San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Natural soap making is incredibly good fun - a lively combination of alchemy and sheer pleasure. During the day you'll learn the simplest method to produce a beautiful quality olive oil soap and scent it with pure essential oils and flowers. The difference between factory produced soap and beautiful quality artisinale soap is between night and day.
The workshop will take place in the beautiful surroundings of the A.S APOTHECARY shop and we will provide a lunch, tea, coffee and cake. We believe that food is as important as soap making and we can usually rustle up something fresh, seasonal and delicious.
At the end of the day you'll have your own soap to take away and the skill and confidence to make many more at home.
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Amanda is the founder, plant grower and gatherer, distiller and maker at AS.AP. She is a traditional Apothercary. Amanda has worked with herbs and homeopathy for many years developing effective, gentle, bespoke preparations. Whilst living in the Levant, she learnt and gradually perfected the art of distillation to create exquisite aromatics and essential oils from plants that she collected in the gardens of Sufis, the mountains of Kyrenia and the citrus groves bordering the Mediterranean. An appreciation of the transformative nature of scent, of the rhythm of the plants, of their terroir, of landscape and the inter-connectedness of us all, are pivotal to the philosophy that underpins and informs Amanda’s work. Through AS.AP she brings together her love of plants, growing, making, healing and collaboration to produce beautiful products that capture the essence and vitality of plants with the benefit of illuminating and rejuvenating natural beauty.