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Soap making workshop offered July 13 at Historic Daniel Boone Home

Handcrafted soap

Make your own beautifully handcrafted soaps with the St. Charles County Parks and Recreation Department! Experienced staff at The Historic Daniel Boone Home, 1868 Highway F in Defiance, will teach children and adults the step-by-step procedures of making soap from scratch at the Hands-On Heritage: Soap Making workshop from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, July 13, under The Grand Pavilion in the park.

Infused with herbs and other natural ingredients, participants learn how to combine fats and lye water to produce a strong cleaning soap similar to what pioneer families on the frontier used in the 1800s. At the end of the day, each participant takes home their own bar of scented homemade soap; additional soaps may be purchased from the gift shop.

This soap making workshop is intended for ages 8 and up and is perfect for crafty individuals, scouts, families and other groups who want to learn more about the art of making soap. Cost of the program is $8 and space is limited. To make a reservation for Hands-On Heritage: Soap Making, call the park at 636-798-2005 or visit

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