Wednesday, November 2, 2011
Soap Making 101
Next week is my second annual soap making class at our local high school. Earlier this summer I was requested, summoned, asked for by name by the local community-ed director to teach another goat's milk soap making class. What an honor! I roused myself out of my grief induced fog and told myself I could be brave enough (and I wouldn't cry~ I won't cry, I won't cry, I won't cry) in front of the dear friends who came last year to create beautiful soaps with me. And so, as the day approaches, I have been busy the last few weeks making new soaps, printing soap info and recipes, ordering new scents and colors, putting together a little goat slide show, thinking up new ice-breaker games, and preparing lye packs and jars of oils. The class is overflowing at this point, with a couple of private classes requested as well, and as the holiday approaches orders for buying soaps are coming in. Work is hardly work when you're doing what you love!