Last weekend I taught another group of aspiring soapmakers at The Nova Studio. The Cold Process 101 Soapmaking class seemed to be a popular activity to share, as there were several sets of friends/sisters/BFFs taking the class together. I suggested that they also make soap together. Making soap with a buddy is a lot of fun. And I love the idea of sharing on the clean-up, too!
Most of the CP101 students came back after lunch to make their first batch of soap in the new Cold Process 201 “Make and Take” class. In this lab session, each student got a plain batch of soap that I mixed up for them, and they got to add scent and color and additives to make it their own.
Once the soap hardens up at home, they can pull the bag out of the tube, peel off the plastic and cut their “soap salami” into neat round bars.
Together, these two classes are a great introduction to the pleasure of making your own soap. We sent each student home with extra liners so the tube mold can be reused for the next batch. And from the way everyone was lovingly carrying out their soaps, I’m sure there WILL be a next batch!