A+ Soapmaking Studio

7301 Mount Vernon St
Lemon Grove, CA 91945

Contact: Kerri Mixon
Phone: (619) 668-1435

Email:

Website: http://www.SoapmakingStudio.com

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

In-Person Classes

Sunday, March 8, 2020

Serum Making Class

Noon-4:30 pm - Soapmaking Studio, 7301 Mount Vernon St, Lemon Grove, 91945, San Diego, CA

Learn to make oil-free, concentrated facial serums containing vitamins and active ingredients. In Serum Making Class, learn about the different vitamins and active ingredients used to improve skin texture, minimize wrinkle lines, improve elasticity, treat acne, and even skin tone. Learn to use the Skin Deep online cosmetic database as a reference to determine public perception of the general safety of new ingredients. During the class, learn to make natural hand sanitizer gel and gel mascara with the same beneficial base ingredients. Students take home two facial serums and either gel eye shadow or mascara made in class. Attend in person or online.

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Sunday, March 22, 2020

Beginning Cold Process Soapmaking

Noon-4:30 pm - Soapmaking Studio, 7301 Mount Vernon St, Lemon Grove, 91945, San Diego, CA

Soapmaking 101 is a beginning soapmaking class to teach students to make soap by hand at home. After learning soapmaking safety, students learn to formulate soap recipes and calculate lye quantities without using a "lye calculator." The objective of this class is to have students understand saponification values and be comfortable creating their own soap recipes at home. Students make cold process soap during the class session and take home a bar. Attend in person or online.

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Sunday, March 29, 2020

Advanced Cold/Hot Processing

Noon-3:30 pm - Soapmaking Studio, 7301 Mount Vernon St, Lemon Grove, 91945, San Diego, CA

The goal of Soapmaking 210 (Advanced Cold/Hot Processing) is for students to learn how to formulate a truly great bar of cold or hot process soap through their choice of soapmaking base oils. In this information-packed class, learn which oils have similar fatty acid profiles and can be substituted for one another, what types of lather come from which soapmaking oils, how to correctly use antioxidants (such as ROE or vitamin E), how handmade soap differs from commercial soap chemically, and some basic soapmaking chemistry in the popular Soapmaking 210 class. Attend in person or online.

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Saturday, May 16, 2020

Beginning Cold Process Soapmaking

Noon-4:30 pm - Soapmaking Studio, 7301 Mount Vernon St, Lemon Grove, 91945, San Diego, CA

Soapmaking 101 is a beginning soapmaking class to teach students to make soap by hand at home. After learning soapmaking safety, students learn to formulate soap recipes and calculate lye quantities without using a "lye calculator." The objective of this class is to have students understand saponification values and be comfortable creating their own soap recipes at home. Students make cold process soap during the class session and take home a bar.

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Sunday, May 17, 2020

Soap Gardening

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

Learn to select appropriate plants for your area, including growing in containers versus in the ground. Learn which plants do best in soap and how to prepare them. This class includes a mini field trip through the Soapmaking Studio's aromatic plant garden. Students take home herbs to dry and use for cooking and in soap.

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Sunday, May 24, 2020

Coloring and Scenting Soap

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

Soapmaking 220 is an intermediate to advanced soapmaking class that covers the different types of 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 in cold process soap, hot process soap, and melt and pour 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. Lab includes swirling two colors into cold process soap and extracting essential oils from plants by using a steam distillation unit. Students are also taught to easily extract essential oils and hydrosols from plants through an alternative method using a large stock pot. Attend in person or online.

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Sunday, June 14, 2020

Aromatherapy Natural Perfume

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

In Aromatherapy Natural Perfume Class, learn the basics of aromatherapy and natural perfumery. Unveil the secrets of blending essential oils by using scent categories and fragrance notes. Design custom fragrances from essential oils aromatherapeutically created to inspire specific emotions and memory triggers. Learn the different techniques for blending perfumes in a bases of natural grain alcohol, in a base of jojoba oil, and in a base of cyclomethicone. Create your own natural perfumes in the class and take them home.

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Sunday, August 30, 2020

Soap Salvage through Rebatching

3:00-5:00 pm - Soapmaking Studio, 7301 Mount Vernon St, Lemon Grove, 91945, San Diego, CA

Learn to create beautiful, new bars of soap by rebatching old scraps and failed batches. Safely learn to neutralize lye-heavy soap or introduce additional lye to oily soap. View a soap rebatching demonstration and learn to improve soap through rebatching and the addition of fresh organic juices, vitamins, and antioxidants. Each student receives a bar of hot process soap rebatched during the class. Attend in person or online.

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Sunday, September 27, 2020

Beginning Cold Process Soapmaking

Noon-4:30 pm - Soapmaking Studio, 7301 Mount Vernon St, Lemon Grove, 91945, San Diego, CA

Soapmaking 101 is a beginning soapmaking class to teach students to make soap by hand at home. After learning soapmaking safety, students learn to formulate soap recipes and calculate lye quantities without using a "lye calculator." The objective of this class is to have students understand saponification values and be comfortable creating their own soap recipes at home. Students make cold process soap during the class session and take home a bar. Attend in person or online.

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Sunday, October 4, 2020

Water Substitution in Soapmaking

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

Oktoberfest Edition: We will make soap cupcakes with canned pumpkin, beer, and milk! Learn 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, puréed fruits or vegetables, herbal infusions, and hydrosols. Students receive beer soap and soap cupcakes made with goat milk and puréed pumpkin. Attend in person or online.

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Sunday, October 18, 2020

Hot Process Soapmaking

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

Spend the morning getting nice and soapy making hot process soap in Soapmaking 105 Intermediate Hot Process Soapmaking. Learn how to widen your product base by including hot process soap and learn the specific conditions under which hot process is the preferred method over cold process soapmaking. Students learn how to safely add honey (or other sugars) to soap without creating the dangerous carbon monoxide that is always produced when sodium hydroxide reacts with sugar. Students take home the Honey Rose hot process soap made in class. Attend in person or online.

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By Appointment

CERTIFIED SOAPMAKER TESTING for HSCG MEMBERS

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

The Soapmaking Studio is available as a certification exam proctor location for HSCG members who are able to come to San Diego, California. The Soapmaking Studio does NOT charge for this member service. Call the Soapmaking Studio to schedule an exam date and time: (619) 668-1435.
Regular business hours for certification exams:
Sunday, Monday, Wednesday, Friday: 10 am to 5 pm.
Saturdays: 9 am to 4 pm.
Tuesdays and Thursdays: CLOSED.

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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 soapmaker Kerri Mixon. This well-known Master Soapmaker is available at your convenience. 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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