The 2015 Pittsburgh Soapmakers Gathering was the soaping conference held on Saturday May 2 at the Shaler Library in Pennsylvania. There were about 25 participants at this event. Nature’s Garden was one of the lucky vendors that donated to this soaper’s gathering. It was an opportunity for the participants to get new soaping ideas, learn new techniques, and hopefully make some new soapmaking friends. The one day event included soap making and candle making presentations and workshops. Each of the guests were given an opportunity to learn a variety of soap making styles. During the conference some of the events included demos and sessions involving specialty oils like cocoa butter and almond oil, how to creatively use embeds, and how make your products SPARKLE!!! The participants were also shown techniques for adding various soap colorants including micas and oxides, all natural colorants, and liquid colorants. Of course, they didn’t leave out candle making! There was even an informative demo on how to make a coconut and beeswax candle.
Nature’s Garden was honored to donate door prizes for this fabulous soaping conference. These door prizes were raffled off at the gathering. Our door prizes included soaping fragrance oils, a Natures Garden t-shirts, sodium hydroxide, and Nature’s Garden Shopping Bags. These goody bags were given away at the one day event. Who wouldn’t love that!?!
Each lucky participant was also able to take home a 4 ounce bottle of one of Natures Garden’s 828 fragrance oils. Some of the scents included Champagne Pear, Coconut Lime Verbana, NG Aqua di Gio Type, and Capri Olivo. Each of these fragrances have been tested thoroughly and perform amazingly well in soap. We are hoping that they enjoy soaping with them and are able to find some new soaping favorites!
The conference also included a vendor review time. During this time, all those who attended, were given the opportunity to learn more about our company and our variety of soaping products. As you can see, it seems everyone involved had a great time. To see even more photos and information about the Pittsburgh gathering, check out their Facebook page.
This event was coordinated by the lovely Lori Chandler of Ashgrove Soaps. I just have to say, what an amazing woman! I had the pleasure of meeting Lori at the 2015 HCSG Conference which took place in April in Indiana. She is an absolute doll! It was a pleasure to meet her. Clearly, she has done a wonderful job coordinating the 2015 Pittsburgh Soapmakers Gathering and worked very hard preparing. It looks like everyone had a blast. Thank you so much for letting us donate to this event. Also, a big thanks to all those involved in making this gathering possible. Nature’s Garden is very grateful to all those who participated. We would also like to thank Stu Chandler for the amazing photos. He is a very gifted photographer and he did a great job. It is truly appreciated. If you attended the Pittsburgh Soapmakers Gathering, we would love to hear about your experience.