Kim emailed me and said she had some friends who wanted to learn how to make soap, and would I consider doing a private class for them? After emailing back and forth a few times, she was able to find a date that worked for everyone. One Friday night a few weeks ago, they had their class. I like to make soap as soon as we can, so after we went through the safety instructions, we got started.
We melted the oils and used the immersion blender to make sure all the butters were liquid.
Kim pours the lye into the oils as Amanda blends the mixture and the soap starts to saponify. Can you see the goggles on Amanda? Protecting your eyes is really important. The soap mixture starts out thin, but soon starts to look like pudding.
After adding the essential oil blend, I pour the soap into their individual soap molds.
Now comes the fun part. Decorating. I had plenty of botanicals for them to choose from. Lavender, crushed apricot seeds, oatmeal, calendula and cranberry seeds just to name a few. Oh and glitter too, because there’s no such thing as too much glitter. Everyone got busy individualizing their soaps.
Kim was able to divide her soap into 3 sections and decorate each differently. By the time she was done her soap had thickened and I was able to show her how to make peaks on the top.
We even had some time for posing and clowning around. They were a fun bunch and I really enjoyed teaching them to make soap. Soap making is one of my favorite things to do, and I’m grateful for the opportunity to share my passion with others.
What are you grateful for this week?
Yours in Gratitude,