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Natural Awakenings of Greater Ann Arbor & Detroit / Wayne County Michigan

Soap Making 101 Workshop with Niema Stone

Niema Stone, of Soapstone Soaps, will present a Soap Making 101 workshop on February 15 at The Garden Bug. Participants will learn the craft of making natural handmade soap the traditional way, using the cold process method.

            The class includes safety tips, a beginner’s soap recipe, a demonstration and directions to make a one-pound batch of scented and colored soap. It will review soap ingredients including oils and butters, and most importantly, lye safety. Each student will receive a pack of handouts with recipes, ingredients and soap-making instructions. They should dress in an old long-sleeved shirt, jeans or sweats and bring rubber gloves, a face mask and goggles.

            Stone says, “I have always been intrigued with creating natural handmade products. I have 20 types of soap scents ranging from unscented to scented, and four different types of body butters. I think, eat and sleep soap! This is my passion, and I am excited to share that passion with you!”


Location: 18901 Grand River Ave., Detroit. Register at For more information, call 313-530-5296 or visit and