Soap Making Fundamentals
So you want to make soap!?
Not only is it a fun hobby it can also lead into an exciting small business!
But every soapmaker…just like any chemist or scientist…needs to start somewhere.
I don’t think Einstein‘s E=MC2 just popped into his head out of nowhere, do you? (OK maybe that’s not a good example.)
But we all start somewhere.
You may be a total newbie to this, although you’ve wanted to try this forever.
If you have dreams of making 3D soap on a rope, soap with glitter or aromatic soap using essential oils, this easy to process, and not overwhelming class will help you learn the basics.
In this 2 hour beginner class we will go over the essentials you need to start making soap…and you’ll walk out with about 2 pounds of basic soap (about 8 bars.)
The fundamentals will answer some of the biggest questions like:
- What goes into soap?
- Do I have to use lye?
- What makes soap harden?
- What’s the difference between cold process, hot process and melt & pour?
And then…we’ll make soap
Here’s what you’ll learn:
- What equipment you’ll need
- What ingredients you’ll need
- Basic soapmaking terms
- Soapmaking safety
- How to correctly measure ingredients
- How to prepare soap making oils
- How to prepare lye solution - calming the fear (it’s not as dangerous as you think)
- How to mix your soap batter
- Learn the step-by-step process to make your first batch of cold process soap (we’ll talk about heat transfer method and traditional method too.)
- How to Troubleshoot your batch - and even how to make all the 'faults' really add to the soap's uniqueness
And when we’re done...
You’ll take home about 2 pounds of soap (that’s about equivalent to 8 bars of handcrafted soaps.)
We’ll also cover other topics including: resources for supplies and industry websites
AND…you can ask all your questions in this hands-on class.
- Class instruction
- Class handout
- Class materials