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Liquid Soap Making

~with Jen Grimes~

“This class took the intimidation out of liquid soap making.” – Shelley Alters
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**Check out our 2-Day Soap Making Boot Camp PART II
which includes THIS CLASS and 3 OTHERS -- all in 2 DAYS!

 ** PREREQUISITE: Cold Process 101 , Soap Boot Camp, OR Equivalent Experience Required **

Upcoming Classes
Registration Options
August 3, 2014
2:00 - 5:00 pm (3 hours)
$75 (plus $7 materials fee)
before signing up, please visit the Policies & Info Page

Learn to Make Your Own Natural Liquid Soap!

Conquered bar soaps & looking for your next soapmaking challenge? Liquid soap is a hot processed soapmaking method utilizing potassium hydroxide as the alkali instead of sodium hydroxide. If you're dissatisfied with the commercial liquid soap options, this class will show you how to make your own liquid soap.

Ever wonder why not many people make liquid soap when compared to bar soaps? It's because it takes much more time and patience than bar soaps - but the rewards can be great. Finished liquid soaps are relatively inexpensive to make due to their high water content, but good results require both careful measurements and quite a bit of patience.

Come learn how to make liquid soap in this 3-hour demonstration and discussion class. We will create a liquid soap "paste," dilute a previously made paste, and test and adjust the pH of the finished soap.

This class will cover:

  • Introduction to liquid soapmaking
  • Benefits & drawbacks
  • Materials, equipment, and supplies
  • Detailed instructions for making liquid soap
  • Diluting/thickening liquid soap
  • Packaging ideas
  • Liquid soap additives

Each student will take home a 4 oz. bottle of freshly made natural liquid soap, which they can custom scent with essential oils. Handouts include the recipe made in class as well as basic instructions.

Disclaimer: Making Liquid Soap is MORE difficult / involved than making bar soap.

Prerequisite Details: This intermediate-level soapmaking class is designed for students who have either taken our Cold Process 101 Class, the 2-day Soap Boot Camp, or who have experience making soap from scratch on their own. If you have never made soap from scratch before (cold process or hot process), you must first take our Cold Process 101 Soap Class which demonstrates soapmaking using a 4-pound batch and teaches all the basics (including lye safety) needed for all beginning soap makers.


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Jen Grimes started her descent down the make-your-own cosmetic rabbit hole after stumbling over books with vintage cosmetic recipes in her local library. After picking up and putting down books on how to make soap (all those bizarre ingredients and safety measures!), she took the plunge, promptly became addicted, and was certified as a soapmaker through the Handcrafted Soapmakers Guild (HSMG). Today, Jen is a proud member of and volunteer for HSMG & owns and operates Loft Soap. She has a passion for hot-processed soap, loves funny-looking soap and can often be found communing with other soapmakers at The Nova Studio.

Refer to the table above for price, date, time and registration options. Contact us at 510-234-5700 with any questions. Please read the Class Policies & Info Page before signing up.

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