Soapmaking Demonstration

Tuesday, August 22, 6:30 – 8:00 PM

Join Lori Chandler, owner of Ashgrove Soap and Sundries, and learn about the basics of soap making.  She will demonstrate cold process soapmaking, which is the act of mixing fixed oils (common oils include Olive, Coconut and Palm) with an alkali (Sodium Hydroxide or Lye). The result is a chemical process called saponification, where the composition of the oils change with the help of the lye to create a bar of soap.

Lori is a certified Soapmaker and the first HSCG certified cold process soapmaking teacher in Pennsylvania.  There is no charge for this program, but registration is required – must be 18 years or older to attend.  Items from Lori’s store will also be available for purchase.


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