Want to learn how to make soap from scratch?
Then this is the perfect class for you! Students will receive soap recipes and a list of places to buy soap making supplies and equipment. Although it may seem complicated when you are first starting out, making your own soap from scratch (the way some of our grandparents did) using all-natural ingredients can be both fun and rewarding ~ not to mention extremely addicting!
Why are people drawn to making their own soap from scratch? Many of us start making soap to have inexpensive, homemade, natural gifts for all the holidays and birthdays throughout the year. Or, some of us begin soaping because we have friends or family with problematic or sensitive skin that is easily irritated. Many commercial soap companies use cheap petroleum-based ingredients (like mineral oil) that can be harsh on delicate skin. By making soap in your own kitchen, you can tailor it to suit any skin type as well as insure that only the most beneficial ingredients go into your finished soap. The class will cover the following as we make a 2-pound batch of soap (about 8-10 bars) using the cold process method:
~Brief history and basic chemistry of soap making
~Necessary materials, supplies and equipment
~Safety considerations when working with lye
~Accurate measurements and proper mixing temperatures
~Coloring soap naturally with herbs, spices and clays
~Using pure essential oils to scent your soap naturally
~Preparing your molds and molding options
~Insulating, cutting, curing and storing your finished soap
You will learn how to make all-natural cold process soap through creating a batch of your own.
Cancellations: If you cannot make it to your class please be kind enough to let us know 48 hours in advance so we may give your spot to another eager soaper! No refunds for no-shows and late cancellations.