Artisan Soap Making Workshop at Sutherland Steam Mill

Communities, Culture and Heritage

August 4, 2017 12:53 PM

Nova Scotians who love natural homemade soap products can learn how to make it the old-fashioned way at Sutherland Steam Mill Museum in Denmark, Colchester Co., near Tatamagouche.

A two-day artisan soap making workshop on Aug. 19 and 20 will feature well-known Nova Scotia soap maker Guy Rochon who has more than 30 years of experience in the business.

“One of the wonderful things about soap making is you have total control over what you put in it,” said Mr. Rochon. “Participants will be taught everything they need to know to safely make their own incredible cold process soaps from scratch.”

Attendees will learn about scenting, the art of superfatting, which adds extra oils to a soap recipe, using natural additives and how to source their own raw ingredients from suppliers.

The workshop includes all raw materials. Students will take home about two pounds of their own cured, scented soap.

Total cost for the two days is $105. For more information, or to register for the workshop, visit https://sutherlandsteammill.novascotia.ca/events.

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     Nova Scotians who love natural homemade soap products can

learn how to do it the old-fashioned way at Sutherland Steam

Mill Museum in Denmark, Colchester County, near Tatamagouche.

     A two-day artisan soap making workshop will feature

well-known Nova Scotia soap maker Guy Rochon who has more than

30 years of experience in the business.

     The workshop, which will be held on August 19th and 20th,

includes all raw materials. Participants will take home about

two pounds of their own cured, scented soap.

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Media Contact: Lisa Jarrett
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              Email: Lisa.Jarrett@novascotia.ca