Soap Making the Old-Fashioned Way

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5.0 | 18 reviews

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ABOUT THIS EVENT
Event Category

Arts & DIY

Event Overview

Would you like to learn a traditional craft and make your own soap, custom scented and herbed? Join me for a soap making workshop. We will make soap the old-fashioned way, with olive oil, coconut oil, palm oil and lye. I will have herbs and scents to add to the soaps, or you can bring your own. Each participant will have a custom loaf of soap to take home, approximately 8-9 bars depending on how big you cut the bars. Soap needs to saponify overnight so you will not leave the workshop with your soap unless you absolutely have to. We will have to arrange for pick up or drop off the next day or during the week sometime.


In this class you will make soap with me, but also learn how to make soap on your own in the future. People are often scared to try soapmaking because there is lye involved, but you will learn safety techniques and leave this class ready to go home and make more soap!


You are welcome to BYOB and imbibe after the tricky stuff is complete.


Wear messy clothes. You will be measuring oils.


2 hours is an estimate of how long the class takes.


** Also, I am very open to other dates and times for a private or small group  lesson, so send me a message and I can add other classes if there is a time you want that isn't on my calender. **

What's Provided

All necessary materials will be provided, but you are welcome to bring additional dried herbs or scents (either essential oils or fragrance oils) to class to add to your batch.

Please Note

This experience has a minimum of 1 students required to go forward. If we don’t reach, you’ll have the option to make it a private class, transfer to another date or experience, or receive a refund.

Cancellation Policy
Location
My home in Ukrainian Village Private venue near Haddon and Leavitt

EVENT DETAILS

Date & Time

Location

My home in Ukrainian Village

Price

$60 per Ticket

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MORE ABOUT YOUR HOST

Sarah Boone

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I ran the Ukrainian Village Children's Center, a learning center for children, for 12 years. I have been a community blogger for Mother Earth News on the topics of soapmaking and herbal crafts. I co-wrote the crafting blog "smallworldland" for many years. I have two children.

EXPERIENCE REVIEWS

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    D B.
    Reviewed on 07/12/19

    Great session. Sarah has great info to share on the process and how to make your own soap at home.

    Great session. Sarah has great info to share on the process and how to make your own soap at home.

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    Katherine C.
    Reviewed on 06/26/19

    Great time! Great teacher. Warm and inviting and learned a lot.

    Great time! Great teacher. Warm and inviting and learned a lot.

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    Anna K.
    Reviewed on 03/01/19

    This class was a delight! We both learned a lot and feel pretty comfortable trying to make soap at home now... And Sarah kindly accommodated our schedule for a mid-afternoon lesson. Overall, super recommended.

    This class was a delight! We both learned a lot and feel pretty comfortable trying to make soap at home now... And Sarah kindly accommodated our schedule for a mid-afternoon lesson. Overall, super recommended.

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    Molly H.
    Reviewed on 02/22/19

    Very informative and fun to make! I feel ready to do it on my own now.

    Very informative and fun to make! I feel ready to do it on my own now.

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    Jessy H.
    Reviewed on 02/20/19

    Sarah’s soap making experience is unique and a fun way to disconnect and make something with your hands.

    Sarah’s soap making experience is unique and a fun way to disconnect and make something with your hands.

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    Amanda P.
    Reviewed on 02/15/19

    My husband and I wanted to do something different for Valentines Day and this workshop was a fun choice! Sarah was very knowledgable about the history and process of soap making, and - as someone who’s been wanting to start making soap for a while - it demystified the process and gave me lots of insight on how to finally get started on it. Plus, we each got to go home with a loaf of quality natural soap, and spend time in Sarah’s artsy and inspiring home!

    My husband and I wanted to do something different for Valentines Day and this workshop was a fun choice! Sarah was very knowledgable about the history and process of soap making, and - as someone who’s been wanting to start making soap for a while - it demystified the process and gave me lots of insight on how to finally get started on it. Plus, we each got to go home with a loaf of quality natural soap, and spend time in Sarah’s artsy and inspiring home!

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    Erika D.
    Reviewed on 01/10/19

    Had such an amazing time learning how to make soap with Sarah! it's incredibly kind of her to open up her home to show you how easy it is to make bars of soap yourself at home. She shared lots of great information with me that I can't wait to try on my own.

    Had such an amazing time learning how to make soap with Sarah! it's incredibly kind of her to open up her home to show you how easy it is to make bars of soap yourself at home. She shared lots of great information with me that I can't wait to try on my own.

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    Kimberly F.
    Reviewed on 11/03/17

    Really enjoyed this. Already bought a load of supplies to do it on my own! Small class size added to the experience and increased the opportunity to ask questions.

    Really enjoyed this. Already bought a load of supplies to do it on my own! Small class size added to the experience and increased the opportunity to ask questions.

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    Linda Y.
    Reviewed on 04/18/17

    I really enjoyed Sarah's soapmaking class. It's a small intimate setting, so you're able to learn and work at your own pace. Sarah is one of the nicest, most pleasant people you'll meet. In addition to teaching us how to make soap, she explains the history behind it, shares tips and resources, and answers any questions you may have. I highly recommend this class! The time simply flew by!

    I really enjoyed Sarah's soapmaking class. It's a small intimate setting, so you're able to learn and work at your own pace. Sarah is one of the nicest, most pleasant people you'll meet. In addition to teaching us how to make soap, she explains the history behind it, shares tips and resources, and answers any questions you may have. I highly recommend this class! The time simply flew by!

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    Jaclyn B.
    Reviewed on 02/12/17

    I loved this class. Sarah was a great instructor and I now have 10 beautiful homemade soap bars to enjoy and share with friends.

    I loved this class. Sarah was a great instructor and I now have 10 beautiful homemade soap bars to enjoy and share with friends.

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    Annie P.
    Reviewed on 02/10/17

    This class was an absolute delight. The small class size is perfect. Lots of individual attention in a very friendly environment. Sarah's house (where the class is held) is a treat in and of itself. Check out the mosaic stairs! Sarah is an excellent teacher who clearly takes pride in her arts. The soapmaking itself is pretty much the most interesting chemistry lesson ever. Total nerd cred. And, at the end of it all, you'll have an entire tray beautiful, delicious smelling soap. Do you know how much that would cost a Whole Foods? A TON. Take this class instead and have some fun with your money.

    This class was an absolute delight. The small class size is perfect. Lots of individual attention in a very friendly environment. Sarah's house (where the class is held) is a treat in and of itself. Check out the mosaic stairs! Sarah is an excellent teacher who clearly takes pride in her arts. The soapmaking itself is pretty much the most interesting chemistry lesson ever. Total nerd cred. And, at the end of it all, you'll have an entire tray beautiful, delicious smelling soap. Do you know how much that would cost a Whole Foods? A TON. Take this class instead and have some fun with your money.

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    Kate A.
    Reviewed on 02/05/17

    A fun evening that made soapmaking simple. All materials were provided, including many options to personalize your soap's fragrance and appearance. Our welcoming and engaging teacher handled the tricky chemical part of the process for safety, while giving us enough information to try it ourselves at home. Which is tempting... or we could just take the class again, which sounds even better!

    A fun evening that made soapmaking simple. All materials were provided, including many options to personalize your soap's fragrance and appearance. Our welcoming and engaging teacher handled the tricky chemical part of the process for safety, while giving us enough information to try it ourselves at home. Which is tempting... or we could just take the class again, which sounds even better!

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    Erin C.
    Reviewed on 02/03/17

    Sarah was great and made the process really simple! She had lots of great scents and natural colors to choose from. I got alot of soap out of the batch from class and it's so great I'll probably reuse the recipe she provided to make it again once it runs out.

    Sarah was great and made the process really simple! She had lots of great scents and natural colors to choose from. I got alot of soap out of the batch from class and it's so great I'll probably reuse the recipe she provided to make it again once it runs out.

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    Kate G.
    Reviewed on 02/01/17

    Fascinating and fun process, resulting in sweet-smelling SOAP! Charming experienced teacher. She was very well organized, all handouts, ingredients and equipment ready, clear explanations of what was going to happen. I appreciated that Sarah handled the possibly scary (mixing fats and lye) steps and that students were hands-on for the rest. Plenty of choices for color and scent. Highly recommended.

    Fascinating and fun process, resulting in sweet-smelling SOAP! Charming experienced teacher. She was very well organized, all handouts, ingredients and equipment ready, clear explanations of what was going to happen. I appreciated that Sarah handled the possibly scary (mixing fats and lye) steps and that students were hands-on for the rest. Plenty of choices for color and scent. Highly recommended.

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    Samantha G.
    Reviewed on 01/31/17

    This class was fun and very informative. The soap I made turned out nicely - lightly scented and it has a nice rich lather. We made quite a bit of soap, as well; I got enough for 18 average sized bars. I would definitely recommend this class to anyone who wants to try something new.

    This class was fun and very informative. The soap I made turned out nicely - lightly scented and it has a nice rich lather. We made quite a bit of soap, as well; I got enough for 18 average sized bars. I would definitely recommend this class to anyone who wants to try something new.

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    Kaijah H.
    Reviewed on 12/11/16

    It was a great class! Learning this new technique was fairly simple and Sarah guided us through each step of the process.
    Update: The photos of my soap are featured as the photo for the class now!

    It was a great class! Learning this new technique was fairly simple and Sarah guided us through each step of the process.
    Update: The photos of my soap are featured as the photo for the class now!

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