Learn How to Make Soap at the Soapmaking Studio in San Diego County, California.
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Lye Calculator & Recipe Formulator
Lye Calculator & Recipe Formulator

Soapmaking Studio in the News
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Natural Soap Directory

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Soapmaking Studio Mascot - Molly
Molly the Mascot


Accept Payments
Square POS lets your customers pay and sign on your mobile phone or tablet. Square allows you to sell your soap and process payments made with credit cards, gift cards, and cash. After the payments are accepted through Square, the money is deposited into your bank account. The free version of Square is free to setup, automatically charges a fee of about 3% of each sale, and offers many free business tools, including charging sales tax, calculating your gross sales, presenting a database of your customers, tracking sales trends, enabling sales on Instagram, and creating a free website for selling your products. This I Sell My Soap link was created especially to help soapmakers sell their soap.
Calendar for Soapmakers
Google Calendar
View or synch a device to the Soapmaking Studio Google Calendar to receive notifications on classes, events, and seasonal tips for soapmakers.
California Sales Tax Applications
Print a California Resale Certificate from the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration.
Verify a California Seller's Permit number through the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration.
View a list of the current California City and County Sales and Use Tax rates through the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration.
View a map of the current California Sales and Use Tax for your address through the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration.
California Tax-Deductible Donations
Verify a registered California charity through the California Department of Justice.
Download a current list of tax-exempt non-profit entities from the California Franchise Tax Board.
Certified Lye
Food-grade sodium hydroxide for making bars of soap or for curing olives, potassium hydroxide for making liquid soap, protective equipment for safe handling of chemicals, fast shipping.
HSCG Membership
Information about handcrafter membership options and product liability insurance with the Handcrafted Soap and Cosmetic Guild. Receive $20 off an HSCG purchase with referral code from Kerri Mixon: MIXON20TP.
HSCG Certification Program PDF
PDF of the Facebook discussion notes and information about becoming a certified soapmaker through the Handcrafted Soap and Cosmetic Guild. The Soapmaking Studio is a certification exam proctor location for HSCG members who are able to come to San Diego, California. The Soapmaking Studio does NOT charge for this member service. Receive $20 off an HSCG purchase with referral code from Kerri Mixon: MIXON20TP.
Ingredient Databases
The Cosmetic Ingredient Review (CIR) studies individual chemical compounds as they are used in cosmetic products. Established in 1976 by the Personal Care Products Council with the support of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the Cosmetic Ingredient Review in Washington, DC, tests and reports ingredient safety. They also establish maximum levels for use for ingredients.
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration's list of Color Additives Approved for Use in Cosmetics specifies approved herbal and non-herbal (mineral) colorants for use in cosmetic products, the year the ingredient was approved, and the specific approved uses. Color in cosmetics, whether indentional or not, must come from an FDA-approved colorant.
This free, online Safer Choice "Safer Chemical Ingredients List" database is managed by the Environmental Protection Agency and may give insight to the nature, purpose, and social acceptance of chemical ingredients.
This free, online database of Proposition 65 warnings and listed chemicals is managed by the California Office of Environmental Health Hazard Assessment and may give insight to the nature, purpose, and social acceptance of chemical ingredients.
This free, online Skin Deep database of cosmetic ingredients is managed by the Environmental Working Group and may give insight to the nature, purpose, and social acceptance of cosmetic ingredients.
Lye Calculator & Recipe Formulator, Saponification Values
Lye Calculator & Recipe Formulator
Calculates the amount of lye needed to make a specific batch of soap. Allows the user to add oils and their exact saponification values. It also provides options for instructions, lye discount, superfat, and water portions.
Chart of Saponification Values for Making Soap
An accurate chart of saponification values for making soap, with the saponification values already converted to universal ratios.
Natural Oils International
Exotic base oils, solid butters, and fats for making soap.
Natural Soap Directory
An online directory of international soapmakers that uses subscribers' listing fees to promote the benefits of handmade soap.
Published Articles
Articles containing soapmaking tips and tricks, especially for soapmakers, copyright Pallas Athene Soap.
PubMed Central® (PMC) is a free full-text archive of biomedical and life sciences journal literature at the U.S. National Institutes of Health's National Library of Medicine (NIH/NLM).
Soapmakers' Luncheons
Free luncheons for all types of soapmakers held the second Sunday of April and October at Marie Callender's restaurant, 6950 Alvarado Road, San Diego, CA 92120.
Soapmaking Studio in the News
Soapmaking Studio in the News
Links to online news articles and videos about the Soapmaking Studio.
Soapmaking Supplies
Soapmaking Supplies
Pre-mixed base oil blends, colorants, essential oils, hydrosols, chemicals, soap molds, and soap tools for making soap. Items may be picked up or shipped from the Soapmaking Studio in San Diego County, California.

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Classes are held at a private home occupied by a pet cat. If you are allergic to cats, please contact info@soapmakingstudio.com prior to enrolling in a class.

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