Soapmaking 101 at The Butterfly House in Faust Park - SOLD OUT

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To register, call (636) 530-0076 or click the link at the bottom of the description below.
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River City Soapworks has partnered with the Missouri Botanical Garden to offer Soapmaking 101 at The Sophia M. Sachs Butterfly House in Faust Park on Sunday, February 18, 2018 from Noon to 3pm.  Soapmaking 101 is an introductory workshop in which you will learn the basics of cold process soapmaking (how to make soap from scratch) from an HSCG certified soapmaker.  No prior experience is necessary, as this is primarily a demonstration course.

In Soapmaking 101, you will:

  • Enjoy a brief history of soapmaking, which dates back to circa 2800 B.C.

  • Learn soapmaking safety and how to properly use equipment & tools

  • Understand the chemistry and process of soapmaking (saponification)

  • Explore common soapmaking ingredients and discover their benefits

  • Learn about natural and cosmetic options for adding color and fragrance

  • Understand how to formulate a cold process soap recipe

  • Learn how to properly cure, cut, and store handmade soap

  • Observe a live soapmaking demonstration by an experienced, certified soapmaker

  • Take home approximately one pound of handmade soap!

Soapmaking 101 will teach you everything you need to know to start making soap at home!  

About the Instructor: Learn to make soap from an expert in the field!  Ann Herman is an experienced soapmaker and the owner of River City Soapworks.  She holds Advanced Soapmaker Certification from the industry's leading professional organization, the Handcrafted Soap & Cosmetic Guild (HSCG).   

Register for the Class: Call (636) 530-0076 or visit the Missouri Botanical Garden's online registration page by clicking HERE.

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