Soap Making: The Old Fashioned Way
Soap—so simple, yet so misunderstood. Have you ever pondered the ingredients contained in a typical bar of soap? Petroleum distillates, sulfates, and many other unpronounceable additives. Whatever happened to that good old-fashioned soap that Grandma made? Using the same ingredients Grandma used, animal fat and lye, learn how to make gentle, natural soaps, and explore the history and science of this cleanser. You'll leave with at least two varieties of handmade soap, information and resources, and plenty of experience to make soap at home.
You will need the following tools for this class:
Students are responsible for providing the following:
- old clothing
- latex/rubber gloves
- chemical safety glasses (that seal completely around the eyes)
- dust mask
- two "shoe" boxes for carrying your soap home
- towel or small blanket to wrap around the "carrying" boxes for insulation. It is very important to insulate the boxes for 24 hours after making the soap.
Soap molds - either purchased molds specifically for soap or "recycled" containers that have a shape you like. Molds should be made of plastic or silicone, not glass or metal. The instructor will also have molds available for use.
Once registered, students will receive a confirmation email with further class information. Please call us if you haven't received it within 24 hours.