Wednesday, 23 March 2011

Cold Process Soap Making Workshop

Good Morning Everyone,
Today I am going to introduce you to the first workshop of The Body Bar Workshop Series.  Workshop 1 is about the making of Cold Process Soap (CP soap).  Like I mentioned yesterday, I was introduced to CP soap by my mom 3 years ago.  Initially I thought soap is soap, well it isn't.  Having spent half my life using shower gel, I thought nothing could be better.  I was wrong.  I felt a difference from the first use of my mom's beautifully handmade CP soap.  
My mom's "Spice up your Life" CP soap I first used
The first thing that completely blew my mind is the scent.  A spicy and sweet blend of orange, clove, cinnamon and vanilla.  I was so used to commercial standard fragrances that this custom scent made me feel very very unique.  The second "Wow" was the lather produced by this solid bar of soap.  I'd never seen anything like this.  Thick, creamy, long lasting and abundant lather is what you can expect from a CP soap.  The third thing that amazed me is the fact that the lather rinses off very fast as opposed to the shower gel that seemed to want to cling to me and never let go.  The last thing that impressed me is that after my shower, my skin was not pulling and it felt perfectly moisturised, plus it smelt unbelievable.  I was sold!!!  The entire experience was memorable and for the next 10 days, my shower was an event.  
Anyway, to cut a long story short, since, I've learnt to make CP soap and I have been experimenting with it for 3 years now.  I have compiled lots of information that will be delivered on the workshop. 

Basically, The Body Bar Cold Process soap making workshop is a 4 hours workshop with 2 sessions.  The first session involves detailed explanation on the method of making the soap, safety instructions as well as some background information on soap itself, it's purpose and how to optimise the use of your soap.  The second session is all about designing and making the soap.  Everyone participating will make a bar of soap and of course will get to keep their creation.  You will then receive the CP soap making manual for reference. The cost of this workshop is R500.  The first workshop is on the morning of the 4th of April and the second workshop is on the afternoon/evening of the 11th of April.  Hope to see you there as I will be facilitating the workshop.  Both will be held in Westville.

If you want to participate on the workshops, here are my contact details
Landline: +27 31 702 1759
Cellphone: +27 76 545 7970

Thank you for visiting my blog today
See you soon for more information on the workshops 
Have a wonderful day

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