Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Simple Secrets: Creating the 'In The Pot Swirl' Technique

It has been over a year since I started making soap by the cold process method.  I hate to admit that for my first batch of soap, I attempted an In The Pot Swirl technique.  I know that was daring for my first batch of soap and I have to admit it came out great.  The "In The Pot Swirl" is one of the easiest swirls to accomplish, and it helps bring your soap making bragging rights from hobbist to seasoned crafter.  If you would like to learn more about this technique, read the article called Simple Secrets:  Creating the "In the Post Swirl' Technique" from Wholesale Supplies Plus.

Tuesday, August 30, 2016

Creamy Goats Milk CP Soap

Have you ever used goats milk in any of your cold process soap recipes?  I have not tried it yet, but goats milk is great for your skin.  It also makes a really creamy and moisturizing bar of soap. It is also great for people with sensitive skin so you can use it on your face and body.  What is also great is it is gentle enough for babies. This recipe from Wholesale Supplies Plus is called Creamy Goats Milk CP Soap uses a powdered form of goats milk.

Monday, August 29, 2016

Simply Irresistible: All Natural Body Scrubs


Body scrubs are a great way to exfoliate the skin while you shower. They are also a simple and easy gift to make for any occasion. In this hands on/demonstration class, students will learn how to make three different body scrubs (salt, whipped sugar & sugar cube), plus an added bonus of a lip scrub. At the end of the class, students will take home an 8 oz jar salt scrub, a 10 oz jar of single use sugar cube scrub, 8 oz jar whipped sugar scrub, .25 oz lip scrub. In addition students will receive an extensive handout with recipes, resources of suppliers, packaging and more.

November 5, 2016
10 am to 1 pm

Cost: $39 for residents/$45 for non residents plus $20 materials fee.

Red Morton Community Center
1120 Roosevelt Avenue, Room B
Redwood City, CA 94061
650-780-7311
Website: http://www.redwoodcity.org/departments/parks-recreation-and-community-services

*****Important: Students must bring to class 2 cup measuring cup, mixing bowl (metal), mixing spoon. Please also bring a large bowl for mixing.

This class is sponsored by the Redwood City Parks and Recreation Department. 

Class: Making Soap from Scratch

Cold Process Soap Making (CP) is the way to make soap from a mixture of oils and lye, aka Sodium Hydroxide (NaOH). In this class, we will use oil (Soap Quick), essential oils (for scenting) and colorants (micas, ultramarines or spices) to make a four pound batch of soap. Discussion of equipment (molds, etc.), essential oils vs fragrance oils, colorants, oils and the safety of lye will be covered during class. Since it takes 4 to 6 six weeks for soap to cure, students will receive a bar of soap to take home plus an extensive hand with instructions how to make soap by this technique in your own home. Lab Fee: $10.00 (cash) will be collected on the day of class.

September 24, 2016
10 am to 1 pm

Cost: $39 for residents/$45 for non residents plus $10 materials fee.

Red Morton Community Center
1120 Roosevelt Avenue
Redwood City, CA 94061
650-780-7311
Website: http://www.redwoodcity.org/departments/parks-recreation-and-community-services

*****Currently this class has 6 students. Only 4 spaces remain. Sign up today before your space is taken.

This class is sponsored by the Redwood City Parks and Recreation Department.

BASIC LOTION CRAFTING class

Are you tired of paying the high cost for your lotions and creams? Would you like to make your own from scratch?In this lecture/hands-on class you will learn to make individual batches of lotions and creams. In addition, you will learn about ingredients, packaging, selling and more. You will receive an extensive handout with recipes for individual and large batches, resources and more.
By the end of the class, students will create and label their own products which will allow them to be used immediately. Instructor will collect a $20 cash material fee (exact change) at the beginning of class.

Important: Students must bring a 2 cup or larger Pyrex (glass) measuring cup and oven mitt to class.

October 1, 2016
10 am to 1 pm
Cost: $45 plus $20 materials fee

Palo Alto Adult School
(Palo Alto High School)
50 Embarcadero Road
room 103
Palo Alto, CA 94301
650-329-3752
website: http://paadultschool.org/