Learn how to make natural cold process soap!
Dates currently available: 2/9/2019 at 1 PM CT
Location: Kansas City, 64131 (address will be emailed to you)
Learn to make soap in the comfort of your own home or business! We offer private soap making classes for those wanting a more intimate and relaxed experience.
Why do we make soap?
To control the ingredients
You can custom make a soap that fits your skin type and even tailor your recipe to the season. Many people with skin conditions or sensitivities do well when using gently formulated handmade soap. Although you should never make medical claims that your soap helps those with eczema, rosacea, scaly skin or other skin conditions, many soap makers begin their soap making journey to help relieve their or family member’s skin conditions.
To get back to the basics
There is a movement of getting back to the basics. This includes raising chickens in the city, backyard farming, canning, pickling, sewing and making soap!
To be crafty or artistic
Besides making soap simply for the purpose of using it for the bath or cleaning, there are soapmakers that use soapmaking as an art medium to create outstanding and breathtaking works of art. They use color, texture and swirling techniques.
Handmade soap also makes a wonderful and thoughtful gift!
What you’ll learn:
-A brief history on soapmaking
-The basic chemistry of soapmaking
-How to choose and prepare a mold
-How to choose oils and what properties they contribute to your soap
-How to color your soap
-Lye safety and how to prepare your lye solution
-How to prepare and melt oils
-The steps to mix your soap
-How to cut, cure and store your soap
This is a hands-on lab. Each attendee will make a 2 pound batch of soap to take home.