A+ Soapmaking Studio

7301 Mount Vernon St
Lemon Grove, CA 91945

Phone: 619-245-8898
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Website: www.SoapmakingStudio.com


Soapmaking supplies, soapmaking classes, cosmetics classes, business classes, and private consultations in San Diego, California.

Upcoming Classes

By Appointment

Soapmaking Consultation with Kerri Mixon

- Soapmaking Studio, 7301 Mount Vernon St, Lemon Grove, San Diego, CA

Need a help understanding a specific aspect of soapmaking or a unique type of technique? Book a private consultation with 16th generation soapmaker, Kerri Mixon. This well-known Master Soapmaker is available at your convenience. Call for appt.

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November 23, 2014

Soapmaking 215: Intermediate Liquid Soapmaking

1:00 - 3:30p - Soapmaking Studio, 7301 Mount Vernon St, Lemon Grove, San Diego, CA

Learn to safely make clear liquid soap at home. Topics include safety, formulating soap recipes with potassium hydroxide, and the different choices of soapmaking oils, fragrance materials, and colorants. Students receive 2 oz liquid soap.

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November 30, 2014

Scrub Making Class

12:00 - 3:30p - Soapmaking Studio, 7301 Mount Vernon St, Lemon Grove, San Diego, CA

Understand the difference between salt and sugar scrubs. Learn how to add beneficial vitamins and learn why preservatives should be used in oil based products. Also create oil-free scrubs. Students take home three types of scrubs.

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December 7, 2014

Lotion Making Class

1:00 - 4:30p - Soapmaking Studio, 7301 Mount Vernon St, Lemon Grove, San Diego, CA

Make luxurious, handmade lotions. In class, make one lotion with a gentle preservative to prevent microbial growth and extend the product life and make one lotion without. Take home both lotions to enjoy and experience the difference.

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Serum Making Class

9:00a - 12:00p - Soapmaking Studio, 7301 Mount Vernon St, Lemon Grove, San Diego, CA

Make oil-free, concentrated facial serums containing vitamins and active ingredients to improve skin elasticity and texture, minimize wrinkle lines, treat acne, and even skin tone. Take home two facial serums, hand sanitizer, and mascara.

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December 14, 2014

Soapmaking 220: Coloring and Scenting Soap

12:00 - 3:30p - Soapmaking Studio, 7301 Mount Vernon St, Lemon Grove, San Diego, CA

This class covers the colorants and scent materials for use in making soap, their manufacture and extraction methods, their effectiveness, and the strengths at which they should be used. Demos: Color swirling and essential oil distillation.

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December 21, 2014

Soapmaking 214: Intermediate Transparent Bar Soapmaking

12:00 - 4:00p - Soapmaking Studio, 7301 Mount Vernon St, Lemon Grove, San Diego, CA

Learn to make hard transparent bar soaps that are clear and are made with the cold and hot process soapmaking methods using whole base oils. This is not a "Melt-&-Pour" class.

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December 28, 2014

ONLINE Soapmaking 101: Beginning Cold Process Soapmaking

Learn to safely make soap by hand using the cold process method. Learn soapmaking safety and learn to formulate recipes and calculate lye quantities without using a lye calculator. Class times are listed in PST.

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Soapmaking 101: Beginning Cold Process Soapmaking

11:30a - 4:00p - Soapmaking Studio, 7301 Mount Vernon St, Lemon Grove, San Diego, CA

Learn to safely make soap by hand using the cold process method. Learn soapmaking safety and learn to formulate recipes and calculate lye quantities without using a lye calculator. Make soap during the class session and take home a bar!

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January 4, 2015

Soap Business 330: Soap Labeling and Marketing

12:00 - 2:30p - Soapmaking Studio, 7301 Mount Vernon St, Lemon Grove, San Diego, CA

Class covers the federal and local regulations for labeling soap. Distinguish soap from cosmetics or drugs and appropriate labeling laws. Learn marketing tips to promote the sale of handmade soap. Bring a soap label for class discussion.

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January 18, 2015

Soap Business 320: Forming a Legal Business Entity to Sell Soap

10:00a - 12:00p - Soapmaking Studio, 7301 Mount Vernon St, Lemon Grove, San Diego, CA

Beginning class for anyone interested in forming a business. This class focuses on applications, fees, licenses, and permits required to form a business. Also learn how to determine costs, set prices for handmade products, and determine profit.

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Soap Business 350: Website Design and Internet Commerce

12:30 - 3:30p - Soapmaking Studio, 7301 Mount Vernon St, Lemon Grove, San Diego, CA

Learn about domain names and hosting packages. Create your own website for free, optimize keywords, rank high on search engines, and verify your site code is valid. Setup PayPal payment buttons and start selling on the Internet.

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January 25, 2015

Soap Business 340: Packaging and Shipping Soap Worldwide

2:00 - 3:30p - Soapmaking Studio, 7301 Mount Vernon St, Lemon Grove, San Diego, CA

Learn to ship soap domestically, meet US Customs requirements for shipping soap internationally, the fastest shipping methods, and how to get discounted shipping rates. Package soap and purchase a shipping label during the class.

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Soap Business 335: Shrink Wrapping Soap

12:00 - 1:30p - Soapmaking Studio, 7301 Mount Vernon St, Lemon Grove, San Diego, CA

Learn the benefits of shrink-wrapping, which shrink films allow scent to come through, which films to use for soap, and which films to use for packaging bottles of liquid soap. Students may bring soap to shrink wrap in class.

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February 1, 2015

ONLINE Soapmaking 101: Beginning Cold Process Soapmaking

Learn to safely make soap by hand using the cold process method. Learn soapmaking safety and learn to formulate recipes and calculate lye quantities without using a lye calculator. Class times are listed in PST.

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Soapmaking 101: Beginning Cold Process Soapmaking

11:30a - 4:00p - Soapmaking Studio, 7301 Mount Vernon St, Lemon Grove, San Diego, CA

Learn to safely make soap by hand using the cold process method. Learn soapmaking safety and learn to formulate recipes and calculate lye quantities without using a lye calculator. Make soap during the class session and take home a bar!

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February 8, 2015

Serum Making Class

1:00 - 4:00p - Soapmaking Studio, 7301 Mount Vernon St, Lemon Grove, San Diego, CA

Make oil-free, concentrated facial serums containing vitamins and active ingredients to improve skin elasticity and texture, minimize wrinkle lines, treat acne, and even skin tone. Take home two facial serums, hand sanitizer, and mascara.

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Bath Bomb Class

10:00a - 12:30p - Soapmaking Studio, 7301 Mount Vernon St, Lemon Grove, San Diego, CA

Learn how to make bath bombs, bath fizzy tablets, and bath salts. This class includes the advanced technique used to create bath fizzies without oils, so they will not leave a dangerously greasy bathtub.

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March 1, 2015

Soapmaking 210: Advanced Cold/Hot Process Soapmaking

12:00 - 3:00p - Soapmaking Studio, 7301 Mount Vernon St, Lemon Grove, San Diego, CA

Learn the characteristics of different oils and fatty acids, which inexpensive oils may be used as substitutes for expensive oils, and various factors of trace/saponification speeds. Take home 5 soaps: Olive, coconut, palm, rice bran, & castor.

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March 15, 2015

Soapmaking 220: Coloring and Scenting Soap

1:00 - 4:30p - Soapmaking Studio, 7301 Mount Vernon St, Lemon Grove, San Diego, CA

This class covers the colorants and scent materials for use in making soap, their manufacture and extraction methods, their effectiveness, and the strengths at which they should be used. Demos: Color swirling and essential oil distillation.

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April 29, 2015

Modern Soapmaking (Course Code 1000)

6:30 - 8:30p - Cuyamaca College, 900 Rancho San Diego Pkwy, El Cajon, San Diego, CA

Cuyamaca College class meets six Wednesday evenings during the spring, 6:30 - 8:30 pm. A proficiency course, students work through the textbook the first night and then make two pounds of soap during each of the classes. 4/29 to 6/3/15.

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