Soap Making



Traditional Soap Making

Christine Eberhardt

Create soap just like Grandma, but better! Join Chrissey for an enjoyable Sunday afternoon as you learn how to make soap that not only smells good but is all-natural and feels great on your skin. This fun class will teach you how to create soap using the cold-process and natural ingredients. You will learn all about the basic process, oils, herbs and fragrances. You will create soap from a recipe, while learning how to handle lye safely. Finally, you'll take home your hand-made soap. So, say good-bye to store-bought soap and start using soap you made yourself!

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $45
         Non-members: $55
  • Materials: $15
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $60 (members)         $70 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 1 Half Day

Make sure to wear old clothes and bring an apron.

Sessions:

1598-0216 This offering has already met      Sun February 16, 2020 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

1598-0403    This session has been cancelled
      Fri April 3, 2020 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm




Introduction to Cold Process Soap Making

Roberta Devers

This class is an introduction to the cold process method of soap making. Students will get a lesson in lye safety and will participate in the making of a basic soap. Students will leave with a loaf of soap that will yield about eight bars. Finally, while this is an introductory class, there will be discussion about ways to acquire further knowledge/skills.

  • Location: AFS 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $45
         Non-members: $55
  • Materials: $15
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $60 (members)         $70 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 1 Half Day

Please wear or bring an old long-sleeve shirt.

Sessions:

1644-0503    This session has been cancelled
      Sun May 3, 2020 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

1644-0913    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sun September 13, 2020 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm




Soap Swirl and Design

Roberta Devers

Do you love the different designs you see in handmade soap? Then come to this advanced workshop and learn various swirling techniques that will take your plain bar of soap to the next level. We will learn the hanger swirl, drop swirl and the "in the pot" swirl. We may even do a layering technique if time permits! You will go home with a minimum of 10 bars of soap and after the 4-week curing process they will be ready for use or gifting. NOTE: The February 2nd class will be with a "Vegan" Twist using a cruelty free, no animal product recipe and natural colorants.

  • Location: AFS 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $85
         Non-members: $105
  • Materials: $20
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $105 (members)         $125 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 1 Day

A basic knowledge of soap making is needed for this class. Students should wear or bring an old long sleeved shirt. NOTE: The February 2nd class will be with a "Vegan" Twist using a cruelty free, no animal product recipe and natural colorants.

Sessions:

1643-0202 This offering has already met      Sun February 2, 2020 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

1643-0504    This session has been cancelled
      Mon May 4, 2020 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

1643-0914    Add registration to shopping cart
      Mon September 14, 2020 9:00 am - 4:00 pm




Goat Milk Soap

Christine Eberhardt

Goat milk soap is excellent for people with dry, irritated or sensitive skin. It is loaded with nutrients, proteins, fat, calcium and vitamins. It is an excellent natural moisturizer that helps hydrate, nourish and revitalize skin. During this class, we will discuss natural dyes and additives which you may wish to incorporate in your hand made soap. Each student will be making a pound of soap to use at home or give as gifts.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $45
         Non-members: $55
  • Materials: $20
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $65 (members)         $75 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 1 Half Day

Sessions:

1599-0322 This offering has already met      Sun March 22, 2020 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

1599-0517    This session has been cancelled
      Sun May 17, 2020 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

1599-1101    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sun November 1, 2020 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm




Exfoliating Soap

Christine Eberhardt

Over the winter and spring our skin is exposed to many harsh elements that have an effect on our skin. Celebrate the summer by making a soap that will help remove dead skin cells from the surface level of your skin. In this course, students will make small spa soaps using goats' milk and a silicone mold to shape them. Soap made from the milk of a goat is packed full of vitamins, deeply moisturizing and is very beneficial for all skin types. We will start with a basic tried and true goats' milk soap recipe and then add natural exfoliating ingredients. In this way, you incorporate another beneficial level to your basic skin care regime.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $45
         Non-members: $55
  • Materials: $30
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $75 (members)         $85 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 1 Half Day

Students will be taking their silicone mold home.

Sessions:

1602-0614    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sun June 14, 2020 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm




Liquid Soap & Shower Gel

Christine Eberhardt

Fill your decorative pump soap dispensers with your own hand-made soap &/or shower gel.  Learn how to use your old ceramic crock pot to make a liquid soap/gel that will work well for your skin care need.  Chrissy will guide you with step by step instructions, including customizing your gel with use of aroma-therapeutic essential oils for a fantastic finish!  In the end, you will make a long-lasting product that will produce a nice lather with just a little bit of soap/gel.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $85
         Non-members: $105
  • Materials: $40
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $125 (members)         $145 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 1 Day

Students must bring their own old ceramic crock pot, 6 quarts minimum, which cannot be used for making food after making soap in this class.

Sessions:

1605-0719    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sat July 25, 2020 9:00 am - 4:30 pm