The Denver Botanic Gardens usually make people think of beautiful flowers and breathtaking trees. However, that is not everything the Botanic Gardens are made of.
The Denver Botanic Gardens usually make people think of beautiful flowers and breathtaking trees. However, that is not everything the Botanic Gardens are made of. People at the Botanic Gardens also teach classes, including a Cold-Process Soap Making Class!
Soap making is easier than you think. All you need is twenty minutes to make the soap, several ingredients, and patience. Once you have your ingredients, it is fairly easy to make the soap. However, after you make it, you need to wait two weeks for it to cure (that’s what the patience is for). Once that’s done, you have a homemade batch of soap!
Some types of soap you can make are tea tree soap, milk soap, and almond oatmeal soap. When asked what the most popular types of soap are, Christina Blume, who’s been teaching the class for 19 years, said, “Probably lavender, Colorado Blue Spruce, and oatmeal milk and honey.”
The class at the Denver Botanic Gardens covered everything about soap-making in about two hours, and it was covered very well. Almost everything was explained in a way that you could understand and explain yourself. All questions were answered and answered well.
Even though everything was said in a way that a kid could understand it, this class was not really made for kids. The rest of the class was made completely of adults. However, if you know a kid who does not feel uncomfortable in a room full of adults and who can keep still and listen, then the environment in those classes won’t bother them.
This is not the only class that the Botanic Gardens teach. These classes happen several times a month and cover things from cooking to backyard-goat keeping. They’re not cheap, with the prices ranging from $8 to $350, but judging by how well the classes are taught, it might be worth it.
The soap-making class was a good way to learn an interesting craft. It was a fun, easy, special thing to do. If your inner soap-maker is calling, don’t silence it!