Blue Dot Organics

Blue Dot Organics is closing down. 1/2 off all carrier/natural & essential oils, butters, herbs, salts, beeswax & more! Email or call Lindsay if interested. Thank you!

For Sale: 1/2 off!

Organic Carrier & Essential Oils, Butters, Beeswax, Salts, Herbs & More

+ Equipment for Making Your Own Natural Products at Home

 

Soap Making Classes & Workshops

Lye Safety Information, List of Classes & Workshops, Reviews, Purchase & View Upcoming Classes


100% hands-on & safe!

Lye Safety & Why Your Soap is Safe to Use

Lye is necessary for all soap making methods. After each type of soap cures (cold-process soap) or is cooked (hot-process & liquid soap), no lye (NaOH or KOH) is present in the final product due to saponification, the chemical reaction that takes place to convert a mixture of lye (a base) and oils/butters (acids) into salt and glycerin (bar or liquid soap).  So then your final product is safe to use!


List of 100% Hands-On Classes & Workshops

1. Soap Making Workshop (10am-3pm; lunch is provided) - $150/p 

  • For those who want to learn the basics of cold-process soap making & get to play around with color, swirling & layering, & exfoliants like oatmeal.  And there's more!  Also, learn how to make liquid (castile) soap: the most versatile type of soap!
  • You will be guided through the entire process: choosing your ingredients (organic oils, butters & essential oils), determining your recipe on a soap calculator, safety procedures & making your soap.  
  • Learn the differences between the various methods of soap making, the chemistry behind soap making, how to formulate a balanced recipe & the various uses for the 2 types of soap.
  • The day's schedule:
    • 10-11am Learn the basics & chemistry of soap making, how to formulate a balanced recipe & choose the 2 soap recipes that you'll make in class.
    • 11-1pm Make your own batch of liquid (castile) soap, and during the cooking stage, enjoy lunch provided by a local (and delicious!) sandwich shop, Emma's Coffeehouse.
    • 1-3pm While your liquid soap is finishing (diluting specifically), make your own batch of cold-process bar soap; you'll be able to customize your batch with your choice of essential oils, herbs for color, exfoliants and/or honey for conditioning.
  • You will be able to customize your own soap recipes and go home with:
    • .75 lb. of cold-process soap (about 4 bars)
    • the silicone molds of your choice
    • about 44 fl oz of liquid (castile) soap, including an 8 fl oz foaming-pump bottle
    • A detailed informational handout, with recipes, instructions, materials, & suppliers
  • Note that it takes 2.5 weeks for cold-process soap to cure and be ready for use.  You can use your liquid soap after 24 hours. 
  • You must wear closed-toe shoes, a long-sleeve shirt and pants to this class.
  • Class maximum: 4
  • There is no class minimum; if you are the only one, then you just get all of the attention!

2. Beginner's Cold-Process Soap Making (takes about 2.5 hours) - $90/p

  • For those who want to learn the basics of cold-process soap making!
  • You will be guided through the entire process: choosing your ingredients (organic oils, butters & essential oils), determining your recipe on a soap calculator, safety procedures and making your soap.  
  • Learn the differences between the various methods of soap making, the chemistry behind soap making, how to formulate a balanced recipe and what oils & butters are best for soap making.
  • Customize your own soap recipe and go home with .75 lb. of soap (about 4 bars), the silicone mold of your choice & a detailed informational handout, with recipes, instructions, materials, & suppliers.
  • Note that it takes 2.5 weeks for the soap to cure and be ready for use.  
  • You must wear closed-toe shoes, a long-sleeve shirt and pants to this class.
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