3/26/17 Sun 2:00-4:00pm, $35-75 sliding scale

Making soap is so much fun! This course will cover the cold process method for making soap. You’ll learn about the different types of bar soaps, how to balance your fats and alkalines with solid ratios, attributes of different plant oils, and fun things to add for various benefits like exfoliation or extra moisturizing. Then we’ll walk through the process of making a batch of soap. We’ll learn techniques for measuring and mixing, how to safely work with sodium hydroxide (lye), options for molding and details of the curing process. As an extra bonus we’ll see how to turn these cold process bar soaps into liquid hand soap or shower gel, and you’ll go home with samples and a packet of recipes. 

Date: Sunday March 26, 2017

Time: 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm

Cost: $35 – 75 sliding scale, plus $12 supply fee to be paid in class


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