Lori Nova Endres of The Nova Studio

Benton, LA 71006

Phone: 510-234-5700
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Website: http://www.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 Northern Louisiana.

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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Teaching Bath & Body Classes Q+A Session (Recorded on 2/28/17)

On 2/28/17, we hosted a live “Online Q+A Session” with 20 fantastic student questions. We recorded the session, which was packed full of useful information for would-be teachers wanting to teach bath & body type classes. Students in attendance for this session expressed an interest in teaching soapmaking & lotion making classes, so the answers are particularly helpful for these types of classes – but also refer to non-water-based types of product making classes, like bath salts or lip balm, etc.

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In-Person Classes

Sunday, October 22, 2017

DIY Mineral Eye Shadow Class in Louisiana

2-5pm - Well+Fed, 678 Egan St., Shreveport, LA

Mineral makeup is a type of loose powder makeup, crafted from powdered minerals/micas, first introduced by Bare Escentuals in 1998. It’s even more popular today as consumers appreciate cosmetics made simply, with fewer ingredients. The main benefit of loose mineral makeup is that doesn’t need any binders, additives, or chemical preservatives.

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Sunday, November 5, 2017

Cold Process Soap Making Class in Louisiana

2-5pm - Well+Fed, 678 Egan St., Shreveport, LA

Learn how to make soap the old school way… with a few major improvements like using quality vegan ingredients & saving time with an inexpensive immersion blender. Most people who have tried it agree, handmade artisan bar soap is the best soap money can buy. But why buy it, when you can learn make it yourself!?

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Sunday, November 19, 2017

DIY Natural Perfume Class in Louisiana

2-5pm - Well+Fed, 678 Egan St., Shreveport, LA

Come & share in the rich experience of making your own 100% natural perfumes for you, your family and loved ones. Once you see how easy and fun it is to create your own personalized natural scents, you’ll never want to buy synthetic fragrances again. Even if you’re not into wearing perfume, this class is a wonderful introduction to essential oils & blending. Once you learn the basics of blending, the sky is the limit for creating amazing smelling bath & body gifts for yourself and loved ones.

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Sunday, December 3, 2017

DIY Holiday Gifts (Bath Soaks, Tub Teas, & Herbal Sachets) Class in Louisiana

2-5pm - Well+Fed, 678 Egan St., Shreveport, LA

Treat yourself & your loved ones to homemade tub treats this holiday season. Bath soaks & tub teas are a combination of dry ingredients put together for the purpose of soaking in the bathtub & making your skin feel & smell great. They are fun to make, have a fairly long shelf life, & make excellent gifts. In this very hands-on class, each student will get to make 10 single-use tub time treats or herbal sachets, packaged in large tea bags (about the size of your hand) or muslin bags.

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By Appointment

Consultations & Private Lessons

- Online or Private Home, Benton, LA

I love to help makers get farther in their businesses. Whether it's troubleshooting, product formulating, or help with teaching classes, let me know what you need and I'll 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 Northern Louisiana. email@thenovastudio.com for more info!

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