On Saturday, Sept. 8, Arizona Historical Society Fort Lowell Museum will be hosting a soap making event from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. This event takes place every second Saturday of the month and will be available to attend until October, so get your butt over there and make some soap while you still can! Have you ever wondered how to make your own soap? Learn about the history of soap making and be able to make your own scented soap. The scents range from oatmeal to lavender. It is fun for all ages and $4 per person. Just show up to the event or call ahead if you are bringing a large group.
Arizona Historical Society
A soap making event takes place at Fort Lowell Museum every second Saturday of the month.
5 fun facts about soap:
1. Soap making was known as early as 2800 B.C. because there is evidence of a soap-like material found in clay cylinders during the excavation of ancient Babylon.
2. The most expensive soap in world, a single bar of Qatar soap produced by a family-run business in Lebanon infused with gold and diamond powder, costs $2,800.
3. The revenue from a soap and cleaning manufacturing industry in the United States was about $50.75 billion in 2010. Scrub a dub dub!
4. In 1806, William Colgate’s company became the first major soap manufacturing company in the United States.
5. Soap makers today use fat that has been processed into fatty acids as a major ingredient in many soaps. Yum?
Find more information about the soap making event here.