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Classes

Since its founding, the HSCG has been deeply committed to helping handcrafters improve their skills and expertise. In addition to our Resource Center, Annual Conference and Certification Program, we are pleased to share a rotating selection of online and in-person classes, taught by our members.

Whether mastering the basics or trying out a new technique, gain valuable knowledge, learning from experts across the country. You can feel confident knowing they have met the rigorous requirements of our HSCG Teacher Program, and achieved at least one level of HSCG Soapmaker Certification.

Please note: Because the classes and content are developed by individual HSCG teacher-members, the HSCG does not specifically endorse nor guarantee the contents or results for any of the classes listed. We recommend contacting the teacher directly with specific with questions or to make special arrangements. Payment for classes is made specifically to the teacher or company – not the HSCG.

Online Classes

Please note: The HSCG is pleased to share this list of online classes. Because the classes and content are developed by individual makers participating in the HSCG Teacher Program, the HSCG does not specifically endorse nor guarantee the contents or results for any of the classes listed.

We recommend contacting the teacher directly with specific with questions or to make special arrangements. Payment for classes is made specifically to the teacher or company – not HSCG.

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Cold Process Soapmaking (Using an Oil Blend)

Company: The Nova Studio

Contact: Lori Nova Endres

Date & Time: Anytime

The Nova Studio

  • Do you want to make your own soap, but in an easier, more efficient way?
  • Would you like to weigh oils ONCE, versus weighing out 5+ oils every time?
  • Looking to simplify your inventory & your purchasing of soapmaking oils?
  • Want to see an experienced soapmaker’s process, from start to finish?

In our newest on-demand soapmaking class you’ll see Lori’s entire soapmaking process (with 2 different demo batches on video).

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Video eClass: Making Lotions & Creams from Scratch

Company: The Nova Studio

Contact: Lori Nova Endres

Date & Time: Anytime

The Nova Studio

Have you wondered if you can successfully make lotions & creams from scratch? Making your own lotions & creams is easier than you think – especially when you start with clear instructions & tested recipes.

Learn from a pro how to DIY it the right way & control the ingredients that go onto your skin. Once you try Lori’s tried & true recipes for a skin-softening Light Body Lotion (perfect for summer, all over the body) & a rich Shea Butter Cream (great for winter, dry skin, elbows, hands & feet), you’ll never buy anything else.

This eClass includes 4 videos to watch as often as you like, and printable PDF Class Handouts with clearly written instructions, recipe details & more.

Just Added! Bonus Recipe & Demo Video #4: Nourishing Murumuru Lotion

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Video eClass: Making All-Natural Perfumes (Roll-ons, Sprays, & Solids)

Company: The Nova Studio

Contact: Lori Nova Endres

Date & Time: Anytime

The Nova Studio

Perfume making is my second favorite product to make (second only to Cold Process Soapmaking). The knowledge I’ve gained through making perfumes these past 2 decades has improved the complexity & longevity of the scent blends in my soap & other natural bath & body products like scrubs, body butters, & more.

This eClass includes a 2.5 hour video (instant & unlimited access) as well as a printable, detailed Class Handout that has all my instructions, recipes/blends & more helpful info. I am thrilled to be sharing my knowledge & passion for this super fun topic with you!

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Video eClass: Make Money Teaching Classes

Company: The Nova Studio

Contact: Lori Nova Endres

Date & Time: Anytime

The Nova Studio

How awesome would it feel to get paid to share your passion with others? Do you make handmade products for your friends & family? If so, teaching classes can be a really fun way to finance your hobby & make extra money. For crafters, artists, & makers who already own a business, teaching classes can be a rewarding way to increase profits, generate interest in your brand, & help establish you as an expert in your field. Read more at the link below.

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Video eClass: Exfoliants in CP Soap

Company: The Nova Studio

Contact: Lori Nova Endres

Date & Time: Anytime

The Nova Studio

Curious about what can be safely added to your Cold Process (CP) Soap to create lovely exfoliating bar soaps?

Not sure what your options are, exactly which type of ingredient to buy, or precisely how much to use?

Want to know which additives contribute to gentle exfoliation, moderate exfoliation, or heavy-duty exfoliation?

Hope to confidently create different exfoliating soap bars that your friends or customers will love?

Many natural ingredients can be added to handmade soap to create an exfoliating bar. Seeds, nuts, shells, grains, dried foods & herbs can be added to soap to help slough off dead skin cells. They can be used whole, chopped, or powdered.

After teaching soapmaking for 20 years & I’m happy to finally have a thorough, research-based class on exfoliants to share with you!

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Video eClass: Learn to Make Cold Process Soap (from Scratch)

Company: The Nova Studio

Contact: Lori Nova Endres

Date & Time: Anytime

The Nova Studio

Have you ever wondered what was involved with making all-natural soap, from scratch in your own kitchen? Do you, a close friend, or a family member have skin issues that are easily irritated by store-bought soaps & detergents? Many commercial soaps contain cheap petroleum-based ingredients & synthetic detergents that can be harsh on sensitive skin. By learning how to make soap in your own kitchen, you can tailor it to suit any skin type as well as insure that only the most beneficial ingredients go into your finished bars.

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Video eClass: Fizzy Bath Bombs & Shower Steamers (7 Demo Videos + Class Handouts)

Company: The Nova Studio

Contact: Lori Nova Endres

Date & Time: Anytime

The Nova Studio

In my 18+ years of making & teaching Bath Fizzies, I've learned a lot. This eClass comes with 7 Demo Videos & Printable Class Handouts (my 55-page Fizzy eBook)... is the most extensive in my collection! It's super organized & easy to follow, with a hyperlinked Table of Contents to find topics quickly.

My goal in offering this Fizzies eClass is to share as much info & insight as I can about making Fizzies, to help you become an expert & make more successful batches. I don't believe in a “perfect recipe” for making Bath Fizzies. No one recipe will work for everyone, every time, in every season & every location. (This is very unlike making CP Soap or handmade Lotions & Creams.)

That said... once you to understand all the potential ingredients & influencing factors… all that YOU can control, I know you’ll be formulating your own recipes & creating unique tub-time treats in no time.

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10 Steps to Launch Your First Class (On-Demand Teaching Workshop)

Company: The Nova Studio

Contact: Lori Nova Endres

Date & Time: Anytime

The Nova Studio

  • Ever thought about teaching soap/bath/body product making, or any craft?
  • Have dreams of teaching a creative passion, but not sure where to begin?
  • Wish you had help figuring out the necessary steps to teaching your first class?
  • Want to feel confident you’re covering all your bases, before your next class?

Schedule your class with focus & purpose (without getting sidetracked).

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Video eClass: Making All Natural Body Butters (7 Demo Videos + Class Handouts)

Company: The Nova Studio

Contact: Lori Nova Endres

Date & Time: Anytime

The Nova Studio

In this eClass you’ll get my tested recipes, detailed instructions, & full demos for 3 types of body butters. You have permission use my recipes “as is” to make the exact same products I do (for personal use OR to sell). Of course, you’ll also learn how to customize them to suit your needs or just to be creative.

~ Perhaps you’ve tried making Body Butters using online recipes & they haven’t quite come out right?
~ Don’t waste valuable time trying dozens of recipes just to find one that works, without fail.
~ Don’t waste your hard earned money buying a bunch of ingredients you probably don’t need.
~ I’m sharing all that I’ve learned about making Body Butters so you can be successful in making them too!

I’ve been making (and teaching) body butters for nearly 2 decades! If you value specific detailed information from a trusted source, I’m your girl. I’ll show you the methods & equipment I use and provide tested recipes that will shorten the time from your first batch to your favorite batch.

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Virtual Class: Organic Body Butters and Balms

Company: Back Porch Soap Company, LLC

Contact: marla@backporchsoap.com

Date & Time: Anytime

Back Porch Soap Company, LLC

Start learning today in this virtual pre-recorded class! Want to get started selling bath and body products or looking for new products to add to an existing line? These are some of the most high-margin, low labor, popular and loved products by our customers! Learn how to infuse herbs and wildcrafted plants to incorporate into skincare products. You'll receive a valuable class handout, recipes that are made in class: body butter, balms, lip balms and salves.

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Virtual Class: Liquid Body and Face Soap/Washes

Company: Back Porch Soap Company, LLC

Contact: marla@backporchsoap.com

Date & Time: Anytime

Back Porch Soap Company, LLC

Start learning today in this virtual pre-recorded class! Did you know that body washes and pump soaps outsell bar soaps? These gentle, moisturizing body wash/shower gels and liquid pump soaps are wonderful to make for yourself or to sell. 

This two and a half hour, online class is taught by green beauty formulator, Marla Bosworth. Come join her and learn to make your own refreshing, organic and all-natural face and body washes from scratch. 

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Virtual Class: Face & Body Creams

Company: Back Porch Soap Company, LLC

Contact: marla@backporchsoap.com

Date & Time: Anytime

Back Porch Soap Company, LLC

Start learning today in this virtual pre-recorded class!

Join natural cosmetic formulator Marla Bosworth for this learn-at-your-own pace, 3 hour online class. You will learn to make two best-selling creams: Coconut Body Cream and Pomegranate Face Cream. During this online class you'll learn how to make creams for different skin types. You'll also have all the information you need to start making your own products to sell or make for friends and family.

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Virtual Class: Natural Anti-aging Skincare Products

Company: Back Porch Soap Company, LLC

Contact: marla@backporchsoap.com

Date & Time: Anytime

Back Porch Soap Company, LLC

Start learning today in this virtual pre-recorded class!

Learn to make your very own highly effective, plant-based, facial beauty products from scratch in this online class. In this class we are going to tackle fine lines and wrinkles, dryness, dullness, oiliness, uneven skin tone, pigmentation, loss of firmness, elasticity and more.

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Virtual Natural Skincare Diploma Course - Start Today!

Company: Back Porch Soap Company, LLC

Contact: marla@backporchsoap.com

Date & Time: Anytime

Back Porch Soap Company, LLC

Start learning today in these virtual pre-recorded classes!

Learn how to formulate and make your own beauty products in this popular, prerecorded online learning series with Marla Bosworth, owner of Back Porch Soap Company. Learn at your own pace in this package that includes eight online classes (more than 20 hours of learning).

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Virtual Class: The Art of Essential Oil Blending

Company: Back Porch Soap Company, LLC

Contact: marla@backporchsoap.com

Date & Time: Anytime

Back Porch Soap Company, LLC

In this two-hour online class you will learn how to design your very own unique blends of essential oils for candles, soaps, perfumes and other indie beauty products. Learn about essential oils you may never have considered using in your blends, how to tweak based on various skincare/soaps/candles/perfumes you make, and other blending techniques from essential oil alchemist and owner of Back Porch Soap Company, Marla Bosworth. Marla will share 24 years of blending experience.

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Virtual Class: Formulate & Sell Hemp CBD Skincare

Company: Back Porch Soap Company, LLC

Contact: marla@backporchsoap.com

Date & Time: Anytime

Back Porch Soap Company, LLC

This online 5-hour course simplifies the confusing hemp CBD skincare market. Learn at your own pace in this one-of-a-kind class, offering students in-depth training including formulas, formulating guidelines and dosing, labeling requirements, marketing suggestions, connections to resources and recommended suppliers, legalities, market opportunities, pricing and much more. 

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Virtual Class: Launch and Grow Your Soap Business

Company: Back Porch Soap Company, LLC

Contact: marla@backporchsoap.com

Date & Time: Anytime

Back Porch Soap Company, LLC

Learn valuable insights that will get your business on a fast-track for growth and save you money. Watch as many times as you like, at your own pace!


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ONLINE Beginning Cold Process Soapmaking

Company: A+ Soapmaking Studio

Contact: David or Kerri

Date & Time: Anytime

This is a beginning soapmaking class designed 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. Online students receive a bar of cold process soap made during the class session. Attend in person or online. 

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ONLINE Serum Making Class

Company: A+ Soapmaking Studio

Contact: David or Kerri

Date & Time: Anytime

Learn to make oil-free, concentrated facial serums containing vitamins and active ingredients. Understand the different vitamins and active ingredients used to improve skin texture, minimize wrinkle lines, improve elasticity, treat acne, and even skin tone. Determine the general safety of new ingredients. During the class, learn to make aloe vera gel, hand sanitizer, gel eye shadow, gel eyeliner, and mascara with the same beneficial base ingredients. Attend in person or online.

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ONLINE Bath Bomb Class

Company: A+ Soapmaking Studio

Contact: David or Kerri

Date & Time: Anytime

Learn how to make bath bombs, bath fizzy tablets, bath fizzy powder, and bath salts. This class includes the chemistry behind the effervescent fizzing reaction, a superior formulation for bath bombs, and the advanced technique used to create bath fizzies without oils, so they will not leave a dangerously greasy bathtub. Online students are mailed a workbook and 3 different types of bath treatments made during the live class. Attend in person or online.

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ONLINE Advanced Cold/Hot Process Soapmaking

Company: A+ Soapmaking Studio

Contact: David or Kerri

Date & Time: Anytime

Students learn to formulate a truly great bar of 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, and some advanced soapmaking chemistry in the popular Soapmaking 210 class. Attend in person or online.

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ONLINE Soap Salvage through Rebatching

Company: A+ Soapmaking Studio

Contact: David or Kerri

Date & Time: Anytime

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 online student receives a bar of hot process soap rebatched during the Soapmaking 125 class. Attend in person or online.

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ONLINE Hot Process Soapmaking Class

Company: A+ Soapmaking Studio

Contact: David or Kerri

Date & Time: Anytime

Soapmaking 105 is an intermediate-level soapmaking class to teach students to make bars of soap using the hot process soapmaking method. Hot process soapmaking is beneficial in achieving truer scents and using less scent material. Hot process is also necessary for cream, liquid, and transparent soapmaking. Particular emphasis is placed on the safety of hot process soapmaking. Online students are mailed a workbook and a bar of hot process soap made during the class. Attend in person or online.

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ONLINE Scrub Making Class

Company: A+ Soapmaking Studio

Contact: David or Kerri

Date & Time: Anytime

Learn how to formulate effective spa-quality scrubs. Understand the difference between salt scrubs and sugar scrubs and when one is preferred over the other for easily achieving safe and natural skin exfoliation. Learn how to add beneficial vitamins and learn why preservatives should be used in oil based products. For those opposed to oil based products, learn to create oil-free scrubs. Online students are mailed three types of scrubs made in class. Attend in person or online.

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ONLINE Lotion Making Science Class

Company: A+ Soapmaking Studio

Contact: David or Kerri

Date & Time: Anytime

In this beginning-through-advanced Lotion Making Science class, take a scientific, hands-on approach to learning different methods and techniques for making lotion. Students learn to make small, test batches of lotion and how to increase the recipe to make larger batches. Gain confidence by learning how a batch of lotion that has separated or gone wrong can always be salvaged. Understand the importance of emulsifiers and emulsification systems: what they are and how they work. Perform scientific test experiments to prove whether or not common lotion ingredients (such as lecithin, polysorbate, and stearic acid) act as emulsifiers. In this Lotion Making Science class, students compare four (4) different emulsifiers in performance challenges to determine which emulsifiers cause soaping (white streaks during application), which emulsifiers are better for the face (non-comedogenic), which emulsifiers are water miscible (and better for use in hair conditioner), and which emulsifiers are considered natural ingredients (and widely accepted by modern consumers). This class also briefly covers labeling requirements, preservatives, and professional lab testing. Online students receive a workbook and 4 different lotions in the mail. Attend in person or online.

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ONLINE Liquid Soapmaking Class

Company: A+ Soapmaking Studio

Contact: David or Kerri

Date & Time: Anytime

This class covers the various difficulties faced by home soapmakers who strive for a truly clear liquid soap. Specific class topics include safety, formulating soap recipes with potassium hydroxide, and the different choices of soapmaking oils, fragrance materials, and colorants. This class also covers shampoo, bubble bath, and making sodium-free liquid soap safe for greywater systems. Each online student is mailed a sample bottle of liquid soap made in class. Attend in person or online.

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ONLINE Soap from Ashes Class

Company: A+ Soapmaking Studio

Contact: David or Kerri

Date & Time: Anytime

Old-Fashioned Soap Made without Lye! Soap from Ashes is a complete lecture with detailed instructions and photographs for making soap from plant ashes. This presentation includes information on how to extract the naturally-caustic solution from any type of plant ashes (combusted hardwood, softwood, grasses, or leaves) and how to concentrate the solution for maximum effectiveness. Learn how to collect and filter rain water, how to render and prepare animal fats for soapmaking, how to test the soap for harshness, how to adjust the soap for gentleness, and how to cook the soap over a wood fire—all without using electricity, for a true pioneer experience. Attend in person or online.

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ONLINE Melt and Pour Photo Soap

Company: A+ Soapmaking Studio

Contact: David or Kerri

Date & Time: Anytime

Soapmaking 100 is a beginning-level melt and pour soapmaking class to teach students to make bars of soap embellished with personal photos. Detergent-free melt and pour soap base allows crafters to make a truly natural soap with endless sales possibilities, when topped with a personal photograph. Learn to create stunning, personalized gift soaps with images of wedding parties, newborn babies, or company logos by embeding photos in soap. Students must email a photograph in JPG or GIF format that is at least 4 inches square or 300 pixels square to info@soapmakingstudio.com at least 24 hours before the start of the class. A student who fails to submit a personal photograph by the deadline may receive a generic printed image to embed in soap during the class. Each online student receives a bar of soap made during the class with the student's personal, submitted photo. Attend in person or online.

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ONLINE Gel Soapmaking Class

Company: A+ Soapmaking Studio

Contact: David or Kerri

Date & Time: Anytime

Soapmaking 216 is an intermediate-level soapmaking class to teach students to make gel soap using the hot process soapmaking method. Gel soap is thicker than liquid soap and requires different ingredients to prevent a film or skin from forming on top of gel soap. Unlike liquid soap, which must be dispensed from a foam pump, gel soap is easily dispensed from any pump bottle. Gel soap may be used as shower gel, body wash, face soap, hand soap, or bubble bath. This class includes information on a simple FDA-approved ingredient for making antibacterial gel soap. Each online student receives a bottle of gel soap. Attend in person or online.

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ONLINE Serum Making Class

Company: A+ Soapmaking Studio

Contact: David or Kerri

Date & Time: Anytime

Learn to make oil-free, concentrated facial serums containing vitamins and active ingredients. Understand the different vitamins and active ingredients used to improve skin texture, minimize wrinkle lines, improve elasticity, treat acne, and even skin tone. Determine the general safety of new ingredients. During the class, learn to make aloe vera gel, hand sanitizer, gel eye shadow, gel eyeliner, and mascara with the same beneficial base ingredients. Attend in person or online.

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Learn to Make Bestselling, All-Natural Face and Body Washes

Company: Back Porch Soap Company, LLC

Contact: marla@backporchsoap.com

Date & Time: Anytime

Back Porch Soap Company, LLC

Do you know that body washes and pump soaps outsell bar soaps? These gentle, moisturizing body wash/shower gels and liquid pump soaps are wonderful to make for yourself or to sell.  (This is not traditional liquid soap method, it is a speedy method and perfect for those who want a low labor product!)

Join Marla Bosworth for an immersive, 2.5 hour, informative class where you will learn all about natural surfactants, considerations when purchasing them, how to use and formulate your own recipes. 

Each student will receive a link to the recorded class that never expires! You will receive formulas and also learn how to customize what we make in class using a wide range of natural ingredients.

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ONLINE CLASS: HERBAL INFUSIONS: BODY BUTTERS, BALMS & SALVES

Company: Back Porch Soap Company, LLC

Contact: marla@backporchsoap.com

Date & Time: Anytime

Back Porch Soap Company, LLC

Want to get started selling bath and body products or looking for new products to add to an existing line? These are some of the most high-margin, low labor, popular and loved products by our customers! Learn how to infuse herbs and wildcrafted plants to incorporate into skincare products. You'll receive a valuable class handout, recipes that are made in class: body butter, balms, lip balms and salves. This 2.5 hour, online class is taught by 20-year indie beauty cosmetic formulator, Marla Bosworth. 

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Hands-on Basic Soapmaking Class Notes and Handouts

Company: Carol Isler

Contact: Carol Isler

Date & Time: Anytime

Carol Isler

Sometimes I rewrite my class instructions and have a few hard copies of the previous version left over. I often make them available to folks who can't make my classes or other experienced soapers who may be thinking about teaching classes themselves and need a springboard to get started. Click on the link provided to get a set of the class notes and recipes. 

Physical Class Description: In this basic level soap making class sponsored by Rustic Escentuals, Carol Isler will show you how to make soap from a traditional oil blend and a lye solution using the cold process method. Participants will learn how to work safely with soap making ingredients to create naturally luxurious handcrafted soap for your family and friends. You will make a 2-pound batch of soap to take home. After class, members share soaping experiences and stay in contact with the instructor in a private Facebook group.

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ONLINE Water Substitution in Soapmaking

Company: A+ Soapmaking Studio

Contact: David or Kerri

Date & Time: Anytime

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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Indie Beauty Brand Strategies for Changing Times - Free Online Class

Company: Back Porch Soap Company, LLC

Contact: marla@backporchsoap.com

Date & Time: Anytime

Back Porch Soap Company, LLC

This quickly changing retail landscape is affecting all of us in the soaps, candles, personal care products and aromatherapy market. Many indie brands are struggling to stay in business due to COVID, but other reasons are lack of brand relevancy, closed farmer's markets and craft fairs, entrepreneurial burnout, feeling a sense of misalignment with one's own brand.

This is a actually a profound and exciting time to be in business. If you are feeling otherwise or if you are getting ready to launch your brand, this workshop will help you hone in on your business strategies. Come learn how to become more authentic and relevant during these changing times.

In this masterclass you will learn new areas of opportunity and strategic steps to take to grow your handmade skincare business. Marla will share what key pieces to put in place from online strategies, marketing and public relations, and how to expand and increase sales in this new economy.

You will gain clarity on how to align your brand and create a deeper connection to your customers through positioning, branding, marketing, social media, products and services.

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Live Virtual Masterclass: Natural Laundry Products - Feb. 21

Company: Back Porch Soap Company, LLC

Contact: marla@backporchsoap.com

Date & Time: Anytime

Back Porch Soap Company, LLC

This is a virtual class taught by Marla Bosworth. In this live 2-hour Zoom class students will learn to formulate dry and liquid natural laundry products. You'll receive an emailed information-packed handout with detailed instructions, formulas, formulating guidelines and a valuable supplier list.

Online via Zoom. Classes will be recorded and students will receive access to recordings.

Marla Bosworth is the CEO of Back Porch Soap Company. She has been creating clean beauty products for 23 years. 

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Phone Consultations (& Video Chat Consults)

Company: The Nova Studio

Contact: Lori Nova Endres

Date & Time: By Appointment

The Nova Studio

I love to help Makers get farther in their businesses. Whether it's troubleshooting, product formulating, or help with generating more revenue by teaching classes, I can help!

You'll be surprised at what we can accomplish in just a few hours. Just let me know what you need & I'll let you know if I'm a good fit for the job (if I'm not... I'll happily refer you to someone I know who can help you).

To get started, send an email to: email@thenovastudio.com or call me at 1-510-234-5700 (Eastern Time Zone, US).

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"Put Your 2023 Dreams Into Action" Mentorship Program

Company: Back Porch Soap Company, LLC

Contact: marla@backporchsoap.com

Date & Time: By Appointment

Back Porch Soap Company, LLC

What would you like to accomplish in the next 8 weeks? I'm a seasoned formulator and business coach who is passionate about seeing growth opportunities for entrepreneurs and helping put goals into action. Let's put your dreams into reality for 2023 in this 1:1 mentorship program!

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1:1 Private Soap, Candle and Skincare Making Sessions - A Personalized, Zoom Experience!

Company: Back Porch Soap Company, LLC

Contact: marla@backporchsoap.com

Date & Time: By Appointment

Back Porch Soap Company, LLC

Ready to launch and new product but need expert formulating guidance? Perhaps it is a customized soap, candle, skincare, essential oil blend or another beauty or wellness product? In two, personalized 1:1 Zoom sessions, you will create your very own formula with Marla Bosworth.

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Get Your Website Ready for Holiday Sales! 1:1 Coaching

Company: Back Porch Soap Company, LLC

Contact: marla@backporchsoap.com

Date & Time: By Appointment

Back Porch Soap Company, LLC

In this customized 2-hour session, Marla Bosworth will review your website and provide feedback during your live, recorded Zoom session to improve your overall customer experience. Is your website conveying the experience you desire for your customers? Need expert advise on what makes customers add to shopping cart and proceed through checkout? Are your product descriptions falling flat? Marla will bring your website to life and provide you with a detailed strategy on implementing changes.

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In-Person Classes

Please note: The HSCG is pleased to share this list of in-person classes. Because the classes and content are developed by individual HSCG teacher-members, HSCG does not specifically endorse nor guarantee the contents or results for any of the classes listed.

We recommend contacting the teacher directly with specific with questions or to make special arrangements. Payment for classes is made specifically to the teacher or company – not HSCG.

Offline Classes

Soapmaking 101

Company: Ritual Waters ( Marilyn Schendel)

Contact: Marilyn Schendel

Address
Winston Salem, NC

Date & Time: By Appointment

Ritual Waters ( Marilyn Schendel)

When was the last you were inspired to create something?
How about coming to my house and spend learning a new craft? I welcome you into my space and I will teach you about the process of making soap from scratch.

I have been teaching in-person classes again since May of this year. I am fully vaccinated but require you and me to be wearing masks to be safe. I am only doing one to three-person classes so you would be receiving extra attention.

I am retired so the class can happen on weekdays or the weekend. But you must contact me to schedule. More information on my website.
We will play with luscious oils and butters and of course colors and scents. You will leave with your creation of a 2lb batch of soap and lots of handouts.
Come and play and learn!
There will be a short demo and then each artist which means you, will make their own batch of soap from scratch including scenting with essential oils & coloring with herbal powders or clays or micas. We will discuss lye safety & ingredients & also how to make your own recipe.
The cost is $100.00 includes class, supplies & handouts.
You can register online on the classes page on our website but please call me before so we can schedule a class. You can call 336-403-1662 with questions.

I have paused for the holidays but will be offering classes starting in January.

Come and learn a new crafty passion and see where it leads you!

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Basic Soap Making

Company: Barb's Homemade soap and More

Contact: Barb DeLosSantos

Address
Adrian, MI

Date & Time: By Appointment

This is our New Year New Start Beginning Class, Learn all the Basics, Safety and Equipment needs to make your first batches of soap. Learn Basic Soap making skills, Make your first soap recipe from start to finish. Take home your own 2 pound 8 bar Batch , and a a easy to follow guide to make your soap at home. (or return for one of our advanced classes to help build your skills) Class Size 8 Cost $ 65.00 Per Person

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Private Lessons in OHIO

Company: The Nova Studio

Contact: Lori Nova Endres

Address
Beavercreek, OH

Date & Time: By Appointment

The Nova Studio

Are you the type of person who appreciates hands-on learning, and learns best by doing, but wants a trusted guide by your side? I would love to be that person for you and share all that I know & love about making all types of soap and natural bath & body products. My minimum for in-person lessons is 3 hours, but we can do more time if you're coming from farther away & want to cover more products or techniques in a day. Let me know what your ideal private lesson is by writing to: email@thenovastudio.com  - or give me a call at 510-234-5700 and we can design it together! 

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1:1 Perfume Blending Experience in New York City

Company: Back Porch Soap Company, LLC

Contact: marla@backporchsoap.com

Address
New York City, NY

Date & Time: By Appointment

Back Porch Soap Company, LLC

In this 1:1 private class, students will design a customized perfume. You'll learn easy fragrance blending techniques from Marla Bosworth. She will share her decades of perfume blending experience in this workshop to simplify and guide you in blending your own essential oils and natural fragrances to create a signature blend.



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Beginning Cold Process Soapmaking

Company: Certified Lye

Contact: David Perez

Address
San Diego, CA

Date & Time: By Appointment

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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Cold Processed Soapmaking Individualized Intensive

Company: Ashgrove Soaps and Sundries, LLC

Contact: Lori Chandler

Address
Valencia, PA

Date & Time: By Appointment

Enjoy a day long adventure with a personalized soapmaking workshop.

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Business Consulting

Company: Mossy Creek Soap

Contact: Michelle

Address
perry, GA

Date & Time: By Appointment

Mossy Creek Soap

Michelle will help you navigate the muddy waters from conception to execution of your NEW BUSINESS! Michelle has 14 years of experience in the Bath Body Market. 

  • Photographing your products to sell online
  • Craft show displays, setups, and a SPECIAL "CRAFT SHOW CHECKLIST." 
  • Packaging and labeling
  • Branding and Marketing
  • Wholesaling
  • Worksheets, Graphs, Charts...


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Private Lesson SoapDesign 201

Company: Mossy Creek Soap

Contact: Michelle

Address
Perry, GA

Date & Time: By Appointment

Mossy Creek Soap

Take your soap making to new heights by adding colors; find out what colors can be used in soapmaking, how much to use and how to swirl it in your soap 

  • Learn how to work with colors in your soap
  • Working with Micas, Pigments, Oxides
  • Find how to create a good color pallet
  • Specialized Swirling Techniques
  • Equipment Supply Lists
  • Terms and Definitions
  • Recipes



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Private Lesson Milk and Fruit Soapmaking Class

Company: Mossy Creek Soap

Contact: Michelle

Address
Perry, GA

Date & Time: By Appointment

Mossy Creek Soap

Making milk & fruit soaps are easy using our simple method. Learn how to work with milk products to create a moisture-rich bar of soap. This simple method will have you making creamy milk soaps in no time!

  • Safety procedures working with caustic chemicals (LYE)
  • Find out what equipment you need and the costs involved
  • Step by step directions
  • Safety Equipment List and Procedures
  • Soap making Oil Properties
  • Additives, Essential Oils, Fragrances
  • Recipe Formulation -Soap making supplier information


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Private Lesson Liquid Soapmaking Class

Company: Mossy Creek Soap

Contact: Michelle

Address
Perry, GA

Date & Time: By Appointment

Mossy Creek Soap

Learn an easy method for Liquid Soapmaking, make liquid soap from scratch in one hour without cooking your paste for hours, easy peasy!

Prerequisite: You will need to fully understand the basic soap-making method and have made LYE Soap prior to class. Learn how to make Liquid Soap using all-natural oils you can find in your own grocery store. True Liquid Soap is made from scratch with potassium hydroxide, and we will teach you how to make it safely.

Learn how you can make liquid soap from scratch

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Private Lesson Emulsified Whipped Scrubs Class

Company: Mossy Creek Soap

Contact: Michelle

Address
Perry, GA

Date & Time: By Appointment

Mossy Creek Soap

PRIVATE LESSON CLASS, Learn how to create your own whipped emulsified scrub-- "No more oily layers in your scrubs" This class is designed as a 3-hour class block and can be combined with other private lessons to create your own custom learning experience.

  • Learn about the different oil properties in scrubs
  • Essential oils in scrubs
  • Salt scrubs
  • Sugar scrubs
  • Fruit/seeds scrubs
  • Body Polishes
  • Spa quality scrubs
  • Preservatives in scrubs


You will go home with Your own scrub along with my personal recipes, class handout and access to the videos associated with it.

Return Policy On Classes: All classes are required to be paid in full to hold your spot, they are non-refundable but with at least a 7-day notice you can reschedule to a later date class. Your credit will be good for 1 year from the time it was paid to be used for classes only. If you cancel 6 days prior you will have a 1/2 credit available to use within 1 year from the date it was purchased. No Shows are NON-REFUNDABLE 

In order to protect our intellectual property photos or videos are not allowed during the class.

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Candle Carving Instruction

Company: Candles and Supplies.com

Address
Quakertown, PA

Date & Time: By Appointment

A 30-minute private one-on-one training session on the art of cut & curl candles. 

You will be guided by an instructor during the entire process and receive tips, tricks, and techniques as you are carving. Each student will get to make their own Bows and Sashes style candle to take home with them. 

 Appointments for training sessions are available on Thursdays with time slots from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm. 

You can call 800-819-6118 to schedule or add this item to your shopping cart and we'll contact you to set up an appointment at your convenience.

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CERTIFIED SOAPMAKER TESTING for HSCG MEMBERS

Company: A+ Soapmaking Studio

Contact: Kerri Mixon

Address
San Diego, CA

Date & Time: By Appointment

A+ Soapmaking Studio

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

Company: A+ Soapmaking Studio

Contact: Kerri Mixon

Address
San Diego, CA

Date & Time: By Appointment

A+ Soapmaking Studio

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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Private Soap Making Class

Company: Alegna Soap

Contact: Angela Carillo

Address
Bethapge, NY

Date & Time: By Appointment

Alegna Soap

Interested in learning how to make your own handcrafted soap, but a little shy about taking a class with others? Maybe you just want someone to teach you one-on-one. Take a private soap making class with me and I can give you my full attention. Is there is a certain technique you’d like to learn? Do you want to learn how to make a goat milk or a beer soap? Maybe your curious about incorporating color into your soaps. Take a private soap making class with me. I can tailor a class specificall

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CREATING ENERGETIC ESSENCES "FLOWING WITH THE RIVERS"

Company: Back Porch Soap Company, LLC

Contact: marla@backporchsoap.com

Address
Jackson, WY

Date & Time: By Appointment

Back Porch Soap Company, LLC

Join Marla Bosworth for a two-hour workshop where we will focus on the wisdom of  "The Rivers." We are going to bless the waters and create healing sprays from the Gros Ventre and Snake rivers.  Students will create their energetic mists to help support themselves during times when they need extra support being in the  "loving flow" and experiencing the "steadiness" of river energy. 

These mists can be used as smudging sprays or energy-creating sprays, meditation sprays, yoga mists and simply fragrant mists. Each student will create a custom essential oil and essence blend that energetically matches the water from the rivers, the Gros Ventre or the Snake. You will take home two of your very own custom spray mists: The Gros Ventre and the Snake.

We will discuss the sacred energy of both of these rivers and how they are very different, and yet alike. These rivers have come before us, so we will tune in and learn from its ancient wisdom. After the workshop you will work with your energetic mist and allow further wisdom to unfold.

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Cold Process Soap Making Class

Company: Back Porch Soap Company, LLC

Contact: marla@backporchsoap.com

Address
Fort Collins, CO

Date & Time: 12/03/2022 1 - 3:30 p.m.

Back Porch Soap Company, LLC

Join Marla Bosworth for this one-of-a-kind, organic cold process soapmaking training in this hands-on, in-person workshop in Fort Collins, Colorado. Students will training from Marla, a master soapmaker with more than 25 years of experience.

Students will gain lifetime access to the recorded classes on how to formulate soap recipes, advice and tips on ingredients and supplies needed, safety precautions, scaling up your soapmaking, cutting soaps, packaging, soap recipes and educational class ha

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Candle Making Class

Company: Back Porch Soap Company, LLC

Contact: marla@backporchsoap.com

Address
Fort Collins, CO

Date & Time: 12/04/2022 1 - 3:30 p.m.

Back Porch Soap Company, LLC

This is a 3-hour, hands-on, candlemaking workshop taught by Marla Bosworth. Students learn how design their own natural wax candles and learn how to troubleshoot common problems.

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Cold Process Soap Making Class in New York City

Company: Back Porch Soap Company, LLC

Contact: marla@backporchsoap.com

Address
New York, NY

Date & Time: 12/13/2022 6 - 8:30 pm

Back Porch Soap Company, LLC

Join Marla Bosworth for this one-of-a-kind, organic cold process soapmaking training in this hands-on, in-person workshop in New York City. Students will training from Marla, a master soapmaker with more than 24 years of experience.

Students will gain lifetime access to the recorded classes on how to formulate soap recipes, advice and tips on ingredients and supplies needed, safety precautions, scaling up your soapmaking, cutting soaps, packaging, soap recipes and educational class handout.

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Candle Making Class in New York City

Company: Back Porch Soap Company, LLC

Contact: marla@backporchsoap.com

Address
New York, NY

Date & Time: 12/15/2022 6-8:30 p.m.

Back Porch Soap Company, LLC

Beginner through Advanced Intermediate Class 

This is a 3-hour, hands-on, candlemaking workshop taught by Marla Bosworth. Students learn how design their own natural wax candles. In addition to the in-person workshop, students will receive lifetime access to a supplemental recorded virtual candlemaking class. It is helpful, but not required, to view the online class prior to the workshop. 

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Weeklong Organic Skincare, Soap and Candle Making Diploma Course

Company: Back Porch Soap Company, LLC

Contact: marla@backporchsoap.com

Address
New York, NY

Date & Time: 01/23/2023 6-8:30 p.m.

Back Porch Soap Company, LLC

Make Your Own Beauty is a 5-evening diploma program on the Upper West Side of New York City that will get your current indie beauty business or the one you've dreamed about owning off of the ground. 

 


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Cold Process Soap Making Class in New York City - January 25

Company: Back Porch Soap Company, LLC

Contact: marla@backporchsoap.com

Address
New York, NY

Date & Time: 01/25/2023 6 - 8:30 pm

Back Porch Soap Company, LLC

Join Marla Bosworth for this one-of-a-kind, organic cold process soapmaking training in this hands-on, in-person workshop in New York City. Students will training from Marla, a master soapmaker with more than 24 years of experience.

Students will gain lifetime access to the recorded classes on how to formulate soap recipes, advice and tips on ingredients and supplies needed, safety precautions, scaling up your soapmaking, cutting soaps, packaging, soap recipes and educational class handout.

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Candle Making Class in New York City - January 26

Company: Back Porch Soap Company, LLC

Contact: marla@backporchsoap.com

Address
New York, NY

Date & Time: 01/26/2023 6-8:30 p.m.

Back Porch Soap Company, LLC

Beginner through Advanced Intermediate Class 

This is a 3-hour, hands-on, candlemaking workshop taught by Marla Bosworth. Students learn how design their own natural wax candles. In addition to the in-person workshop, students will receive lifetime access to a supplemental recorded virtual candlemaking class. It is helpful, but not required, to view the online class prior to the workshop. 

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