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SFA Gardens to Host Herbal Soap Seminar
Posted 11 - 03 - 2015

Join Elyce Rodewald, Education Coordinator, for “Gifts from the Garden,” a soap-making workshop, from 9 a.m. until noon on November 14 in Room 101 of the Ina Brundrett Conservation Education Building at the SFA Pineywoods Native Plant Center, 2900 Raguet Street in Nacogdoches.


Participants will create a variety of herbal soaps, learn recipes and techniques of soap making and take home samples of luxurious soap they make themselves.


 “The soap will be made from coconut and palm kernel oil, lye, essential oils, and dried herbs,” Rodewald said, “Participants will learn the step-by-step process of soap making, so they have the skills to make soap at home on their own.”


 “This is great soap,” she added, “Once you use it, you’ll never go back to store-bought.  This is a fun workshop—don’t picture yourself stirring over a hot iron kettle.  Join us for wonderful fragrances and special gifts from the garden!”


Cost for the seminar is $25 for SFA Garden Members and $30 for non-members.  To register for the seminar, or for more information, contact the education office at 936-468-1832 or email




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