Melt and Pour Soap Making

 
 melt and pour butter soaps w/exfoliants

melt and pour butter soaps w/exfoliants

 melt and pour butter soaps w/exfoliants

melt and pour butter soaps w/exfoliants

 making our layered melt and pour loafs

making our layered melt and pour loafs

 the different layers of our melt and pour loaf soap

the different layers of our melt and pour loaf soap

 our resulting bars of layered soaps

our resulting bars of layered soaps

 cutting the layered soap loaf

cutting the layered soap loaf

These are some of the soaps created by my students on a six-week soap making course I have been running at Wentworth Children's Centre in Hackney, London. We have spent two weeks on melt and pour techniques and worked with the children on decoration, colour mixing, scents and packaging. We are also a week of face and body scrubs, a week of bath fizzies/bath bombs and two weeks of cold press technique. The courses have been fun and well attended since everyone is interested in making their own products in order to know exactly what is in the products that we use every day. The students have been excited to learn all the techniques so they can practice them with their family and friends or perhaps even take up soap making as a hobby or making them as gifts or to sell.