Humans are distinguished from the rest of the animal world by their high intelligence, a capacity for language, and the inability to make it through a day without getting dirty. Counter your grime-inclined humanity with today's Groupon: for $50, you get $100 toward any natural bodycare product-making class or multi-day boot camp at The Nova Studio in downtown Point Richmond.
Open since 2003, The Nova Studio instructs eager scent-lovers in the art of making all-natural, artisan bath and body products, offering classes and multi-day boot camps about perfume, lotion, creams, mineral makeup, soap, and more. Pop into a three-hour Cold Process Soap Making 101 class ($59) to learn the nuances of mixing, coloring, and curing soap, or try the four-hour Eco-friendly Candle Making session ($75) to construct soy and beeswax candles that will burn forever. Nimble fingers can fashion salts, milks, and body scrubs in the Tub Treats class ($75), create custom scents in the half-day Making all-natural perfumes session ($125), or distill essential oils from flowers and herbs in the two-day Live Distillation & Aromatherapy Experience boot camp ($295).
The Nova Studio is helmed by experienced, helpful instructors, many of whom head successful natural body product businesses of their own. Bright and colorful, the studio is an ideal place for crafters to soak up a few new skincare skills, whether they're searching for an antidote for sensitive skin or simply rebelling against the tyrannical regime of celebrity-endorsed perfume.
24 W Richmond Ave.
Point Richmond, California 94801Get Directions