Take your soap making skills to another level by learning another method of making those lovely bars–Cold Process Soap Making! Learn how to make natural, vegetable-based soaps with Lala de Leon of Simoy ng Haraya! This particular process of soap making deals with using sodium hydroxide (lye), so participants must be aged 18 and above.
The class will cover the following:
- Necessary materials, supplies, equipment
- Safety consideration when working with lye
- Taking proper measurements
- Coloring soap with natural herbs, spices, or clay
- Preparing your mold
- Cutting, curing, storing your soap
Each student will experience making their own 1 kilogram batch of Natural Vegetable-based soap. Each kit for this session yields an equivalent of up to 12 bars of soap, and includes a take home of the following items–wooden soap mitter box mold, goggles, soap cutter and sample soap recipes.
Session fee is PHP 4,000. A maximum of 5 participants will be accommodated. Participants will be requested to wear/bring lightweight long sleeved shirts as additional protection.
Available session dates for May and June at our workshop space at Unit 302, 926 Pasay Road Condominium (Pamana-Languages Building), Arnaiz Avenue (Pasay Road, behind New World Hotel), Makati:
- May 27, (Saturday) 9AM – 12NN
- June 10, (Saturday) 9AM – 12NN
- June 24, (Saturday) 9AM – 12NN
About the Instructor
Lala De Leon is an advertising practitioner and a keen enthusiast of anything hand made. Once her duties are done in the office, she goes home to her flat that turns into a makeshift chemistry lab, used to concoct soaps, perfumes and aromatherapy balms. “What was once a hobby has evolved into a small sideline business with the name, Simoy ng Haraya (loosely translated as Whiff of Imagination).”