If you want to learn how to make soap, then you can benefit from the soap making classes available from Natures Garden. We have soap making classes with soap making recipes that are perfect for aspiring soap makers that have never made soap before. However, we have even more detailed classes that can be used as a reference as well. So, soap makers at different levels of experience can utilize these soap making classes to learn even more about soap making!
If you are wondering, “What are the different types of soap making?”, then we may have the perfect soap for you! The Soap Making: Where Do I Start soaping class may be useful for you! First, you can create melt and pour soap with an already made soap base. Also, you can use a few methods to create soap with lye. These options cold process soap, hot process soap, and cold processed oven processed soap. These four different types of soap making each have their own differences and benefits. In this soap class will explain the different types of soap making methods so that you can learn about and find your favorite soap making method. You can also use this soap making class to learn about soap making if you are just starting out. Or, perhaps, you want to try a different method but are unsure where to start.
If you are new to soap making, then you will definitely want to check out our soap making class, Soap Making Terminology. This soap making class shares a list of words that are likely to come up when soap making. Of course, some of these terms will show up more often and will become like second nature. With the help of this class, you will have the soap lingo down in no time!
Soap Making Classes for Common Soap Making Questions
Next, we have a soap making class that is perfect for beginning soap makers. As a new soaper you may know a bit about soap making, but there are many soaping terms that can be hard to keep up with. If you are still a beginning soap maker, then you may find the soap making class for Common Soap Making Questions useful. What sets this soap class apart from our other soap making classes is that this class has been created to answer many different soap making questions. Further, these are questions that have been most commonly asked by soap makers. So, we cover all kinds of different soap making questions that relate to the specific types of soap making methods as well as questions for general soap making. So, this soaping class could be a useful tool for making soap at home.
Before you create your first soap recipe with lye, you are going to want to learn how to keep yourself safe. As long as you take the proper safety precautions and understand what you are going to be doing, then you will be perfectly fine. So, you can use one of our soap making classes for soap making safety to learn how to make soap safely.
First of all, you will want to learn what you should wear during the soap making process. Also, you will want to learn what lye is, how to use it, and what to do to protect yourself and others from the potential danger of mishandling the lye. Plus, this soaping class will share with you how the curing process works and when it is safe to use your finished bars of soap. Once you go through this class to learn what lye is and how you can protect yourself, you will be ready to start soap making!
Cold Process Soap Making Classes
Now that you know a bit about cold process soap safety, you can try making your very own cold process soap. You can use our Cold Process Soap Class 101 soap making class to learn how to make soap at home. Instead of using this soaping class for answering questions like other cold process soap making classes, this cp soap class provides you with a free soap recipe that is perfect for newbies. In this soap making class, we will with walk you through a basic recipe for making cold process soap. This homemade soap recipe is a perfect recipe for beginner cold process soap makers because this soap recipe provides simple, detailed steps to create a basic scented soap recipe. So, get your soap making supplies and get started on your first soap making recipe!
While creating your own soap recipe from scratch can seem intimidating, our Making Your Own Soap Recipe Class can help you do it! Of course, it would be difficult for a new soap maker to jump right into formulating a recipe. So, this class may be more useful for soapers that have some experience and are ready to expand their soaping skills. In this soap making class, we will want you through how to use a soap calculator to create your own custom bar of soap.
First, you will need to factor in the ratio of lye to water. Also, you will be able to switch out the type and amounts of cosmetic oils. Further, the soap calculator will tell you the properties that this particular recipe will provide for you. To start, you can either enter in and alter a soap recipe previous made or you can start from scratch and alter details as you go. Either way, you will be able to create cold process soap that fits your exact needs!
Once you have tried out a few different kinds of cold process soap recipes, you will find that each recipe makes soap that is a bit different. Each recipe has its own combination of ingredients that lead to soap properties that make it unique compared to soap bars made with other recipes. You can use our Soap Making- Finding the Perfect Recipe class to learn more about how these ingredients affect the finished bars. So, you could use this to create the best soap making recipe for your preferences.
The different properties in your soap bars will depend on the ingredients that you use. What are the ingredients for homemade soap? Basically, you have water, lye, and cosmetic oils. Also, the different types of cosmetic oils that are included will influence the properties of the finished soap, too. This soaping class will explain the qualities that some of the most common fatty acids provide for soap making. Also, you will see a reference for the typical ranges for different properties in an average bar of soap. You can use these ranges to compare to your own formulation on the soap calculator. So, you can use this class as a tool for formulating your own homemade soap recipe from scratch.
If you are formulating your own soap recipe from scratch, then it would be useful to know how the cosmetic oils will affect your finished product. So, this Soap Making Tutorial for Soaping Oil Properties will explain the properties that different cosmetic oils will provide your soap. In this soaping class, we break down the properties associated with common fatty acids in soap making.
Then, you can use this to determine the properties of cosmetic oils based on their fatty acid make up. For instance, you can go to the Argan Oil page on the Natures Garden website and find the break down of fatty acids for this oil. Based on the fatty acid break down, this cosmetic oil would mostly provide conditioning properties, bar hardness, and creamy lather. Knowing this will make it easier to switch out oils to create a soaping recipe that cares for you exactly how you need it to.
Also, you can customize that fragrance for your cp soap. While you can theoretically add any of your favorite scents to your cold process soap, fragrance oils can make your batch perform differently. If you are asking yourself, “How do you add scent to homemade soap?”, then you can use our Fragrances Tested in CP Soap Results soap making class. This soap class has all of our own soap testing results for each of the body safe Natures Garden fragrance oils.
If you would like to learn how to make soap with soap base, then check out our Melt and Pour Soap Information. This soap class is a great introduction for soap makers that unsure what mp soap is or how to use the soap base. First of all, this soap class will explain what mp soap is. Also, this soap class will break down and explain the purpose of the cosmetic ingredients that are in our wholesale soap bases. Of course, we will share with you how to use melt and pour soap base correctly as well as how to add fragrance, soap colorant, and cosmetic herbs. So, this introductory soap tutorial would be a great place to start before making your first batch of melt and pour soap!
You can use our class on How to Use Melt and Pour Soap for a step by step tutorial on mp soap. This basic soap recipe will walk you through the basics for any melt and pour soap recipe. After you know the basics of making mp soap, you can begin to get creative with your soaping.
If you would like to try out an easy mp soap recipe to try for your first time, then check out our Easy Directions for Making Melt and Pour Soap class. This soap making tutorial will walk you through how to create a simple mp soap recipe. So, this soap class would be useful for a first time soap maker.
Also, you can check out our soap making class on exfoliation. This Exfoliate Class will teach how to use exfoliants in soap. Further, we will share with you a list of cosmetic herbs that are perfect for adding to soap. So, you can return to this list of suggestions for future soap making ideas!
Once you have learned how to make soap, you are ready for soap coloring instruction. There are many different things that you can use to color your homemade soap. This soap making class will share with you how to use natural colorants, soap dyes, mica powder, and cosmetic herbs to create gorgeous soap.
Workshop Festival for Soap Making Classes
If you have never made cold process soap or are interested in checking out this festival, then you may want to check out the event listed for Soap Making – Holiday on the Farm Workshop Festival from Eventbrite. All you need to bring is protective clothing and safety supplies. Then, this fun event will walk you through how to make soap from scratch so that you can create your own 1 pound batch of soap to take home and enjoy!
We hope you have learned a lot about how to make soap at home! If you have any questions about making soap, then feel free to reach out to us about the soap making classes. You can reach out to us through the H.U.G. line, in the NG store, and online. An easy way to reach out to us online is through our social media. First of all, we are available on the Natures Garden Facebook page. Also, you can use our handle @ngscents to find us on Instagram and Twitter. Not only can you use these social media platforms to ask us any questions that you may have regarding this cosmetic recipe, but you can share your own homemade soap recipes, too. So, we hope that we will hear from you sometime very soon!