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Ireland’s kindest brand, The Handmade Soap Company, today announce the launch of their workshops: intimate experiences immersing you in hand making the most beautiful products from nature

Dublin, July 1st 2021

The mantra of The Handmade Soap Company has always been ‘kindness comes naturally’. Kindness to our skin, kindness to our planet and kindness to each other. Today, the team behind this Slane, Co. Meath based wellness brand are so excited to announce the launch of their workshops, a plan 10 years in the making. 

The Founder of The Handmade Soap Company, Donagh Quigley describes soapmaking as consisting of 3 parts: 1 part chemistry, 1 part cooking and 1 part alchemy. Donagh has now taken this simple philosophy and has used it to develop these fragrant, immersive and completely unique workshops, where he will be sharing his exceptional knowledge of hand making the most beautiful products from nature, directly with you. You will create 100% natural, vegan, cruelty-free and sustainable products, the only way The Handmade Soap Company knows how. 

Attendees enjoying The Handmade Soap Company’s new workshops at Wicklow Street in Dublin, where guests experience hand-making beautiful wellness products using only the finest natural ingredients, alongside brand founder Donagh Quigley.

If you are someone who enjoys wellness experiences, sustainability or learning about the incredible healing powers of nature, these Dublin 2 based workshops launching this July, may just be the perfect evening for you. Donagh and his incredible team will immerse you in how to create natural products such as candles, bath bombs, soaps and lip balms. Which you then get to take away to enjoy and savour at your leisure. A little bit smug they were made by your own hands!

Each workshop will have a limit of 6 people, each workstation appropriately separated and in-line with all covid-safety guidelines. The workshop dates are:

·       *Candle Making 5.30pm to 7:00pm: 

July 21st, 22nd, 28th, 29th 

August 4th, 5th, 11th, 12th 

·       *Bath Bomb and Lip Balm 7:00pm to 8:30pm: 

July 21st, 22nd, 28th, 29th 

August 4th, 5th, 11th, 12th 

The Handmade Soap Company has always foraged from nature’s pantry, creating using only what is on their doorstep. From making mead from their honeybees to their now world-famous soaps, lotions and balms, using the best of nature’s larder. The team wants to carry this ethos into their workshops and demystify some of the basics of wellness, self-care and pampering. They want to democratise and share the knowledge they have accumulated. 

Brand Founder, Donagh Quigley states:

“We believe that a lot of the benefit of self-care comes from the ritual of creation and in these workshops, you will learn how to create your own self-care products from simple, natural and accessible ingredients”. 

Donagh Quigley, founder of Ireland’s kindest brand The Handmade Soap Company pictured hosting his new workshop at Wicklow Street,Dublin where guests get to experience hand-making beautiful wellness products, using only the finest natural ingredients.

“Throughout the workshops you will learn by doing. You will learn the basics of natural perfumery, using a selection of the finest essential oils and unifying them to the perfect, well-balanced blend. You will master using ingredients that are readily available in nature and then learn how to customise them with dried seasonal flowers that grow locally. You will leave with your handmade products and the knowledge of how to create your own forever.”

“These workshops were part of our original dream 10 years ago. It has taken us a while to get to an ideal time and place but now we are ready. The intent is to share our knowledge, our passion and to show people the ritual of nature’s self-care is accessible to all.”

All workshops cost €50 per person and will run for 1 hour and 30 minutes in The Handmade Soap Company’s gorgeous new Wicklow Street store in Dublin 2. Pre-book your spot online at thehandmadesoapcompany.ie from July 7th.  

*Workshop dates will be dependent on government guidelines.