Make Your Own Soap

Soap... We all use it. Soap is the most important invention in human history but do you know where it comes from or how it’s made? Join us in this fun arts and crafts class where we learn how to make sudsy bars of usefulness. We’ll also learn how modern tools like 3D printing and online chemistry calculators can improve on this age-old process. This is a get-your-hands-dirty...err clean...class! Participants will have their very own bars at the end of the two sessions workshop. We will provide 1 soap making kit per pair of students, all the gear to get you started and a few varieties of fragrances and dyes. If you would like a specific scent for your soap, feel free to bring your own essential oils.

Instructor:
Chip Bobbert | Analyst IT
Sandra Bermond | Innovation Co-Lab Program Manager
Sandra manages the Innovation Co-Lab roots program as well as teaches several workshops. She has a background in web design and front-end development, as well as a passion for artistic endeavors regardless of the medium.

This class is meeting in person at the Rubenstein Makerspace, and is done in 2 parts as soap will need time to cure.

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About Course

Outline

  • Pair up with another student
  • Learn safe materials handling
  • Learn about soap making (the time it takes to set, etc…)
  • Generate a soap making recipe using an online calculator
  • Handle soap making materials
  • Create your very own bars of soap

Objectives

  • Be safe with materials (chemicals)
  • Learn the steps of soap making
  • Make soap

Tools

No tools required but if you would like a specific scent for your soap, feel free to bring your own essential oils.

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This class is part of our Digital Modeling & Fabrication Track

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