Upcoming Soap Making Classes


Beginning Soap Making: 
Traditional Cold-Process (CP) 

Make CP Soap!

Through 
BVSD Lifelong Learning

Date: Saturday, February 29, 2020
Time: 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Location: Platt Middle School

(Register through Lifelong Learning - link to come) 

Saturday, February 29th
10:30 am - 12:30 am
Class cost: $45.00
Materials Fee: $20.00

You’ve committed to a clean diet and reducing your carbon footprint, but what about the environmental and health impact of what goes on your body? Commercial “soaps” are actually detergents that can wreak havoc on your system beyond dry skin. Crafting your own soap with a few simple, skin supportive  ingredients is both a creative and environmentally savvy alternative. Plus, handcrafted soap makes a wonderful, practical, and thoughtful gift.

 

Join award-winning, local soap artist Lisa M. Gillespie in this hands-on workshop as she walks you through the basics of making traditional, cold-process, hand-poured soap. We’ll review safety considerations, the beginning soap maker’s supply list, and creative customization tips. You’ll go home with hands on experience, detailed instructions, creative ideas, and hand-made soap! 


With a decade of experience as a body worker and natural health practitioner as well as a lifelong artist, designing and producing soap has been the perfect amalgamation of talents for Lisa Melli Gillespie, RCMT. She is freakishly excited about soap making. :)

NOTE: 
Because we work with basic chemistry (combining fats/oils with lye), this class is for adults (16+ years) - not recommended for younger children. 
You're welcome to do this class with an older teen, but please note that the fee is per participant.

Want to make soap with younger children? Check my current Glycerin Soap Class offerings or get a few friends together and book one of my glycerin soap-making private parties. (Great for Birthdays and Girls' Night Out events, too!)

 

NEW: Designing and Formulating
Cold Process Soap Recipes 
ingredients

Through 
BVSD Lifelong Learning

Date: Saturday, April 25th, 2020
Time: 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM
Location: TBD

(Register through Lifelong Learning - link to come) 

Saturday, April 25th
10:30 am - 12:30 am
Class cost: $30.00
Materials Fee: $25.00
 
Congratulations - you've successfully produced a few batches of hand-crafted soap, and now you're ready formulate your own recipes! But where to start? 
In this class we'll not only go in-depth into using an online soap calculator (and review what all those terms like "lauric", "myristic", "stearic", etc. actually mean), but also dig into how base oil choices, temperatures, colorants, and scents will effect your final designs. When should you soap at higher temps vs. lower ones? What is CPOP? What are differences between how you choose to add color a soap batch? We'll go over these points and more. You'll take home detailed notes, soap recipe samples, plus get your questions answered. And you'll leave class with a recipe of your design to try out when you get home!
This class is intended for those who know the basics of cold process soap making and have made a few soap batches. Note that we don't make soap in this class (see the Feb 29th class to do that) but rather, we come up with more advanced recipes that build off of the beginner class. 
Bring your laptop and be ready to formulate.

 

With a decade of experience as a body worker and natural health practitioner as well as a lifelong artist, designing and producing soap has been the perfect amalgamation of talents for Lisa Melli Gillespie, RCMT. 

She is freakishly excited about soap making. :)