Soap Making



Soap Swirl and Design

Roberta Devers-Scott

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.

  • 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.

Sessions:

1378-0608    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sat June 8, 2019 10:00 am - 4:00 pm

1378-1109    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sat November 9, 2019 10:00 am - 4:00 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:

1367-0621    Add registration to shopping cart
      Fri June 21, 2019 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm




Liquid Soap & Shower Gel

Christine Eberhardt

Learn how to use your old ceramic crock pot to make your own homemade liquid soap & shower gel. This gel lathers nicely on a wash cloth, just a little bit and you're good to go. This gel also works well for any skin type and is good for those with sensitive skin! Chrissy will guide you with step by step instructions, including customizing your gel with use of aromathereputic essential oils for a fantastic finish!

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $85
         Non-members: $105
  • Materials: $35
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $120 (members)         $140 (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:

1368-0724    Add registration to shopping cart
      Wed July 24, 2019 9:00 am - 4:30 pm




Introduction to Cold Process Soap Making

Roberta Devers-Scott

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 the 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 a long-sleeve shirt and bring a washed out and clean 1/2-gallon paper milk carton.

Sessions:

1382-0118 This offering has already met      Fri January 18, 2019 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

1382-0216 This offering has already met      Sat February 16, 2019 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

1382-0406 This offering has already met      Sat April 6, 2019 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

1382-0517 This offering has already met      Fri May 17, 2019 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

1382-0726    Add registration to shopping cart
      Fri July 26, 2019 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm

1382-0817    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sat August 17, 2019 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

1382-1018    Add registration to shopping cart
      Fri October 18, 2019 6:00 pm - 9:00 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. We will discuss natural dyes and additives which you may wish to incorporate in your soap. You will be making a pound of soap to take home.

  • 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:

1362-0324 This offering has already met      Sun March 24, 2019 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm

1362-0821    Add registration to shopping cart
      Wed August 21, 2019 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm




Herbal Homemade House Cleaners

Amy Cason

With so many options when it comes to cleaning products, it can be hard to find a healthy, earth friendly option for our homes. In this class, learn how to make your own plant-based house cleaners. This will include all-purpose cleaner, disinfectant spray, laundry soap and dust mite spray, as well as others. Students will also learn what herbs and plants to use for aromatics and air fresheners.

  • Location: AFS, 51 Main Street, Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Tuition:
         Members: $85
         Non-members: $105
  • Materials: $45
  • Total course cost due at registration time: $130 (members)         $150 (nonmembers)
  • Course Length: 1 Day

Sessions:

1393-0414 This offering has already met      Sun April 14, 2019 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

1393-1020    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sun October 20, 2019 9:00 am - 4:00 pm




Introduction to Soap Making with a Vegan Twist

Roberta Devers-Scott

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 soap with an emphasis on a cruelty free, no animal product recipe for Vegans. 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

Sessions:

1377-1102    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sat November 2, 2019 9:00 am - 12:00 pm




Yogurt Soap

Christine Eberhardt

In this class we will be making a cold processed soap with yogurt. Yogurt is as healthy on your skin as it is in your stomach. Adding it to soap will help smooth and quench dry skin and keep it glowing and nourished. Yogurt soaps are made with full fat yogurt to reap those benefits. Yogurt also has antibacterial properties. We will discuss natural dyes and additives which you may wish to incorporate in your soap. You will be making a pound of soap to take home.

  • 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:

1361-1117    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sun November 17, 2019 1:00 pm - 4:30 pm




Bath Bombs and Shower Steamers

Roberta Devers-Scott

Bath bombs and shower steamers are all the rage these days! Learn how to make both using a healthy recipe which Roberta has mastered. In addition, we will discuss variations on the bath bombs and shower steamers using embeds, glitter and micas as well as various ways to scent them. Finally, we will discuss tips, tricks and troubleshooting of the creation process. These are easy and fun to make and are great gifts!

  • 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

Sessions:

1374-1214    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sat December 14, 2019 9:00 am - 1:00 pm




Soap Dough

Roberta Devers-Scott

Soap dough is a moldable soap that you can use just as you would clay. It can be used to form little embeds and figures for adding to your handmade soaps. It can also be used rolled and pressed just like dough. In this way, you can make "soap cookies" which can then be stamped or painted. While you will make your own batch of soap dough in this class, Roberta will bring the already prepared (set) dough for you to play with!

  • 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

This class requires that you have already taken a basic soap making class.

Sessions:

1375-1215    Add registration to shopping cart
      Sun December 15, 2019 10:00 am - 4:00 pm