Are you looking for something new to learn during lockdown that can help you keep your family safe? Look no further than a soap making class! After all washing our hands with soap and water is one of the most effective ways to prevent getting the COVID-19 virus. Even better if our soap is non-drying, natural and free of nasty ingredients, right? The lye disappears after it is fully cured.
I have really sensitive skin so I love using Castile Soaps that use only natural ingredients and only Essential Oils for scent. I don’t always find the brands I like when we are posted overseas and we end up spending a lot of money on trial and error or shipping from overseas.
So I was really so excited to learn how to make Castile Soap Bars from Mia of So True Naturals! This empowers me to create soaps that are compatible with my family’s needs even when we are in a totally new country. This is a big deal for me! Because it’s less stressful looking for hiyang (compatible) products in a foreign language. It also reduces the carbon footprint of our personal care products and who knows? It could also be a portable business in the future!
I love that Mia covered so many topics surrounding the making of soap and possibly even selling it. They sent a complete kit for the workshop, so you don’t need to prepare or buy anything else. Here is the unboxing video for the bar soap making kit:
Today before 2pm I covered my dining table with a plastic tablecloth that I had, so I didn’t have to worry about spills and drips. TD took DiploBaby swimming so that I could have some quiet time. I told them I needed from 2-5/6pm to complete the workshop.
At a little past 2pm Mia let us into our Zoom class and dove right into mixing! It was a good-sized class and we also got to know our classmates a little bit.
Mia was very thorough and her passion and knowledge really shone through! She answered all our questions so patiently and guided us through this amazing process! It was soooo much fun and we learned so much.
What I loved about this class was it wasn’t just about putting the kit together, but Mia was generous with her knowledge, tips and even suppliers. She really empowered us to be able to make our own soap in the future and even has a support group for soapers who want to learn from each other!
I am normally a nervous student, but Mia helped us feel comfortable. I was really so happy with the results! We all started witht he same materials, but each person in class gave their own twist to the soap-making process and we all ended up with different soaps! Isn’t that amazing?
I made an oatmeal and activated charcoal soap and topped it with lavender buds! I love how cold-process soaps look like food. DiploBaby thought it was cake LOL! Which I take as a wonderful compliment!
I love that the scent is natural Essential Oils based because I usually avoid faux chemical scents. Afterwards my whole home smelled like peppermint!
I am also joining the Liquid Castile Soap Making Workshop on 27 June. Would you like me to do unboxing video and blog review for the Liquid Castile Soap Making too? Let me know in the comments below!
If you would like to attend head over to their website and enroll in one of their worksops!
This is definitely something very interesting and productive to do in Manila during this quarantine! If you found this post interesting, please do share or Pin it! Thank you!