Russian Alternative to French Perfume: The History of Soap Making in Russia

  • November 10, 2019
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  • Museum of Russian Icons
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  • Clinton, Massachusetts
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  • Seminar


Russian Alternative to French Perfume: The History of Soap Making in Russia

Marina Smirnov, creator and owner of Finist natural beauty products, presents the history of soap making in Russia. Marina will also speak about her soap-making practices that enhance the healing properties of herbs, clays, and essential oils, helping to recharge and restore balance and beauty. Products will be available for purchase after the lecture.

The lecture will highlight key aspects of the History of Soap-Making and Bathing in Russia. It will shed light on the origins and techniques of the "art" of making soap starting from medieval times and leading up to the present. But is making soap an art or a science? The answer is somewhat subjective, and the lecture will cover both aspects of the process.


Times: 1:00 PM    Tickets: Members $6, Nonmembers $12    Phone: 9785985000    Website

Museum of Russian Icons
203 Union Street, Clinton, 01510


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