This hands-on class is for those who want to learn about the most versatile type of soap, which is liquid soap, & then how to use it to make face (or body) wash. The liquid soap is a soap base, similar to castile soap, and it can be added to various recipes to make a variety of products, not only face wash, but also dish soap, laundry detergent & more. It is just one of the ingredients used to make face wash; other skin-nourishing ingredients are added so that your face wash is best for your particular skin type, including honey, natural/carriers oils like avocado oil or jojoba oil, butters, aloe vera & coconut milk. We'll cover the following: - The science behind soap making, saponification, & other important soap terms like super-fatting & curing - Lye information & safety (**read more below: "Safety First!") - A brief history of soap making & what makes liquid soap different from modern-day, store-bought soaps - The materials and ingredients needed and where to get them (I provide a suppliers' list as part of the class handout) - How to formulate a soap recipe based on your needs (e.g. dry skin, sensitive skin), using a very handy online soap calculator - How to test the pH of your soap to make sure it is safe to use - Making your liquid soap, which includes a cooking phase, and what to do at home afterwards; liquid soap can be used after 24 hours - Making your face wash, customized by you for your particular skin-care needs Formulating a balanced recipe is the most important part of soap making, so my goal is for you to go home feeling very capable & comfortable with the intricacies of the soap calculator. Go home with a customized product! In class, you will: - Choose a recipe that is best for your skin type (e.g. more conditioning or bubbly) - Make about 30 fl oz. of liquid soap, customized with your choice of essential oils, and 4 fl oz of face wash, also customized with the ingredients of your choice You'll also go home with 6 liquid-soap recipes and thorough, step-by-step instructional handout, including ingredients, lye info & history, recipes, materials/equipment & suppliers. Everything is provided in the class, as well as some snacks & tea. You must wear closed-toe shoes, a long-sleeved shirt and pants to this class. **Safely First! Since lye, KOH, is used in this class, you will be provided the best safety equipment for the class. A common question: is lye necessary for soap making? Yes! A base is needed with one hydroxide ion, so Potassium Hydroxide is used. But, don't worry, there is no lye in the final product due to the chemical reaction that takes place between the carrier oils and the lye, which is converted into salt! My goal is for you to understand what lye is, how to handle lye & to respect lye, not fear it! Come to class to learn more about lye, including its history & many other uses! This class is available for up to 2 people and lasts about 3.5 hours. Natural lotion (+$35), bath bombs/fizzies (+$25) & lip balm (+$20) can be added on to any class; each adds about 30-90 minutes, depending on the product. Each product can be customized with the ingredients of your choice, based on your fragrance preference &/or skin-care needs. Contact Lindsay if interested and if you have any questions. What makes Lindsay's DIY (Do-It-Yourself) classes unique? Much more goes into making natural, personal care products than you might think. It's a science! So it is very important that you understand why you are doing something, not just how to do something. Each class begins with discussing the science behind making the product, why certain ingredients are needed & formulating recipes, which is often the hardest part. Then it's time for the hands-on part, making the product with me as your guide. My goals are for you to have fun learning something new & making your product, and that you leave the class with a solid, knowledge foundation that you can build upon.
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