Soaps are based on 3 fats, oil and wax: palm fat, coconut fat, cocoa fat, bee-wax and cold pressed oils. Ethereal oils, botanic supplements (honey, berries, clay, tar etc) are added to the soaps.
When basic fats are melted and a certain temperature is achieved, an alkali (NOAH dilution) is added and the result of the reaction of this is soap. The soap is produced as the result of the reaction to caustic soda. The basis (caustic soda) and acid (fatty acids in oils and fats) result in salt (soap) and water. Thereafter fresh soap mix will be poured into a form. After a couple of days, the soap will be removed from the form and cut into suitable pieces and the soap will go through an after-ripening process of four weeks.
During the course you will be introduced to different basic oils that are used for making soap. Every participant will get soap and a guide and recipe for making soap.
The course is taking place in Võidu 5a, Rakvere
The course is led by Marju Kullik