Cold Process Soap Making

  • Author: Foluke Olajide
  • Level: Intermediate
  • Access: 1 year
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Course overview
The first recorded soap makers in about 2800 BC were the Babylonians, Mesopotamians, Egyptians, Greeks and Romans. They made soap by mixing Fat, Oils and Salt together using calculated portions.
Soap making has since then evolved to mass production using syntenic materials. In recent years Eco-friendly lifestyle is the norm, going back to nature and soaps made using natural produce is encouraged.
  • What's Included
  • Certificate of Completion
  • No of Videos: 50

About the Course
Soap is a surfactant used in cleaning any surface. In skincare, soap; either solid or liquid is meant to cleanse and moisturize the skin. Cleansing the skin is the foundation for other skincare products to be effective.  There are three ways of making soap:

1. Cold process: Using natural produce without any form of heat. This process preserves the natural state of oils, fats and additives used; the soap is left to cure for 4 to 6 weeks. The final output is as natural as possible.

2. Heat Process: Using natural produce but a form of heat is introduced in the soap making process. It is a faster way of producing natural soaps but the natural state of the oils, fats and additives might be tampered with. It doses not require a long curing time.

3. Melt and pour Process. Using pre made natural soap base, heat is introduced and natural oils and additives are added, the soap can be used almost immediately. But the final output is not as natural as Soaps made using the Cold Process Method. 

What You'll Learn
  • Understand different oils and fats as they relate to skin type and soap performance
  • Formulate your own Soap recipe
  • Make natural soap using the cold process method
  • Make natural soap using different natural additives 
  • Best methods to package your soap  
  • The business aspect of soap making

Course contents

Meet the instructor

Foluke Olajide

Foluke Olajide is a serial entrepreneur and she will be teaching different types of soap. She is  a charted accountant (ACA) by profession and has worked for nine years with a leading bank in Nigeria.Her passion is to create different forms of craft and she enjoys working with her hands. Soap making came to her by chance. According to her "I have a very sensitive skin and was researching on natural oils that would help with my skin condition when I came across Soap making using natural oils and produce. I got interested and enrolled for online and physical classes".Foluke has been making soap for the past two years and has  produced different kinds of bar soaps using edibles and natural produce i.e., Avocado, Coconut, Oat meal, Milk, Clay, Plants and natural oils. For her "Teaching Soap making is an opportunity to share my experience and knowledge with the world".
Patrick Jones - Course author