Without soap, dishwashers would be ineffective, high schools would smell less pleasant, and all rope would go sadly unadorned. Celebrate cleanliness with today’s Groupon to Institute of Bath and Body in Elgin. Choose between the following options:
- For $30, you get a lotion-and-cream-making, sugar-scrub-making, or cold-process soap-making class (a $60 value).
- For $55, you get a lotion-and-cream-making, sugar-scrub-making, or cold-process soap-making class for two (a $120 value).<p>
Nadia, the founder of Institute of Bath and Body, applies her master’s degree in molecular biology, microbiology, and biochemistry to the creation of bath and beauty products, crafting luxurious and elegant creations from all-natural, botanical ingredients. During her lotions-and-creams class, students delve into the chemical processes of creating emulsions, working with common ingredients and additives, and memorizing the treaty that liberated soap from the soggy clutches of their dishes. Students then blend their own 4-ounce lotion and 4-ounce cream to take home, personalized with a scent of their choosing. A sweet sugar-scrub class permits pupils to experiment with different exfoliating formulas for dry skin, oily skin, or lips, exiting the course with samples of all of their creations. Students can also opt for a cold-process soap-making course, during which they’ll cover sudsy topics such as chemistry, safety, and color and fragrance additives. All attendees take home a reusable mini-mold and a quality bar of soap ideal for sprucing up the guest bathroom or cleaning out the expletive-laden mouths of neighborhood archdukes.
As part of the cost of each three-hour class, the institute provides all the materials necessary for blending personalized skincare and body products.