Get 15% off your 1st month when you sign up for classes on a monthly plan!

New soaps! Two new soaps for men and one fabulous pet friendly shampoo bar to treat ticks and fleas!

Special ARTisanal Handmade Natural Soap Crafting Classes

Making handmade natural soap class with discount opportunities!!!

I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday season and will have a fun and safe New Years too!

I am starting registration for my natural soap making classes for January. Sign up early before slots fill up! For the next week (up to January 7th) anyone who registers gets 10% off their class! AND if you refer someone who books a class, I’ll give you a 15% off gift certificate to use on a future class, and the person you refer will get one too! This offer is only good for the next 10 days so book a class early 😊

Here are the dates and times classes are available, 1 student per class:
Mondays from 1pm to 4pm on January 7, 14, 21, 28
Tuesday from 2pm to 5pm on January 1st
Wednesdays from 1pm to 5pm on January 9, 16, 23, 30
Fridays from 12pm to 3pm January 4, 11, 18, 25
Saturdays from 2pm to 5pm January 5, 12, 19, 26
Sundays from 1pm to 4pm January 6, 13, 20, 27 



If you have a different date you would like to have a class, contact me. If it is something you are interested in, let me know.

Each class is a few hours because of the soapmaking process and instruction, but you get to take home your soaps to use. The new process I have been working on cuts down the curing time so you can use your soaps sooner than in a traditional process, within about 2 weeks.

This class will need a *confirmed* 1 student to hold this class.

If you have an interest in this class, please let me know via private message as soon as possible. 

As a reminder, we are located in Hojo, not too far away from Jr station Yanagihara.

Things to include in your message: 1. Your name and number of people as well as your contact information such as email and cell #.

2. The dates you are free and open to join the class (Please give me more than one, on varied days of the week if possible. Remember this is a few hour class)

The cost of each class per person will be 7000 Β₯ .   

When we have this class, protective equipment needs to be worn such as a face mask, the type worn when spray painting or using chemicals, goggles, thick rubber gloves and an apron to protect yourself (you need to bring an apron you want to use and the rubber gloves, I have face masks and goggles if needed). I also will require you to wear long pants, a long sleeved shirt and closed toe shoes for this same reason. 

Go to the ''contact us'' page to send us an email and the registration form can also be found online as well and emailed t

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Handmade and hand-dipped candles

Votive Candles


Votive candles make great gifts for people as well as being lovely scent releasing air freshening tabletop ornaments.

Our votive candles last for HOURS, constantly releasing pleasing smells.

Our students enjoy this class as they can make single or multi-layered candles with different scents in each layer and can bring them home or give away as a gifts. 

Occasionally they also like to switch and make tea lights or custom floating candles (yes they really float)

Hand-dipped tapers


Making hand-dipped tapers is a nice long relaxing activity.

You can make them as long or short as you want or as thick or thin as well. We do a little bit of everything, from single color to layered colors. 

We also like to add in a little scent to make your candlelit dinner more enjoyable.

This is one of our longer candle making classes as well which our students enjoy.

Ceremonial candles (Wiccan, etc.)


This is a specialty section of candles that serve a specific purpose. 

These we do not hold classes in how to make them as these are created for specific orders from stores. See our list of places to find our candles. 

If you want to have your local shop carry these, let them know about us and have them send us an email.

Scents, essences, and extras


We have many different essential oils and scents we use in our candles. Sometimes we use one scent, other times we make scent blends.

In our classes we give our students the choice of what scent or scents they want to use in the candles they create.

We are always adding new scents to our library, but here are some that we have ready now:


Lavender, Hot apple pie, Sandalwood

Lavender and tea tree, Sweet cinnamon

Eucalyptus, Peppermint, Clean fresh rain Clean fresh linen, Bayberry, Myrrh

Chamomilla, Honeysuckle, Wisteria

Cranberry, Almond, Lemongrass

Jasmine, Banana nut bread, Lemon

Orange blossom, Lime

Anise (smalls like black licorice a bit)

Key lime pie, Honeydew, Hawaiian lei

Clove, Orange, Apple blossom

Magnolia, Spearmint, Camphor

Strawberry, Lily of the valley

Green tea, Grapefruit, Pine, Tea tree

Sunflower, Spiced pear, Smoky fireside

Holly berry, Cucumber melon, Lilac

Vanilla, Gardenia, Balsam, Tangerine

Citronella, Juniper, Apricot, Sage

Firewood, Ylang Ylang, Coconut

Mulling spice, Heather, Spice, 

Spiced, pumpkin, Cedarwood

Oriental spice, Frankincense

Mulberry, Mistletoe, Cinnamon cassia

Victorian spice, Rose

All about colors and choices!


Using primary base colors, we create new shades, from light to dark, depending on the candle scent. 

In our classes though, we give our students a choice of what colors they want to use, or not use, in their own candles they create.

We always try to create unique colors for our candles.  We mix, and mix some more... Sometimes deep colors evolve, other times light airy pastels... We try to match the color with the scent

Candle Shipping FAQs


Candles are made by melting a base and then reforming it into whatever shape you want.

That said, shipping candles overseas is a very difficult thing to do as there is the high chance they will melt in transit, so we do not recommend shipping outside of Japan. *Special circumstances are worked with on an order by order basis.

Shipping costs inside of Japan do depend on weight and size of the box, please remember that when ordering as Yamato and Sagawa have maximum shipping weights.

Bath and Aromatherapy

ARTisanal Handmade hard Castile soaps


We are now taking special orders for  single bar or whole block (8 bars)  ARTisanal hard castile soaps. In our soaps, we use all natural ingredients and no unnatural preservatives or chemicals. Olive oil, shea butter, vitamin E, coconut oil, other natural oils such as avocado and almond, essential scented oils, herbs and even some spices. Contact us for more information and details. 

ARTisanal Single bar (approximately 4 ounces) 

500  Β₯   

ARTisanal whole block 

(approximately 32 ounces/8 bars)

 4000  Β₯   

ARTisanal EXTRA LARGE Bath Bombs


These  ARTisanal  bath bombs (bath fizzies) are HUGE! about the size of a baseball, and available in a variety of scents and colors. Make your bath time an aromatherapeutic vacation with soothing scents and an effervescent soft and skin nourishing treat. 

Contact us for more details on ordering in regards to color and scent options.

We use all natural ingredients which won't damage or stain your bathtub or you and that will leave your skin feeling refreshed.

1  ARTisanal  Bath bomb (approximately 5 ounces) 500  Β₯  

ARTisanal Bath Fizzy 6-Pack


These are our 2 ounce versions of our  ARTisanal bath bombs, offered in several different colors and scents with fun shapes for adults and children to enjoy.

Make your bath time an aromatherapeutic vacation with soothing scents and an effervescent soft and skin nourishing treat. 

Contact us for more details on ordering in regards to color and scent options.

We use all natural ingredients which won't damage or stain your bathtub or you and that will leave your skin feeling refreshed.

6-pack of 2 ounce ARTisanal fizzies (approximately 12 ounces) 

1000  Β₯   

The Below Options are if you need to have your purchases shipped to you and depends on weight.

For people who want to buy ARTisanal Soaps & need shipping

For those who want to buy X~tra LG ARTisanal Bath Bombs

For those who want to buy ARTisanal Bath Fizzy 6-Packs

Other locations where you can buy our candles, soaps and bath bombs!

Click on the link below for a list of stores which sell our candles! Support small and local businesses and local economies, shop at our companion stores in your area.

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You make a difference!


When you support our classes and products, you also help support the Ravencroft Foundation


When you support our classes and products, you also help support the Ravencroft Foundation and it's programs. Visit the Foundation Divisions website at www.ravencroftfoundation.com today for more information or to donate. Click the link below!

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