Evening & Weekend Class times available also upon request.
Time: 2 hours (see class dates below)
All supplies (including beer) & materials provided by Soapalooza Soap Arts Studio
Classroom Location: Mille Fleurs, 1332 Sycamore Square, Midlothian VA 23113
Learn how to make natural soap using beers as your soapmaking liquids. Sounds scary? Well, with a few safety precautions you can create a unique line of soaps using pale beers or dark (porter, stouts) beer from your local brewery (or personal beer stash). This class will teach you the chemistry of what happens when you use beer as your liquid, what to expect, how to create a safe formula, and how to make these types of soap. You will leave with a 1 lb batch of both pale beer and dark beer soaps to observe while curing. This is the perfect class to take if you leave near a brewery and would like to market natural soap to them, for them, or to capitalize on a new product line. This class is such a blast! You are welcome to Bring Your Own Beer if there is something special you would like to make your soap with. Soapalooza does supply a basic pale ale and dark ale to make soap with... and SIP... so, join us and have fun learning to make BEER SOAP, and after you are finished mixing ... sip what is left in the bottles!
Objectives of this 2 hour class are to teach you:
- Hazards and safety issues when working with sodium hydroxide & alcoholic beverages
- proper equipment and supplies needed
- What beer can do when using them as soap making liquids
- What can go wrong, and what to do about it
- the basic chemistry of cold process soapmaking when using beer.
Prerequisite: You must be 18 years old or accompanied by your parent to enroll or participate in this class. Please wear or bring a long sleeved shirt, long pants, and closed toe shoes to class. Latex or nitrile gloves and safety goggles are also required, but can be borrowed at the studio the day of class.
Add to cart below to sign up and reserve your space! All classes must be paid for by the day before class. All workshops & studio classes are non refundable, however we can always reschedule for a future date or transfer to a friend or relative.