Creative talents, like houseplants and celebrities, wilt without proper attention. Put artistic skills to skin-softening use with today's Groupon: for $27, you get an in-store body-product-making class of your choice at Soap & More (up to a $60 value).
Soap & More's experienced instructors impart the ability to blend natural, herbal ingredients into freshly scented soaps and lotions in hands-on workshops. Students can select their emollient of choice from a variety of in-house classes centred on concocting luxury bath items such as body butters, aromatherapy candles, and diamond-encrusted rubber duckies. Learn to design Liquid Soap from Scratch, or concoct a fizzy blend of lavender and rose to form cocoa-butter bath truffles in the Bath Bomb Workshop. All courses span two hours and include any necessary materials so that students need not wrestle a koala for precious eucalyptus leaves or mine their own peppermint ore.
Soap & More
The sweet scents of honey and coconut waft through the air and mingle with creamy mango butter and fluffy cranberry powder. Though these ingredients smell delicious, they aren't meant for snacking. At Soap & More, they form bath and body products that help pamper the complexion and protect the earth. They also serve as teaching tools in the studio's workshops, where experienced instructors show groups how to handcraft soaps and skin creams. During cold-process soap-making workshops, students can swirl flower petals and natural exfoliants into bases of olive pomace and coconut. Other classes brim with tips for turning plant extracts into sunscreens and facial cleansers as gentle as a fawn in sheep's clothing. To fuel home-based projects, the shop also sells paraben-free soap bases, candle-making supplies, and aromatherapy starter kits.