Welcome Soapmakers and Cosmetics Crafters!
July 5 at the Soapmaking Studio
Soap Garden 224 is a gardening and ingredient preparation class. Students learn techniques for growing their own herbs and plants to use as soap ingredients; how to dry, crush, and grind the dried herbs; and how much of each dried plant to add to the soap for color and texture. Classroom lecture includes a list of toxic plants that should not be used in soapmaking. Subject matter includes green gardening practices to save water while sustaining a suitable wildlife habitat. The information presented also includes plants recommended by the California Department of Forestry for being fire resistant and native southern California plants used in soapmaking. Students process dried lavender in class and take it home. Register for Soap Garden 224.
Soap Makers' Luncheon
July 12 at Marie Callender's Restaurant
This luncheon is open to all soapmakers and makers of personal care products, whether professional or novice, whether cold/hot process method or melt-and-pour. The Soap Makers' Luncheon is open to the public and attendance is free, just pay for anything you order from the menu. The venue is Marie Callender's restaurant in San Diego at 2:00 pm. Map & Directions. View the Soap Makers' Luncheon Agenda.
Marie Callender's Restaurant
Bath Bomb Class
August 30 at the Soapmaking Studio
Learn how to create active treats for the tub. Students learn the secrets of making exceptional bath bombs, bath fizzy tablets, and bath salts. While most easy recipes include the simple process of creating bath fizzies using saturated fats as a sealer to prevent reaction to air, this Bath Bomb Class includes the advanced technique necessary to create bath fizzies without oils, so they won't leave a dangerously greasy bathtub the way oils do. The class also includes an exposť on clean water-soluble colorants versus water-dispersible colorants that may leave a gritty coating inside the bathtub. Students take home bath treats made in class. Register for Bath Bomb Class.
Intermediate Liquid Soapmaking
July 19 at the Soapmaking Studio
Soapmaking 215 is an intermediate-level liquid soapmaking class designed to teach students to safely make liquid soap at home. This class covers the various difficulties faced by home soapmakers who strive to make a truly clear liquid soap. Specific class topics include safety, formulating soap recipes with potassium hydroxide, and the different choices of soapmaking oils, fragrance materials, and colorants. Each student receives a 2-ounce bottle of handmade liquid soap. Register for Soapmaking 215.
Beginning Cold Process Soapmaking
August 7 at the Soapmaking Studio
Soapmaking 101 is a beginning-level soapmaking class designed to teach students to make soap by hand at home. The main focus of this class is the "cold process" soapmaking method; although the class does briefly describe "melt & pour" soap crafting. After learning soapmaking safety, students learn to formulate soap recipes and calculate lye quantities without using a "lye calculator." The objective of Soapmaking 101 is to have students understand saponification values and be comfortable creating their own soap recipes at home. Students make cold process soap during the class session and take home a bar.
This class is also available online: Description of Online Soapmaking 101.
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Advanced Cold/Hot Process Soapmaking will be Sunday, August 9. Soap Garden 224 Cultivating, Drying, and Adding Herbs to Soap and
Soapmaking 220 Coloring and Scenting Soap are both available and open for registration.
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