Soap Making Workshop

Hi everyone!

Today, I will share my experience with the soap-making workshop we had on Friday. It was my first time participating in Fi’s workshop and also my first time making soap. We started by learning the basics of soap making, followed by some interesting facts about soaps along the way. In this workshop, we made soap making, which is already more sustainable than many other options, more sustainable by upcycling! We used hemp oil that expired and so wasn’t healthy for human consumption but could be used to make soap. We collected milk/juice boxes, washed them, and used them as moulds for our soaps. We also tried not to use more essential oils than we needed to because it takes a lot of material to make a small amount of essential oil. 

We had many options of essential oils to choose from. This way, we were able to customize our soaps to our liking. We also had many dry flowers to add on top of our soaps. And if you want a colorful touch to your soap, you can make it colorful naturally with clay! With the leftover soap and red clay, we made red soap and everyone was able to decorate their soap with it. I added lavender and tea tree oil to mine, put lavender and rose leaves on top, and decorated it with red soap. 

I learned that soap making process is less complicated and hard than I thought but there are some crucial points that you have to pay attention to. For example, you have to measure each ingredient carefully. But Fi made this experience much easier and enjoyable for us, the participants. Seeing the ingredients mix and change consistency, color, and form was incredible. I enjoyed every second of this workshop and I am already looking forward to the next one we will have!


Some interesting facts about soaps (what I learned in this workshop)!

  • You can make soap with any kind of oil of your choice
  • Soap takes approximately 40 days to set and become healthy for human use 
  • You can use clay to color your soap naturally


- Baran

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