Sunday, March 29, 2015

Soap Making

OMSI regularly offers weekend labs, and one of their especially awesome ones is Soap Making. Up to three people ages 10+ can make a batch of soap together.  They make it simple, and naturally they explain the chemistry of soap very well.  We gave it a try and thoroughly enjoyed it! Jasper picked out some orange essential oil to add to the soap to give it a lovely scent. We waited patiently for the soap to cure, and it's finally ready!  It's inspirational and will definitely convince you that it's not too crazy to make your own soap. Search their events for "lab experiences" to find the next one.

Mixing the soap.
Finished and ready to take home for curing!  The next day we sliced it into individual bars.  It was cured in about 6 weeks.

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