Soap Making Class at Shoppe561
Disclosure: I received compensation to host the soap making class at Shoppe561; however, all opinions remain 100% my own.
Last week I co-hosted a soap making class at Shoppe561 with Dawn from Simply Sassy’s Stylee. Janelle, the shop owner, was kind enough to host a few of the girls from the South Florida Beauty & Fashion Bloggers group for a “Bloggers Night In” event.
(Left to Right): Lucy from 2Gen Beauty, Katie from Martini’s and Mascara, Me, Aileen from Newsy Parents, Sandy from Fashion Talks, Dawn from Simply Sasssy’s Style, and Jessica from Beauty Delicacy
As bloggers, we spend a lot of time at events (I’m not complaining!), but they usually require us to dress up and primp for hours. I wanted to get a break from being a diva, and just enjoy a night in with the girls. What a better way to do it than by taking a soap making class together.
I know what you are think, “ Don’t classes mean you have to sit quietly and learn for hours?”
Learning? Yes! Quiet and bored? NOT AT ALL!
The Washburne Soap Making Class at Shoppe561 is a ton of fun, filled with laughter and great memories for years to come. It’s a great option for birthday parties, Bachelorette parties or even a first date!
For starters, the class is lead by master soap maker Scott, who has been making fine soap for years. He has his own brand of soaps called Washburne Soaps, and he is passionate about sharing this ancient craft with his students. I should also mention that he is very informative, entertaining and creates an enjoyable environment in his class.
The first step in “Soap Making 101” is learning about “Saponification.”
Scary word, I know.
Basically, it means that you learn how soap works and the benefits that has to your skin. You also learn that all soaps are not created equally, which is why common soaps bought in stores may leave your skin feeling dry.
The cool thing about this class is that you can make a soap (you will end up with 4 to 5 pieces) to suit your needs. You will pick the color, scent, and additives. So, if you would like a beauty bar (like me!), you can opt for a fresh scent and Kaolin Clay, which moisturizes the skin.
The actual soap making process is really exciting! I felt like a chemist mixing my soap concoction, which I formulated to primarily use on my face. After mixing everything up and having a great time with my girls along the way, I ended up with my Cucumber-aloe beauty bar.
Take a look! Now that it’s complete, I just have to give it a week for it “cure” before I share it with my friends.
I’m really proud of my finished soap and even decorated each piece when I went to pick up my soap. Shoppe561 provides all students with different items to wrap and decorate each soap slice with, making them perfect to gift!
If you are interested in learning more about the soap making classes at Shoppe561, please visit their website.