As seen in the Green Fields at this years Glastonbury festival, this workshop will teach you how to make real soap from scratch, from basic ingredients (not an instant ‘melt & pour’ soap base) and essential oils. Using a recycled juice carton as the mould and ‘carry home’ pack (the soap takes 24 hours to solidify), this workshop is all about making something real and eco friendly - no toxic chemicals or pollutants here - and all ingredients are ethically sourced & vegan - no palm oil.
These classes are about the soap-making method and so don’t include decorating with flower petals or using fancy moulds - you'll be given a choice of essential oils to scent your soap and can colour it if you choose. You'll come away with a finished soap block weighing about 500g, which will make 4 decent sized bars - perfect for Christmas Presents!. A full set of notes are supplied that will enable more soap-making at home and provide ‘after care’ instructions.
Each participant will need to bring:
1 empty litre juice carton (the tall waxed card type works best rather than the tetrapak sort) (photo attached)
A sturdy bag & a couple of old towels or fleece blanket/sofa throw to pack the soap in (This is to keep the soap batter warm and insulated on the journey home and for the next 24 hours)
W will provide eye protection, gloves (latex free), sleeve guards and aprons. You will need to wear closed shoes.
We will be working with oils (olive, castor, coconut and shea butter) that have been refined and packed in the UK in a factory that also produces groundnut oil and we will also be handling essential oils.
There will be a health & safety briefing before we start.