Welcome Soapmakers and Cosmetics Crafters!
Beginning Cold Process Soapmaking
December 4 at the Soapmaking Studio
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
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
Soapmaking Classes are Fun, Understandable, and Affordable!
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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.
Classes are held at a private home occupied by a pet cat. If you are allergic to cats, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org prior to enrolling in a class.