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Soapmaker Teachers teach not only soapmaking, but also have classes on how to make all types of bath and body products. Currently there are classes upcoming in the following areas. (Click area name to display classes.)

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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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April 27, 2014

Soapmaking 105: Intermediate Hot Process Soapmaking

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

Intermediate-level soapmaking class to teach students to make soap using the hot process soapmaking method. Covers situations when this is the preferred method. Class includes a demonstration and students take home the soap made in class.

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Soap Business 330: Soap Labeling and Marketing

10:30a - 1:00p - 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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May 4, 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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May 10, 2014

Cold Process Soap 201: Make and Take

2:30pm-4:30pm - The Nova Studio, Point Richmond, CA

Take CP101 in the morning and come back after lunch to make your own customized two pound batch of soap (could a day be more perfect?) We supply everything you need, including a soap mold you can reuse at home!

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Cold Process Soapmaking 101

10am-1pm - The Nova Studio, Point Richmond, CA

Demonstration-style class - learn all about the basics of soapmaking and get comfortable with the process! We will walk through how to make a (perfect at-home size) 4-pound batch and you will leave with handouts and 2 bars to enjoy at home.

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June 1, 2014

Soapmaking 101: Beginning Cold Process Soapmaking

12:30 - 4:30p - 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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June 8, 2014

Aromatherapy Natural Perfume Class

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

Learn the basics of aromatherapy and natural perfumery. Unveil the secrets of blending essential oils. Create your own natural perfumes in the class and take them home.

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June 22, 2014

Bath Bomb Class

1:00 - 3:30p - 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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June 29, 2014

Cold Process Soapmaking 101

10am-1pm - The Nova Studio, Point Richmond, CA

Demonstration-style class - learn all about the basics of soapmaking and get comfortable with the process! We will walk through how to make a (perfect at-home size) 4-pound batch and you will leave with handouts and 2 bars to enjoy at home.

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FREE Field Trip to Lavender Farm

9:00a - 1:00p - Keys Creek Lavender Farm, 12460 Keys Creek Rd, Valley Center, San Diego, CA

Meet at the Soapmaking Studio in Lemon Grove at 9:00 am to carpool to the venue in Valley Center or meet the group at the Lavender Farm at 10 am. Free indulgences include guided tour & essential oil distillation demonstration.

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July 6, 2014

Lotion Making Class with Chemist Omar Jimenez

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

Make luxurious lotions with Omar Jimenez. 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 differences.

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Soap Garden 224: Cultivating, Drying, and Adding Herbs to Soap

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

Gardening! Students learn to grow, dry, crush, and add their own plant additives to soap and how much plant material to add for color and texture. Lecture includes sustainable gardening, toxic plants, fire resistant plants, and native plants.

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July 20, 2014

Soapmaking 105: Intermediate Hot Process Soapmaking

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

Intermediate-level soapmaking class to teach students to make soap using the hot process soapmaking method. Covers situations when this is the preferred method. Class includes a demonstration and students take home the soap made in class.

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July 27, 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 ozs liquid soap.

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August 8, 2014

Soapmaking ♥ Heart Attack Weekend

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

August 8 - 10 at the Soapmaking Studio: One spectacular weekend crammed so full of soapmaking classes and business classes, it may give you a heart attack! ♥ Soapmaking 101, ♥ 210, ♥ 220, ♥ 225, and ♥ Soap Business 330.

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Soapmaking 101: Beginning Cold Process Soapmaking

2:00 - 6:00p - 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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August 9, 2014

Soap Business 330: Soap Labeling and Marketing

10:00a - 12:30p - 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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Soapmaking 220: Coloring and Scenting Soap

2:00 - 5:30p - 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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August 10, 2014

Soapmaking 210: Advanced Cold/Hot Process Soapmaking

10:00a - 1:00p - 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, sunflower, castor.

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Soapmaking 225: Water Substitution in Soapmaking - Special Winter Version!

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

Learn the dangers and secret techniques of substituting other fluids for the water portion of cold and hot process soap. Learn how to safely replace water with beer, canned pumpkin, yogurt, fresh milk, juices, herbal infusions, and hydrosols.

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August 24, 2014

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

11:00a - 1:00p - 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

2:00 - 5:00p - 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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August 31, 2014

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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Soap Business 340: Packaging and Shipping Soap Worldwide

2:30 - 4:00p - 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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