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Hands-On History

Introduction to Soap Making

Julianne Bonnet, owner of Faerie Goatmother artisian soaps, will teach a workshop titled Introduction to Soap Making. Participants will learn about the ingredients, supplies and methods used in making cold process soap. Each attendee will go home with their own bar of soap to use or give as a gift.

Learn to make soap the old fashioned way, using the cold process method. Whether you want to make soap for yourself or to give as gifts, making soap from scratch can be both fun and rewarding.

Commercial soap is typically made with harsh ingredients that can degrade the skin. By making your own soap, you can not only have creative control, but also be in total control of the ingredients and quality of ingredients that you use.

The class will cover the following:

  • Brief history and basic chemistry of soap making
  • Necessary materials, supplies and equipment
  • Safety considerations when working with sodium hydroxide (lye)
  • Taking accurate measurements & proper mixing temperatures
  • Coloring soap naturally with herbs, spices & clays
  • Using pure essential oils to scent your soap naturally
  • Preparing your molds and molding options
  • Insulating, cutting, curing and storing your finished soap

Hands-On History

A series of hands-on workshops for adults held in the San Mateo County History Museum's Wells Fargo Learning Center.
Saturday, November 8, 2014
1- 4 p.m.
History Museum, Wells Fargo Learning Center
$15 for members;
$20 for non-members.
Price includes admission
Space is limited. To register, contact the Education Department at 650.299.0104, ext. 231 or email us. RSVP by November 1.
Click here for event flyer.
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