Imagine making your very own customized luxury soaps, surrounded by friends! Here is how it works:
Beginners Cold Processed Soap Workshop
Duration: 3 hours
Students: Max 5, above 16 years old (the age restriction is for safety reasons since the workshop involves participants handling highly corrosive chemical)
Venue: Bridges’s mom’s home in Sherman Oaks
You must wear closed-toe shoes, a long-sleeved shirt and long pants to this class.
Please bring a phone with a calculator app.
Please bring a mini-weighing machine for up to a 1 or 2 pound, if you happen to have one.
This hands-on class is for beginners who want to learn how to make soap using the cold-process method (bar soap) from start to finish. The participants get to bring home a set of notes each and a total of 5 pound of soap, about 30 bars of soap worth around $180.
We'll cover the following:
A brief history of soap making & what makes cold process different from modern-day, store-bought soap bars
The chemistry behind soap making, soaping triangle, saponification process, and other important soap terms like super-fat, trace and curing
Lye information & safety ("Safety First!")
The materials and ingredients needed
How to formulate a soap balanced recipe based on your needs (e.g. dry skin, sensitive skin), using a soap calculator
Making your soap
How to test the pH of your soap to make sure it is safe to use
Soap cutting (3-5 days later or the instructor can cut for you)
In class, you will:
Choose a recipe that is best for your skin type (e.g. more conditioning or bubbly)
Make 1 lb of soap in the silicone mold (2-3 bars, depending on the mold)
Add other additives to your soap, if desired
It takes at least 4-6 weeks for the soap to cure and be ready for use. It will be hard to wait, but well worth it! Then, you'll be ready to make your next batch of soap - it's addictive!
The winning bidder may pick up items at Bridges Academy starting on Wedesday, May 1st from 9-10am or 2-3pm in Lisa Herz’s office.
Items that need to be mailed such as gift cards/certificates will be sent via USPS.
If you win an item and would like it mailed via certified insured mail, please email firstname.lastname@example.org by May 3rd and we will do so at your expense.
Items too large for regular postal service will be shipped at the winning bidder's expense. Shipping charges for USPS Flat Rate Boxes are as follows: $8 for small boxes, $13 for medium boxes, $18 for large boxes. We will try to use the smallest package size we can. In the event that your item requires additional postage you will be notified and your card will be charged.
Bridges Academy is not responsible for items lost in the mail.
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