Liquid Substitutions in Soapmaking

Learn to make soap with beer, wine, coffee, tea, juices, and purees.
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  • Lectures 20
  • Length 2 hours
  • Skill Level Intermediate Level
  • Languages English
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About This Course

Published 3/2014 English

Course Description

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.

What are the requirements?

  • 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

What am I going to get from this course?

  • 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

Who is the target audience?

  • Soapmakers interested in learning about using alternative liquids in soap

What you get with this course?

Not for you? No problem.
30 day money back guarantee.

Forever yours.
Lifetime access.

Learn on the go.
Desktop, iOS and Android.

Get rewarded.
Certificate of completion.


Section 1: Introduction
Introduction to Course
Liquid Substitutions Manual
Tools in Soapmaking
Lye Safety and Handling
Scenting Soap
Coloring Soap
Review: Soapmaking Step by Step
Soapmaking Basics
10 questions
Section 2: Liquid Substitutions
Substitutions Overview
Choosing Substitutions
Methods and Preparations
Making an Infusion or Tea
Liquid Substitutions
10 questions
Section 3: Liquid Substitutions in Action
Cabernet Sauvignon Wine Soap
Honey Ale Beer Shaving 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
Section 4: Conclusion

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Instructor Biography

Erica D Pence, 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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