What You'll Get
- One admission to a two-hour soap-making class with Annie Jenkins
- Upon purchase, you may schedule for one of the available dates for the cold-process class or the melt-and-pour class
- You must reserve your date here in advance of the event
- The cold-process class is for ages 16+
- $50 for a two-hour cold-process soap-making class
- $40 for a melt-and-pour soap-crafting class
Both events will be held at Opal’z in Mountain View.
Each event is capped at 13 purchasers.
What You’ll Do
There’s a lot that goes in to a good bar of soap. Fortunately, in her two hands-on classes, Annie Jenkins demystifies the process, guiding students through the creation of specialty, scratch-made soaps. While the melt-and-pour class uses more advanced techniques, no prerequisites are required for either session: Annie will get you up to speed before you dive in.
Cold Process Soap-Making
Safely handle lye (sodium hydroxide), create your very own soap formula, and learn all the steps of the soap-making process while working with Annie to create at least one batch of creamy, natural soap. Students will use essential oils, botanicals, fragrance, vegetable oil, and colorant to make their own bars, then head home with samples of already-cured soap and a small, ready-to-cure bar of the soap they made in class.
In this class, Annie walks you through the process of pouring all-natural glycerin soap loaves. Hide colorful shapes and botanicals inside bars that look polished and beautiful when sliced open. Learn to make the embeds, pour away, and head home with a detailed handout that allows you to practice at home—plus a few bars of the soap you’ve made.
With more than three decades of experience as a television makeup artist, Annie Jenkins has seen a lot of skin up close. What she learned from all those complexions is that not all skincare products are created equally, and that natural options are far better for the skin. Soon she began making her own soaps with her daughter and the kids in her neighborhood, fell in love with the process (and the benefits), and opened a store where anyone could come to learn the art of making soaps, perfume, and candles.
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