Cold Process Soap Making - The Basics - Demonstration ClassSun Aug 20, 2017 — Sun Aug 20, 2017 :: 1:00pm — 4:00pm
There are numerous ways to make soap and even more opinions. Google soap making and you will be lead to a plethora of You Tube videos on soap making. Who do you trust? Do you need lye (sodium hydroxide) to make soap? (Yes) What is the difference between scientific soap making and speculation? What is soap? Do I need a mountain of equipment? (No)
This is an intensive demonstration class designed to teach you basics of cold process soap making. The cold process method of soap making relies almost completely on the heat generated by saponification (the chemical reaction of fatty acids and alkali to produce soap). No external heat is applied once the ingredients have been mixed.
By making your own soap, you can modify it to suit your liking and have fun!
The class will cover a demonstration of how to make a small batch soap using the cold process method. You will have excellent workshop notes to take home a basic recipe and a page of resources for added research and sourcing supplies.
NOTE: This is an age 16+ class. Making soap from scratch involves working with lye (sodium hydroxide). To take part in stirring the soap, please wear or bring a long-sleeved shirt. You'll also need rubber gloves and safety goggles. There will be several pairs of goggles and gloves to share, but if you prefer your own please bring them to class.
The workshop includes:
• Brief history and basic chemistry of soap making
• Necessary materials, supplies and equipment
• Safety considerations when working with sodium hydroxide
• Taking accurate measurements & proper mixing temperatures
• Coloring soap naturally with herbs, spices & clays
• Using pure essential oils to scent your soap naturally
• Preparing your molds and mold options
• Insulating, cutting, curing and storing your finished soap
Excellent workshop notes, basic recipe resource page for added research and sourcing supplies
3 hour workshop
Please bring a pen and paper for any note taking, an old shirt just in case things get a little messy, a bottle of water to drink, and your smile!
Classes held at the Parksville Museum 1245 EAST ISLAND HWY, Parksville, BC V9P 2E5
Phone the Parksville Museum at (250) 248-6966 to reserve your spot