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Soap Making: The Old Fashioned Way

Course Overview

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.

Dates

Fri, Sep 20th, 2019

Course Details

Length: ½ Day
Skill Levels: Beginner
Hours: 9am-1pm
Intergenerational age: 12+
Registration Cost: $70.00
Includes materials fee of $15.00

Required Tools

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.

Optional Tools

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.

More Information

Once registered, students will receive a confirmation email with further class information. Please call us if you haven't received it within 24 hours.

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Cancellation Policy

If North House must cancel a course, students will receive a full refund of any payments made for that course.

Students who cancel their enrollment more than 21 days prior to the course will receive a refund less a $50 cancellation fee to cover administrative costs. In recognition of the time and energy instructors invest in preparing for courses, students who cancel their enrollment 21 days or less prior to the course are not eligible for a refund.

Certain classes have different cancellation policies. When this is the case, it will be noted in the Course Overview on this page. Please be sure that you are familiar with your class's cancellation policy, and contact us if you have any questions.