Soap Making 101: Beginning Cold Press Soap Making

When: October 12th, 2019

Where: 470 Hawthorne Ave Athens, GA 30606 

1 hour soap history, ingredient and instruction details & 1.5 hours everyone makes 1 lb of soap they take with them (this is 4+bars of soap); handout with info and recipes 

Soap Making 101 is a beginning-level soap making class designed to teach students to make soap by hand at home. The main focus of this class is the "cold process" soap making method. Although it may seem complicated when you are first starting out, making your own soap from scratch (the way some of our grandparents did) using all-natural ingredients can be both fun and rewarding ~ not to mention extremely addicting! We will cover what soap is, soap process, choosing fats and lye safety. Each student makes 1 lb of soap from scratch they get to take with them. If you've ever measured, mixed, and baked anything then you can make soap.

Please remember to wear close toed shoes, long sleeve shirt, pants and a smile!

Fees cover instruction, safety equipment (apron, gloves and glasses) and all soaping-making ingredients. It DOES NOT include a mold. You may buy a one pound silicone square soap mold from us for $10, bring your own or up-cycle an appropriate vessel like a milk carton or something similar.