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Learn to make Soap, Essential oil and Hydrosol


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Learn to make beautiful handmade soap at home using readily available kitchen tools. And learn to extract essential oil and hydrosol from lavender plants through distillation.

Class Detail

You will make oil and hydrosol from lavender. This class will be divided into two activities: one – soap making, two – essential oil and hydrosol distillation. Each student will work with another to make soap and you will take it in turns to look after the essential oil distillation process.

Soap Making

The team will teach you how to:

Work with lye and they will explain why lye is a key soap making ingredient

How to use and understand online soap making calculators to create your own recipes

The team will explain superfatting, liquid and soap bars

How to use and create moulds

Cold versus hot process soap making

Why Melt and Pour is not a soap making process

How to use natural pigments such as cacao, turmeric and clays.

How to use essential oils

This is both a demonstration class and hands-on.

You will take home two soap bars made from a previous class.

This class will equip you with the knowledge to create soap from oils and fats of your choice. Soap can be made from over 100 oils and fats, combined in different percentages to create a soap with the qualities you desire.

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Accessibility Information
  • Disabled access available, contact operator for details.
28 May
1:00pm - 6:00pm

Village Dreaming at ORTO Farm

100 Allisons Road, Blampied VIC 3364
$150.00 per person
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