Jennifer Grimes

24 W. Richmond Ave.
Point Richmond, CA 94801

Phone: 510-234-5700

Currently teaching at City College in San Francisco and the venerable Nova Studio in Point Richmond, California (a mere hop, skip and a jump over the Bay Bridge from her home base in San Francisco), Jennifer has a passion for hot processed soap.

Upcoming Classes

Saturday, May 30, 2015

Cold Process Soap 201: Make and Take

2:30pm-4:30pm - The Nova Studio, Point Richmond, CA

Take CP101 in the morning and come back after lunch to make your own customized two pound batch of soap (could a day be more perfect?) We supply everything you need, including a soap mold you can reuse at home!

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Cold Process Soapmaking 101

10am-1pm - The Nova Studio, Point Richmond, CA

Demonstration-style class - learn all about the basics of soapmaking and get comfortable with the process! We will walk through how to make a (perfect at-home size) 4-pound batch and you will leave with handouts and 2 bars to enjoy at home.

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Saturday, June 13, 2015

Lotions and Lip Balms: Natural Skincare

10:00am-1:00pm - Fort Mason, 2 Marina Blvd., Building B, Room 200, San Francisco, CA

Start your natural skincare journey by learning how to make your own skin cream and lip balm, fragranced to your liking, using food grade ingredients and basic kitchen equipment. We'll use vegetable oils and butters, beeswax and vegan waxes, distilled water, and vegetable based emulsifying wax to craft our creations. You'll leave with customized lotions and lip balms and loads of ideas for how you can continue your skincare journey.

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AR362: Soapmaking Workshop

1:30pm-4:30pm - Fort Mason, 2 Marina Blvd., Building B, Room 200, San Francisco, CA

Join us to learn how oil, water, and sodium hydroxide combine to create artisan, handcrafted soap in this demonstration-style traditional soapmaking workshop. When available, start your soapmaking journey by customizing your very own bars of soap to nourish your skin at home!

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Saturday, June 20, 2015

Custom Clean: Home Made Eco-Friendly Cleaning Products

10:00am-12:00pm - Fort Mason, 2 Marina Blvd., Building B, Room 200, San Francisco, CA

Banish the funk and the funky smelling cleaning products and get ready for a custom clean. In this hands-on class, learn to make eco-friendly cleaners that will tackle everything from your mirrors to your floors and all the grungy spaces in between. Learn what ingredients you want in your natural cleaning arsenal and how to mix up simple, effective formulas to use all over your home. Leave with your very own, customized cleaning spray, scrub, soap, loads of ideas, and a booklet of class recipes.

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Saturday, September 19, 2015

Soap AND Body Product Boot Camp

9:00am-5:00pm - The Nova Studio, Point Richmond, CA

For the first time ever, we're mashing up the most popular bits of the soap making boot camp with the bath and body boot camp to bring you one epic 4-day boot camp. Join me on day one to get the basics down cold. We'll thoroughly cover the basics of cold process soapmaking in the morning. After lunch, have fun practicing your new-found skills by customizing a 2-pound batch of soap. By the end of the day, you'll be ready for more advanced soapmaking topics with Ruth on Day 2.

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