Join us for a full day of soap + lotion making!
Take one workshop ($80 each) or both for $150! Receive $10 off when you sign up for both workshops!
PART 1: SOAP MAKING 10:30 – 1:00 In this beginning soapmaking class, we will be focusing on ingredients that are moisturizing and soothing. This class will show you step by step how to make a batch of cold process soap from scratch. This traditional soapmaking method relies on saponification, or the chemical reaction of fatty acids with an alkali, to produce long-lasting natural soap bars. We will thoroughly cover the ingredients required, tools needed, and how to safely work with sodium hydroxide at home. After an instructor-led demonstration shows how to make soap from start to almost-finish, we will end with a hands-on portion, where students will scent and pour a moisturizing avocado soap to help combat winter dryness. Each student will take home a one-pound batch of soap, then cut and cure the bars at home, and have their own handcrafted soaps to enjoy afterwards! Please bring an old hand or bath towel to wrap your soap and wear long sleeves and an apron.
PART 2: LOTION MAKING 2:00 – 4:30 Have you ever stood in a cosmetic shop, overwhelmed at the variety–and prices–of skin moisturizers? In this hands-on you’ll learn the different properties of oils and butters (and which to use to address specific skin concerns, adding antioxidants and preservatives, and all the ingredients and supplies needed for lotion making. Students will make three products (a lotion, cream and salve) to take home.