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 these 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 have a group of amazing teachers, willing to share their secrets & techniques. Currently, 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!
We have lots of wonderful resources for small business soapers, and our latest two offer help in key areas of business development; social media and branding. Are you overwhelmed at the thought of how to effectively manage your online presence using social media? Is your brand on point, catching the attention of the audience you’re hoping to reach? Are you floundering with indecision in a sea of information? If so, you’ll love Kenna’s newest offerings:
Check out her entire collection here.
Now available – a brand-new Video eClass on Natural Perfumery. While we haven’t invented a way to smell through your computer, in 2.5 hours of time, Lori will cover as much as possible to get you comfortable working with essential oils, blending, & making your own perfumes. Click through to the description to see what’s included – like Lori’s detailed 13-page Perfume Class Handout, with info about using pure essential oils & absolutes to create 3 different types of all-natural fragrances (solids, alcohol, & oil-based). You’ll 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.
4 Awesome Soap Resources
Haven’t learned to make soap from scratch yet? Ruth’s CP101 Video eClass has you covered! Once you learn that, we have class handouts by David & Jen on 3 advanced forms of soapmaking to take your skills to the next level. See all “learn from home” soap options here.
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 has used SoapMaker 3 software for years, and recommends it so highly that we decided to purchase a block of certificates and pass on a 10% savings to you!