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Learn to make soap

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Dan Thrift / Tahoe Daily Tribune/Lindy Palant and her daughter Alexandra display samples of the type of soap Palant teaches students to make in her class.

With the wide range of soap-making products readily available in today’s marketplace, beautiful soaps can be created that look as if they were purchased in an expensive boutique. Soap-making is surprisingly simple, incredibly creative and bottom line, very enjoyable.

Because “melt-and-pour” soap is ready-made, every bit of the hard work has been done. All that is left for people to do is enjoy the fun of choosing which designer scents, colors, and additives to combine to create their own luxury soaps.

Additives such as oatmeal, dried herbs and oils can be added to soap bases to nourish, soften and add gentle scrubbing properties to the finished products.

Along with the popular chunk style soaps, people can easily learn to make just about any type of soap they can imagine. They may very well have the ingredients in their kitchen.

How does a natural, soothing bar of whole milk, olive oil and honey sound to help alleviate dry, winter skin? Or maybe a super creamy bath bar made with chamomile, vitamin E and vanilla would be preferred.

Whether people would like something intoxicatingly fragrant or elegantly sensual, this class will teach them the basics (and then some) of “melt-and-pour” soap-making. In a matter of minutes, gorgeous soaps can be created for home, gifts or even for sale.

Instructor Lindy Palant’s next class will take place from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. on March 8 at Kahle Community Center, 236 Kingsbury Grade. The cost is $15 with an additional $15 material fee payable to the instructor at class. Participants also will need to bring a two-cup glass microwave proof measuring cup.

For more information call Kahle Community Center at (775) 586-7271.

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