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How to make soap

This class will allow you to make soap from any oil or fat or from a combination of oils and fats of your choice. It will explain the cold soap process method and how to use digital soap making calculators.

You will make two soap batches: One vegan and the other from lard.

Render lard, work with coconut oil and olive oil, remove impurities, use an online soap making calculator to create your own recipes, carefully use lye, how to mix, saponify and reach trace. You will explore various readily available colouring or decorative ingredients such as cocoa, calendula, corn flowers and clays.

Yoiu will use essential oils and discuss the importance of using these oils in moderate amounts. You will work together and take turns weighing various ingredients and mixing two bathches of oils to make one vegan soap and one lard soap.

The oil once saponified will be poured into two soap moulds.The soap made on the day of the class will remain to cure but you will be able to take home one bar of soap, either vegan or from lard.

All ingredients and tools will be provided. You will be working as a team to make two batches of soap together as opposed to individuals working on their own.


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