When I'm out doing my soap shows,
I always get a few people asking about soap classes.
Sure I say, I teach,
then I give them the rundown.
For this price you will receive, this, this, that, that, etc.
Plan on spending this amount of time.
Most people think they want to learn, but generally they really don't.
It takes time and effort, it can be messy and costly.
It takes forethought, organization and research.
Lots and lots of research!
For me at least.
I did a lot of research,
downloading info on carrier oil properties,
learning about essential oils, botanical additions etc.
And the formula testing,
right amount of lather, long lasting, hard bar, moisturizing, gentleness....
I have a 3" notebook, full of info,
all neatly arranged in alphabetized categories, separated by labeled, index dividers.
My soap recipe/formula book is divided into sections also,
fruits, floral, spices and each section is also alphabetized.
Each scent has it's own recipe page and I keep detailed notes
every time I make a batch.
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What can I say?
My daughters call it O.C.D.
I say, it's not a dis-order, it's order!!!
Should be called OCO instead.
I make about 24 different soaps and they need a place to cure.
I tried a shelving unit and that was ok but I knew I needed something more. Like this!!
I found this bread rack at Canton First Monday Trade Days
For $35.00. I had researched these online, cheapest was about
I knew I wanted one, just didn't want to spend so much.
$35.00, I was willing to do!
Makes a handy, dandy soap drying rack don't you think? I can wheel it where ever I need it to be, there's plenty of shelves, and it can hold about 28, 20 bar batches of soap. Super!
The reason I'm telling you all of this is because,
I actually did get to teach a class.
But, it's late, so that story will have to wait.
Till next time,