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introduction to soap making workshop - cold process

introduction to soap making workshop - cold process

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Workshops are socially distanced and attendees are encouraged to wear masks if they choose. 

Workshop Description: In this workshop you will learn to make cold-process soap safely and with confidence. This introductory class covers ingredients; safety procedures; basic formulation theory, and cold process soap making. Create a batch (4 large bars) of soap scented with optional essential oils of your choosing, perfect for gifts and personal use. Our workshops are hands-on soap-making - meaning that after your instructor demonstrates the process and safety procedures used, YOU become the soap-maker!

Choose from the available dates listed above and details will be emailed to you shortly, we have a max of 6 people per time/date. If none of these options work, please contact us to set up a private workshop!  

Workshop details: 

Min # participants: 2
Max # participants: 6
Class length: 2 hrs
Minimum age: 16
Location: Studio Q (1310 Quincy St NE Studio #1, Minneapolis, MN 55413), a very large and open space that is safe for social distancing and great for workshops

        WORKSHOP DETAILS

        In this workshop you will learn to make cold-process soap safely and with confidence. This introductory class covers ingredients; safety procedures; basic formulation theory, and cold process soap making. Create a batch (4 large bars) of soap scented with optional essential oils of your choosing, perfect for gifts and personal use. Our workshops are hands-on soap-making - meaning that after your instructor demonstrates the process and safety procedures used, YOU become the soap-maker!

        OUTLINE

        This workshop is intended as an introduction to soap making procedures to make cold process soap from scratch. We will cover:
        - The history of making soap from scratch
        - Basic soap chemistry
        - Safety precautions working with lye (sodium hydroxide)
        - Measuring, mixing and monitoring temperatures
        - Soap molds, liners and other necessary equipment
        - Demonstration of making soap
        - Essential oil blending
        - You will make your first batch of soap, which you will take home.

        PREPARE FOR CLASS

        - Come excited and open to learn
        - Think about an essential oil mix you would like for your soap
        - Please wear old clothes in case of splatter - long sleeves (not flowy), full length pants and closed toed shoes.
        - Be aware that after receiving safety instructions and guidance about the protective gear you should always wear (safety goggles, etc), you must sign a Liability Waiver for us before being allowed around ‘lye’ and the production area.

        TAKE HOMES & HAND OUTS

        - Cold Process Soap Basics Handout
        - Soap batch card
        - Custom batch of soap, 4 bars made by you

        *The workshop fee includes lecture, demonstration; all supplies and materials needed to make a batch of soap (oils, butters, lye, essential oils, safety goggles, gloves and aprons).

        CANCELLATION POLICY

        - If the workshop does not have enough participants, class will be canceled at least 5 days before class and paid students will receive a full refund.
        - Our workshops are planned for small groups of up to 6 participants, and often require us to turn away additional participants when the workshops fill.
        - Should you need to cancel your attendance - for any reason - please let us know as soon as possible. If we can fill your space prior to 7 days before the workshop, you will receive a refund of your payment minus a $25 non-refundable deposit. If we cannot fill your space at that point, you will receive half of your original payment returned via payment method received.
        - If you give us less than 7 days notice or just don’t show up for the workshop(s), no refund or credit will be given.
        - You are welcome to send someone else in your place if you cannot attend yourself, just let us know!

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