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Cold-Process Soapmaking

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Discover the benefits and fun of making and using handmade soap! Not only can it be better for your skin, but it allows you to be creative in the selection of ingredients, colors, fragrances and even shapes. The basics of cold-process soap making, including lye safety, ingredients,and equipment, will be covered, and a recipe will be provided with course materials. Students will customize a one-pound loaf of soap to take home and will leave with the knowledge to create cold-process soap on their own.


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Tammy Kocurek is owner of Proverbs Farm, a small state-licensed goat dairy located in Alvin. From her goat milk she produces fresh cheeses, soaps and lotions. She has enjoyed creating handcrafted soaps since 2005 and has been teaching the craft for several years. Her products are sold through local farmers markets, craft shows and select area businesses.

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