How to Make Beer Soap will teach participants how to make handmade soap using their favorite brews. Beer soap provides a luxurious, conditioning lather (and it’s a great way to use up any old beers in your fridge!). During this three-hour class we will make two large batches of soap and cover:
A brief history of soapmaking
Safety gear and precautions
Basic cold process chemistry
Ingredient selection and storage
How to create your own recipes
How to prepare the beer for your recipe
How to cut, cure and store soaps
Each participant will leave with a bar of soap and a resource guide to help continue the adventure at home!
July 23, 1-4pm
About Motor City Soap
Caitlyn is the owner of Motor City Soap Company. She began making soap over five years ago after she attended a soapmaking workshop in Detroit. She produces over 12 different regular and 6 seasonal soap varieties, lip balms, bath soaks and sugar scrubs. Caitlyn sells on Etsy and at local markets throughout the year. She also offers a monthly soap share, wholesales to a number of Detroit businesses and fulfills special orders for showers and weddings.
Caitlyn earned her Advanced Level Soapmaker Certification through the Handcrafted Soap and Cosmetic Guild, the nonprofit trade association of which she has been a member since 2013, and has been teaching soapmaking classes since 2015.