Subject: School Holiday Workshop: Making Soap-based products

Upcoming 'Making Soap-based Products' Workshop for adults and children
   I'm running a school holiday workshop next week  at Coromandel Valley (South Aust.) on making things with soap (bar of soap or soap scraps).  Not only is this workshop fun - but also educational as soap is a safer, environmentally friendly alternative to detergents. All the details are below - I hope you can come along.
Pam - The Shoppe
                 Workshop Information:
Make Your Own  Soap-based Products Workshop
(suited to children 6+ years)
Wednesday July 13 2016 – 10.30am-12md

Learn how to transform a bar of soap into safe and environmentally friendly alternative soap-based products. Easy to make products include:Soap bag, English wash balls, herbal wash balls, pressed soap shapes, rose liquid hand soap plus demo on making soap jelly. Plus recipe sheet.
Cost: $17  All materials included in cost - but please bring a small jar for your liquid hand soap.
Venue: Coromandel Community Centre, 442b Main Road, Coromandel Valley SA
Bookings: phone 8370 6880 
Soap-based recipes and ideas............
Recycling Soap - Using Soap Left-overs
Did you know that you can turn left-over scraps of soap into new bars of soap? Here's how:
   Place into food processor the following: 50g broken soap scraps, 2 tablespoons rolled oats and 1 tablespoon dried or fresh herbs or flower petals.  Blend 10-20 seconds (only) to create a coarse powder.  Pour into small bowl.  Add 1 - 2  dessertspoons cold water. Using fingers blend the mixture well – you may need to add more water or dry ingredients to achieve the right consistency.  (Note: It may seem at first that there is not enough water, but eventually the mixture will blend). R
oll the mixture into small balls or press into biscuit cutters to make various shapes. Place on tray and leave one week to dry. For stronger scent add a few drops essential oil (lemon, lavender, or similar) to the mixture or on your hands before rolling (wear gloves).
Other suggested additives: spice powder (cinnamon, mixed spice, etc.) and/or grated lemon peel.

More information: e-book No. 50 - Recycling Soap
Citrus or Rose Soap-Bags
Mix together: 2 teaspoons grated soap, 1 teaspoon oatmeal and 1/2 teaspoon grated citrus peel or chopped fresh rose petals. 
Mix well
Spoon into the centre of a pretty piece of fabric or handkerchief.  Tie with matching ribbon. (Or, if handy with the sewing machine make up a small pillow or sachet). Use in place of soap when showering, bathing or hand-washing. 

From e-Booklet No. 67 - Gift Giving with a Difference   Price: $12.00  For more information click here
e-Booklet No. 50 - Recycling Soap
Transforming a simple bar of soap into a array of safe, environmentally friendly products - either in the form of grated soap or soap jelly. Contains recipes for: rose liquid hand soap, lemon dish-washing soap, rosemary & lavender hair shampoo, soap-based garden spray, wash-balls, heavy-duty cleansing powder, soap-bags, old English wash-balls, 'gourmet soaps' (pet soap, honey soap, etc.), beeswax polish (containing soap) and other interesting uses. You'll be amazed at the things that can be done with a simple bar of soap - including making putty, poultices and as a drawer (runner) liner. 26 pages Price: $12.00 Click here for download info
Soap Making Workshop@Home download
Not able to come to the workshop?  Down-load the workshop and do the recipes at home with the children. Easy to follow basic recipes. Recipes and procedures for making: Basic soap (like Grandma used to make) with 10 variations, Soap bag, English wash balls, Soap Crayons (for the children), Pressed Soap Shapes, Herbal wash-balls, Rose Liquid Hand Soap
Price: $25.00 To order/download - click here
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