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).

Guatemala

EnJabonArte Studio

Guatemala   http://www.enjabonartegt.com   

All Time Classes! Aprende todo sobre jabonería de glicerina o proceso frío, en tu idioma. Trabajamos Jabonería Decorativa y Cosmética Natural [More info and class list]


United States

Ruth Esteves of The Nova Studio

   http://thenovastudio.com   

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


California

A+ Soapmaking Studio

Lemon Grove CA 91945    http://www.SoapmakingStudio.com   

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


Jennifer Grimes

San Francisco CA 94103    http://thenovastudio.com/   

Currently teaching private lessons in San Francisco. Learn why hot process soap is the secret rockstar of the soapmaking world. [More info and class list]


Lori Nova Endres at The Nova Studio

Point Richmond CA 94801    http://www.TheNovaStudio.com   

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


Colorado

Lotion Bar Cafe

Colorado Springs CO 80911    http://Lotionbarcafe.com   

Located In Colorado Springs, Co. We teach soap making and bath bomb making classes! [More info and class list]


Florida

True Lyes Handcrafted Soaps

Cape Coral FL 33990    http://www.truelyes.net   

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


Georgia

MOSSY CREEK SOAP STUDIO (Michelle Rhoades)

Perry GA 31069    http://mossycreeksoap.com   

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]


Massachusetts

Jennifer's Handmade Soap

Concord MA 01742    http://www.jennifersoap.com   

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]


Michigan

The Great Lakes Natural Soap Company

Canton MI 48187    http://www.MichiganSoap.com   

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]


Missouri

River City Soapworks

St. Charles MO    http://www.rivercitysoapworks.com   

[More info and class list]


North Carolina

Bath Alchemy Lab

Greensboro NC    http://www.BathAlchemyLab.com   

Bath Alchemy Lab offers the most comprehensive soap, cosmetics, bath & body, candle making, and business classes and workshops at different skill levels to build a unique and profitable business, from the basics to mastery. [More info and class list]


Ritual Waters ( Marilyn Schendel)

Winston Salem NC    http://ritualwaters.com   

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    http://handmadesoapcoach.com   

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


New York

Back Porch Soap Company, LLC

New York, NY NY 10025    http://www.backporchsoap.com   

[More info and class list]


Ohio

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    http://naturestouchsoaps.com   

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


Planktown Hardware & More

Shiloh OH 44878    http://www.planktownhardware.com   

Classes are offered throughout the year. Class descriptions, times and cost can be seen by visiting our website then clicking on events. You must preregister and can call for availability. [More info and class list]


Pennsylvania

Apothecary Muse

Pittsburgh PA 15206    http://www.apothecarymuse.com   

Apothecary Muse offers visual and hands-on workshops in natural soapmaking processes, including herbal infusions and aromatherapy blending basics, per her training. [More info and class list]


Ashgrove Soaps and Sundries, LLC

Valencia PA 16059    http://AshgroveSoaps.com   

Lori Chandler teaches classes which includes all supplies for basic to advanced cold processed and melt and pour soapmaking. See upcoming classes. Call for personalized classes. Hosting the Pittsburgh Soapmakers Gathering 2016 [More info and class list]


South Carolina

Isler, Carol

Lyman SC 29365    http://tygerheart.com   

Carol has taught students how to make natural cold process soap for over 20 years. [More info and class list]


Utah

Beehive Soap and Body Care

Murray UT 84107    http://www.beehivesoap.com   

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


Washington

Otion: The Soap Bar

Bellingham WA 98225    http://www.otionsoap.com   

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]


Wisconsin

Kreative Kraftwerks

Fond du Lac WI 54937    http://www.kreativekraftwerks.com   

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


Shady Lane Farm

Beldenville WI    http://www.shadylanefarmproducts.com   

We offer classes for soap making, balms, creams, and lotions, 'green' laundry, and herbal home-spa classes including hands-on labs - Fun! See Class Listings and/or our website for dates and details: www.shadylanefarmproducts.com. [More info and class list]