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**Next-Level Soapmaking**
Cold Process MILK SOAPS ~ 3 Types:
Goats' Milk, Coconut Milk & Soy Milk

~with Ruth Esteves~

"There is so much information, but it's presented in a way that's not at all overwhelming. Instead it feels like Ruth provides the answers to every possible question we could have. I love that she presents so many alternatives! Ruth is a GREAT teacher! She is super knowledgable & encouraging and answered all of our questions while still keeping on task & moving the class forward. I love that Ruth's handouts always have so many pictures & are in color." - Lisa Day (click for more comments on Ruth's classes)

Goat Milk Pitcher Coconuts Milk Soap Soybeans

**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

10 am - 1 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)

Discover the creamy world of milk soaps! When used in place of distilled water, milk is a lovely addition to cold process soap. Many folks consider milk soaps to be milder, more conditioning, and have a creamier lather.

But using milk in cold process soap takes a bit more care. Although they are mostly water, milks also contain proteins, sugars and fats. These components bring beneficial qualities to soap, but they can also make soapmaking a little trickier.

Fear not! This class will take the mystery out of making beautiful milk soaps. We will have 3 hours to explore the various techniques that you can use to incorporate milk into your soaps. This unique next-level class includes:

  • a discussion of which milks and milk products are good additions to soap
  • in-class demonstrations of three batches of soap made with goat milk, coconut milk & soy milk
  • see & compare examples of Ruth's soaps, made using various other types of milk

When all is said and done, you'll have the knowledge & confidence you need to make your own milk soaps at home, including a thorough handout with clear instructions/resources and three full-sized (cured) bars of milk soap, just like the ones made in class.

Prerequisite Details: This intermediate-level soapmaking class is designed for students who have either taken our Cold Process 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 101 Soap class (offered on Friday night) which demonstrates soapmaking using a 4-pound batch and teaches all 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).

How about Alternative Non-Milk Liquids?
If you are interested in making cold process soap with other liquids besides milk or water, check out Ruth's other NEW class called "CP Soapmaking with Alternative Liquids: Beer, Coffee & Juice" that focuses exclusively on the use of other kinds of interesting beverages in "from-scratch" 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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