Soapmaking Beginner Course

Soapmaking Beginner Course

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In this beginner level soapmaking course we will cover everything you need to know to safely create your first batches of soap.  Over the course of four weeks we will review safety, what supplies and equipment you’ll need to continue making soap at home, the basic chemistry of soapmaking, how to create recipes, how to scent and color your soap. We will also cover types of soapmaking, there will be two demonstrations on how to make soap, and two opportunities to make soap to take home and enjoy.  Below you’ll find a brief breakout of what the course schedule holds.

Our next course is scheduled for the following Wednesday nights: January 8th, 15th, 22nd, & 29th 2020. It is a four week class, and each class builds on the previous week.  Each class time begins at 6:30 and will run 1.5 – 2 hours each.  Class sizes are limited to 6 persons, and classes are offered every couple of months as needed.

Course Outcomes:  At the end of this four week course students should be able to understand basic soapmaking concepts, have knowledge of how to mix and pour a basic soap, and have made two small batches individually in a class setting.  

Week 1
Soapmaking Equipment
Soapmaking Safety
Soapmaking Ingredients
Instructor Demonstration of how to make soap

Week 2
Soapmaking Oils, Fats and Butters
Recipe Building
Hands-on Soapmaking: Students get to make and take a basic soap

Week 3
Additive Types: Colorants, Scents, Liquids
 Recipe Building
Instructor Demonstration of how to make soap

Week 4
Types of soapmaking: Cold Process, Hot Process etc
How to cut, cure, and store soaps
Hands-on Soapmaking: Students get to make and take a basic soap with scent and colors