Hello everyone! I had a soapy Saturday (29 Aug 2015) afternoon at Orchard Central. What did I do? I attended a Soap Making Workshop by Shea and Orchard Central.
So what exactly did I do there? Well lets find out!
I was pretty early. So as usual take pictures time!
|All ready for the workshop.|
|Stage is all ready.|
|Had my photo taken at the photo booth too. :)|
|Host for the day.|
|Introduction to soap and soap making.|
Most soaps and shower gel now a days are not fully soap anymore. They are blended with chemicals which can affect our skin and health in the long run.
|About soap and making soap.|
Stuff not wanted in soap and cannot be found in the soap Shea used:
- Sulphates like SLS and SLeS and etc
|Things not wanted in soap.|
|Items needed for the soap making.|
|Shea Butter Base|
|After cutting into smaller pieces.|
|Pick skin safe coloring and essential oil.|
|Heavenly honeysuckle essential oil chosen.|
|Chosen color cube and essential oil.|
|All the cut up soap base.|
|Shea Shop boss helping to melt the soap base on our behalf.|
|Melted soap base.|
|After mixing with color cube and essential oil. Look like berries yogurt really!|
|After pouring the mixed soap base into the mold.|
Its suppose to rest to be harden naturally before its ready. But it takes 4 days to be done! OMG!!! We only have this hour and half is already gone. So how?
The process is quicken by placing the mold into the freezer for 10mins. Before placing it into the freezer, we spray a little rubbing alcohol onto the surface of the soap in the mold so as to removes bubbles.
|Spray rubbing alcohol onto the surface of the soap in the mold.|
|Ready to put into freezer to fasten the process.|
|My Soap done!!!|
This workshop is so fun. I finally get to make my beginner's soap. Not bad right. :)
End of the day, I get to bring home not only the soap I made, I get a bag of goodies bag too.
|Goodies bag to bring home.|
|2 vouchers inside the goodies bag.|
|Tada!!! The soap I made! Can't wait to use them.|
|Ice cream from YiLi PaoPao Ice (Peach and Passion Fruit flavour)|
|Shea's cold process soap bought nicely wrapped.|
|The one in the middle with the star is what I bought.|
|Soap making courses.|
Visit Shea Website for more information.
|Shea Shop at Orchard Central B2.|