We will be making gorgeous jewel-like bars of marbleized soap, also called "tie-dye soap," and you'll get to take home two bars that you have created! (Note: You can make and take home additional bars for just $5 each.) You'll start by melting your soap base, and then choosing and adding a luxury fragrance or aromatherapy blend (if desired) and colors to create your very own personal tie-dye/marbleized soaps. It's fun and easy once you've tried it yourself. While your soaps harden for about 30-40 minutes, we will chat and enjoy some refreshments. When your soaps are ready, we will pop them out of their molds and wrap them in cellophane for you to take with you. You don't need to have a crafty bone in your body in order to turn out beautiful artisanal soaps that are sure to wow whomever you give some to. You'll want to put these in your guest bathroom, too, as these gem-like babies will impress anyone who visits!
I love sharing how to make what I call "crafties"! I've been making crafts projects and doing all kinds of art since I can remember. I studied fine art in Assisi, Italy; at Scuola Michelangelo in Florence, Italy, and at Brentwood Arts Center and Santa Monica College here in LA. I've been making soaps and candles for at least 15 years, and have sold them, along with my handmade greeting cards, at various boutiques around town.
I'll provide melt-and-pour double-butter glycerin soap base enriched with soothing, moisturizing mango seed and Shea butters;…
We will be crafting soap on a long granite counter top in the open kitchen of the lovely, airy apartment of a long-time LA local and artist in a leafy, garden community that's like an oasis within the city. It's centrally located near The Grove, a charming outdoor shopping center, and The Los Angeles Museum of Art (LACMA), two popular tourist destinations.
Optional: Gloves and apron if you wish (it's not very messy, though!)
No soap-making experience is necessary! Be aware that cats live here so it may not be a great experience for you if you're allergic to cats.
Tie-Dye Soap Making for Beginners