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Class Descriptions [space] Beginners Soap Making Class [space] Learn how to make all natural handmade soap in Dubai Many of us start making soap to give handmade, all-natural gifts for all the holidays and special occasions throughout the year. Some of us begin soaping because we have friends or family with problematic or sensitive skin that is easily irritated. By making soap in your own kitchen, you can tailor it to suit any skin type as well as insure that only the most beneficial ingredients go into your finished soap. Whatever your reason all-natural handmade soap making is highly addictive and a craft you will surely enjoy. [space] The class will cover the following as you learn how to make all natural handmade soap using the cold process method: · Brief history and basic chemistry of all natural handmade soap making · Necessary materials, supplies and equipment · Safety procedures when working with sodium hydroxide · Taking accurate measurements & proper mixing temperatures · Coloring your all natural handmade soap with herbs, spices & clays · Using pure essential oils & natural fragrances to scent your soap · Preparing your molds, & what mold are best to use for your all natural handmade soaps · Insulating, cutting, curing & storing your finished soaps · How to package & decorate your all natural handmade soaps [space] What is Cold Process Soap Making? The cold process method of soap making relies almost exclusively on the heat generated by saponification (the chemical reaction of fatty acids and alkali to produce soap). No external heat is applied once the ingredients have been mixed. Although it may seem complicated when you are first starting out, making your own soap from scratch (the way some of our grandparents did) using all natural ingredients can be both fun and rewarding ~ not to mention extremely addicting! [space] Things to know about our all-natural handmade soap class: · This is a one on one private class · This is a cold process soap making class · This is a hands on class, so get ready to get messy · You will get to take home your all natural handmade soap (10 bars), that you made in class · You’ll also be sent home with all of the supplies needed to start making your all natural handmade soap at home · This class only uses vegan / vegetarian ingredients along with all natural ingredients · This class is approximately 3 – 4 hours each day for a duration of 2 days · You’re required to wear a long sleeve shirt or bring one along with you to be worn in class · You must be 18+ class since making all natural handmade soap involves working with lye [space] 2 Day Advanced Techniques Soap Making Class This unique 2-day advanced techniques soap making workshop covers Intermediate & Advanced Techniques for making soap from scratch. It does not contain the basics of All Natural Handmade Soap Making, so that class must be taken before this advanced class (previous experience or classes taken at other locations should be sufficient). This 2-Day Advanced Techniques Soap Making Class is for anyone who is interested in increasing their soap making knowledge and learning new skills. Other than wearing a long sleeve shirt or bringing one along to wear in class, you don’t need to bring anything with you. You will be given everything in class, tested recipes & instructions and 10 amazing bars of all natural handmade soap that you made. DAY 1: ADVANCED TECHNIQUES SOAP MAKING CLASS This hand’s on class offers step-by-step guide on design techniques that can get your creative juices flowing. Concentrating on loaf shaped molds, we will explore techniques for: • Layering colors in vertical layers • Learning how to make shape soaps for embedding • Embedding soaps into log or loaf molds • Adding interest to the tops of bars, including soap waves to soap log, or loafs DAY 2: ADVANCED TECHNIQUES SOAP MAKING CLASS Today our class focus will be on swirling, • How to make funnel swirls • How to do in the pot swirls • Swirling in your log, or loaf molds • Adding wave swirls to the tops of your log or loaf soaps Magdoline will be making soaps from scratch, allowing her students various opportunities for students to directly contribute to each batch. At the end of the day, you will leave with a thorough knowledge of advanced soap making techniques, and whole lot of enthusiasm about designing your own all natural handmade soaps. This class uses only vegan/vegetarian ingredients. ** PREREQUISITE: Our All Natural Handmade Soap Making Class, or Equivalent Experience Required **   3 Milks Soap Making Class This 3 Milks Soap Making Class covers techniques for making milk soap from scratch. It does not contain the basics of Beginners Soap Making, so that class must be taken before this advanced class. 3 Milks Soap Making Class is for anyone who is interested in increasing their soap making knowledge and learning new skills. Other than wearing a long sleeve shirt or bringing one along to wear in class, you don’t need to bring anything with you. You will be given everything in class, tested recipes & instructions and 30 amazing bars of all natural handmade milk soap that you made. DAY 1: 3 MILKS SOAP MAKING CLASS This hand’s on class offers step-by-step guide on how to use 3 different types of milk for soap making. • You will be given book or handout as a reference guide to Milk Soap Making • We will learn about all the different types of milks used in all natural soap making • We will make our first milk soap from powered milk • Next we will make soap from camel or goats milk depending on availability • Finally we will make soap from yogurt DAY 2:  3 MILKS SOAP MAKING CLASS • We will go over all the steps taken to make milk soap • We will go over any questions or concerns that you have when making milk soap • Finally you will cut all of your milk soap and take it home for your enjoyment Magdoline will be making soaps from scratch, allowing her students various opportunities for students to directly contribute to each batch. At the end of the day, you will leave with a thorough knowledge of 3 Milks Soap Making Class, and whole lot of enthusiasm about making your own all natural handmade soaps. PREREQUISITE: Our Beginners Soap Making Class, or Equivalent Experience Required   Hot Process Soap Making Class This 2-day coarse for Hot Process Soap Making covers making hot process soap from scratch. It does not contain the basics of All Natural Handmade Soap Making, so that class must be taken before this advanced class (previous experience or classes taken at other locations should be sufficient). This 2-day coarse for Hot Process Soap Making Class is for anyone who is interested in increasing their soap making knowledge and learning new skills. This class focuses on the Crock Pot Method of Hot Processing Soap. Hot Process (HP) is another method of making soap completely from scratch. It differs from the more popular and common Cold Process (CP) method in that heat is applied to complete the saponification process before the soap goes into the mold. The result is a great bar of soap, similar to what you get with the CP method, with one HUGE BENEFIT; the soap is ready to use immediately (although it’s a good idea to allow a few weeks for the soap to firm up). Other than wearing a long sleeve shirt or bringing one along to wear in class, you don’t need to bring anything with you. You will be given everything in class, tested recipes & instructions and 10 amazing bars of all natural handmade soap that you made. DAY 1: HOT PROCESS SOAP MAKING CLASS This hand’s on class offers step-by-step guide to the Crock Pot Method of Hot Process Soap Making: • Introduction to Hot Process soapmaking • The differences between Hot Process and Cold Process soap making • Handouts for the steps to Crock Pot Method of Hot Process Soap Making • Making the Crock Pot Hot Process Method DAY 2: ADVANCED TECHNIQUES SOAP MAKING CLASS • Today we will cut our Crock Pot, Hot Process Soap • We will go over any questions you may have for Crock Pot, Hot Process Soap Making • Trouble Shooting Crock Pot, Hot Process Soap At the end of the day, you will leave with a thorough knowledge of Hot Process Crock Pot Method Soap Making, and whole lot of enthusiasm when it comes to making your own all natural handmade soaps. ** PREREQUISITE: Our All Natural Handmade Soap Making Class, or Equivalent Experience Required **   Liquid Soap Making Class Learn how to make all natural handmade liquid soap in Dubai The class will cover the following as you learn how to make all natural handmade liquid soap: · Brief history and basic chemistry of all natural handmade soap making · Necessary materials, supplies and equipment · Safety procedures when working with potassium hydroxide · Taking accurate measurements & proper mixing temperatures · Coloring your liquid soap · Using pure essential oils & natural fragrances to scent your soap · Storing your finished soaps · How to package & decorate your liquid soaps Things to know about our liquid soap making class: · This is a one on one private class · This is a liquid soap making class, and it harder then making bar soap · This is a hands on class, so get ready to get messy · You will get to take home your liquid soap that you made in class · You’ll also be sent home with all of the supplies needed to start making your own liquid soap at home · This class only uses vegan / vegetarian ingredients along with all natural ingredients · This class is approximately 3 – 4 hours for a duration of 1 day · You’re required to wear a long sleeve shirt or bring one along with you to be worn in class · You must be 18+ class since making all natural handmade soap involves working with lye   Melt & Pour Soap Making Class This 2 hour hands-on class will introduce you to the basics of melt and pour soap crafting. You will make 3 full size soaps to take home, using different soap bases and techniques. Topics covered include: – equipment needed – the different types of melt and pour soap bases – various moulding options – fragrance and colouring options – learn about techniques such as embedding, layering and use of additives such as exfoliants – make and take home 3 full size soaps ready to use Price includes cost of materials, class notes and keep what you make. We use high quality natural soap bases made with vegetable oils. They are not tested on animals and contain no animal products (except the goats milk soap), detergents or sulphates. Please note this class is not about making soap completely from scratch by the Cold Process method. To make soap in this authentic way involves the use of caustic soda and a curing process that takes several weeks. The soaps we sell are made in this way. Cold Process soap making will be the subject of another class in the future. What to bring Dress comfortably, wear closed shoes and bring your own apron, as we are working with dyes, fragrances and hot soap bases. This is a basic introduction to melt and pour soap making, and no prior experience is needed. All materials and notes will be provided. You just show up and be ready for some soapy fun! Candle Making Class Candle making is very fun, and practical hobby to learn. Great for gifting or for personal use, and always making your home smell fabulous … Continue reading Class Descriptions