Old Rag Soap Co - soap making at Graves Mountain Farm & Lodges

Beginner Soap Making Workshop with Charlotte and Brian Lenhoff

We are local soap artisans bringing our soaping skills to Graves  Soap making workshop at Graves Mountan Lodge FarmMountain Farm with:

  • Soap making workshops on Saturday at 1PM for $80 p/p

    JUNE 5
    JULY 10
    AUGUST 14
    OCTOBER 23

  • For available spaces, please check with the Farm on 540 923 4231 or email: info@gravesmountain.com

Soap making has come a long way since settlers used ashes from the fireplace and collected rainwater to make lye. It used to be a chore to make soap. This is no longer the case. In fact, it's a lot of fun.

In learning to make small batch handcrafted soap. we supply all the materials, to include a selection of MICA colors and fragrance oils to create your own unique handcrafted soap.

Each participant will leave with 7 to 8 bars of soap, depending on how you cut it. There's nothing more gratifying than using a product you made yourself.

Here at Old Rag Soap Company, we believe in keeping it clean and simple. We handcraft our soaps, in small batches, using the cold process method. All of our soaps are made from minimal ingredients using pure olive oil, shea butter, and coconut oil. Additionally, we use high quality fragrance oils and mica for color, with the exception of our Bare Naked Soap. Colors may vary slightly as our soaps are handmade in small batches.

You can find our full line of soaps at the Graves Mountain Gift Shop and the Market - Deli & Tackle.

Charlotte and Brian
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* The workshop will begin at 1:00 PM and typically lasts 2-2.5 hours.
* Once you've made your soap, it has to "saponify" for 24-hours before it can be cut into bars. You have several options with regard to cutting your soap: (1) You can meet Brian and Charlotte, back at the lodge, the day after the workshop, 24-hours after your soap is made and take it with you. (2) You can meet Brian and Charlotte, back at the lodge, the day after the workshop, 24-hours after your soap is made to cut it and they will ship your soap to you at no additional charge. (3) You don't have to return the next day, and Brian and Charlotte will cut your soap and ship it to you at no additional charge.
* The minimum age, to participate in the workshop, is 16.