Soap Making and Herbal Infusion Workshops

Soap Making and Herbal Infusion Workshops

Greece has had a long tradition of herbal medicine and herbal infusions.  For hundreds of years villagers were creating their own soaps and herbal infusions based on locally-grown, naturally wild, hand-foraged plants and herbs.  Using traditional recipes with extra virgin olive oil, I will show you how to make goat’s milk soap infused with herbs from the Greek countryside in aire libre. 

I lead workshops on creating fun bath bombs, foot fizzies and natural cosmetics– made with ingredients we forage from the seaside literally the day of the workshop.  These include lemon-honey moisturizing cream,  pomegranate sugar scrubs, and Aegean sea salt daily cleanser.  These make perfect gifts to bring home to loved ones. Relax tired muscles in a bath infused with organic wild-foraged herbs from the countryside of Ios, leave skin silky with artisanal soap made from traditional recipes from yiayia’s time.   

Your all-natural soaps carry only 100% natural oils such as extra virgin olive oil, coconut oil, avocado and jojoba oil, and goat milk, (yes! not just good to eat but great to bathe in. Cleopatra’s beauty secret).

Some of our past soap and natural cosmetic creations include:

We use chamomile to make a gentle astringent toner or after-sun spray
We use immortalle blossoms, the cure all of any skin problem, for a natural skin cream that eliminates wrinkles
Lemon goes not just on fish and salad but in our face wash that we make on the spot under the olive trees in our hands-on workshops
Honey sage poppy soap: made from olive oil, honey, oatmeal, poppy seeds for exfoliation
Sage Oatmeal Goat Milk Soap: made from olive oil, sunflower oil, grape seed oil, oatmeal, goat’s milk and sage
Calendula Soap: made with olive oil, sunflower and grape seed oil, along with calendula
Satyr’s Soap: made with wild honey, oats, goat’s milk, and oatmeal
Greek bath bombs
Lavender Rose soap: same luscious blend of oils but spiked with an infusion of lavender and rose essential oils
Turqoise Wave Bath Bomb includes a soul-lifting blend of bergamot/sweet orange/lime/ lemongrass/tangerine oils that rebirths you into a goddess of the sea.
Aegean Salt Soap: using the salt and sand we pick up from the beach nearby, we create a salt bar full of the soothing minerals found in the Mediterranean sea
pomegranate suga
Pomegranate Sugar Scrub: made with all natural ingredients and the super oxidant fighting power of pomegranate, the fruit of the goddess Persephone, you will take home an elixir for your skin that will make it immortal!

You will use the herbs and sand you forage from the Cyclades to make your own natural beauty products. What a better way to bring back the summer?  These make perfect souvenir gifts to take back to family and friends as keepsakes of your stay in the sun-soaked Mediterranean.  

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These products are also available for purchase at our Greek Goddess e-shop.

 

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