Although there are numerous folk remedies for treating hickeys, the only way to prevent love bites is to wash with garlic-scented soap. Create your own body scrubber with today's Groupon: for $15, you get a two-hour natural-soap-making class at Earth Blend and Flower (a $30 value).
Earth Blend and Flower’s Batch from Scratch class gives students a glimpse into natural-soap production, letting them bring home four to five bars of their own soap. Barstools cradle curious pupils seated around one long table, and they communally stir the pre-measured base batch and listen as owner Karen Peters fills the air with intriguing narratives about the history of soap making. Students can choose from about seven essential oils, such as lavender, sweet orange, and peppermint, to scent their bars and then enhance the texture of their bathing blocks with 14–20 natural additives including rose petals and oatmeal. Once the soap batter has suitably amalgamated, it’s poured into molds, sealed, and taken home, where students will patiently wait, twiddling their thumbs, as soap cures over the course of four weeks.
Origin Stories: No Mischief. No Mayhem. Soap.
Karen Peters took an unexpected foray into natural soaps during a summer psychology internship in the bush of Cameroon, where she noticed that the botanical-heavy lifestyle gave the native women impeccable skin and low blood pressure. Unsatisfied with the hassles of large-scale soap distribution, Karen focused on building a community presence with hands-on soap-making classes at her studio. With the advent of fruiting citrus, Karen plans to infuse her upcoming batches with grapefruit, tangerine, and whatever other scents strike her fancy.
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