Soapmaking 101


Soapmaking 101: A Workshop for Beginners
Saturday, March 7, 2015
2:00-4:30 pm
Philadelphia, PA 19134
$40 Early Bird ($50 after Feb. 21)

Soapmaking is an addictively fun activity that combines science, art, and a little history too!

Date: Saturday, March 7, 2015
Time: 2-4:30 pm
Location: My home in Philadelphia, PA
Cost: $40 Early Bird ($50 after Feb. 21)


Come learn how to make your very own soaps with natural ingredients! The workshop includes:

Short history of soapmaking
Basic soapmaking chemistry
Explanation of materials and tools needed
Hands-on practice
Demonstration of all steps of soapmaking process
Written guide to soapmaking
2 soap bars

This workshop is appropriate for age 14 and older.


A little about the history of soapmaking and why I make my own soap:

Soapmaking is a traditional craft that goes back at least 5000 years. For 90% of that time, most soap was made at home or by local artisans in small batches, NOT manufactured in a factory by large companies.

In fact, most soap on the market today is not real soap, but detergent – a mixture of artificial chemicals that mimic the cleansing action of real soap. These chemicals often cause allergic reactions and are harmful to the environment.

Real soap is made by combining natural fats and oils with lye. Because real soap is made with natural ingredients, it is gentler to our skin and to the environment. By making our own soap, we take back control over the ingredients we use, as well as preserve the rich tradition of this highly important craft.