Soapmaking Intensive: Level 1
Learn to make homemade soap in this hands-on beginning workshop! In this two-hour course, we’ll delve into the details of how to make bar soap from scratch. We’ll first make a batch as a group, with instructions along the way. Participants will then have the opportunity to put their knowledge to work by creating their own soap (with gentle guidance!), fragranced by their scent of choice!
We’ll cover the basics of:
– Common oils and butters
– Essential oils and fragrance oils
– Lye safety
– Common soap additives
– The importance of trace
– An intro to colors, layers, and other ways to make soap amazing (note: we will not practice these techniques; that will be for Level 2 workshops)
– How to cure soap
Each participant will leave with more than a pound of their own handmade, custom-fragranced soap. Supplies and equipment for further soap making adventures will be offered at 10% discount to any participants in this workshop. Class is limited to six participants.