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Tuesday, February 24, 2015
Luck of the Irish Hot Process Tutorial
The month of February will soon be coming to a close. That means March will be here and we will be soon celebrating St. Patrick's Day. Since we are cutting it close to the holiday, we will not have enough time to create a cold process soap in honor of St. Patrick's Day. Instead hot process soap is the next best choice. What happens with hot process soap is that the extra heat speeds up the saponification process, which cuts down on the curing time. That is good news. This means that hot process soap only requires 1-2 days in the mold, event with palm free recipes likes this one from The Soap Queen called Luck of the Irish.
I have a B.A. in Mass Communication and took my first melt and pour soapmaking class in 2002. Since then I got hooked making my own bath and products. I have taken various courses in Soapmaking (Melt & Pour, Cold Process, Hot Process), lotion making (lotions, creams, lotion sticks), bath products (bath salts, body scrubs), body products (lip balm, body butters, body balms, whipped butters) and more. Most of all of my classes were taught by Lori Nova of The Nova Studio in Point Richmond, Ca. I have taught courses since 2004 at various locations. I have worked as an Event Coordinator at Michaels Redwood City.