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 a Certified Soapmaker through the HSCG Certification Program, have a minimum number of hours of teaching experience, and maintain professional liability insurance. Vendor members may be listed as HSCG Teachers if the company as a Company Representative who has been approved as an HSCG Teacher.

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. You can search for classes by area and scheduled date.

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).


Sea Suds Soaps

Location:  halifax, NS , Canada

Hello and welcome to Sea Suds Soaps, we invite you to experience the fulfillment and enjoyment of making and creating your own 100% natural soap and skin care products. You will receive hands on training and materials while creating your own product.

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Location:  oakville, ON , Canada

Creative soap and candle making. Cold process, melt and pour, as well as hot process technique.

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United States


Kantai Kitchen

Location:  El Mirage, AZ 85335-6283

My goal is to empower You to learn to make soap safely and confidently, to be able to grow your curiosity into a lifelong hobby or business. Please go to our facebook page and follow the events link to see our upcoming class schedule.

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A+ Soapmaking Studio

Location:  Lemon Grove, CA 91945

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

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Following Seasons Botanicals & Soapmaking Historical Guild

Location:  San Diego, CA 92020

Instruction in the Art and Science of Soapmaking, Aromatherapy, Distillation, and Botanical Formulation. Demonstrations and Instruction in Traditional Open Fire Soapmaking. HSCG Certification Exam Proctor Testing.

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Mountain Girl Essentials

Location:  Redding, CA

Your Northern California source for in-person, hands-on soap making classes.

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The Goat Farm

Location:  Santa Rosa, CA 95407

Mindy Wright teaches soap and lotion making classes at the soap studio on her small family farm in Sonoma County and other venues in the Bay Area.

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True Lyes Handcrafted Soaps

Location:  Cape Coral , FL 33990

Ready, Set, Soap! A step by step cold process soap making workshop.

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Hanalei Bath

Location:  Canton, GA 30115

We provide Classes in aromatherapy, basic soap making and body care products.

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Linden Row Botanicals

Location:  Woodstock, GA

Soap Instructor, Jill Hutchinson, teaches classes in Basic Soap Making using the Cold Process method. Classes are offered at various venues. Private lessons and parties are also offered.

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Mossy Creek Soap

Location:  Perry, GA 31069

Learn how to make Soap, Liquid Soap, Milk Soap, Creative Swirling in Soap, Scrubs, Balms & Salves, Men's Product lines and more. Learn in our apothecary lab located inside Mossy Creek Natural.

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Normal Soap Company

Location:  Athens, GA 30606

Handmade natural, organic soap & body products (lip balm, lotions, salts...etc) made with care and precision. We use the cold process method for soap making for the highest quality bar. We pride ourselves on using local ingredients. We teach Soap 101

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Normal Soap Company

Location:  Athens, GA 30606

Learn Soap Making from 4th gen soap maker Jessica Cudnik and co-owner Kevin Samples! At the end of our fun and informative classes you will have learned a brief history of soap, how to make soap safely, tools, tricks and tips!

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Sixth Street Soapery

Location:  Evansville, IN 47713

Learn how to make cold process soap in our hands on class! You will learn all the basics of soap making and have fun while doing it.

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Location:  Mount Sterling, KY 40353

Soapmaking classes

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Jennifer's Handmade Soap

Location:  Ayer, MA 01432

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.

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Barb's Homemade soap and More

Location:  Adrian, MI 49221

Offering small classes in basic soap making, Bath body and Spa products. 19 years of experience . Learn to make what you need, or gain skills to begin a business. Classes held monthly or private classes available.

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science + lyes

Location:  CANTON, MI 48188

NEW.Unique DIY Soap Lab opening January 2020. Offering all levels of soap and cosmetic classes, make & take, parties and more. Classes are hands-on, and all students take home their finished projects. We provide all materials and supplies.

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North Carolina

Ritual Waters ( Marilyn Schendel)

Location:  Winston Salem, NC

Ritual Waters now offers several classes in the art and science of Cold Process Soap.

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New Jersey

Nyah (La Shonda Tyree)

Location:  Kearny, NJ 07032

Offering hands on learning in Northern New Jersey and Annapolis, MD.

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New Mexico

High Desert Rose Soaps & Such

Location:  Albuquerque, NM 87110

Beginner and Intermediate Level Soap Making Classes Offered

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Jennifer Grimes

Location:  Albuquerque, NM 87106

Currently teaching private lessons just off historic Route 66 in Albuquerque, New Mexico. Learn why hot process soap is the secret rock star of the soapmaking world!

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New York

Alegna Soap

Location:  Bethpage, NY 11714

Alegna Soap offers organic soaps and skin care products made in small batches.

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Back Porch Soap Company, LLC

Location:  New York, NY, NY 10025

Marla Bosworth coaches entrepreneurs on how to connect and create deeper through the path of their own soul. Marla creates and teaches beauty formulation workshops and wellness events in New York City and across the U.S.

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Bonnie Brae Soaps

Location:  Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Barbara DeAngelis offers Basic Cold Process Soap Making Classes as well as advanced techniques. Small groups and private lessons available.

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Soap Studio on Fifth

Location:  New York, NY

Melt and Pour workshops to bring out your inner creativity

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Honey Sweetie Acres LLC

Location:  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.

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Lori Nova Endres of The Nova Studio

Location:  Dayton, OH 45440

I have a passion for making natural products. I also love teaching & sharing what I know with others. For 15 years I taught classes in California. Now I live in Ohio. The Nova Studio offers eClasses & class handouts, by many talented teachers...

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Nature's Touch Soaps (Margaret Neff)

Location:  Cedarville, OH 45314

I offer individual and/or group classes. Please call for more information.

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Skinplicity Bath & Body

Location:  Canby, OR 97013

Soaping 101 CP/HP hands on classes

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Apothecary Muse

Location:  Pittsburgh, PA 15206

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

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Ashgrove Soaps and Sundries, LLC

Location:  Valencia, PA 16059

Lori Chandler teaches classes which includes all supplies for basic to advanced cold processed and melt and pour soapmaking. See upcoming classes. Email for personalized classes. Hosting the Pittsburgh Soapmakers Gathering 2018.

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South Carolina

Carol Isler

Location:  Lyman, SC 29365

A retired chemistry teacher and science department chair, Carol often teaches classes for Rustic Escentuals in Spartanburg, SC. With over 32 years of experience, she has become an expert at formulating soaps.

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Beehive Soap and Body Care

Location:  Murray, UT 84107

Lessons available for Cold Process Soap Making and Melt and Pour Soap Making.

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Otion: The Soap Bar

Location:  Bellingham, WA 98225

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.

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Shady Lane Farm

Location:  River Falls, WI 54003

Classes offered through Community Education in River Falls, Hudson, Ellsworth, Pepin, and Baldwin, WI, and Red Wing and Hastings, MN. Also, at our farm in rural Pierce County, WI. Custom and private classes, too!

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