Cornwall, NY 12518
Contact: Barbara DeAngelisPhone: 8453663016
Barbara DeAngelis started Soapmaking as a “hobby within a hobby” 20 years ago. What does that mean exactly? As a Revolutionary War Reenactor, she researched and learned soapmaking as a Colonial Craft. She still demonstrates the process at State and National Parks in NY and the North East.
After retiring from 30 years in the healthcare field she opened Bonnie Brae Soaps. Products range from Cold and Hot Process Soaps, Lotions, Scrubs, Body butter and more. “The Bonnie Brae” means Beautiful Hillside and is the name of her home and gardens where many of the herbal ingredients are grown. Other ingredients in her products are from local farms and crafters in the New York Hudson Valley.
In 2016 the doors to The Bonnie Brae Soap and Candle shop opened on Main St. in Cornwall NY. Since teaching was a big part of her past career, it came naturally to share her passion with willing students. Her shop offers anyone who walks-in the opportunity to sit and make any number of products on the menu.
For the more adventurous, she is now offering small classes and private lessons in Basic Cold and Hot Process Soapmaking at her Shop and other various locations.
For information on upcoming classes, visit our website. Phone or email to schedule private lessons or parties.