March 12 - April 23 at Cuyamaca College
This is a Preview course offered through the Continuing Education Department at Cuyamaca College. After learning soapmaking safety, learning to formulate soap recipes, and learning to calculate lye quantities, students will enjoy making soap from whole vegetable oils and herbs. There is a constant demand for quality handmade soap because almost everyone uses soap. Therefore, handmade soap is a well-received gift or may be sold for profit at craft fairs.
This class meets six Wednesday evenings during the spring from 7:00 - 9:00 pm. (No class on April 16, due to Easter week.) Designed to be a proficiency course, after learning soapmaking techniques during the first session, students make two pounds of soap during each of the remaining class sessions. Registration is through the Cuyamaca College Preview website for Course Code 1000.
Register for Modern Soapmaking. View the PDF of Student Supplies for Modern Soapmaking. Purchase the Value Deal of Supplies and Textbook for Modern Soapmaking.
Coloring and Scenting Soap
March 16 at the Soapmaking Studio
Come learn which colorants and scents are safe for use in soap and learn how to add them to cold process soap in Soapmaking 220. An essential oil distilling unit will be running during the class so students can see how essential oils are distilled from plants. This class also features demonstrations of two popular advanced soap swirling techniques. Register for Soapmaking 220.
Cultivating, Drying, and Adding Herbs to Soap and Water Substitution in Soapmaking
March 23 at the Soapmaking Studio
Cultivating, Drying, and Adding Herbs to Soap
The fist of two classes for this Sunday, Soap Garden 224 covers how to select appropriate plants for your area, including growing in containers versus in the ground. Learn which plants do best in soap and how to prepare them. This class includes a mini field trip through the Soapmaking Studio's aromatic plant garden. Register for Soap Garden 224.
Water Substitution in Soapmaking
In Soapmaking 225 class, learn the tricks and special techniques to substituting the water portion of cold process soap with goat milk, heavy cream, yogurt, buttermilk, fresh juices, wine, spirits, and of course beer. During this Soapmaking 225 class, we will make a deliciously creamy goat milk and heavy cream soap.
Soap Makers' Luncheon
April 13 at Marie Callender's Restaurant
This luncheon is open to all soapmakers and makers of personal care products, whether professional or novice, whether cold/hot process method or melt-and-pour. The Soap Makers' Luncheon is open to the public and attendance is free, just pay for anything you order from the menu. The venue is Marie Callender's restaurant in San Diego at 2:00 pm. Map & Directions. View the Soap Makers' Luncheon Agenda.
2014 Handmade Soap Calendar
Purchase the 2014 Handmade Soap Calendar with photos submitted by soapmakers from around the world through Soapmaking Studio group on Facebook: Facebook.com/Groups/SoapmakingStudio.
Soapmaking Classes are Fun, Understandable, and Affordable!
Soapmaking 101 Beginning Cold Process Soapmaking
has been a huge success and fills weeks in advance; the next class will be Sunday, March 30! The next Soapmaking 210
Advanced Cold/Hot Process Soapmaking will be Sunday, March 2. Soap Garden 224 Cultivating, Drying, and Adding Herbs to Soap and
Soapmaking 220 Coloring and Scenting Soap are both available and open for registration.
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