Adventist Youth Honors Answer Book/Arts and Crafts/Soap Craft - Advanced (North American Division)

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Soap Craft - Advanced (North American Division)
North American Division

Arts and Crafts

Skill Level 2
Year of Introduction: 1964

Earning this honor meets a requirement for:

1. Have the Soap Craft Honor.

This Wiki has a page with instructions and tips for earning the Soap Craft honor.

2. What safety equipment should be used when making soap with and without lye?

3. Name three types of lye. Explain what lye is and why it is needed to make soap.

4. Describe what happens when a strong base is added to an oil or fat. What is it called?

5. What makes “hard” soap versus “soft” soap?

6. What types of fats can be used in making soap?

7. What is used in making soap transparent?

8. What are the advantages and disadvantages of soap and detergent?

9. What makes soap float?

10. Learn the following verses: Jeremiah 2:22, Malachi 3:2.

Jeremiah 2:22 (NKJV)
For though you wash yourself with lye, and use much soap, yet your iniquity is marked before Me,” says the Lord God.

Malachi 3:2 (NKJV)
“But who can endure the day of His coming? And who can stand when He appears? For He is like a refiner’s fire and like launderers’ soap.

11. Identify some things that can be added to soap.

12. What can be used as soap molds? Discuss what should not be used and why.

13. Describe six methods of making soap. Note which ones do not require the use of lye and explain why it is not needed.

14. Make two soap projects. One using the melt and pour method and the other using the rebatching method.

15. Do one of the following:

a. Visit a soap-making establishment, commercial or non-commercial.

b. Watch a video about how cold process soap is made.

c. Write a report, tell a story, or use some other creative means to explain how soap is made.