Enjoy this hands on cold process soap making class from the comfort of your own home. No need to travel. All you need is a laptop with a camera and your soap making ingredients.
The class will be broken down into two parts; the theory of soap making and the practicum. The theory will include understanding soap terminology, what to expect during the soap making process, how to use colorants, scents, herbs, tips, troubleshooting and more.
This beginners class will give you a good foundation with the theory of soap making. The theory will be enforced with making two batches of soap during class; three colored swirled soap and goat's milk soap.
Your instructor will be guiding you step by step as you make your first batches or soap. You will leave the class feeling more confident about making soap from scratch on your own.
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 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.
What You Need for Class
1) Soap Making Kit - We have partnered with Candles and Supplies. Click the link to purchase your soap making intensive kit directly from them. The kit includes all the ingredients you will need to make you soap during class including your oils, sodium hydroxide, scents, herbs, micas and soap molds. Includes enough ingredients to make four 2 pound batches.
3) Digital Scale with Tare
4) Immersion Blender
5) Lye Pitcher
7) Stainless Steel Spoon
8) Plastic Container to mix soap in
Participants need to bring (click on Amazon affiliate link images to purchase):
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.