This FIVE video eCourse will have you confidently making cold process soap in no time.
Lye Safety – If you have any fear at all about working with lye, I want to reassure you. I liken working with lye to working with dangerous household cleaning products such as bleach and ajax. As long as you protect yourself, you can easily and safely make soap! I’ll talk about safety gear that you need, using and storing your lye. Let me put your mind at ease! Sure lye needs to be respected, but never feared!
Making a Lye Solution – Talking to many new soapmaker, the #1 struggle when jumping into the craft is working with lye and making the lye solution. I created a whole video dedicated to safely making your lye solution! I talk about the different kinds of lye and where to find it. I go over containers and utensils that are safe to use. I’ll walk you through the process, showing you how to use a scale, step-by-step, and you’ll see how easy it is.
Preparing Your Oils & Scent – After making your lye solution, you’ll need to prepare your oils. I’ll show you my process for preparing my oils that won’t have you waiting FOREVER for your temperatures to drop so that you can make your soap.
Mixing and Molding – After you’ve prepared your lye solution and oils, it is time to mix your soap! I’ll walk you through how to use an immersion blender to bring your soap to trace! (Don’t know what trace is? This video will help!) It can be hard to recognize when your soap is fully mixed, this detailed video will show you the detailed process. I’ll also discuss temperature and how that affects your soap.
Cutting and Curing Your Soap – After you’ve poured your soap into the mold, you’ll need to let it firm up! We’ll talk about how long to let your soap sit, how to cut your soap and how to cure. And if you don’t know what cure mean, don’t worry, we’ll discuss that!
Here’s what a few of my fellow Soapmakers had to say about why they started Soapmaking:
The ingredients in commercial soap can cause irritation, inflammation and troubling allergic reactions. Learning to make soap provides you the freedom to use ingredients that work for your family’s specific needs, providing soothing relief for a variety of skin types.
Soapmaking can become an engaging craft or hobby that provides enrichment and joy.
Soapmaking provides a creative outlet that can double as a business or side hustle.
The soapmaking process provides a therapeutic outlet for managing depression and anxiety.
Natural handcrafted soap is the perfect gift for birthdays, holidays, wedding and baby showers, and basically any gift-giving opportunity!
By using a variety of techniques, ingredients and colors, soapmaking is an art medium that does more than simply provide a creative outlet. It produces skin soothing soap that delights the senses.