness of Sugar class’s experienced instructor imparts the benefits of daily exfoliation and guides students through the making of five salt- or honey-based organic sugar scrubs. Whip up a batch of sugar cubes, infused with butter and oils, to create a no-mess bath enhancer and blend honey and oils into a Bee Sweet sugar lip scrub, which helps sand down rough mouth frames for a sweet, smooth pout. Each session runs two hours, and at the end of class pupils receive the multipurpose scrub recipes so they can concoct holiday gifts, birthday-party favors, or cinder blocks in their life-size replica of Willy Wonka’s factory.
Green Lotus Studios
Green Lotus Studios' professorial artisans are soap makers, herbalists, and aromatherapists who teach classes in their fields of expertise. Acolytes can expect to craft soaps and lotions with wild-harvested ingredients, make their own kombucha or cheese, or whip up flu-battling herbal stews. With an average class size of 6–12, students enjoy plenty of student-teacher interaction.