Melt & Pour Soap Classes
Melt and Pour Soap classes are a great introduction to learning to make your own soap. In a melt and pour base, saponification has already occurred (means sodium hydroxide lye, oils, glycerin, and sometimes other ingredients) were combined together to make the base) allowing you to experiment and understand the second half of the soap-making process without concern for working with these chemicals.
You will be working with essential oils, flowers, and melted soap, we encourage you to wear something suitable. We can not provide aprons due to covid regulations and so we encourage you to BYO an apron if it is your preference. We do provide safety glasses and elbow-length reusable PVC gloves.
We complete risk assessments on the following components of this class:
Any additives supplied (including long terms safety of these items in resulting bars i.e. chances of mould if using fresh ingredients)
Heat (you will be working with liquid soap at 80 degrees)
CLASS PROCESS & CARE INSTRUCTIONS
You will be taught how to select your additives combine them and apply them to a soap base to create 4 bars - here is a link to the class handout supplied in class which includes your soap worksheet and care instructions.
In our melt and pour class you will learn how to incorporate additives into your soap. If you have experience with hot or cold process soap you may have used fresh ingredients. Unfortunately, fresh fruits and veggies, fresh flowers, liquid milk, or purees cannot be added to melt and pour soaps in the same way as they can with hot/cold process soap batters (because the fresh versions of those ingredients will go bad without the saponification process). But for melt and pour there are specific additives and forms of these additives that can be used. Adding a fruit/veggie purée to melt and pour soap is like leaving the purée out on the counter eventually, it will turn brown and grow mold. For these reasons we supply only certain ingredients in certain forms - you can read about these below: