steve duross - craftsman. artisan. entrepreneur. musings on running and growing a small business

aromatherapy savonniers

great group for today's soap making workshop. we worked with essential oils in various note combinations. our newest soaps now include a sauna bar (a scrubbing layer of sea salt + menthol crystals blended in shea butter soap), a beach bar (with detoxifying sea kelp, lemon, lime, lavender & cinnamon leaf oils) and an amazing creation formed by group consensus yet to be named. we blended shea butter and cocoa butter steeped with calendula petals with bergamot, bourbon vanilla and cardamom (it has a heavenly aroma) then topped it off with loads of juniper berries for a creamy, massaging bar.



as it turns out, i was being scouted by philadelphia magazine for an article on my workshops. perhaps i shouldn't have said f#ck so much.