A+ Soapmaking Studio

7301 Mount Vernon St
Lemon Grove, CA 91945

Phone: 619-245-8898
Email:
Website: http://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, 91945, 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 appointment: (619) 668-1435.

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Private Consultation with Kerri Mixon

- Soapmaking Studio, 7301 Mount Vernon St, Lemon Grove, 91945, San Diego, CA

Schedule a private consultation session with 16th generation master soapmaker Kerri Mixon. Receive advice and instruction in product formulation, product development and testing, quality control and shelf life, branding, labeling, marketing, and sales. Consultations in person, via phone, or online. Call for appointment: (619) 668-1435.

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Certified Soapmaker Testing

- Soapmaking Studio, 7301 Mount Vernon St, Lemon Grove, 91945, San Diego, CA

Become a Certified or Certified Advanced Soapmaker. The Soapmaking Studio is an official test location for certified soapmaker testing. Call or visit the Soapmaking Studio to complete the application for certification testing and schedule a test date. Test applicants must be current HSCG members in good standing. Soapmaking Studio: (619) 668-1435.

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Sunday, June 26, 2016

ONLINE Soap Labeling and Marketing

An intermediate-level business class that covers the federal, state, and local regulations for labeling soap and the 6 government agencies responsible for regulating soap and cosmetic labels. Students learn to distinguish soap from cosmetics or drugs and their appropriate labeling laws. This class also presents several inexpensive and effective marketing tips to promote the sale of handmade soap.

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Soap Labeling and Marketing

2:30p - 5:00p - Soapmaking Studio, 7301 Mount Vernon St, Lemon Grove, 91945, San Diego, CA

An intermediate-level business class that covers the federal, state, and local regulations for labeling soap and the 6 government agencies responsible for regulating soap and cosmetic labels. Students learn to distinguish soap from cosmetics or drugs and their appropriate labeling laws. This class also presents several inexpensive and effective marketing tips to promote the sale of handmade soap. Students are encouraged to bring a soap label for discussion and critique during the class.

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ONLINE Forming a Legal Business Entity

A business class for anyone interested in forming a new business in California. This class focuses on the different entity types, the applications, fees, licenses, and permits required to form a legal business entity. Students also learn how to determine costs, set prices for handmade products, and determine profit. Discussion includes suggestions for staying motivated, creative, and competitive within the handmade products industry.

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Forming a Legal Business Entity to Sell Soap

11:00a - 1:30p - Soapmaking Studio, 7301 Mount Vernon St, Lemon Grove, 91945, San Diego, CA

A business class for anyone interested in forming a new business in California. This class focuses on the different entity types, the applications, fees, licenses, and permits required to form a legal business entity. Students also learn how to determine costs, set prices for handmade products, and determine profit. Discussion includes suggestions for staying motivated, creative, and competitive within the handmade products industry.

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Sunday, July 10, 2016

ONLINE Beginning Cold Process Soapmaking

Beginning Cold Process Soapmaking (Soapmaking 101) is designed to teach students to make soap by hand at home. The main focus of this class is the cold process soapmaking method. After learning soapmaking safety, students learn to formulate soap recipes and calculate lye quantities without using a lye calculator. Thoroughly understand saponification values and all aspects of beginning cp soapmaking and be able to make soap at home with confidence. Soapmaking Studio: (619) 668-1435.

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Beginning Cold Process Soapmaking

12:00p - 4:30p - Soapmaking Studio, 7301 Mount Vernon St, Lemon Grove, 91945, San Diego, CA

In Beginning Cold Process Soapmaking (Soapmaking 101) students learn to make soap by hand at home. The main focus of this class is the cold process soapmaking method. After learning soapmaking safety, students learn to formulate soap recipes and calculate lye quantities without using a lye calculator. Thoroughly understand saponification values and all aspects of beginning cp soapmaking and be able to make soap at home with confidence. Students make soap in the class and take home a bar.

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Sunday, July 17, 2016

ONLINE Hot Process Soapmaking

Soapmaking 105 is an intermediate-level soapmaking class to teach students to make bars of soap using the hot process soapmaking method. The hot process soapmaking method is beneficial in achieving truer scents and using less scent material. Particular emphasis is placed on the safety of hot process soapmaking. Each student receives a bar of hot process soap made during the class.

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Hot Process Soapmaking

1:00p - 3:30p - Soapmaking Studio, 7301 Mount Vernon St, Lemon Grove, 91945, San Diego, CA

Soapmaking 105 is an intermediate-level soapmaking class to teach students to make bars of soap using the hot process soapmaking method. The hot process soapmaking method is beneficial in achieving truer scents and using less scent material. Particular emphasis is placed on the safety of hot process soapmaking. Each student receives a bar of hot process soap made during the class.

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Sunday, July 24, 2016

ONLINE Liquid Soapmaking

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 finished liquid soap and concentrated soap paste to take home.

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Liquid Soapmaking

1:00p - 3:30p - Soapmaking Studio, 7301 Mount Vernon St, Lemon Grove, 91945, 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 finished liquid soap and concentrated soap paste to take home.

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Sunday, July 31, 2016

ONLINE Bath Bomb Class

Learn how to make bath bombs, bath fizzy tablets, bath fizzy powder, and bath salts. This class includes the chemistry behind the effervescent fizzing reaction and the advanced technique used to create bath fizzies without oils, so they will not leave a dangerously greasy bathtub. Students receive 3 different types of bath treatments made during the class. Soapmaking Studio: (619) 668-1435.

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Bath Bomb Class

12:00p - 3:30p - Soapmaking Studio, 7301 Mount Vernon St, Lemon Grove, 91945, San Diego, CA

Learn how to make bath bombs, bath fizzy tablets, bath fizzy powder, and bath salts. This class includes the chemistry behind the effervescent fizzing reaction and the advanced technique used to create bath fizzies without oils, so they will not leave a dangerously greasy bathtub. Students make and take home 3 different types of bath treatments.

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Friday, August 12, 2016

Beginning Cold Process Soapmaking

12:00p - 4:30p - Soapmaking Studio, 7301 Mount Vernon St, Lemon Grove, 91945, San Diego, CA

In Beginning Cold Process Soapmaking (Soapmaking 101) students learn to make soap by hand at home. The main focus of this class is the cold process soapmaking method. After learning soapmaking safety, students learn to formulate soap recipes and calculate lye quantities without using a lye calculator. Thoroughly understand saponification values and all aspects of beginning cp soapmaking and be able to make soap at home with confidence. Students make soap in the class and take home a bar.

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Heart ♥ Attack Weekend of Classes

10:00a - 5:00p - Soapmaking Studio, 7301 Mount Vernon St, Lemon Grove, 91945, San Diego, CA

So many soapmaking classes in one weekend, you may have a heart attack! Friday afternoon: Beginning Cold Process Soapmaking. Saturday morning: Soap Labeling and Marketing. Saturday afternoon: Coloring and Scenting Soap. Sunday morning: Advanced Cold/Hot Process Soapmaking. Sunday afternoon: Water Substitution in Soapmaking. Students receive certificates of completion for all classes attended.

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Saturday, August 13, 2016

Coloring and Scenting Soap

1:30p - 5:00p - Soapmaking Studio, 7301 Mount Vernon St, Lemon Grove, 91945, San Diego, CA

Covers different colorants and scent materials for use in making soap, the manufacture and extraction methods, effectiveness, and strengths at which they should be used in CP soap, HP soap, and M-n-P soap. Students are taught how to color and scent soap safely and effectively, how to determine if too much colorant has been used in a bar of soap, and the possible dangers of over coloring soap. Demos of swirling two colors into CP soap, column pour, and steam distillation of essential oils.

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Soap Labeling and Marketing

10:00a - 12:30p - Soapmaking Studio, 7301 Mount Vernon St, Lemon Grove, 91945, San Diego, CA

An intermediate-level business class that covers the federal, state, and local regulations for labeling soap and the 6 government agencies responsible for regulating soap and cosmetic labels. Students learn to distinguish soap from cosmetics or drugs and their appropriate labeling laws. This class also presents several inexpensive and effective marketing tips to promote the sale of handmade soap. Students are encouraged to bring a soap label for discussion and critique during the class.

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Heart ♥ Attack Weekend of Classes

10:00a - 5:00p - Soapmaking Studio, 7301 Mount Vernon St, Lemon Grove, 91945, San Diego, CA

So many soapmaking classes in one weekend, you may have a heart attack! Friday afternoon: Beginning Cold Process Soapmaking. Saturday morning: Soap Labeling and Marketing. Saturday afternoon: Coloring and Scenting Soap. Sunday morning: Advanced Cold/Hot Process Soapmaking. Sunday afternoon: Water Substitution in Soapmaking. Students receive certificates of completion for all classes attended.

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Sunday, August 14, 2016

Advanced Cold/Hot Process Soapmaking

10:00a - 1:30p - Soapmaking Studio, 7301 Mount Vernon St, Lemon Grove, 91945, San Diego, CA

An intense soapmaking class for intermediate and advanced soapmakers. The main objective of this class is to teach students the information necessary to make a truly great bar of soap. Students learn the desirable soapmaking characteristics of different fatty acids and the fatty acid profiles of various natural oils. This class covers the chemistry of the saponification process, an explanation of how natural soap differs from commercial soap. Students receive 5 bars of soap to take home.

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Water Substitution in Soapmaking

2:30p - 5:00p - Soapmaking Studio, 7301 Mount Vernon St, Lemon Grove, 91945, San Diego, CA

Soapmaking 225 class explains the dangers and secret techniques of substituting other fluids for the water portion of cold and hot process soapmaking. Students learn how to safely replace water with beer, yogurt, fresh milk, fresh juices, herbal infusions, and hydrosols. Instructor demonstrates soap cupcakes and pipes frosting tops with soap made with milk instead of water.

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Sunday, August 28, 2016

ONLINE Forming a Legal Business Entity

A business class for anyone interested in forming a new business in California. This class focuses on the different entity types, the applications, fees, licenses, and permits required to form a legal business entity. Students also learn how to determine costs, set prices for handmade products, and determine profit. Discussion includes suggestions for staying motivated, creative, and competitive within the handmade products industry.

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Forming a Legal Business Entity to Sell Soap

11:00a - 1:30p - Soapmaking Studio, 7301 Mount Vernon St, Lemon Grove, 91945, San Diego, CA

A business class for anyone interested in forming a new business in California. This class focuses on the different entity types, the applications, fees, licenses, and permits required to form a legal business entity. Students also learn how to determine costs, set prices for handmade products, and determine profit. Discussion includes suggestions for staying motivated, creative, and competitive within the handmade products industry.

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Shrink Wrapping Soap

2:30p - 4:00p - Soapmaking Studio, 7301 Mount Vernon St, Lemon Grove, 91945, San Diego, CA

Learn how to apply shrink wrap film to soap quickly and effectively so little or no film is wasted. This class covers the benefits of wrapping soap, which include protecting the soap from damage and preserving a sanitary bar of soap. Students learn which types of shrink film allow the scent to come through, which films are best for different types of soap (cold/hot process versus melt & pour), and which films are best for packaging bottles of liquid soap, lotion, or other cosmetics.

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Sunday, September 4, 2016

ONLINE Beginning Cold Process Soapmaking

Beginning Cold Process Soapmaking (Soapmaking 101) is designed to teach students to make soap by hand at home. The main focus of this class is the cold process soapmaking method. After learning soapmaking safety, students learn to formulate soap recipes and calculate lye quantities without using a lye calculator. Thoroughly understand saponification values and all aspects of beginning cp soapmaking and be able to make soap at home with confidence. Soapmaking Studio: (619) 668-1435.

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Beginning Cold Process Soapmaking

12:00p - 4:30p - Soapmaking Studio, 7301 Mount Vernon St, Lemon Grove, 91945, San Diego, CA

In Beginning Cold Process Soapmaking (Soapmaking 101) students learn to make soap by hand at home. The main focus of this class is the cold process soapmaking method. After learning soapmaking safety, students learn to formulate soap recipes and calculate lye quantities without using a lye calculator. Thoroughly understand saponification values and all aspects of beginning cp soapmaking and be able to make soap at home with confidence. Students make soap in the class and take home a bar.

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Sunday, September 11, 2016

Transparent Bar Soapmaking

12:00p - 4:00p - Soapmaking Studio, 7301 Mount Vernon St, Lemon Grove, 91945, San Diego, CA

Learn to make hard transparent bar soaps that are clear and are made from scratch with whole vegetable oils using the cold and hot process soapmaking methods. This is not a "Melt-&-Pour" class. Transparent soap has a superior rinsability when compared to opaque cold process soap and is more suitable for use as facial soap. Learn to make prized transparent bar soap, similar to Neutrogena-type facial soaps.

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ONLINE Transparent Bar Soapmaking

Learn to make hard transparent bar soaps that are clear and are made from scratch with whole vegetable oils using the cold and hot process soapmaking methods. This is not a "Melt-&-Pour" class. Transparent soap has a superior rinsability when compared to opaque cold process soap and is more suitable for use as facial soap. Learn to make prized transparent bar soap, similar to Neutrogena-type facial soaps.

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Sunday, September 18, 2016

Lip Balm Making Class

2:00p - 4:30p - Soapmaking Studio, 7301 Mount Vernon St, Lemon Grove, 91945, San Diego, CA

Lip Balm Making Class focuses on simple lip balm making procedures for consistent and effective lip products, including lip tubes and balms in pot style jars. Techniques include how to create a twist tube of lip balm without problematic "sinkholes." Lecture information includes vegan alternatives to bees wax, natural ingredients to make a shiny lip gloss, and oil phase vitamins and nutrients for lips and skin. Material relates to other tube products, such as lotion sticks.

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ONLINE Lip Balm Making Class

Lip Balm Making Class focuses on simple lip balm making procedures for consistent and effective lip products, including lip tubes and balms in pot style jars. Techniques include how to create a twist tube of lip balm without problematic "sinkholes." Lecture information includes vegan alternatives to bees wax, natural ingredients to make a shiny lip gloss, and oil phase vitamins and nutrients for lips and skin. Material relates to other tube products, such as lotion sticks.

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Cultivating, Drying, and Adding Herbs to Soap

10:30a - 1:00p - Soapmaking Studio, 7301 Mount Vernon St, Lemon Grove, 91945, San Diego, CA

In Soap Garden 224 class, students learn techniques for growing their own herbs and plants to use as soap ingredients how to dry, crush, and grind the dried herbs and how much of each dried plant to add to the soap for color and texture. Classroom lecture includes a list of toxic plants that should not be used in soapmaking. Subject matter includes green gardening practices to save water while sustaining a suitable wildlife habitat.

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Sunday, September 25, 2016

Website Design and Internet Commerce

1:00p - 4:00p - Soapmaking Studio, 7301 Mount Vernon St, Lemon Grove, 91945, San Diego, CA

Designed for both students who currently have confusing or low-performing websites and for students who do not have websites. In this understandable and thorough class, learn about domain names and hosting packages. Also, learn to create your own website for free, optimize keywords, rank high on search engines, and verify your site code is valid. Finally, setup PayPal payment buttons and start selling on the Internet.

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Sunday, November 6, 2016

ONLINE Beginning Cold Process Soapmaking

Beginning Cold Process Soapmaking (Soapmaking 101) is designed to teach students to make soap by hand at home. The main focus of this class is the cold process soapmaking method. After learning soapmaking safety, students learn to formulate soap recipes and calculate lye quantities without using a lye calculator. Thoroughly understand saponification values and all aspects of beginning cp soapmaking and be able to make soap at home with confidence. Soapmaking Studio: (619) 668-1435.

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Beginning Cold Process Soapmaking

12:00p - 4:30p - Soapmaking Studio, 7301 Mount Vernon St, Lemon Grove, 91945, San Diego, CA

In Beginning Cold Process Soapmaking (Soapmaking 101) students learn to make soap by hand at home. The main focus of this class is the cold process soapmaking method. After learning soapmaking safety, students learn to formulate soap recipes and calculate lye quantities without using a lye calculator. Thoroughly understand saponification values and all aspects of beginning cp soapmaking and be able to make soap at home with confidence. Students make soap in the class and take home a bar.

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