Mossy Creek Soap

1307 Ball Street
Suite 5
Perry, GA 31069

Contact: Michelle


We are a soapmaking school. Offering all of our classes in our new Makers Facility located at 1307 Ball Street, Suite 5, in downtown Historic Perry Georgia (south of Atlanta).

Our students attend from all over the country to learn how to create soapmaking works of art. We enjoy helping you create something unique and having the confidence from knowing that we are PROFESSIONAL soap makers, who make a living by producing a product and selling it daily.

We believe in creating a product that is not only good for you but made properly and safely.

We take pride in knowing that each student that has come through our doors leaves with the experience and knowledge of the instructor who gave the class. While it is easy to find someone to teach you how to make soap it is another to embody the experience with openness and a willingness to truly teach.

Michelle Rhoades (certified instructor) was voted Business Woman of the Year 2017 by the Perry Area Chamber of Commerce. Our business was featured in the Houston County Living Magazine, and we had an online feature by

Our soap was previously featured in Southern Living's Christmas at Home Special Edition Magazine 2012, featured our Coffee Soap in their online Gifts For Her 2011, we have also appeared in the Handcrafted Soapmaking Soap Calendar 2012, Georgia Family Magazine June 2012. In April 2012 I also participated in a Celebrity Gifting Opportunity for Earth Day 2012, our soaps have also appeared in the 2012 MTV Gifting Guide by the Artisan Group.

Michelle has been a conference speaker at the HSCG Annual Conference (2013, 2014, 2015, 2018), the Alabama Soap and Candle Conference (2012, 2014, 2015) and the Tenessee Soap and Candle Meeting (2014, 2015). OFFERING CLASSES/WORKSHOPS and PRIVATE LESSONS: * Cold Processed Soapmaking, * Liquid Soapmaking, * Salves, Balms, Scrubs * Business Start-Up Workshops, Photography & many more!

Online Classes - Available Anytime

Soapmaking 101 Online Tutorial

You can now download the newest edition for the Soapmaking 101 beginner class handout along with VIDEO TUTORIAL LINKS embedded inside the document. This is the actual booklet we go over in class. Basic Soapmaking Instruction, Equipment Supply Lists, Safety procedures for working with lye, Oil Properties Sheet, Terms and Definitions, Recipes,Our trusted supplier information, Follow along with the Video as Michelle guides you through your first batch of soap

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You can now download the newest edition of our Liquid Soap Making class handout plus ONLINE video tutorial links. You can follow along with our NEW Videos while creating an EASY no cook liquid soap.

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Learn how to make emulsified scrubs with Michelle. She will take you step by step through video learning on your own time, ANYTIME! Find out about how to choose the correct oils/butters for your scrub, Essential oils in scrubs, Sugar scrubs, Fruit/seeds scrubs Body Polishes, Spa quality scrubs, Preservatives in scrubs and so much more!

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Making milk & fruit soaps are easy using our simple method. Michelle takes you step by step through video learning how creating a creamy milk soap and a wonderful fruit soap using a simple fluid replacement method. Learn on YOUR own TIME. Web based training Videos. Learning at it BEST!

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In-Person Classes

Saturday, January 29, 2022

2-Day Soap + Business | JAN 29-30 2022

10am-5pm - 1307 Ball Street, Suite 5, Perry, GA

We will teach you how to make the soap and how to get into business branding it, packaging it, and selling it. Don't miss this business-building class and how to start your own business selling bath body.

Saturday- We are combining Soap making 101 and Milk Soap making on the first day= YOU GET 2 Classes in 1 Day!

Sunday- We will introduce you to starting a bath and body business, sharing our proven tools for success.

Learn simple techniques for making soap while you learn the ins & outs of starting up your own company.
Learn how to start up your own website at a fraction of the cost of traditional methods
Create a product that will sell in your market
Tips on photographing your product to sell online
Craft show displays
Packaging & labeling
Branding/marketing and more

Day 1- We will begin promptly at 10 am on Saturday morning, begin with our Soapmaking 101. Learn everything you ever wanted to know about soap making.

We discuss all the methods and give you step-by-step instructions on how to make cold processed soap.


Learn from a certified, experienced soap maker who will walk you through the chemistry behind the soap making so you will fully understand soap making from the oils to the cured soap.

Step by step directions
Safety Equipment List and Procedures
Soap making Oil Properties
Additives, Essential Oils, Fragrances
Using natural herbs, flowers, powders
Recipe Formulation -Soap making supplier information
Terms & Definitions in Soapmaking
Creating the perfect Milk Bar Soap
Understanding the chemistry behind the soap
Natural colorants, micas, pigments, and using natural plant powders
Soap making design and working with color.
Learn which fragrances to use, how to come up with a color scheme
Creating a soap using a simple fluid replacement method such as coffee, fruit, or milk soap
***Receive our Comprehensive Soap-making handbook with Recipes to help you get started. Along with, superior classroom instruction with hands-on soap making from Michelle Rhoades, a certified soapmaker with the Handcrafted Soap and Cosmetic Guild.

*** OVERNIGHT- We have many hotels to choose from, please contact us directly for suggestions.


Day 2- This second day is the BUSINESS portion of the soap-making weekend workshop. I will share my personal journey, tips, and insider information.

Learn how to choose a name for your company, find out what insurance/registrations you need, Trademarking or not; find out how to sell online, at craft shows and how to open a retail bath body store.

Along with in-depth discussions about:

Photographing your products to sell online
Craft show displays, setups, and a SPECIAL "CRAFT SHOW CHECKLIST."
Packaging and labeling
Branding and Marketing
Worksheets, Graphs, Charts...
We will begin promptly at 10 am each morning.


Find out how to effectively sell your new soap, tips on how to get started selling online, how to start up on a shoestring budget and start making money right away, where to sell your soap, Do's and Don'ts for Craft Shows.


You will go home with an armload of fresh soap that we made in class, a soap-making booklet (soap-making recipes, charts, step-by-step directions to help you get started once you get home), and contact information on my trusted suppliers.


PAYMENT/CANCELLATION POLICY: Payment in full is required to secure your spot, the workshop is non-refundable. But if (with a seven-day notice) you cannot attend the scheduled class we will do our best to move you to another day provided a spot is available. If you cannot attend the workshop and have to cancel within seven days, we will issue you half off credit for another class.

No shows are NON-REFUNDABLE.


SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS: Classes are available to all paying customers, our small classroom will not accommodate any others (friends, kids, or husbands) that are waiting for you in the process. 


Please wear closed-toed shoes, bring an apron and wear comfortable clothes to make soap in In order to protect our intellectual property photos or videos are not allowed during the class.


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By Appointment


- Mossy Creek Soap Studio, Middle Georgia, GA

Receive superior classroom instruction with hands-on soap making from Michelle Rhoades, a certified soapmaker with the Handcrafted Soap and Cosmetic Guild. One on One instruction to give you what you need so you can be successful! You will go home with a soap making booklet (with access to our video library) and recipes to help you make soap at home. We are also available after the class has ended to help you through your first few batches.

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