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Soap Making Level 1 - Make Your Own Soap with Edible Ingredients
Tue 25 October 2016, 7:00 PM – 9:00 PM HKT
Did you know soap is made from oils?
The main ingredient of soap is oil. The biggest organ in your body is the skin. If you are using soap every day, you'd like to make sure you are using good soap made from high-quality ingredients. To ensure that, the best solution is to make your own soap.
Most commercial soaps added synthetic artificial additives such as colouring, flavouring... You name it! (Doesn't this sound just like what is happening with our food?!) By using food grade oils and edible flavours in our soaps, it is possible to improve our health - feed your skin with good food! (and our planet too!!!)
How do you make soaps?
There are 3 ways to make soap.
The easiest way is “Melt and Pour” which is literally melting soap and then pour the mixture into moulds. You'll be able to make cute soaps instantly.
The two others are “hot process” and “cold process”. Hot process is a way to make your soap by heating throughout the soap making process and cold process is the way to make soap without heating. The cold process method accounts for the longest time, but it is the best method for making the highest quality soaps and this is what we will be doing in this class!
What will you learn?
In this class, we will be making basic olive oil base, cold processed soap. You will be whipping up your soap bar with a partner (it is easier to work as a team!) and sharing the batter. After the whipping, you will design and flavour your own soaps using edible ingredients, such as Himalayan Crystal Salt, raw cacao, organic herbs, spices and essential oils.
Enjoy the process of making your one and only soap bar.
*This is a hands-on class and you will bring home your handmade soaps and also some soap base you'll be able to 'flavour' on the following day after the class. The soap will take 3 to 4 weeks to mature and cannot be used immediately.
What will you take home?
- A soap recipe
- A few bars that you favoured in class
- A batch of plain olive oil base soap to let it mature or flavour it a day after the class
Do you have to use lye?
We will be using lye to make our cold processed soaps. Lye can be a dangerous ingredient but it is essential for soap making. Also, lye and oil interact to create glycerine - the moisturising factor. Don’t worry too much about lye! The caustic qualities of lye are removed during the maturing process.
We will confirm your seat(s) once all fees are received. Deadline for any cancellation request is 24 hours prior to the start time of the class. All fees will become non-refundable after the deadline. Cancellation requests should be made in writing at least 24 hours prior to the class for any refund to be made back to your account.
Length of class: 2 hours
Instructor: Shima Shimizu