Marla Bosworth is the founder and owner of Back Porch Soap Company. She is a modern alchemist, shamanic practitioner and soul destiny coach. She travels worldwide, teaching conscious beauty experiential workshops that combine making soap and herbal skincare with alchemy and energetics.

July 22, 2011

Hot in the City: Soap Making in NYC

While most of the country is under a heat wave, New York City is no exception. Temps soared close to 100 degrees yesterday. But that didn't stop 12 energetic students from learning to make cold process soap on the Upper West Side last night. We cranked up the air conditioning, and cranked out close to 40 lbs. of handmade soap formulated with organic oil goodness!

Three sisters the island of Dominica flew in from to join the class. They are opening a soap business there this year. Other students came from all over the U.S. to learn tricks of the trade for business and personal use.

In addition to making soap, we discussed recipe formulations, safety precautions, the best molds to use, sourcing ingredients, liability insurance, water discounting, fragrance tips, essential oil blending and more.

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Donna Maria @ Indie Business said...

It has been hot as blazes here too. I wonder whether the people who came up to your class all the way from the Dominican Republic thought it was hot. Probably like a day in the life for them, huh? How great that you continue to grow and attract people from so far away. That is super cool. So glad things are going well and you're having fun doing what you love. Can life get any better?!

Anne-Marie said...

I'm glad the heat's not stopping you from soaping! I'm so thankful that the temperatures are staying fairly moderate here in the Pacific Northwest. Stay cool!

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