In this introduction to soap making, Rachel Sloan of Nature’s Trace Co. will provide her soap "base", a proprietary blend of olive, rice bran, lard, coconut, sunflower and castor oils, carefully crafted to give you a soap that is long-lasting, won't dry out your skin, and has a lovely lather. You will design your own soap variety using natural, plant-based colorants and/or exfoliants, and create your own scent by blending essential oils. You’ll learn about the basics of soap making and go home to impress your friends with a new word: Saponification! Cold process soap takes 30 days to cure but you’ll be able to pick up your 6 soap bars at Indigo & Violet within a week of class and finish the curing process at home. Keep the bars to spoil yourself or give them away as gifts!