What we will cover
A brief history and basic chemistry of soap making
The basics of how soap is made
How to formulate your own recipes
Technicalities of transforming oil into soap
How to use a lye calculator
Safety aspects of working with sodium hydroxide
Insider knowledge on the best oils and ingredients
More knowledge on natural colors, fragrance/essential oils
How to add nutrient oils or additives like clay, for various skin conditions
How to use moulds, tools and other equipment
Working on cutting, curing and storing your finished soap
Liza Witte works on the intersection of Art and cosmetics. Being a product designer by profession, she now focuses solely on olfactory design, soaps and body oil. She has extensive experience with cooking natural soaps and uses only natural products. With her Silhouette Collection, she designed a series of perfume bottles, that are both interior fragrances, but can be used as soaps as well. For the Hoxton Hotel in Amsterdam she designed a line of shampoo, body milk and -of course- soap.
Note: Please dress for mess. Preferably with long sleeves.