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Hands-On Soap Making

Hands-On Soap Making

Hands-On Soap Making
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Class led by Carol Isler with assistance by Melissa Digiacomo Come learn how to make handmade, natural cold process soap with Rustic Escentuals! Class size is limited to 10 students, so sign up today!

Each student will receive hands-on experience, an information-packed class handout with instructions, recipes, and soap made in class. You will learn safety guidelines and reach a level of comfort so that you can finally make soap by hand at home!

In this basic level soap making class we will show you how to make soap from fats, oils, lye, and water. Participants will learn where to get the materials, how to work safely with soap making equipment, and create naturally luxurious handcrafted soaps for your family and friends. In addition, you will get hands on experience, recipes, and the confidence to attempt to make soap on your own at home. We'll discuss how to formulate your own recipes, properly use and store lye, mixing lye and water, oils for soap making, fragrance oils vs. essential oils, super fatting, additives, coloring, molding and curing. As an added bonus, students will take home two bars of ready-to-use cured soap, 2 pounds of the soap you made in class, and a bottle of food grade lye (so you can do homework) - a retail value of $70!

Class cost: $129.00 (includes materials)

The Hands-On Soap Making class is presented by Rustic Escentuals, a Spartanburg owned and operated craft supply company which opened its doors in 2000. The class instructor is Carol Isler. For nearly 20 years Carol has been making traditional soaps like her pioneer ancestors did. A retired chemistry teacher and science department chair, she taught soap making to her chemistry students at James F. Byrnes High School in Duncan, South Carolina. Carol is a certified soap maker and soap making instructor through the Handcrafted Soap and Cosmetic Guild. Through years of experience she has become an expert soap formulator, crafting soaps using locally grown botanicals as well as fragrance oils. Her beautiful, natural soaps can be found online and in local boutiques.

Class minimum of 4 students and maximum of 10.
We keep class sizes small to ensure optimal learning experience. Due to the materials used, no one under 18 admitted.

Cancellations: If you cannot make it to your class, please be kind enough to let us know 48 hours in advance so we may give your spot to another eager soaper. No refunds for no-shows and late cancellations.

Date: Saturday, May 16, 2015
Time: 9am - noon
Location: The Spartanburg Art Museum
Address: 200 East St. John Street, Spartanburg, SC 29306
Classroom: Colors classroom located on the 2nd floor of the Montgomery Building of the Chapman Cultural Center.

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Note: All classes must be prepaid in full. You will receive a confirmation email.

Bring With You:
  • Please dress for mess (bring an apron if you'd like!)
  • 2 plastic bags for transporting soap
  • An old towel to insulate your soaps
  • Something to write with
  • A calculator

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    For more information on crafting and crafting tutorials, please visit our free Crafting Library! If you need supplies for any of the crafting tutorials, you can purchase them locally at Rustic Escentuals. Although Rustic Escentuals is not open to the public for shopping, you can place an order online and schedule a pick-up to save shipping costs.
    Our price: $129.00

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    1 Most useful customer reviews (see all reviews):
    Ms. Cynthia Noelting
    Mar 18, 2015
    This customer purchased the item at our site.
    I was fortunate enough to be able to attend Carol's soap making session. I loved the "hands on" approach on being able to make my own lye soap. Carol was very patient , thorough and friendly with everyone. Not only did this class meet my expectations , it went above and beyond it. I had a great time !!!

    Advantages: Loved the class. Carol was patient, thorough and friendly. I was pleasantly surprised on the amount of soap I made and was able to take home. Friendly people, pleasant atmosphere.

    Disadvantages: None.
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