9/19: Shampoo Bars

9/19: Shampoo Bars


Date: Thursday September 19th: 6:30-8:00pm

Location: 416 E. State Street - Loading Dock

Time: 1.5 hour workshop

Learn how to make your own natural shampoo bar from scratch with the most natural and eco-friendly ingredients, that respect your scalp but clean your hair effectively at this shampoo bar workshop. BENEFITS of making your own shampoo bars are :

  • Reduce harsh chemicals in your haircare  to clean and nourish your hair without the use of harmful toxins for your hair, your health and our environment.

  • Reduce unnecessary polluting packaging ; plastic!!

  • Shampoo bars are the best option for travel in your hand luggage.

Light snacks and beverages will be provided!

In this workshop, we will:

  • learn how to make shampoo bars from scratch

  • select from a range of scents to use in your custom bar

    • feel free to bring along your own scents

The following supplies are included:

  • shampoo bar mold

  • variety of essential oils

  • ingredients: goat soap, castile soap, shea butter, coconut oil

  • hot plate

  • mixing cup

  • soap pigment

  • measuring cups


  • open top all levels including beginners

You will go home with:

  • a personal mold to take home with a poured set of shampoo bars

Instructor: Carmen Torrado Gonzalez lives, works, and creates in Ithaca, New York. An avid poet and visual artist, Carmen serves as the creative writing editor for Rabbit! Magazine, as well as organizes, curates, and hosts the annual Our Own Dang Met Gala. At home, Carmen's self-care routine includes making her own hair-care products, a personal craft that allows her to center and relax.

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