Introduction to Cold Process Soapmaking will teach participants how to make handmade soap with simple ingredients and little equipment. During this three-hour class we will make a batch 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 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!
***Please bring a long sleeve shirt and closed toed shoes for this workshop per instructor's request!
About Motor City Soap Company
Caitlyn Pisarski is the owner of Motor City Soap Company in Detroit, Michigan. She began making soap in 2012 after taking a soapmaking class through a community skill share program. Motor City Soap produces over 12 different regular and 6 seasonal soap varieties, lip balms, bath soaks and sugar scrubs. All products are made with 100% certified organic oils and scented with plant-based essential oils. Caitlyn sells her product through her Etsy shop, at various farmers’ markets in and around Detroit during the growing season and at craft and trade shows during the holidays. She also offers a monthly soap share, wholesales to a number of Detroit businesses and fulfills special orders for showers and weddings.