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Take this course and you will learn how to make beautiful, natural handmade soap from scratch, at home, using the ingredients of your choice.
The course will give you all the information that you need about oils, butters and fragrances, so that you can easily create your own recipes. I share my own recipes for the soaps demonstrated to give you a start.
With the knowledge you get from this course, you won't have to be limited to following other people's recipes - you will be able to create your own unique handcrafted soaps.
Soapmaking is like any hobby - you can spend a fortune on it. However, in this course I will show you how to use regular kitchen equipment and ingredients that you can get in your local supermarket and health food store.
You will discover how to use household or dollar store items as molds, so that you can get started straight away at little or no cost.
Q) What method of soap making is used in this course?
A) This course covers Cold Process soap making.
Q) Does this course cover Melt and Pour Soap making?
A) No. This course shows you how to make soap from scratch using the Cold Process Method.
Q) Does this course cover Hot Process Soap making?
A) No the method taught in this course is Cold Process, although the basic method for Hot Process soap is discussed.
Q) Is this method of soap making suitable for children to do?
A) Some people allow their children to do soap making, however that is usually using the Melt and Pour method. The lye in Cold Process soap making is caustic and will burn the skin, so I would not recommend children or animals to be around while soap making.
Q) What if I run into problems while making my soap?
A) I have highlighted all the important things that you need to know. However, if you do have any problems I'll be there in the discussion area, ready to help you
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|Section 1: Introduction|
|Section 2: Equipment|
|Quiz 1||2 questions|
What containers to use as molds
Lining a Loaf MoldPreview
Making a Wooden Loaf Mold
Equipment You Will Need
|Section 3: Safety Information - ESSENTIAL VIEWING|
Important Safety Information
|Section 4: Understanding the Principles of Soap Making|
The Principles of Cold Process Soap MakingPreview
Alternative Methods of Soap MakingPreview
|Section 5: How To Make a Basic Soap|
Properties of Base Oils
Calculating How Much Soap You Need To Fill Your Mold
Creating Your Soap Recipe Using a Lye Calculator
Using Lab Colours
Let's see what you remember about safety precautions
|Section 6: Step by Step Demonstration of Making a Basic Soap|
Mixing Your Lye and Water
Using a Natural Colorant
|Quiz 3||1 question|
Using Colours in Cold Process Soap
Melting the Oils and Butters
Combining Your Ingredients and Achieving Trace
Unmolding and Cutting Your Soap
Soap Making Challenge
|Section 7: Making A Loaf of Soap|
Mixing the Water and Lye
Let's see what you remember about mixing lye and water and adding to the oils
Melting the OIls
Mixing The Colours
Achieving Trace, Adding Fragrance and Colours
Pouring The Soap Into The Mold
Cutting The Soap
|Section 8: Making Exfoliating Soap|
Making Batter, Adding Fragrances and Colour
Adding Pumice and Pouring Soap Into The Mold
Umolding and Cutting The Soap
|Section 9: Shampoo Soap|
Making Shampoo Soap
Cutting Shampoo Soap
|Section 10: Shaving Soap|
Making The Shaving Soap
|Section 11: Storing and Packaging Your Soaps|
Curing And Storing Your Soap
|Section 12: Rebatching Your Soap|
Cutting The Rebatched Soap
|Section 13: Troubleshooting|
|Section 14: Bonus and Additional Resources|
I have been making soap for over 18 years and teaching soap for over 15 years.
I started with the melt and pour Soap method and then went on to make soap from scratch using the Cold Process method. I love to share my expertise with others, which led me to start teaching soap making from my home. Now my course is an online version, which allows me to share my passion with students from all over the world, who want to learn or master soap making.
I have successfully sold my soaps to friends, co-workers, at craft fairs and online.
The best thing about Cold Process soap making is that you can make totally natural soap that does not contain any harmful chemicals. I can teach you how to make a simple, plain bar of soap, or how to unleash your creativity using fabulous colouring techniques. I have studied aromatherapy, so am the perfect person to guide students in the use of essential oils.
I have always loved teaching and love the satisfaction of teaching a complete beginner to make something creative and seeing or hearing about their delight in the fabulous results they have achieved. Udemy's discussion area is perfect for following up with students and sharing in their successes.
Join the soap making course and let me help you have fun and make amazing soap.