#PUREANDNATURAL is about embracing the beauty + benefits of handmade natural soap. in our morning rush or evening lull the time we spend cleansing can often be an overlooked opportunity of calm. a time to prepare for the day ahead or reflect on the day gone by. our Soap Workshop aims to reclaim the soothing ritual of cleansing while taking a moment to consider what we’re really putting on our delicate skin.
soap making is a combination of chemistry + cooking, seeking to create the perfect balance between texture, consistency + scent. with our maker for the day, Zikhona from O’live, at our side we learn all about this fine art.
O’live began their journey in search of real, pure + natural body products where only the shop bought variety could be found. under the wing of Zikhona, we will be guided through the process of crafting all natural soaps, spending some time listening as she takes us through the difference between the shop bought standard + the benefits of making + using natural soaps. moving into a step by step demonstration of the soap making process, from safety measures to the simple ingredients involved. finally, equipped with the science behind it all, a simple soap recipe in hand + all the needed tools we put you to the task of cooking up some soap from scratch.
date | Saturday 10th of September
maker | Zikhona of O'live
time | 9am until 1.30pm
venue | The Modern Heirloom at Overgaauw Wine Estate, Stellenbosch
ticket price | R750 per person
what to expect | a morning spent exploring the art of soap making while learning more about the benefits of embracing pure + natural ingredients. we split into smaller groups as we put the day’s knowledge to the test making natural soaps with your own two hands. ending in a light brunch and bubbly conversation with new found friends.
to bring with | the art of soap making is a lesson in chemistry, and your safety is our number one priority. with this in mind we ask that you please wear a top with long sleeves as well as closed shoes, and we will provide you with an apron + all the other safety necessities for the day.
going home with | a deeper appreciation for the thoughtful craft of handmade soap, an understanding of the importance of using pure + natural ingredients, and an O'live Soap Making Kit to make another batch of all natural bars to keep the homemade soaps cooking.