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Clean-it-Yourself: Making Sustainable Soaps

Course Overview

Grandma can teach us a lot about sustainable living. The skill of making your own soap was a matter of practicality and resourcefulness, and there’s no reason we can’t do the same in this day and age. In this class we will explore how to make soap for everyday use from everyday products – the ol’ fashioned way – by hand. Learn how to make gentle, natural soaps, and explore the history and science of this cleanser using the same ingredients Grandma used, lye and animal fat. You will make at least two varieties of soap to take home, and we will also discuss other natural products that can be used as cleansers. There will be plenty of information and resources available for you to continue making your own soap and sustainable choices at home.

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