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Liquid Substitutions in Soapmaking

Learn to make soap with beer, wine, coffee, tea, juices, and purees.
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Created by Erica D Pence
Last updated 3/2014
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  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
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What Will I Learn?
Learn all about liquid substitutions you can use in soap, their differences and benefits
Learn how to choose substitutions for your soap project
Learn to use liquid substitutions for soapmaking
Learn to create 6 different soaps - beer, wine, coffee, tea, cucumber, and strawberry
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  • To make soaps you will need: recipe, oils, lye, coffee, tea, beer, wine, fresh strawberries, fresh cucumber, fragrance, colorants
  • Desire to learn
  • Willingness to practice new techniques

Learn to create soap using different types of liquids in this demonstration class, including beer, wine, coffee, tea, juices and purees.

This is a comprehensive, course consisting of slideshow presentations, videos, downloadable PDFs, and quizzes to highlight important information in a professional format. You’ll be able to learn everything you would in a traditional classroom and ask any questions along the way all from the comfort of your home.

Topics include:

  • Benefits
  • Differences in liquid substitutions in soap
  • Composition of substitutions
  • Choosing Liquids
  • Making oil and tea infusions
  • Methods of adding liquids
  • Special considerations
  • Step by step demonstration

Learn to make:

  • Cabernet wine soap
  • Beer shaving soap
  • Chocolate coffee soap
  • Green tea infused soap
  • Cucumber puree soap
  • Strawberry puree soap

Includes: Liquid Substitution Manual

Our classes are unique in the industry. Each course is designed in logical sequence in a well thought out curriculum. Classes are very comprehensive and cover small details that are often overlooked in other courses and books, but make life easier for soapmakers (things we wished we had learned as a new soapmaker). The class is built on a professional platform, where you can learn at your own pace on your own time, anywhere in the world. You just need internet access and a desire to learn.

Who is the target audience?
  • Soapmakers interested in learning about using alternative liquids in soap
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Curriculum For This Course
Expand All 20 Lectures Collapse All 20 Lectures 02:09:36
8 Lectures 48:08

Liquid Substitutions Manual

Tools in Soapmaking

Lye Safety and Handling

Scenting Soap

Coloring Soap

Review: Soapmaking Step by Step

Soapmaking Basics
10 questions
Liquid Substitutions
4 Lectures 32:03
Substitutions Overview

Choosing Substitutions

Methods and Preparations

Making an Infusion or Tea

Liquid Substitutions
10 questions
Liquid Substitutions in Action
6 Lectures 42:40
Cabernet Sauvignon Wine Soap

Rich Chocolate Soap with Coffee

Lemongrass Green Tea Infused Soap

Wasabi Cucumber Puree Soap

Very Strawberry Puree Soap

Liquid Substitutions in Action
5 questions
2 Lectures 06:40

About the Instructor
4.6 Average rating
66 Reviews
244 Students
14 Courses
Certified Advanced Soapmaking Teacher

Erica Pence is a soapmaker, teacher, author, and blogger. She is the founder and CEO of Bath Alchemy Lab providing soap, bath & body, and candle making classes, and Herban Apothecary (formerly The Bonnie Bath Co.), her own line of bath and body products. She is author of the blog, Soap-Blog, where she provides information for those in the bath and body industry. Erica is a long-time columnist for The Saponifier magazine and a speaker for the Handcrafted Soap and Cosmetic Guild 2014 Conference. She holds a BA in Education, and combines her love for teaching and researching with her passion for soapmaking. Erica is a native Floridian, who now resides in North Carolina with her husband, daughter, 2 dogs, and an old cat.

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