Beginning Soap Making: Cold Process (CP)
Summer Class through
Three Leaf Farms, Lafayette
Date: Saturday, July 15th, 2017
Time: 10:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Location: Three Leaf Farm
(Register through Three Leaf Farms, here)
Making soap outside, with the sounds of chickens and goats in the background - does it get any BETTER?!? Clean and green, for sure!
Join us at Lafayette's organic Three Leaf Farm, the perfect setting to learn the value of bypassing commercial “soaps” - actually detergents that can wreak havoc on both the environment and your system beyond dry skin. Thoughtfully crafting your own soap with a few simple, skin supportive ingredients is both a creative and environmentally savvy alternative.
In this hands-on workshop,you'll learn the basics of making classic cold-process soap. We'll review safety tips, create a beginners' supply list, and get creative with customization techniques. You'll leave inspired with simple recipes, a resource list, handcrafted soap, and (quite possible) a happy obsession with a new creative pursuit. :)
Parent/Child Holiday Glycerin Soap Class
Date: Saturday, November 4th, 2017
Time: 10 AM - 12:30 PM
Location: Southern Hills Middle School
Cost: $60.00 (+ $25 materials fee)
Registration through BVSD LifeLong Learning
(link coming soon)
Here's a recipe for a great time: You and your child create tiny soap sculptures which we'll then embed into melt-and-pour (MP) glycerin soap! MP is an excellent choice for a beginner soap making project - with no lye to handle and no cure time involved, each participant will leave class with finished soap ready for use!
In this class, we'll play with a "clay" made from cold process soap, tinted with natural or cosmetic mica colors, then sculpted into a small figure or symbol of the holidays. The finished piece will then be embed into a clear soap base. I'll also have other creative flourishes available to create unique works of soap art! As I've won a third place ribbon for melt and pour goat's milk soap at the 2016 Denver County Fair, I'll have a few tips to share.
What FUN! You'll leave with some finished soap that we'll wrap and package, plus instructions and a supply list for future soapy projects, in the event you become enamored of this fanciful creative outlet. ;)