Find a Teacher

The Handcrafted Soap & Cosmetic Guild offers a Teacher Program to members. In order to qualify as an HSCG teacher, the member must be Certified Soapmakers through the HSCG Certification Program, have a minimum number of hours of teaching experience, and maintain professional liability insurance.

Handcrafted Soap and Cosmetic Teachers who have met the requirements and been approved may list themselves and the classes they offer. Many offer classes on bath and body products as well as actual soapmaking, and some offer online classes and classes by appointment in addition to scheduled classes.

Members automatically receive a monthly eNews listing the upcoming classes in the next two months. If you are not yet a member but would like to receive the monthly Class eNews, you can Register and select to receive that eNews (as well as others).

United States


A+ Soapmaking Studio

Lemon Grove CA 91945   

Soapmaking supplies, soapmaking classes, cosmetics classes, business classes, and private consultations in San Diego, California. [More info and class list]

Jennifer Grimes

Point Richmond CA 94801   

Currently teaching at City College in San Francisco and the venerable Nova Studio in Point Richmond, California (a mere hop, skip and a jump over the Bay Bridge from her home base in San Francisco), Jennifer has a passion for hot processed soap.
[More info and class list]

Lori Nova Endres at The Nova Studio

Point Richmond CA 94801   

Teaching creative people to make natural bath & body products since 2003 [More info and class list]

Ruth Esteves at The Nova Studio

Point Richmond CA 94801   

Ruth Esteves is co-owner and teacher at The Nova Studio. Learn everything from the basics of making cold process soap to more advanced techniques. [More info and class list]


True Lyes Handcrafted Soaps

Cape Coral FL 33990   

Ready, Set, Soap! A step by step cold process soap making workshop. [More info and class list]



Perry GA 31069   

Total soapmaking immersion while learning how to make soap. Let us show you how easy it is to make your own. Offering all of our classes in our SOAPMAKING SCHOOL, a beautiful historic 1920's house in Georgia. [More info and class list]


Jennifer's Handmade Soap

Concord MA 01742   

Jennifer teaches CP soap classes in the Boston area. She offers a variety of classes from Intro to CP Soap, Soap Making with Milk, Colorants, Formulating Recipes, and other advance classes. [More info and class list]


The Great Lakes Natural Soap Company

Canton MI 48187   

We offer basic and advanced classes in Cold Process and Melt & Pour Techniques. Classes are hands-on, and all students take home their finished projects. We provide all materials and supplies. [More info and class list]

North Carolina

Bath Alchemy Lab

Greensboro NC   

Classes in NC or ONLINE anywhere in the world. Classes are very comprehensive and include lengthy manuals, detailed explanations, & thorough demonstrations. See our boot camps and Online 14 Week Soapmaking Academy. [More info and class list]

Ritual Waters ( Marilyn Schendel)

Winston Salem NC   

Ritual Waters now offers several classes in the art and science of Cold Process Soap. [More info and class list]

New Jersey

Nyah (La Shonda Tyree)

Paterson NJ 07522   

Offering hands on learning in Northern New Jersey and Annapolis, MD. [More info and class list]

New York

Angelicglow Soaps

Chenango Forks NY 13746   

Soap Studio Brookside is dedicated to bringing the enjoyment and benefits of handcrafted soaps (Angelicglow), bath and body products, soapmaking education and supplies procurement to you. Maria has developed a diversified line of your favorite re [More info and class list]

Back Porch Soap Company

New York NY 10025   

Workshops are led by Back Porch Soap Company CEO and President, Marla Bosworth. Classes include professional product formulation(soap making to natural haircare products and many in between). We specialize in business strategy, growth and coaching. [More info and class list]


Honey Sweetie Acres LLC

Goshen OH 45122

Basic Cold-Process Soap Making for Beginners. Step by step instruction. All materials provided, just bring a desire to learn! Call or visit our website for more information. [More info and class list]

Nature's Touch Soaps (Margaret Neff)

Cedarville OH 45314   

I offer individual and/or group classes. Please call for more information. [More info and class list]

South Carolina

Isler, Carol

Lyman SC 29365   

Carol Isler, of Tygerheart Fine Soaps, offers cold process soap making classes in a workshop setting at The Grain Loft in Greer, SC and in private settings. [More info and class list]


Beehive Soap and Body Care

Murray UT 84107   

Lessons available for Cold Process Soap Making and Melt and Pour Soap Making. [More info and class list]


Otion: The Soap Bar

Bellingham WA 98225   

Otion is in the heart of downtown Bellingham nestled between Seattle WA and Vancouver BC. Anne-Marie Faiola is the owner of Otion as well as Bramble Berry Soapmaking Supplies and the creator of the Soap Queen blog. [More info and class list]


Kreative Kraftwerks

Fond du Lac WI 54937   

Taught by a certified soapmaker, Kreative Kraftwerks offers classes in handcrafted soap, lotion and candles. We also offer make-and-take opportunities as well as fun nights for private groups and parties (reservations required). [More info and class list]