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Olive Oil Soapmaking
Sat. 12 November 2016, 2:30 pm – 4:30 pm AEDT
Olive oil is an excellent resource to make your own homemade soap. Like making a cake, we need to consider what type of cake we want (fragrance, colour, shape), prepare our ingredients (Olive oil, lye, dried and steeped herbs and flowers, seeds or other additives, fragrant oils, colouring) and make sure we have the right tools (stick mixer or blender, plastic bowls and jugs) and moulds (milk cartons, plastic or cardboard tubing, toilet rolls etc) to achieve the aesthetic appeal we want (shape, texture, finish).
This 2 hour practical course covers all of these aspects of soap making. You will go away with one of Sarah's cakes of soap and receive three more cakes once they have been cut after the course. If you bring along some individual moulds such as toilet rolls or small round or square molds, you will be able to take three with you that day (cardboard milk containers etc). If you have some special essential oil or fragrances you would like to add please feel free to bring those along too. Otherwise, the tutor will provide all that is needed for you to make your first soaps.
Please bring protective goggles, a long sleeved smock, covered shoes and rubber gloves for safety. You might also like to bring your own bucket, stick mixer and moulds as well.