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Urban Medicine Cabinet: Cold Process Soap Making
Cold Process Soap 101:
Cold process soap is made by combining oils, fats and lye. These ingredients together create a chemical reaction called saponification. Get the basics of a marketable skill and learn how to make soap from scratch!
About the instructor, Nyambi Royster of Nyambi Naturals:
A Medicinal Herb Farmer and Herbalist for over 15 years has taught Urban Health Courses and Agroecology Workshops at national institutes of learning including Drexel University, University of Pennsylvania and LaSalle University. Ms. Nyambi has lead national discussions of food sovereignty and social justice initiatives. Her career is characterized by her passion for reconnecting others to the earth as a sustainable source of health and healing.
She manages an acre organic fruit orchard and medicinal herb farm in North Philadelphia at the Lighthouse Field. There she offers various levels of gardening classes, health & wellness workshops and wild foraging.
She is also the Artisan of Nyambi Naturals LLC., an herbal inspired bath & body care company located in Philadelphia. Creams, soaps, butters and soaking tea blends are prepared in small handmade batches (non-animal tested) with a select variety of herbs and botanicals including calendula, rosemary and mints grown organically at the farm.
Nyambi continues to teach Urban Health Courses, Agroecology Workshops and Cooperative Development Classes both local and Nationally and maintains affiliation with Penn State Extension, Soil Generation and Philadelphia Area Cooperative Alliance.
$20 General Admission / $15 Members
$2 Southwest Philly Residents or ACCESS Card Holders (click here to determine eligibility)
This workshop is appropriate for teens and/or adults. Space is limited, and advance registration is required.
Workshops will be held outside in the Upper Meadow. If weather.com predicts a 50% or higher chance of rain, the event will be rescheduled. Masks covering nose and mouth are required for all participants.
Check out the 2021 Urban Medicine Cabinet series, running Saturdays from 10AM-12PM, from late May through November.
- 5/29 Cold Process Soap Making
- 6/12 Topical Preparations
- 6/26 Lotion Bars
- 7/24 Herbal Honeys
- 7/31 Herbal Exfoliation
- 8/21 Herbal Glycerites & Multivitamins
- 8/28 Facial Scrubs & Masks
- 9/4 Violet Infused Oil & Salve
- 9/18 Healing The Gut
- 9/25 Fire Cider
- 10/30 Muscle Relief Ointment
- 11/13 Elderberry Syrup
- 11/20 Herbal Bath Bombs