Welcome to The Nova Studio Online!
We’re a trio of women (Lori Nova Endres, Ruth Esteves, & Cassie Durant), dedicated to the cause of helping people make their own artisan soap, natural skincare, and all sorts of fun bath & body products. Our students make products for themselves, their families & friends, and many are driven entrepreneurs who have started their own businesses. We’re here to collaborate & support you in your creative journey. We’ve been educating & supporting handcrafters in our industry since 2003. Check out our amazing teachers, willing to share their secrets & techniques with you. You can “learn from us” many different ways, all from the comfort of your own home. Reach out & let us know how we can serve you best!
Learn about Making Balms & Salves from the comfort of your own home, with the one & only Alice Duvernell. Balms & Salves have been used since the beginning of time, are very concentrated & renowned for their properties. They are incredibly nourishing & regenerating.
We’re offering two ways to learn with Alice – 1) a 1.5 hour Live/Online Study Session with Q+A, and/or 2) a detailed 23-page Class Handouts. This unique Study Session includes instant access to the class handouts & unlimited access to the video recording (after the session). Only 10 seats max. Don’t miss this opportunity to join Alice’s first Study Session & Q+A on April 20, 2017, 12-1:30pm PT / 3-4:30pm ET. Hope to see you there!
Now available – Lori’s Video eClass on Natural Perfumery! While we haven’t invented a way to smell through your computer, in 2.5 hours of time, Lori covers as much as possible to get you comfortable working with essential oils, blending, & making your own natural perfumes. Click through to the description to see all that’s included – like our detailed 13-page Perfume Class Handout, with info about using essential oils & absolutes to create 3 different types of all-natural fragrances (solids, alcohol, & oil-based). Get instant access to both resources upon ordering.
Want something for free right now? Check out Lori’s latest blog post with a video explanation of how to use our new Perfume Blending Worksheet Handy Doc.
How awesome would it feel to get paid to share your passion with others? Teaching classes can be a really fun way to finance your hobby & make extra money. We’ve been receiving a lot of interest lately for more info from teachers – makers and crafters looking to expand their businesses by incorporating an element of teaching. You might have already heard about Lori’s Money Teaching Video eClass – it includes instant & unlimited access to the nearly 2-hour session. But our newest resource (just released in March) is Lori’s 1-Hour Teaching Bath + Body / Soap Classes Recorded Q+A and it’s available now.
For a limited time, get it for free (save $20) when you purchase it and the Video eClass. And, don’t miss our New Teacher Tips category on the blog that has among other free resources, Lori’s downloadable PDF Handy Doc: Packing Checklist for DIY Teachers.
SoapMaker 3 Professional Software for Makers can keep track of the recipes you make, the oils, scents, colorants, # of bars, cost per bar of soap, including the price of packaging. Use it to keep track of inventory, costs, & recipes (including non-soap recipes like lotions, candles & much more). Add photos to your recipes, round out the records with notes, comments, details, & track your customers. Super soap savvy teacher & co-owner Ruth Esteves used SoapMaker 3 software for years, and recommends it so highly that we decided to purchase a block of certificates wholesale and pass on a 10% savings to you.