Now scheduling classes 5/4, 5/11 @ 6 PM or 5/6,5/13, 5/20 @ 9 am
Choose ONE day that will work for you
Call to confirm availability 801221-0483 or Cell phone 801836-7482. (Amie - class instructor)
May class times will be posted in April
Class lasts approximately 1 1/2 - 2 hours.
Beginning soap making class will cover basic skills needed to make soap. This class will teach you how to calculate your lye easily and safely, using our online Lye Calculator.
We have been teaching soap making since 2000.
You may purchase any additional equipment or supplies after the class in our store.
We will make a luxurious soap using a combination of organic plant based oils.
This class includes: items you get to keep & take with you;
All of your safety equipment, goggles, nitrile chemical gloves, face mask, soap making thermometer, re-usable soap mold, & soap making packet.
We keep our classes at a minimum so that you will leave feeling confident to continue to make soap on your own.
Now scheduling Saturday :6/7 @ 5:45 PM Call for additional times.
Class takes approximately 1 - 1 1/2 hours.
Learn how to make your own lotions & creams using organic fixed oils and butters that are so much better for your skin!
This class includes: recipe & information packet, product you make in the class to take home.
It also includes the lotion starter kit (emulsifying wax, stearic acid, citric acid, glycerin, germaben II or optiphen ND)
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1. Click on your unit of measurement from the drop down menu. Your options are grams, ounces, or pounds. (Ounce refers to a weight measurement, not a fluid measurement).
2. Choose your "solid form lye". Your options are Sodium Hydroxide (NaOH) used for making bar soaps. Potassium Hydroxide (KOH) used for making liquid soaps. **Flakes or beads are the most commonly used forms and apply to both potassium hydroxide and sodium hydroxide.
3. Type in your liquid of choice. Some listed options are milk, water, herbal tea, etc. Try to be specific so that when you want to duplicate this recipe you have not left out any important notes. (Ex distilled water & goats milk)
4. Enter a # amount next to each oil and/or fat you wish to use in your soap recipe. Remember that the # amount entered corresponds to the unit of measurement that you chose at step 1 . Once you have completed your data entry, click on the Submit button located in the lower left corner of the screen. You will be taken to a page that contains the different oil names, amounts, and % of oil in recipe that you chose in step #3.
5. Print out your recipe, or if you want to change the % of your oils click the back button on your browser and it will take you to step #4. Edit your # amounts and proceed by clicking the Submit button. Now if your new oil % amounts look good, print out the page. (If you are not sure what the % amount should be for an oil, refer back to our online catalog soapmaking supplies/fixed oils section for recommendations.)
6. Reading your recipe:
Start with the Oil Name Column, directly below this is a list of oils you chose for your recipe. The next column is the amount of oil you will use in your soap recipe (this amount will correspond to the unit of measurement chosen in step #1 (grams, ounces, or pounds). The total oil amount will tell you how big your soap batch is (16 ounces= a 1 lb batch). The next column gives you the % in recipe this tells you the % that each oil contributes to your soap recipe. SV refers to each oil's saponification value. The next column gives you the average saponification value of your recipe. Listed at the bottom of the columns you will see total amount of sodium hydroxide (NaOH) or potassium hydroxide (KOH) to get 0% excess fat. Directly to the right of the page you will see a Lye Table that contains two columns. One reads % of excess fat and Lye amount which again will correspond to the unit of measurement chosen in step #1. **We recommend using 5 to 8% excess fat range / lye amount. This allows for a firm bar of soap with just enough excess fat to be safe.