Interested in making your own soap but don't know where to start? Join us for a demonstration and be intimidated no more!
Our instructor, Jennifer, is a co-worker of mine who makes cold-process soap for her family's use. She'll demonstrate and explain every step of the process, answer questions, and discuss the tools and materials you'll need to start making your own soap at home.
As an added bonus, she'll also be showing us how to make our own chapstick. It's like Burt's Bees, but better--and at a fraction of the cost!
At the end, you'll get a soap sample plus a tube of chapstick to take home.
How much will it cost?
We are asking a small fee of $3/person to help cover materials and house rental costs. We will take cash at the door--please don't forget!
What should I bring?
Just yourself and a notebook if you're planning on taking notes. This is more of a demonstration than a hands-on course, so you will not have to wear or bring anything special.
What is cold process soap?
Cold process is a method of making bar soap from scratch. Materials are heated just enough to melt together, poured into a mold, and cured for several weeks. Making soap from scratch requires the use of lye in order to emulsify correctly. Although lye is a caustic material by itself, it is completely neutralized in the finished product.
Note: Because Jennifer will be using lye during the demonstration, we recommend that you do not bring young children to this event.