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Craft Workshop: Soap Making with Olio

Wednesday, April 13, 2022 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm
The Natural History Museum of Utah | Rio Tinto Center


About this workshop:

Join Olio Skin & Beard Co. in this hands-on workshop and learn how to create beautiful, high-quality soap using fresh botanicals & wholesome, nourishing ingredients! Attendees will learn how to make their very own 1lb batch of cold-process soap using Olio’s recipe along with organic essential oils, Redmond Real Salt and botanicals, and will learn how to safely work with lye. Attendees will handcraft soap during the workshop and then take it home to cure for 3-4 weeks, making it ready for gift-giving just in time for Mother’s Day! As a safety precaution while handling lye, students are encouraged to wear long sleeves and close-toed shoes for this workshop.

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About the artist:

Derek and Jennifer Williamson began Olio Skin & Beard Company in 2013. With education as motivation, they took their products to market. Wheeler Farm Market was their first market experience, which propelled them into the Downtown SLC Farmers Market, Park Silly Market and Craft Lake City. Soap was not in our original business plan. Olio had a partnership with Bee Smooth Skin Care in the beginning phases, who made plant based, cold process soap for Olio. Bee Smooth Skin Care had to move states and not only encouraged, but taught Jen and Derek how to make cold-process soap. Educating about the function of the skin, how it works, what it needs daily and how to do skincare, Olio began hosting educational classes and workshops. Olio is Italian for Oil. Everything at Olio is oil based. Choosing the highest quality and local when possible!

Presented by Craft Lake City and the Natural History Museum of Utah.

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Museum admission and materials included


Due to the pandemic, we strongly encourage all participants to wear their masks during the workshop. Seating arrangements will be ranged in a manner that allows participants to maintain social distance. And, NHMU will provide cleaning materials to sanitize shared workshop supplies.