Soapmaking Courses

Have you always wanted to learn how to make soap? Well, here's your chance! 

Saturday, December 1, 1-4pm I will be running a beginner's soap making class at Bareknuckle Arts Studio at 1949 Winnebago Street. Space is limited to 8 lovelies. 

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Class Description:

Join Laura Daly from the Madison Soap Company in this soap making workshop. We will learn the basics of cold-process soap making, create 32 ounces of soap ($45 retail value) to take home with you to cure, and felt one bar of Madison Soap Company soap to create a natural but decorative wash cloth to add to your collection.

Soapmaking is a whole lot of chemistry, but also a lot of creativity. Some fun things you may want to bring with you to add to your soap mixture may include finely ground coffee, powdered clays, tea leaves, flower petals. For the top of your soap, you could bring fun things like a small pinecone, a favorite lego piece, a bouncy ball, some scrabble letters, or anything else small that would look incredible sticking out of your soap!

Saturday December 1, 1-4pm, $70 per participant Ages: Adult Only

Bring your own long rubber gloves but all other supplies provided.

About the teacher:

Laura Daly, sole founder and maker at Madison Soap Company, is a public school teacher living in Madison with her two children. Teaching and raising children is very much focused on the long game and making soap is a great way to get some immediately satisfying results. For this reason, Laura started making soap as a therapeutic outlet in 2014 and continues to run her business, Madison Soap Company, because it helps her combine her love for research into creative sustainable solutions to environmental concerns and functional art with a great backstory. Since humble beginnings in 2014, Madison Soap Company has grown to wholesale at major retailers like Metcalfe's Market, Festival Foods and Hy-vee. Along with using Rainforest Alliance Certified Palm Oil, the company started a new initiative in 2018 to plant trees in deforested areas of Indonesia affected by the palm industry.

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