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Alternative Energy Sources Finds the Good in Grease

Students in Upper School Service Learning Group Alternative Energy Sources (AES) are giving new life to kitchen waste.
Using a process known as saponification, simple oils (in this case, cocoa butter, coconut oil, and used rice bran oil donated by Veggie Grill restaurant) are melted and combined with a sodium hydroxide solution. The students also added a bit of fresh lavender and lavender oil to the mixture. The result is a chocolate lavender scented soap made from 70 percent used oil. AES will be selling the handmade soap at Fall Fest.