Lori Nova Endres of The Nova Studio

Dayton, OH 45440

Phone: 510-234-5700


Website: https://thenovastudio.com/

Like you, I have a passion for making natural products. I also love teaching & sharing what I know with others. I started The Nova Studio in Northern California in 2003, & taught classes there for 13 years. Now I live in Ohio.

The Nova Studio currently offers many opportunities for you to learn from home - like eClasses, Class HandoutseBooks & eZines by many talented teachers. We also have a helpful Blog with free tutorials, tips & tricks, recommended suppliers, exclusive discounts and more to help your business grow & thrive. 

One of my favorite things is helping makers get farther in their businesses. Whether it's troubleshooting, product formulating, or help with teaching classes, if you tell me what you need I can let you know if I'm a good fit for the job (and if I'm not, I'll refer you to someone I know who can help you). You'd be surprised at what we can accomplish in just one hour (my minimum for video or phone consults) - or 3 hours in-person, if you're able to make it to Benton, Louisiana for a private lesson. Feel free to reach me at email@thenovastudio.com or 510-710-0914 for more information. 

Online Classes - Available Anytime

Video eClass: How to Make Lotions & Creams 101 (3 Videos & Handout)

Have you wondered how to make lotions & creams from scratch? Making your own lotions & creams is easier than you think – especially when you start with clear instructions & excellent recipes. Learn from a pro how to DIY & control the ingredients that go onto your skin. Once you try Lori’s tried & true recipes for a skin-softening Light Body Lotion (perfect for summer, all over the body) & a rich Shea Butter Cream (great for winter, dry skin, elbows, hands & feet), you’ll never buy anything else.

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Video eClass: Making Natural Perfumes

Perfume making is my second favorite handmade product (second only to Cold Process Soapmaking). The knowledge I’ve gained through making perfumes has improved the complexity and longevity of the scent blends in my soap and other natural bath & body products like scrubs, body butters, and more. I am thrilled to be sharing my knowledge and passion for this fun topic with you!

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Video eClass: Make Money Teaching Classes

How awesome would it feel to get paid to share your passion with others? Do you make handmade products for your friends & family? If so, teaching classes can be a really fun way to finance your hobby & make extra money. For crafters, artists, & makers who already own a business, teaching classes can be a rewarding way to increase profits, generate interest in your brand, & help establish you as an expert in your field. Read more at the link below.

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Video eClass: Making Fizzy Bath Bombs & Shower Steamers

Lori will share as much information as I can about making Fizzies, to help you master fizzies & make more successful batches. Once you to understand all the potential ingredients & influencing factors… all that YOU can control, I know you’ll be formulating your own recipes & creating unique tub-time treats in no time.

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By Appointment

Private Lessons in OHIO

- At an agreed upon location near Dayton, Ohio, Beavercreek, OH

Are you the type of person who appreciates hands-on learning, and learns best by doing, but wants a trusted guide by your side? I would love to be that person for you and share all that I know & love about making all types of soap and natural bath & body products. My minimum for in-person lessons is 3 hours, but we can do more time if you're coming from farther away & want to cover more products or techniques in a day. Let me know what your ideal private lesson is by writing to: email@thenovastudio.com  - or give me a call at 510-234-5700 and we can design it together! 

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