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Hands-On Liquid Soap Making Class

Hands-On Liquid Soap Making Class
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**Your 4 free samples (chosen during checkout) will be waiting for you when you arrive at the class.**

Come learn to make liquid soap from simple fats and potassium lye. This class is for soapers who have had experience making soap with lye, either cold process or hot process, and are familiar with handling lye safely.

Carol Isler will introduce you to the chemistry and math involved in liquid soap making. You will observe a demonstration of her hot start liquid soap process, and then get the opportunity to measure and mix a batch for yourself. There will be samples of different liquid soap pastes you can try for yourself. Your handouts will contain several tried and true liquid soap formulations to try at home. But don’t let that limit your formula repertoire. You’ll leave with the skills to use Soapcalc to design your own formulations. Two-pound bottles of potassium hydroxide will be available for purchase for $15 (cash only). Carol will send out an email reminder of this a week before class.  As a bonus, class participants will also receive free samples from Rustic Escentuals to take home for soaping.

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 25 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 sourced botanicals and base oils 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. 

Dates: Saturday, April 21, 2018
Time: 2pm - 5pm
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!), long sleeves and pants
  • A pair of rubber gloves
  • 2 plastic bags for transporting soap
  • An old towel to insulate your soaps
  • Something to write with
  • A calculator

    Materials provided for you:
  • Protective goggles and gloves to wear while making soap
  • Traditional oil blend of lard or tallow, olive oil, and coconut oil.
  • Lye solution
  • Deep dish food storage container for mixing, molding the raw soap, and transporting home
  • Natural additives
  • Instruction package, table of common oils and properties
  • 5 different recipes that make 2 pounds of soap

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    Payment in advance is required. Click the "add-to-cart" button to register and pay.

    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.
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