The other day, someone asked me a question through the contact page in my website. Danielle wanted to know the difference between Soap Nite and a Soap Making Class. Since I’ve been asked that question before, I thought I’d share my answer.
Soap Nite isn’t a teaching/learning class. There’s some artistic planning to be done on your part. Blend your own scent from my assortment of fragrance and essential oils. Choose a color for your soap and then watch as I make it for you. Once the soap is made, you can get even more imaginative. Decorate your soap with botanicals, soap embeds and glitter. You go home with a pound of soap you designed and curing instructions. It’s meant to be a fun night to get together with friends and be creative. Soap Nite is not meant to teach you how to make soap.
Soap Making Class
My soap making class will teach you how to work safely with lye, the properties of different soap making oils and why we use them, how to use an online lye calculator and understanding what superfatting is. You’ll learn how to formulate your own soap recipe. We make 2 different batches of soap and you bring home a pound of soap from each batch. You leave class with that include safety instructions, necessary equipment list, step-by-step soap making instructions, my supplier list, recipe booklet with 10 recipes, curing instructions and the confidence to make your own soap at home. We do get creative in my soap making class and decorate our soaps with botanicals, soap embeds and glitter, but the emphasis is on learning the soap making technique.
I enjoy the creative side of soap making (Soap Nite) and the serious side (Soap Making Class), but there’s no reason why the serious side can’t be fun. Every batch of soap made is infused with happiness and delight. Soap making brings a smile to my face, every time.
Which night would you like to try?
Yours in Gratitude,
Sandy Engel says
They both sound like fun. Love that you gave a clear definition of both. I can create what I want, and watch you make it or I can learn all about soap making. Either way, I have fun, and get to go home with soap. Thanks for clarifying that.
Angela Carillo says
You’re right Sandy, either way, it’s a fun time. 🙂
I love the beautiful soap your students create! What a wonderful experience you’re offering 🙂
Angela Carillo says
Thanks Cassie! I love seeing the creative soaps they make.