When I teach my Cold Process Soapmaking 101 class for beginners, I always demonstrate the whole process. As I’m talking, I’m making a batch of soap. Then at the end of class they get a bar of the same kind of soap, but which was made the last time I taught that class.
So I recently cut the batch that I made last Saturday. These bars will go home with the next group of students taking this class next month.
I also demonstrate what it looks like to cut a batch of soap. To do that I make some a couple days BEFORE class so that it’s ready to cut on class day. That’s what this batch was for.
Students love taking home a bar that they can watch and sniff and feel as it cures.
A lot of preparation goes into teaching soapmaking, but it’s all worth it when I see how excited the students are to take home their goodies!