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Soap making class at Nordic Heritage Museum this weekend

Posted by Meghan Walker on October 31st, 2012

If you’ve ever wanted to learn to make soap, don’t miss an introductory class to cold process soap making on Saturday at the Nordic Heritage Museum (3014 NW 67th St). The Handmade Academy will be teaching how to make natural soap from scratch from 4 to 7 p.m. on Nov. 3.

From the Handmade Academy:

This class will teach you the fundamentals of making soap at home, how to safely work with sodium hydroxide (also known as lye), how to scent and color your soap, and what ingredients to make your own unique soaps.

This is a demonstration style class, where you will be able to observe the instructor go through all the steps of creating a batch of cold process soap. Safety equipment will be provided (safety goggles & rubber gloves), but please wear long sleeved shirts, pants, and closed toe shoes–no shorts, sandles, flip-flops, etc.

You’ll leave the class with a tutorial with thorough information to make cold process soap on your own at home, as well as two bars of soap to enjoy. You will also receive a bar of the soap you created in class once it has finished curing (approximately 4 — 6 weeks after class).

The class is $65 and open to people 16 and over (due to the nature of working with sodium hydroxide). To sign up for the class, contact the Handmade Academy at 206-552-1581.

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