Snow White Soap Making

  • January 12, 2012 · 6:30 PM
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What is there to do during the long winter nights?  Lets get together and make some soap! 

If you've never made soap before, but have wanted to, this would be a great time to see how it's done.  Soap making can be intimidating but rest assured it's a simple process that has been done at home for many years.  We'll talk about different ways to make soap at home (cold process, hot process, natural wood ash, liquid Castile soap, melt and pour), adding natural & home-grown botanicals, adding essential oils, using old-time ways of collecting and cleaning used oils, etc.  Please keep in mind that all soap is made through the process of soaponification which involves using lye (very caustic) and as such must be treated with respect for safety sake. 

Space is limited so please try to make sure you'll be able to attend when you sign up.  Please bring a healthy snack to share for after the soap making.

Time:  6:30pm-8:30pm

Place:  email for address after signing up to attend


Oh, and the reason it's called Snow White soap making???  I hope to be using snow in the process for making soap that evening!  (if no snow will be available, we'll use some local well-water and talk about other good sources of liquid for the process).

Here are a couple of online articles that explain many of the safe practices and overall processes involved in making soap:

Home Soapmaking Made Easy

Homemade Soap

NATURAL SOAP MAKING

See you soon!

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  • A former member
    A former member

    A lot of fun very informative excited to try once i get a dedicated blender pot and pan...

    January 13, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    It was a great soap instruction session! Paul is a great instructor and knows a lot about making soap. It was nice meeting other homesteaders, too. I look forward to more!

    January 13, 2012

  • Pat H.

    It was excellent. Not only did we learn everything you needed to know about soap, but we had a great time during the process.

    January 13, 2012

  • Mieshel

    Yea! Fight club soap

    January 13, 2012

  • A former member
    A former member

    This was a wonderfully informative evening! No one should be afraid to try making soap - Paul shared his knowledge in an accessible way....soapmaking made easy!

    Great people, great food, kick ass soap! FIGHT CLUB!

    January 13, 2012

  • Paul W.

    It was a GREAT group! Good food, good folk, good conversation, good friends.... oh yeah, good soap too :o) . Thank you!

    January 13, 2012

  • Gen A.

    I would LOVE to attend!

    December 27, 2011

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