I know there are a few frustrated soap chemists out there...come on, just raise your hands!! For those of you just itching to start formulating a soap made by you...for you...I now offer half-day classes(approx. 3 hours) on the hot process method of soaping. Hot process is just one way of making soap from scratch...it's the way we like to make soap around here.
You will learn one-on-one how to safely use a crock pot to make "nearly" ready-to-use handmade soap using tried and tested methods I have used for over 20 years. You will go home with one log of soap (8-12 bars depending on how you cut it!) in a take-home mold; an equipment list; instructions on the basics, how to mix colors, use herbs and blend scents; and recipes for the next batches you might try. Most importantly you will have the knowledge and satisfaction that you did it and you can do it again! You will have plenty of time to ask questions.
And, just to make this way too much fun, you can bring up to two guests for free! Sorry, three is the limit as my workroom is very small. The three of you will each be provided with all course handouts to take home, so you will have a buddy system once you start making soap on your own.
If you have any questions, please email or call me before registering. Sign-ups are first come, first served! If booking a class within three days of class date, do not consider your class confirmed until you talk to me.Before signing up for a class, please read all the information on this page. By signing up, you are stating that you have read and understand all information.
Hot Process Soapmaking Class
You must be 18 years old.
No pets or children are allowed in the class or as a guest.
An ability and desire to stand in a hot kitchen for 3 hours.
Making soap requires the handling of a known caustic and you must have the ability to calmly and safely handle the soap while you are measuring and preparing ingredients and cooking the soap. If you can cook or bake, follow a recipe and you are not easily frightened...you probably have what it takes.
You must be in good health with no respiratory ailments. We will provide you with a soapmaking mask to filter out the "nasties". As my shop is also my soap storage facility, it is very highly fragranced, so you must also be able to tolerate strong smells.
Prepayment in full for the course. Each person attending will bring their Driver's License--I will make a copy for my records.You must sign a release of liability and a non-compete agreement to take the class...sorry just a precaution and the usual legal "crap".