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Our Soapmaking Supply Store is Open and Classes are in Session!

Our physical store location is open and classes have resumed. Check the Soapmaking Studio hours. View the schedule of classes.

Closed Tuesdays, Thursdays, and holidays.

Additional Closures:
Saturday, October 31, 2020 (Halloween)
Saturday, November 7, 2020 (Birthday)
Wednesday, November 11, 2020 (Veterans Day)
Friday, December 25, 2020 (Christmas Day)
Friday, January 1, 2021 (New Year's Day)

Coronavirus Policies

We Care About Customers' and Students' Health

We care about the health and safety of our customers and students. In accordance with https://covid19.ca.gov/stay-home-except-for-essential-needs/, which forbids gatherings without safety modifications, the Soapmaking Studio classes have undergone temporarily modifications to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, older adults and people with severe underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable. By attending a Soapmaking Studio class you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19. Please familiarize yourself with our Temporary Modifications to Classes. Our store remains open and compliant with San Diego County Health Orders, including the public posting of our Social Distancing and Sanitation Protocol and Safe Reopening Plan.

Our store offers free pre-paid carry out service for those who wish to remain in their vehicles. Simply choose "store pickup" during online checkout or call during business hours to place and pay for your order. If you have any questions, please telephone the Soapmaking Studio: (619) 668-1435.


2 Classes in 1 Day! Hot Process & Shrink Wrap!

Sunday, October 18 at the Soapmaking Studio

Intermediate Hot Process Soapmaking

Intermediate Hot Process Soapmaking

Hot process soapmaking is the basis for many different types of soapmaking techniques. If you plan to make honey soap, sugar scrub soap, transparent soap, melt and pour soap base from scratch, or liquid soap, you will benefit from this hot processing class.

Spend the afternoon getting nice and soapy making hot process soap in Soapmaking 105 Intermediate Hot Process Soapmaking. Learn how to widen your product base by including hot process soap and learn the specific conditions under which hot process is the preferred method over cold process soapmaking. Attend in person or online. Register for Soapmaking 105.

Shrink Wrapping Soap

Shring Wrapping Cold Process Soap

After the lunch break, learn to shrink wrap soap effectively and affordably in Soap Business 335 Shrink Wrapping Soap. There is a specific plastic film for cold process soap, a different film for melt and pour soap, and a different shrink film that is biodegradable. Different film formats are more cost effective than others. Come learn how to use all of them. Students should bring a minimum of 4 bars of soap, products, or items to shrink wrap in class. Attend in person. Register for Soap Business 335.


Bath Bomb Class

Sunday, October 25 at the Soapmaking Studio

Learn the Chemistry and Techniques to Make Bath Bombs without Oil!

Bath Bombs and Bath Fizzy Tablet

Learn how to create active treats for the tub. Students learn the secrets of making exceptional bath bombs, bath fizzy tablets, and bath salts. While most easy recipes include the simple process of creating bath fizzies using saturated fats as a sealer to prevent reaction to air, this Bath Bomb Class includes the advanced technique necessary to create bath fizzies without oils, so they won't leave a dangerously greasy bathtub the way oils do. The class also includes an exposť on clean water-soluble colorants versus water-dispersible colorants that may leave a gritty coating inside the bathtub. Also, learn to make greywater-safe bath bombs without oil or sodium-based salts, which can kill plants when introduced into greywater systems. Students take home bath treats made in class. Attend in person or online. Register for Bath Bomb Class.


Beginning Cold Process Soapmaking

Sunday, November 1 at the Soapmaking Studio

Learn How to Make Cold Process Soap with No Cure Time!

Cold Process Soap Batter in the Soap Pot Advanced Cold/Hot Process Soapmaking Pouring Cold Process Soap into Wooden Molds

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.

The "Attend in Person" option for this class is full; the Soapmaking 101 "Attend Online" option for November 1 is still available. Soapmaking 101 is next scheduled for January 10, 2021.

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


Scrub Making Class

Sunday, November 29 at the Soapmaking Studio

Learn to Make Decadent, Spa-Quality, Handcrafted Salt and Sugar Scrubs!

Handmade Salt and Sugar Scrub

Learn how to formulate effective spa-quality scrubs. In this Scrub Making Class, understand the difference between salt scrubs and sugar scrubs and when one is preferred over the other for easily achieving safe and natural skin exfoliation. Learn how to add beneficial vitamins and learn why preservatives should be used in oil based products. For those opposed to oil based products, learn how to create oil-free scrubs. Students take home three types of scrubs. Attend in person or online. Register for Scrub Making Class.

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Soapmakers' Luncheon

Sunday, April 11 at Marie Callender's Restaurant

Network with Southern California Soap and Cosmetic Crafters!

Soapmakers Luncheon, 2nd Sunday of April and October in San Diego, California

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 Soapmakers' Luncheon is open to the public and attendance is free, just pay for anything you order from the menu. Our friendly soap meetup group is casual and provides a means of networking with local soapy artisans. Attend this creative handmade soaps and DIY bodycare meetup group luncheon at any level: Professional soapmaker, hobbyist soaper, or beginning crafter. The soap lunch venue is Marie Callender's restaurant on Alvarado Road in San Diego at 2:00 pm. Map & Directions. View the Soapmakers' Luncheon Agenda.

Marie Callender's Restaurant
6950 Alvarado Rd
San Diego, CA 92120


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 1, 2020! The next Soapmaking 210 Advanced Cold/Hot Process Soapmaking will be Sunday, August 30, 2020. 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 Standard Shipping or free Store Pickup.
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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