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Beginning Cold Process Soapmaking

December 4 at the Soapmaking Studio

Cold Process Soap Batter in the Soap Pot

Soapmaking 101 is a beginning-level soapmaking class designed to teach students to make soap by hand at home. The main focus of this class is the "cold process" soapmaking method; although the class does briefly describe "melt & pour" soap crafting. After learning soapmaking safety, students learn to formulate soap recipes and calculate lye quantities without using a "lye calculator." The objective of Soapmaking 101 is to have students understand saponification values and be comfortable creating their own soap recipes at home. Students make cold process soap during the class session and take home a bar.

This class is also available online: Description of Online Soapmaking 101.


Intermediate Liquid Soapmaking

December 11 at the Soapmaking Studio

Intermediate Liquid Soapmaking Bottles of Handmade Liquid Soap

Soapmaking 215 is designed to teach students to safely make liquid soap at home. This class covers the various difficulties faced by home soapmakers who strive to make a truly clear liquid soap. Specific class topics include safety, formulating soap recipes with potassium hydroxide, and the different choices of soapmaking oils, fragrance materials, and colorants. Each student receives a 2-ounce bottle of handmade liquid soap and a sample of concentrated liquid soap paste. Register for Soapmaking 215.


Start a Soap Business!

January 2017 at the Soapmaking Studio

January is the best month to start a business. Most licenses, permits, and other miscellaneous regulatory fees are paid each calendar year and expire on the last day of the year. So, starting a new business in January makes financial sense to guarantee the maximum days of operation during a new business's first year. Being the best month of the year to start a new soap business, the Soapmaking Studio offers all business classes throughout the month of January. The business classes are taught by Kerri Mixon, who is a licensed instructor registered with the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education to teach business classes. Come attend in January and learn to operate your own successful soap business!

Business Classes in January 2017

  • January 15, 2017: Learn about establishing a business entity, choosing a business name, and legal setup in Soap Business 320 Forming a Legal Business Entity to Sell Soap.
  • January 22, 2017: Learn about the laws set by the 6 different government agencies that regulate soap labeling laws in Soap Business 330 Soap Labeling and Marketing.
  • January 22, 2017: Learn how to ensure a longer shelf life, achieve greater scent retention, and professional packaging in Soap Business 335 Shrink Wrapping Soap.
  • January 29, 2017: Learn how to successfully compete online and save money by processing orders over your own website in Soap Business 350 Website Design and Internet Commerce.

Soapmaking Classes

Soapmaking Classes are Fun, Understandable, and Affordable!

Learn how to make soap at the Soapmaking Studio in San Diego County, California!

Soapmaking 101 Beginning Cold Process Soapmaking has been a huge success and fills weeks in advance; the next class will be Sunday, November 6! The next Soapmaking 210 Advanced Cold/Hot Process Soapmaking will be Sunday, March 19, 2017. Soap Garden 224 Cultivating, Drying, and Adding Herbs to Soap and Soapmaking 220 Coloring and Scenting Soap are both available and open for registration. Our popular Soapmaking Supplies are now available for shipping.
Please check back because classes are added and website sections are updated on a regular basis. Email info@soapmakingstudio.com with any questions.

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Soapmaking Studio

Mon, Wed-Fri, Sun: 10am-5pm. Sat: 9am-4pm. Tue: Closed.
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