Find Soap and Cosmetic Making Classes

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.

Class offered by A+ Soapmaking Studio
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August 1, 2014

Cold Process Soapmaking 101

6:30pm-9:30pm - 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.

Class offered by Jennifer Grimes at The Nova Studio
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August 2, 2014

Making Milk Soaps

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

Discover the creamy world of milk soaps! When used in place of distilled water, milk is a lovely addition to cold process soap. Let me take the mystery out of making beautiful milk soaps using various animal and plant milks.

Class offered by Ruth Esteves at The Nova Studio
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CP Soap with Alternative Liquids

2:00pm - 5:00pm - The Nova Studio, Point Richmond, CA

Getting bored with your cold process soap? Juice it up! Dump the boring distilled water and get turned onto a variety of interesting liquids that can be used to make soap: coffee, tea, juices, beer & wine!

Class offered by Ruth Esteves at The Nova Studio
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August 3, 2014

DIY Melt and Pour...from Scratch!

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

Have you ever wondered how transparent soap works or how they make melt and pour meltable? Come learn to make your own melt and pour soap base from scratch! Warning: solvents are required, but we keep it as natural as possible.

Class offered by Jennifer Grimes at The Nova Studio
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Liquid Soap Making

2pm - 5pm - The Nova Studio, Point Richmond, CA

Liquid soap takes much more time and patience than bar soaps, but the rewards can be great. If you have conquered bar soaps and are hungry for your next challenge, dive into the world of liquid soap.

Class offered by Jennifer Grimes at The Nova Studio
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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.

Class offered by A+ Soapmaking Studio
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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

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.

Class offered by A+ Soapmaking Studio
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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.

Class offered by A+ Soapmaking Studio
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August 10, 2014

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.

Class offered by A+ Soapmaking Studio
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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.

Class offered by A+ Soapmaking Studio
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August 21, 2014

The Original 4-Day Bath & Body Boot Camp

9:00am - 24 W. Richmond Ave, Point Richmond, CA, CA

This special intensive workshop provides the rare opportunity to be immersed in the world of making bath & body products (from scratch) for 4 fun-filled days. During this series, we'll cover 15 different products.

Class offered by Lori Nova at The Nova Studio
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August 24, 2014

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.

Class offered by A+ Soapmaking Studio
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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.

Class offered by A+ Soapmaking Studio
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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.

Class offered by A+ Soapmaking Studio
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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.

Class offered by A+ Soapmaking Studio
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September 5, 2014

Cold Process Soapmaking 101

6:30pm-9:30pm - 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.

Class offered by Jennifer Grimes at The Nova Studio
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September 6, 2014

Advanced CP Soap Design

10am - 5pm - The Nova Studio, Point Richmond, CA

Take your cold process soapmaking to the next level! In Day 1 of the 2-Day Soapmaking Boot Camp at The Nova Studio, learn design techniques like layering, In The Pot swirling, Funnel Swirling and embedding, and more. Spark your creativity!

Class offered by Ruth Esteves at The Nova Studio
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September 7, 2014

Hot Process in 2-day bootcamp

2days/10am-5pm - The Nova Studio, Point Richmond, CA

When one day of soapmaking is not enough, come take a 2-day intensive soap making workshop. Ruth covers Advanced Soap Design, Jen covers Hot Processed Soapmaking and David covers Big Batch Soapmaking.

Class offered by Jennifer Grimes at The Nova Studio
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October 17, 2014

Cold Process Soapmaking 101

6:30pm-9:30pm - 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.

Class offered by Jennifer Grimes at The Nova Studio
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October 18, 2014

Advanced CP Soap Design

10am - 5pm - The Nova Studio, Point Richmond, CA

Take your cold process soapmaking to the next level! In Day 1 of the 2-Day Soapmaking Boot Camp at The Nova Studio, learn design techniques like layering, In The Pot swirling, Funnel Swirling and embedding, and more. Spark your creativity!

Class offered by Ruth Esteves at The Nova Studio
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October 19, 2014

Hot Process in 2-day bootcamp

2days/10am-5pm - The Nova Studio, Point Richmond, CA

When one day of soapmaking is not enough, come take a 2-day intensive soap making workshop. Ruth covers Advanced Soap Design, Jen covers Hot Processed Soapmaking and David covers Big Batch Soapmaking.

Class offered by Jennifer Grimes at The Nova Studio
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November 1, 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.

Class offered by Jennifer Grimes at The Nova Studio
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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!

Class offered by Jennifer Grimes at The Nova Studio
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November 2, 2014

Making Natural Perfumes

10:00am - 24 W. Richmond Ave, Point Richmond, CA

Come and share in the rich experience of making your own 100% natural perfumes for you, your family and loved ones. Once you see how easy and fun it is to create your own personalized natural scents, you'll never buy synthetic fragrances again

Class offered by Lori Nova at The Nova Studio
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December 7, 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.

Class offered by Jennifer Grimes at The Nova Studio
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Cold Process Soap Cupcakes

2:30pm -5:30pm - The Nova Studio, Point Richmond, CA

As demonstrated by Ruth at the 2013 HSCG Annual Conference, now you can learn to make the cutest, sweetest, most delicious-looking soaps ever! Watch how easy it is, and then make your own soap cupcakes to take home!

Class offered by Ruth Esteves at The Nova Studio
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