Rivercane Rendezvous (4/16-22): come learn to distill, make some face cream and soaps. I will also teach a hand sewing class.
In Atlanta with Homestead Atlanta on 4/28: I will be teaching a distillation class followed by a face cream making class. We will use the hydrosol made in the first part of the class to make the cream.
My name is Marie-Lies. I was born and raised in Belgium and moved to the US almost 16 years ago! I love to make and create things with my hands. My current favorites are card weaving, soapmaking, gardening, sewing and knitting. I love being outside, camping, foraging, and attending primitive skills gatherings. A lot of my products are inspired by the outdoors (infusing oils with foraged plants) and by my 13 month old (making body products/soaps safe for the whole family).
A couple of weeks ago, I made my first two batches of soap for 2017. Since then I have been coming up with other great soap ideas that I cannot wait to make.
All of my soaps this year will be unscented so that everyone can use them: from baby to adult, and for people with normal and sensitive skin. I will continue using a blend of nourishing oils, plants, clay, teas, and vegetable purees to make and color the soap. Using plants, clay, teas and purees adds skin nourishing properties as well as vitamins and minerals .
My goal this year is to go out in my yard and forage wild greens and flowers to infuse the olive oil I use so that the soaps have even more skin benefits and nutrients.
I recently released four new soaps on Etsy. I have been busy since the end of August making cold process soaps so that I have new products for the fall. Since every bar of soap needs to cure for at least 4 weeks, planning is key. Here are the new soaps: