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Monday, November 16, 2015
Controlling Trace in Cold Process Soapmaking (Without Letting it Control You!)
Trace in cold process soap making can be a very scary thing. It is the one part of the process of making soap that impacts a soapmaker and their confidence. According to Modern Soapmaking, trace is often dubbed the "point of no return" and is usually taught as a necessary part of the cold process soap making. While trace in cold process is not reversible, it is not necessary for saponification to complete. To learn more about this subject from Modern Soapmaking,m check out her post called Controlling Trace in Cold Process Soapmkaing (Without Letting it Control You!). I am going to read this to see if I can learn more about trace.
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.