Sunday, Sept. 21 1-3:30 pm
Instructor: Sean Hundley of Wildfield Soap
Fifth Season Carrboro Outdoor Classroom
Come join us as we learn how to make soap the old fashioned way with Shaun Hundley as your guide and local soaper!
Soap has been a key element in civilization for over two thousand years. Just think of what your day would be like without soap! And not all soap is made equal. Most soaps today are actually detergents, highly processed and dry your skin out.
Cold-process soap is the method that has been used for over a millennia and leaves in that all important glycerin! In this ~3 hour class you will learn how cold-process soap making works and get hands on experience as you make your own personalized one pound batch of soap that you get to take home to use or share.
We will cover the basics of batching the soap as well as a few flourishes like marbling, layering and accent lines. You will get to personalize your soap with a selection of colors, scents and which ever flourishes you like as you pour your own one pound batch. Whether you are a weekend warrior, veteran DIYer, homesteader/farmer or just looking for something fun and new to do, this class is for you! No special equipment will be needed and all ingredients are provided. All you need to bring is a pair of dish gloves, a one and a half pint Tupperware container for your mold, and a pair of safety glasses/goggles. Aprons are optional but recommended. Class sizes will be limited to fifteen slots and participants must be over thirteen. We look forward to seeing you there!
A little about your Soaper:
Shaun Hundley is the sole Soaper for Wild Field Soaps and has been making soap for the past 5 years. He started soaping as a sustainability project in 2008, making small batches a couple of times a year for personal use. In time, his family and friends began asking for his soap for themselves which they often received in the form of holiday gifts. In 2013 Shaun had the opportunity to start up a small and informal soap business called Wild Field Soaps, which rapidly gained interest.
Shaun was born and raised in Chapel Hill, joined the Boy Scouts of America at age twelve and attained the rank of Eagle Scout at age seventeen. He then attended The National Outdoor Leadership School that led him to work with a non-profit in Seattle called Earth Corps, an environmental restoration and community outreach organization. Moving back to Chapel Hill in 2009, Shaun returned to school with interests in sustainability, renewable energy and homesteading. Now living and working from home on the southernmost edge of Chapel Hill, Shaun makes soap while deriving inspiration from the wild field he strives to tame each year. In time Shaun plans to grow all his own scents, herbals and dyes for Wild Field Soaps to make it as local and sustainable as possible.
*Rain date will be Sunday, Sept. 28th. No refunds will be issued due to inclement weather. Pre-Registration and payment required.