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* Essential Oil BlendingEssential Oil Blending

Time: 10:00 am

Learn how to incorporate essential oils in your daily life or for use in your skin care products.

* Green Cleaning Using EO'sGreen Cleaning Using EO's

Time: 2:00 pm

This Green cleaning class will enable you to gain a deeper understanding of formulating cleaning products using essential oils.

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* Soapmaking IntensiveSoapmaking Intensive

Time: 10:00 am

In this workshop with La Shonda Tyree, who turned her hobby and passion for making her own soaps and lotions into a highly successful business, we will learn how to make a range of exquisite self-care products. We will begin by discovering the history and chemistry of soapmaking, and the safety practices required to manufacture soap. We will then get hands-on instruction in soapmaking using sodium hydroxide with the cold process method. We will explore how to unleash our creativity by customizing our soaps with colors, fragrances and/or essential oils; learn how to create luxurious soaps using alternative liquids such as Goat’s Milk; and make fabulous swirl patterns and embedding designs utilizing a couple of different methods that will make your soaps rival mass market soaps. Other topics will include: resources for supplies and industry websites; proper product labeling and preservation; and tips on how to start a business.

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* Whipped SoapmakingWhipped Soapmaking

Time: 10:00 am

Learn how to make soap that FLOATS!!

* Learn to Make Soap CupcakesLearn to Make Soap Cupcakes

Time: 2:00 pm


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I was in your class on Saturday and I LOVED it. SO inspired to make soap!

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The Difference between Hot Process and Cold Process Soaps

The Difference between Hot Process and Cold Process Soaps

There are two basic ways to make solid bar soap; hot process or cold process.  The difference include using external heat, the time it takes to saponify, curing time and the finish of the soap. External Heat and Saponification Time Cold process soaps uses the exothermic heat reaction that is created from the acid and base reaction of the fatty acids (soap making oils ) and the lye solution. When making cold process soaps you may have initially melted your solid oils down to a liquid form so that you can adequately mix the lye solution with the soap recipe fatty acids. No additional heat is used to actually facilitate the saponification process. Saponification takes about 18 to 24 hours to complete. With hot process soap making an external heat source is used to accelerate saponification. The external heat source can be a crock pot, a double boiler or the oven. Saponification will be complete in approximately 2 hours. Cure Time Soaps made using the cold process method take about three to four weeks to cure. This of course depends on where you live. If you live in a region where the humidity is very low such as Colorado it could take your soaps one to two weeks to cure. If the soaps were made using the hot process method one week of cure time is sufficient. Aesthetics  Another difference between the two methods is how the soaps look. Cold process soaps have a more smooth finish to them. Whereas, hot process soaps have a more textured rustic finish to them. This is due to when the additives are...
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