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Phoenicia Soap Makers Space

Visit our Makers Space in Shokan, NY

Filled with live, aromatic plants, copper stills, and bubbles, our delightful Makers Space is walking distance from the Esopus, Emerson Resort & Spa, Foxfire Mt. House, and a short bike ride from Phoenicia and hiking trails. Come enjoy a different DIY activity daily,

3107 Route 28, Shokan, NY

Hours: Thursday-Monday, 11:00 to 5pm

Phone 845-688-8900 for more info



Book a Maker Party

Phoenicia Soap Makers Space provides a beautiful, unique space for fun. Parties cost $55 per person. Our activities are great for celebrating:

  • Friend’s Night
  • Bridal Party
  • Birthday Party
  • Family Party
  • Anniversaries
  • Dates

Phoenicia Soap Makers Space events run about 90 minutes and include:

  • An event host to take care of setup and cleanup
  • Your choice of DIY activity from the list below.
  • All supplies and instruction for up to 12 people
  • A take-home bath/body good created during your special party
  • BYO beverage and food

Phoenicia Soap Makers Space activities


Using Phoenicia Soap base you blend clays, botanicals, fragrances or essential oils to create your own soap. Teachers: Babs Mansfield. Each participant will leave with one 3 oz bar. 

Bath Bombs

Blend Fragrances or essential oils and botanicals to create your signature bath bomb. Teachers: Kristine Gentile-Smith, Babs Mansfield. Each participant will leave with 3-5 bath bombs 


Choose between learning to hand roll beeswax candles or creating your signature scent for poured coconut wax candles. Teachers: Megan Brennan; Kristine Gentile-Smith, Babs Mansfield. Each participant will leave with one 4” tumbler or 4 oz jar candle

Hydrsol Distillation

Learn to use a copper alembic still to turn locally-grown botanicals into hydrosols for aromatherapy, skin toning, and room/linen sprays. Teachers: Jennifer Juniper; Kristine Gentile-Smith, Babs Mansfield. Each participant will leave with a 2 oz spray bottle of your own distillate or blend.


Learn how to choose carrier oils and infuse them with locally-grown botanicals for skin-nourishing bath or body goods. Teachers: Jennifer Juniper; Kristine Gentile-Smith. Each participant will leaven with a 2 oz dropper bottle of your own body/bath oil blend.

Cancellation Policy

A non-refundable deposit of $50 is required to hold your party date and time on our calendar.  The final balance is due on the day of the scheduled party.  If you cancel your party with a 48 hour notice, we will provide store credit for your deposit.

Start your party booking now, Submit request here!