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* HP Soap Making IntensiveHP Soap Making Intensive

Time: 10:00 am

It is going to get HOT in here as we make three types of soap using the Hot Process soap making method. Soap makers who tend to choose this method of soapmaking prefer it over Cold Process soap making because soaps are completely saponfied within a few hours more economical to use essential oils and fragrance oils immediate use; no curing is necessary The Day will be Split up into Three Sessions Session One: Hot Process Soap Making (Bars) (10 am - 12 pm) - no more waiting 3-4 weeks to use your soaps. Learn how to craft your bar soaps with a more textured look and feel. Session Two: Translucent Soap (1-3 pm) - learn hot to make translucent bar soaps from scratch. They are not melt and pour soaps aka glycerin soaps but light is able to pass through. Session Three: Liquid Soap (3-5 pm) - learn to create your own sulfate free liquids soaps, shampoos and hand soaps. You will take home several bottles of body wash and liquid foaming soap.

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* Body Butters, Lip Balm & WhipsBody Butters, Lip Balm & Whips

Time: 10:00 am

Class Location: Ridgely Retreat, Annapolis, MD

* Lotion and CreamsLotion and Creams

Time: 2:00 pm

Skin moisturizers are one of the #1 cosmetics sold but not all of them are created equal. Learn hands on how to make luxurious creams and lotions with ingredients that nurture the skin. * Understand why preservatives are needed * How to label your lotions for retail * The benefits and properties of oils * The ingredients needed to make lotions and creams * Where you can buy your ingredients and much more At the end of the session you will bring home at least (2) - two ounce bottles of lotion and (2) - two ounce containers of cream.

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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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* MD Hot Process Soap MakingMD Hot Process Soap Making

Time: 10:00 am

Class Location: Ridgely Retreat, Annapolis, MD

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

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