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This course is Organic * Vegan * Cruelty-Free * Palm-Free
Beginner to Intermediate Class with solid information on how to formulate bar soaps. Intermediate students will benefit from formulation techniques and guidance on water discounting for shorter cure time.
This workshop is taught by Marla Bosworth, CEO of Back Porch Soap Company. She has been making soap for nearly 20 years, and will share with you her tips for getting started in this fun craft/hobby/skincare industry.
We'll make two batches together as a class. Each student will receive hands-on experience, an information-packed class handout with instructions, recipes and valuable supplier list.
You will learn safety guidelines and reach a level of comfort so that you can finally make soap by hand at home! We'll discuss how to formulate your own recipes, properly use and store lye, mixing lye and water, oils for soap making, fragrance oils vs. essential oils, superfatting, additives and exfoliants, coloring, molding and curing. Students will receive soap recipes and a list of my favorite places to buy soap making supplies and equipment.
Each student will take home 10 handmade bars of soap (worth $80 retail).
Date: Friday, January 26
Time: 6 p.m.- 9 p.m.
Course Fee: $168 early-bird rate has been extended. Regular rate of $188 thereafter. Class cost covers applies workshop, materials, supplies, ingredients and a valuable handout with recipes, formulation tips, instructions and a list of our favorite suppliers.
Little Shop of Crafts
711 Amsterdam Ave. at 94th Street, New York City
If you have questions please contact Marla Bosworth of Back Porch Soap: 781.934.8100 (cell phone)
Note: All classes must be prepaid in full. You will receive a confirmation email. Please dress for mess (bring an apron if you'd like!) and remember to take a plastic bag or two to transport the finished products you'll be taking home. Bring an old towel to insulate your soaps.
Please note that due to rental space contracts and travel logistics, we cannot offer any refunds or credits if you need to cancel your attendance. If you would like to send someone else in attendance, please give us 24-hour advance notice.
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