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Cold Process Herbal Soapmaking Workshop

Soapmaking is alchemy of the best kind! OK, so it's not turning lead into gold, but still, you can't take a shower with gold...

In this class, you'll learn soapmaking complete from start to finish: How to blend oils, lye and various other ingredients to make really wonderful, completely handmade soap. And yes, you did read lye. Sodium (or potassium) hydroxide is a necessary ingredient for making real soap, and while it is toxic and very dangerous in its raw form, once it has been converted to soap and allowed to cure, it is as toxic as--well, soap. Like I said, alchemy.

You'll go home with a sampling of different types of soaps, plus your very own soap that we'll make, start to finish, in class, to cut and cure and use in a few week's time. It's really fun, and it's empowering to learn a craft that in the past was a staple of every household. Don't pay premium prices for a "handmade" bar of soap in a store--spend not much more than that in materials, and make your own soap (which is also, by the way, one of the best gifts around!).


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  • Sarah

    Is there going to be another soap making class any time soon? I just joined meetup about a week ago so I missed out on this one. :)

    June 8, 2013

  • Helen

    Oops, I see that RSVPs are closed.

    May 13, 2013

    • Julie J.

      Whoops-fixed it, Helen. Sorry!

      1 · May 13, 2013

    • Helen


      May 16, 2013

  • Helen

    Are there any risks (in working with the lye) for pregnant women?

    May 13, 2013

    • Julie J.

      Not any more than for others. If common sense precautions are taken, it's fine. I made soap throughout my pregnancy and had no concerns about it.

      1 · May 13, 2013

  • Tyvonne Jurado- A.

    Yay, I've been waiting for this!!!

    1 · May 11, 2013

  • Jayson R.

    I'll be at the shop for the Reiki Circle in the morning and Reiki Sessions from 1p-5p. :-( I'm sure it will be a great class!

    1 · May 9, 2013

  • Laurence Y.

    Looking forward to learn this..

    1 · May 6, 2013

  • Mandy G

    Yay! I'll be there!

    2 · May 6, 2013

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Refunds offered if:

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Additional notes: No shows forfeit payment, though 50% of class fee may go toward a future class.

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