Introduction to Soap Making Watch Preview

In this hands-on class you will learn how to make natural soap from scratch, at home, using the ingredients of your choice. Get all the information you need about working with lye, oils, butters, fragrances, & additives to make handmade soap at home.


30 Lessons

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30 Lessons in Introduction to Soap Making:

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Basics of Soap Making

Soap Making Fundamentals

Get a solid understanding of the Soap Making Process and what you will need to make soap at home.

Understanding Your Why

Your why will drive everything you do with soap. This lesson helps you to identify your why.

What is Soap and How is it made?

Understand the Three Types of Soap Making Methods.

Supplies and Ingredients to Make Soap

Complete list of all supplies and ingredients you will need to make soap at home.

Lesson 1 Wrap-Up

Wrap-up materials from Lesson 1.

Working with Lye & Soap Safety

Lesson 2 Overview

This lesson is all about making soap safely and working with lye to make soap from scratch.

Two Types of Lye

Distinguish the two types of lye used in soap making.

Preparing to Work with Lye

How do you safely work with Lye? This lesson will ensure you take all of the proper precautions.

Creating a Lye Solution

4 Steps to Make a Lye Solution

Lesson 2 Wrap-Up

You should now be able to safely make a lye solution. This wrap-up reviews key concepts from lesson 2.

Soap Making Ingredients

Lesson 3 Overview

Discover all of the qualities of the various ingredients and herbs you can use in handmade soap throughout this lesson.

Fatty Acids and Why They Matter

Fatty acids are the heart of all soap recipes. This lesson reviews important concepts and how to make sense of them for your soap recipes.

Selecting Oils and Butters

Learn what you should look for when determining the oils and butters to include in your soap recipes.

Essentials oils and Fragrance Oils to Scent Your Soap

Understand how to scent your soap with essential oils and fragrance oils.

Lesson 3 Wrap-Up

Soap Oil Properties and Scenting handmade soap.

Creating Your Own Recipes and Soap Calculators

Lesson 4 Overview

Create your own Soap Recipes and use Online Soap Calculators

Using Online Soap Calculators

Understand how to create and read recipes in online soap calculators.

How to Assess Soap Recipes

Understand how to assess the qualities of a soap recipe.

How to Create Your Own Recipe

Learn how to create unique soap recipes.

Lesson 4 Wrap-Up

Understand ingredients and formulate soap recipes.

Cold Process Soap Making

Making Soap From Scratch Lesson Overview

Walk through of complete soap making process.

Setting up for Soap Making Success

Ensure success with these simple steps.

Step 1

Making Your Lye Solution

Step 2

Measure Ingredients properly to ensure safe soap.

Step 3

In search of trace.

Step 4

Molding handmade soap.

Step 5

How to cut and cure soap.

Cold Process Lesson Wrap-Up

Course Wrap-Up

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