Soap Making Workshop in Istanbul
- Duration: 2-3 hours
- Location: Sultanahmet / ISTANBUL
- Lesson Teachings: available in English, French, Russian, Turkish
In Turkish culture soaps are always have a special role especially in Turkish Hamams. How To Make Soap workshop in istanbul will be something unique experience for you. In our soap workshop studio, we can teach you how to make your own soap with milk or with Oil and using local Turkish materials, herbs, colorings and materials. It will be a step step workshop and you will be able to make a few different type of soaps and learn about our own soaps.
- Create home made natural soap from scratch, using natural ingredients, which you probably have in your pantry
- Make pure and natural soap, free from harmful ingredients, avoiding known irritants
- Easily calculate how much soap you need to make to fill your mold, and create your own recipes
- Use colours and fragrances to create fabulous looking, amazing smelling soap, that is good enough to give as gifts, or sell
- Use inexpensive items to create amazing packaging for your soap.
- Build and develop a new creative hobby.
What is Included ;
- In our lessons; we can will teach you how to make soap
- All equipment for needed for soap making
- In the end of the workshop you will take back the soaps you made
- Workshop Area, Aprons & Gloves
- Turkish Tea & Water
Meeting Point ;
Here is our Art Studio Address ;
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Events of Istanbul – Les Arts Turcs Art Studio
Alemdar Mh. Incili Cavus St.
No: 19 Floor : 3 (Behind The Underground Cistern)
Contact : Mr. Alp or Mr. Nurdogan ( Phone : +90 544 220 10 22 )
E-mail : firstname.lastname@example.org
Cancellation Policy ;
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Turkish Soap Making Lesson Istanbul
Private or Group Classes Available All Year Long Everyday appointment !
History of Soap Making – Soap Making Masterclass in Istanbul
An excavation of ancient Babylon revealed evidence that Babylonians were making soap around 2800 B.C. Babylonians were the first one to master the art of soap making. They made soap from fats boiled with ashes. Soap was used in cleaning wool and cotton used in textile manufacture and was used medicinally for at least 5000 years.
The Ebers papyrus (Egypt, 1550 BC) reveals that the ancient Egyptians mixed animal and vegetable oils with alkaline salts to produce a soap-like substance.
According the Pliny the Elder, the Phoenicians used goat’s tallow and wood ashes to create soap in 600BC. Early Romans made soaps in the first century A.D. from urine and soap was widely known in the Roman Empire
The Celts made their soap from animal fat and plant ashes and they named the product saipo, from which the word soap is derived.
The first concrete evidence we have of soap-like substance is dated around 2800 BC., the first soap makers were Babylonians, Mesopotamians, Egyptians, as well as the ancient Greeks and Romans. All of them made soap mixing fat, oils and salts. Soap wasn’t made and use for bathing and personal hygiene but was rather produced for cleaning cooking utensils or goods or was used for medicine purposes.
Soap is a product for cleaning made from natural ingredients that may include both plant and animal products, including items as: animal fat, such as tallow or vegetable oil, such as castor, olive, or coconut oil. Soap supposedly got its name from Mount Sapo in Rome. The word sapo, Latin for soap, first appeared in Pliny the Elder’s Historia Naturalis. The first soap was made Babylonians around 2800 B.C. The early references to soap making were for the use of soap in the textile industry and medicinally.
Soap making history goes back many thousands years. The most basic supplies for soap making were those taken from animal and nature; many people made soap mixing animal fats with lye. Today, soap is produce from fats and an alkali. The cold process method is the most popular soap making process today, while some soap makers use the historical hot process.
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In the early beginnings of soap making, it was an exclusive technique used small groups of soap makers. The demand for soap was high, but it was very expensive and there was a monopoly on soap production in many areas. Over time, recipes for soap making became more widely known, but soap was still expensive. Back then, plant byproducts and animal and vegetable oils were the main ingredients of soap. The price of soap was significantly reduced in 1791 when a Frenchman the name of LeBlanc discovered a chemical process that allowed soap to be sold for significantly less money.
More than 20 years later, another Frenchman identified relationships between glycerin, fats and acid what marked the beginning of modern soap making. With the 1800 discovery of another method of making soap ingredients, soap became even less expensive. Since that time, there have been no major discoveries and the same processes are used for the soap making we use and enjoy today.
Advances came as the science of chemistry developed because more was understood about the ingredients. In the mid-nineteenth century, soap for bathing became a separate commodity from laundry soap, with milder soaps being packaged, sold and made available for personal use. Liquid hand soaps were invented in the 1970s and this invention keeps soaps in the public view.
Today, there are many different soaps made for a vast array of purposes. Soap is available for personal, commercial and industrial use. There is handmade, homemade and commercially produced soap, there is soap used to wash clothes, dishes and cars, there is soap used for your pet, soap for your carpet and soap for your child… but for many types of cleaning, soaps are a lesser used product these days, as alternatives to soap are the main choice.