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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.
Special Note: A materials fee of $45 will be payable to the instructor. Participants will take home over 6 pounds of soap equavalent to 12 bars of handcrafted soaps. Participants need to bring: goggles (to protect eyes), apron, spatula, rubber gloves (to protect hands), painter’s mask, and sturdy bags (with a flat bottom) to transport soaps
Need to take Mass Transit from South Jersey, NYC or Pennsylvania? Check the NJ Transit website for specific travel planning. You will need to take the NJ Transit Train to the Paterson Station. Then take a short taxi ride to 468 Totowa Avenue, Paterson.