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Date: February 5, 2018
Time: 1:10 PM - 3:10 PM EST
Event Description:
BEGINNING SOAP MAKING  (Class Limit 10) By Sheila Ruud
Mondays, 2/5 – 2/12, 2 Sessions, 1:10 pm – 3:10 pm
This class will teach the fundamentals of several different methods of soap making.   We will learn a short history of the craft of soap making, as well as step by step instructions of making three different types of soap, and the recipes.  We will do “hands on “ soap making using the hot process, cold process, and melt and pour techniques The equipment and safety gear needed for making lye soap and the ingredients will be discussed and provided.  We will cover the ingredients that can be used for your soaps and the different ways these ingredients combine to give you the outcome you want.  We will learn how to use a soap calculator to determine which ingredients will give you the type of soap you want to make, for example creamy lather, lots of bubbly lather, conditioning, etc.  We will explore some of the additives you may want to use in your soap such as goats milk, coconut milk, botanicals, coloring and scents, and how these can affect the outcome of your soap.  The different types of soap molds will be discussed, how they will give you many options for making your soap, as well as help you determine the best soap formula to use for the mold.  Different soap techniques require different curing times, so we will learn to test the ph of our soaps before we use them. As with all crafts, there may be times we need to trouble shoot possible problems you may encounter with you soap making.  All you will need for this class is an apron.
Sheila lives in Young Harris with her husband, Gerald, on their mini goat farm off Crooked Creek Road.   She has been making soap for over 35 years and began to turn her hobby into a business, Crooked Creek Farm and Foxfire Blends Bath and Body™, after she retired for a second time.  Sheila makes goat milk soap, lotions, body  butters  and scrubs.  Sheila and her husband have been in a booth at the Farmer’s Market in Blairsville for the past 6, as well as working with the Art Guild shows, festivals, and Relay for Life fundraisers.  They have our store and soap kitchen on the farm and an online business as well.
ICL Classroom at Young Harris College.
Date/Time Information:
Mondays, 2/5 – 2/12, 2 Sessions, 1:10 pm – 3:10 pm
Contact Information:
For more information please visit www.iclyhc.org for registration and detailed course information or call 706.379.5194 and leave a message or send an email to icl@yhc.edu.
Course fee $14. (Requires ICL membership - $25 annually).
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