Making Cold Process Soap with Pat Cunningham
February 28th @ 9:00am - 3:30pm
Art More Place, 150 East Dr., Melbourne
Introduction to old fashioned cold processed soap
Terminology and chemistry of turning oils to soap
Measuring out ingredients using weight versus volume
Understanding Lye, lye safety and making soap
Designing a recipe and using online resources
Using on-line Lye Calculators: hands on practice using the instructor’s lap top with screen
Unmolding, cutting and curing of soap
Demo from Instructor making a 1 lb. batch basic recipe
Lunch 12:00- 12:30
Afternoon Session 12:30 – 3:30 Workshop Labs
Hands on lab # 1: make a basic uncolored recipe for a 1 lb. loaf and create the soap
Hands on Lab #2: design a new recipe adding color and fragrance, do calculations and then create the soap
Hands on Lab # 3: do a recipe with 4-6 oils, 3 color swirl techniques and a fragrance or essential oil.
Each of the first 2 labs will take approximately 30-45 minutes
#3 lab will take a full hour.
Each participant will leave the workshop with all the soap they created to cut and cure at home. Each participant will learn and understand basic lye safety procedures, lye calculation procedures the basics of pouring, coloring and molding, the saponification values of all the oils they can use at home, as well as tips to get them started making soap at home on a regular basis for personal use. Each participant will be given a workbook to take home with everything covered in the workshop.
TOTAL COST: $130
BRING YOUR LUNCH.
****Participants should come to the workshop wearing the following safety attire: Long sleeve shirt, long pants, closed toed shoes and an apron. Without this attire they cannot perform the labs.
Safety goggles and long gloves will be provided. Hair nets are optional.