Soapmaking 102

Keep It Interesting! Soap Making 102

Discover how to create your own unique soap recipe.
So, you’ve taken Keep it Clean! Soapmaking 101.  Now what? 

Learn how to use math and chemistry to change ingredients to create your own soap recipes?  There is quite a science behind soapmaking ingredients.  In this class find out how to be successful at soap making using just about any kind of fats/oils, and liquids.  You will be given charts with math values and will learn how to easily use them to adjust the lye, liquid and fat amounts to vary ingredients and batch sizes.  Discover which fats/oils and additives do what.

You do not make soap in this session, you learn how to develop your own personal soap formulas.  

Adult  $26


Soapmaking 101

Keep It Clean! Soap Making 101

Learn to make soap filled with interesting natural ingredients.
Using the original heritage soapmaking ingredient, lye, learn to make your own soap.

This is not melting glycerin and pouring into shaped molds, this IS true soapmaking. Learn how to adjust ingredients for your needs. For example: Ground cloves and coffee make a fantastic kitchen/garden bar for the scent and scrubbing factors; and using honey and oatmeal work together for a wonderful complexion bar.  Don’t like scented things?  Don’t add any!  These wonderfully artisan hand made soaps make fabulous gifts!

Each guest takes a mold (about 4-6 bars depending on how they are cut) of soap with them and full instructions on how to make it again.

You will be using Chef Valerie’s foundation “recipe” and adapting it.  Be sure to sign up for Soapmaking 102 to learn how to create your own foundation recipe.

Adult $45

Child (age 10-17 with an adult) $48

Delicious Demise

Delicious Demise Events

From October through May, we offer a special Murder Mystery event.   Cocktail party buffet style, participants learn about cultural food differences and experience dishes that are authentic to the country or place the theme is based on.  For example, one that was held in “London” had participants discovering bangers and mash, scotch eggs, and bacon butties.  You get food discovery, eats, and a DEMISE!    You will be emailed more about the event prior to arrival, including your role assignment and costume suggestions.  The mystery activities last from 5 pm until around 8 pm on Saturday, with dinner served as a buffet, cocktail style.  All are different, keep coming back for the next one!  We need a minimum of 6 to make this fun.   Adult themed.  Not suitable for under 17 years of age.  Not fully suitable for special diets (some foods are naturally gluten free or vegetarian, and these are present but no separate dishes can be prepared.)  For details on a specific date’s theme, please call or email.  231-740-4065 or  Additionally, you can request a big or small role.  If the main (necessary roles) are filled, you can request no role, just come as an investigator to help solve the murder and enjoy eats.  We reserve the right to change themes to adjust for group size.  The murder mystery begins promptly at 5 pm and last until over, usually 7:30 or 8 pm.


Adult $40

Not Suitable for minors.

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These class fees range from $15 to $24 (with the exception of soapmaking 101 at $39).

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