& Pour Soap Crafting
just wanted to let you know that I really enjoyed your (melt &
pour soap) class.
I have recommended the class to several friends! I'm not sure
if you keep a mailing list or not,
but if you do please put me on it!" - Jennifer Donsky (click
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also known as "melt & pour soap making" is an economical and
fun hobby that is attracting the attention of people of all
ages. It's a wonderful creative outlet, and a great way to
make your friends & family hand crafted items that they can
actually use! It's also the only type of soap you can make and
is ready to gift as soon as it comes out of the mold!
hands-on class, you'll learn 4 popular techniques. We'll start
with a high quality, pre-made vegetable glycerin soap base that
you will melt, mix, add to, color and scent with your choice of
essential oils or fragrance oils. We'll discuss all the interesting
things you can put into your soap (like toys, exfoliants, herbs, oils, etc.) as well as what you can put
your soap into (molding options like decorative cavity molds,
loaf molds and recycled containers). Finally, you'll see how to
package your works of art to impress.
This Class Will Cover:
toys into the soap (a favorite for "kids" of all ages)
2-Layer Bar: using multiple
pours of different colored soap for visual effect
(aka mosaic soap) using pre-made chunks of soap within the new
Botanical Bar: using additives
like herbs to change the texture and feel of the soap
basic melt & pour soap is not complicated and most
could do it without an instructor. That's why in this class we
focus on the techniques, which is usually where people run into
problems. I'll start by demonstrating each of the four types of
soap listed above and then set you loose with a partner to try
your hand at those that interest you most.
Students will be given the choice to work individually
or in pairs. This class
was designed with total beginners in mind, but it is also taken
by those who have tried making basic melt & pour before and
had some problems or are ready to learn some of the more tricky
techniques that really make your soap personalized and unique.
will be amazed at what you can accomplish with a little instruction
a few hours of practice - go from beginner to advanced in one
will take home helpful handouts with
instructions, tips, and recipe ideas as well as
5 impressive bars of soap. You will also package
all your soap so it's completely ready to use
or give away. This class uses only non-detergent
soap base and no animal ingredients.