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The Chemistry of Soap [Online]

Feb 20 | Sun |
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Soap has a long history of use by people, but a short history of being used on the body. The origin of soap is a little bit of a mystery accompanied by some tall tales. But one thing we know for sure is that using natural soaps has allowed us to live healthier, cleaner, and longer.

One way of making soap is through a method called Cold Process which is all chemistry. No heat is added and you can see the chemical reactions take place. Each ingredient has an important role in the chemical process.

The 2,000 year old history of soap is proof of early chemistry and scientific practice in action. When we think of chemistry, we probably imagine a science lab, a burst of smoke, and bottles of different color liquids, but our ancestors have been practicing observation, experimentation, and the scientific method since their time.

We will use all-natural materials and standard cookware, most of which you’ll be able to find in your kitchen.

Participants will learn:

Step by step of soap chemistry and making How to work safely with lye Recipes and resources for soap making Participants are welcome to work alongside the instructor during the demo, and everyone will be given soap recipes and DIY resources.

Workshop Supplies: Genspace is unable to provide supplies for this online workshop. Upon registration, you can access the supplies list via the Online Event Page. If you'd like to participate in the hands-on portion of the workshop alongside our instructor, please be sure to source or purchase your supplies in advance.

Your registration gets you access to the live Zoom class, along with a recording of the class to view afterwards.

Accessibility Statement: Genspace is committed to ensuring that our online classes, events, and workshops are as accessible as possible, and can meet the ever-changing needs of our community. As we navigate the opportunities and challenges of online programming, we are constantly learning and adjusting our workflows to prioritize accessibility, and we’d love to hear any feedback our community might have. Please contact us ([email protected]) if you have specific accessibility requests or questions.

Venue: Genspace NYC

132 32nd Street, Suite 108 Map
929-- 3-8-7 8100