Welcome to the September 2020 Soaper’s Meet Up!
This Meet Up we will try an Allepo style soap. We were to have it earlier in the year but that meeting was canceled because of the Covid 19 restrictions. But we have all the ingredients and it is such a lovely soap! Suitable for all. It is a soap that has been made for centuries. Laurel Berry Oil is traditionally used, in conjunction with olive oil, for the making of Aleppo Soap. Rich and opulent, this ancient soap was supposedly used by Queen Cleopatra of Egypt and Queen Zenobia of Syria.
Many of the Allepo soap makers have lost their homes and businesses because of the war in Syria. Now the war is nearly over people are slowly returning to their homes. Please consider buying some authentic Aleppo soap from the Syrian soap makers.
Leave it unscented or bring your own favourite scent. Or use ours.
If bringing your own essential or fragrance oils you will need at least 30 grams. The essential oil will need to be 100% pure and not using any base oil or else the scent will not survive the saponification process.
Price per person:
$40 for unscented soap
$45 for scented soap
$48 to pay on the day if not pre-paid
Confirming attendance by Payment
Please pay to following Westpac bank account
NEW: We have 1kg soap molds available for purchase to use on the day and to keep. These are what a few of us already use. the wooden molds are perfect to keep your soap insulated and the silicone liner helps with easy unmolding. These are $25 and please message us if you would like to purchase one.
What you will leave with
– 1kg of natural handmade soap
– The day’s soap recipe
– Properties and usage of the oils in the soap you have made
– A great day and meeting new people
On the day- Things to bring
– bottle of water
– a mold that would hold 1.5L of liquid with a bit of room for more. If you don’t have a soap mold you could use Pringles tins, take away containers, milk cartons, yogurt or ice cream containers, silicone cake molds.
– tea towels to wrap up your soap
– shopping bag – green Coles eg
Recommended on the day
– bring a hat as we would be outdoors but undercover
– something to snack
– breathable lightweight clothes. Preferably covering skin on arms and legs and not too loose.
Important things to remember about soap making
Making soap can be quite dangerous, so you will learn about soap safety on the day.
Caustic Soda, Lye, Sodium Hydroxide is the most important ingredient in making soap but also highly corrosive – this is not avoidable. By RSVPing, you acknowledge that these materials will be used on the day and near you and potentially handled by you – but as little as possible and you accept all liability.
Soap can take up to 6 weeks to fully cure before you can use, please do not use straight away.