In this workshop with La Shonda Tyree, who turned her hobby and passion for making her own soaps and lotions into a highly successful business, we will learn how to make a range of exquisite self-care products. We will begin by discovering the history and chemistry of soapmaking, and the safety practices required to manufacture soap. We will then get hands-on instruction in soapmaking using sodium hydroxide with the cold process method. We will explore how to unleash our creativity by customizing our soaps with colors, fragrances and/or essential oils; learn how to create luxurious soaps using alternative liquids such as Goat’s Milk; and make fabulous swirl patterns and embedding designs utilizing a couple of different methods that will make your soaps rival mass market soaps. Other topics will include: resources for supplies and industry websites; proper product labeling and preservation; and tips on how to start a business.
Special Note: $45 Materials fee due to instructor on the day of class. Participants will take home over 6 pounds of soap equavalent to 12 bars of handcrafted soaps.
Participants need to bring (click on Amazon affiliate link images to purchase):
6. sturdy bags (with a flat bottom) to transport soaps.
Need to take Mass Transit from NYC? Check the NJ Transit website for specific travel planning. You will need to take the #1 bus from Journal Square Path Station in Jersey City or Newark Penn Station in Newark or an Uber.