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**Next-Level Soapmaking**
CP Soap with Alternative Liquids: Beer, Coffee & Juice

~with Ruth Esteves~

"I liked all the great ideas & encouraging creative thinking while providing tips & troubleshooting. It's really nice to see the soap being made & then the final product as well. All the samples are great. Ruth is a wonderful teacher! I hope she will develop more creative soap classes." - Lisa Day (click for more comments on Ruth's classes)

Beer  Carrot Juice Soap  Carrot  Coffee

**Check out our 2-Day Soap Making Boot Camp PART II
which includes THIS CLASS and 3 OTHERS -- all in 2 DAYS!

** PREREQUISITE: Our Cold Process 101 Class OR Equivalent Experience Required **

Upcoming Classes
Registration Options
August 2, 2014

2:00 - 5:00 pm (3 hours)
$85 (plus $15 materials fee)
before signing up, please visit the Policies & Info Page
Can't make it to an "in-person" Class?

Purchase the eClass download instead!
Use the "Buy Now" button to immediately download the instructions, recipes & more (eClass handout).

eClass Price: only $39
(click here for more information on this specific eClass)

Getting bored with your cold process soap? Juice it up! Dump the boring distilled water and get turned onto a variety of interesting liquids that can be used to make soap: coffee, tea, juices, beer & wine! Each one can bring something fun and exciting to your handmade soap!

Of course, you always need some kind of liquid to dissolve the sodium hydroxide before making cold process soap, but it doesn’t have to be water. Alternative liquids can bring new (natural) colors, scents and unique qualities to your soap that water just can’t.

In this special "next-level" soapmaking from scratch class, you will:

  • explore the wide variety of alternative liquid options available in your soapmaking
  • watch as Ruth prepares 3 separate batches of soap, made using beer, coffee & vegetable juice
  • see & compare examples of other soaps Ruth has made using various alternative liquids

Each student will take home three full-sized (cured) bars of soap, just like the ones made in class, along with a thorough handout that includes the recipes made in the class and resources for finding ingredients.

Prerequisite Details: This intermediate-level soapmaking class is designed for students who have either taken our Cold Process Soap Making 101 class, the 2-Day Soap Making 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 Soap Making 101 class that demonstrates soapmaking using a 4-pound batch and teaches the basics (including lye safety) needed for all beginning soap makers. This is an age 18+ class since making soap from scratch involves working with lye (aka sodium hydroxide).

Have you ever wanted to learn to make Milk Soaps? Check out Ruth's other NEW class called "Milk Soaps: 3 Types" which focuses exclusively on the use of Goats' Milk, Coconut Milk and Soymilk along with other kinds of milks (some are vegan, too!) in soapmaking.


Sirona Springs Soapmaker Software

Ruth Esteves, Co-Owner of The Nova Studio, started making handmade soap in 2006 as another in a long line of hobbies. Since then, she has gone from whipping up quick melt-and-pour soap gifts for her friends to designing and selling her own cold process soaps online through Sirona Springs. Trained as a laboratory research scientist, Ruth finds that soapmaking is the perfect blending of chemistry and art. Ruth is also a certified soapmaker and a member of the Handcrafted Soap & Cosmetics Guild. See our teacher page to view Ruth's current classes.

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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