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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.

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HSCG Teacher
MP Advanced | CP/HP Advanced

Certifications
MP Advanced | CP/HP Advanced

A+ Soapmaking Studio

Contact: Kerri Mixon

Phone: (619) 668-1435

Email: info@soapmakingstudio.com

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

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Kerri Mixon is a professional cosmetic formulator, master soapmaker, and author in San Diego, California. She opened her first soap company, Pallas Athene Soap, in 1999 and joined the Handcrafted Soap and Cosmetic Guild in 2003. Kerri teaches soap and cosmetic making classes throughout the United States and has regularly taught at the Soapmaking Studio in Lemon Grove since 2008. Honored and humbled by receiving a lifetime membership award from the Soap Guild in 2019, Kerri sought to give back to the soapmaking community. Early in 2020, Kerri Mixon officially registered the last Sunday in September, annually, as National Soapmaking Day. She is the founder of the nonprofit Soap Donation Center. She is thankful for abundant creativity and health; her hobbies include gardening and fashion. A 16th-generation soapmaker now in her 50s, she revels at the opportunity to make impossible custom soap creations for clients and enjoys spending time with her husband and their cats and cockatoo.

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HSCG Teacher
CP/HP Basic

Certifications
CP/HP Basic

Alegna Soap

Contact: Angela Carillo

Phone: 516-361-9750

Email: angela@alegnasoap.com

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

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Alegna Soap offers organic soaps and skin care products made in small batches. Angela Carillo decided to take her career in chemistry in a new direction after her children left home. Through a journey that led her from library research to classes, conferences and communities of other soap makers, Alegna Soap began as a business in 2010. Her products are now in local bed & breakfasts, specialty shops and available online. Angela teaches classes in soap making to adults in NYC and on Long Island, and skin care classes to elementary students. She has written for The Soap Collaborative, and Making Soap Cosmetics & Candles (previously known as Saponifier). She reached an even wider audience when she was invited to show host Kevin Pereira how to make soap on TV’s Hack My Life.


Donating her time and products to help others in need is also important to Angela. She was one of a group of soap makers who traveled to Haiti to teach women in tent camps how to make soap and perfume as a way to support themselves. Through her initiative, “Soap for Soup,” Angela regularly makes a special batch of soap products from which the proceeds go directly to a Bethpage, NY, food pantry because of their generous help for a friend of hers years ago.


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HSCG Teacher
CP/HP Basic

Certifications
CP/HP Basic

Ashgrove Soaps and Sundries, LLC

Contact: Lori Chandler

Phone: 724 352 3220

Fax: 724 352 6232

Email: AshgroveSoaps@gmail.com

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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HSCG Teacher
CP/HP Basic

Certifications
MP Basic | CP/HP Basic

Back Porch Soap Company, LLC

Contact: marla@backporchsoap.com

Phone: 7819348100

Email: info@backporchsoap.com

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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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.

In addition, Marla teaches online and in-person classes on how to create organic, plant-based soaps, candles, skincare and haircare products with Marla Bosworth in New York City, the Midwest, and Jackson Hole, Wyoming. 

Please call or email if you would like us to speak or host an event for your audience or customize a corporate event for your employees. She has 30 years experience in retail and marketing and 22 years formulating plant-based beauty products with her business, Back Porch Soap Company.

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HSCG Teacher
CP/HP Basic

Certifications
CP/HP Advanced | Cosmetic Advanced

Barb's Homemade soap and More

Contact: Barb DeLosSantos

Phone: 5176051543

Fax: 5176051543

Email: soap@barbshomemadesoap.com

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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Soap , Lotion, Balms, salves and deodorants. Monthly Classes Held on the 3rd Saturday of most months. Class size 8. Private Classes for at least 4 students(minimum) Available on select dates. All Classes are Hands on and everyone will be making products to take home. visit the web site for complete class listing.

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HSCG Teacher
CP/HP Basic

Certifications
CP/HP Basic

Carol Isler

Contact: Carol Isler

Phone: 8643502513

Email: info@tygerheart.com

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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Carol Isler, a retired high school chemistry teacher, first got interested in making soap from scratch as a girl listening to the description of the process from her grandmother and great aunts. As a young mother, she witnessed an authentic soap making demonstration while on vacation in the Great Smokey Mountains, which rekindled the interest. She researched the process back before the internet was widely available to schools and developed a soap making lab for her chemistry students. At the time, she could only find one book on the subject. Soon her creations developed a local following and she started Tygerheart in 2001. Clients with sensitive skin issues depend on Carol's traditional formulations to serve their bath and body needs. Ever the educator, she is dedicated to teaching interested individuals soap making and formulating skills in a hands-on workshop setting.

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HSCG Teacher
CP/HP Advanced

Certifications
CP/HP Advanced

Following Seasons Botanicals

Contact: Cindy Christ

Phone: 16192491064

Email: CindyChrist@FollowingSeasons.com

Private or group soapmaking, aromatherapy, herbal formulations and distillation classes available on request.

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Private or group soapmaking, aromatherapy, herbal formulations and distillation classes available on request. Learn the basics then advanced your skills with a certified soapmaker, aromatherapist and herbalist.

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HSCG Teacher
CP/HP Basic

Certifications
CP/HP Basic

Herb Nerd

Contact: Colleen Bingham

Phone: 7073681080

Email: hello@herbnerd.com

This online course offers an alternative education in natural cosmetic chemistry for the self-taught cosmetic formulator. Work with green, organic & all-natural ingredients and elevate your cosmetic formulas to new levels of complexity & quality.

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Introducing Herb Nerd's Formula Building Blocks Course - Your Path to Mastering Natural Product Development!

Are you a DIY maker, a small business owner, or an indie beauty brand looking to elevate your formulations to a whole new level? Welcome to Herb Nerd's Formula Building Blocks Course, where we offer you an alternative education in cosmetic chemistry that empowers you to work with green, organic, and all-natural ingredients!

Unlock the Secrets of Natural Product Formulation:

Our course goes beyond the basics, delving into advanced concepts to refine your skills as a natural product formulator. Developed by a self-made product developer and a graduate cosmetic chemist, Jess Heilman and Colleen Bingham, this course provides the perfect blend of complex chemical insights and simplified layman's explanations. With their combined expertise, you'll gain a deep understanding of natural product formulation like never before!

What Sets Us Apart:

At Herb Nerd, we take pride in our unique approach to teaching. With Jess's firm grasp of chemistry and Colleen's expertise in natural product formulation, we bring you an unparalleled learning experience. The course offers in-depth knowledge on common surfactants, gelling agents, sensory additives, and preservatives - essential for mastering the art of emulsions and gel cleansers. But don't worry, we make sure these complex concepts are easy to digest for all learners.

A Constant Source of Support:

We believe learning should never stop, and that's why we provide an ongoing social forum where you can ask us questions at any time. Our support extends far beyond the course duration, ensuring that you have a reliable resource for your formulation journey.

Self-Paced and Comprehensive:

Herb Nerd's Formula Building Blocks Course is designed to fit your schedule. With five modules, each around 90 minutes long, you can progress at your own pace. Plus, our follow-along videos, downloadable handouts, and links to top ingredients and suppliers ensure you have all the resources you need.

Hear from Our Happy Students:

Justine T. (Botnia skincare) raves about the course, "I'm on the edge of my seat with excitement with every video you share. It's been a struggle to find detailed information about truly natural formulations. I've had many AHHHAAAAHS already and had to press stop and rewind several times... Colleen, thank you for the questions you ask and the way you think, Jess, you have a firm grasp of chemistry and are a master formulator. Bravo, team.. Enjoying every second of this class! Thank you for sharing your brilliance with us all.. with so much gratitude."

Uncover the Secrets of Successful Formulation:

Join our exclusive Formula Building Blocks Course now and equip yourself with the tools and knowledge to create natural product formulations with precision and confidence. Don't miss out on this opportunity to learn from the best in the industry!

Enroll today and unlock your true potential as a natural product formulator with Herb Nerd's Formula Building Blocks Course.


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HSCG Teacher
CP/HP Advanced

Certifications
CP/HP Advanced

Honey Sweetie Acres LLC

Phone: 513-456-6090

Email: regina@honeysweetieacres.com

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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HSCG Teacher
CP/HP Advanced

Certifications
CP/HP Advanced

Jennifer Grimes

Phone: 415-735-4160

Email: jen@loftsoap.com

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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Hot processed soap, cold processed soap, remeltable soap, liquid soap - it's all good! Past teaching engagements include private lessons in San Francisco, courses covering lotions and lip balms at City College in San Francisco and both demo and hands-on classes covering a range of soapmaking topics at the venerable Nova Studio in Point Richmond, California. Get in touch if you want to nerd out about soap or simply a fun afternoon of crafting (ain't no shame in the crafty game!).

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HSCG Teacher
CP/HP Advanced

Certifications
MP Advanced | CP/HP Master

Jennifer's Handmade Soap

Contact: Jennifer Hofmann

Phone: 978-314-4314

Email: JenniferSoap@gmail.com

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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Jennifer has been making soap since the Fall of 2009. She fell into it by accident, but once she made her first batch of soap she found she couldn’t stop. Jennifer continues to study her craft and experiment with new designs. Her goal is to make great bars of soap and bath products that are also visually fun. She started teaching classes to others in 2012 and has loved imparting knowledge to others and inspiring them to take the steps to make their own first batches.

Information can be found on her website: www.jennifersoap.com. Jennifer has passed her Basic and Advance CP/HP and MP Certification test.

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HSCG Teacher
CP/HP Advanced

Certifications
MP Basic | CP/HP Advanced | Cosmetic Advanced

Kantai Kitchen

Contact: Jen Richard

Phone: 4782949884

Email: jennifer.ann.richard@gmail.com

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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Hi!  My name is Jen Richard and I'm addicted to making soap and cosmetic products.  I love that when I step into our shower, open the medicine cabinet, or start a load of laundry or dishes, I smile because I'm looking at products that are handmade, safe and effective.  I can pronounce all the ingredients, save money over store-bought versions, and have satisfaction that each item is made with care.

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. If you want to live a more natural lifestyle and save money in the process, I can help steer you with which products to switch to making handmade, without being overwhelmed, frustrated, or wasting ingredients with failed attempts from Pinterest.

We offer the following soapmaking classes on a rotating basis:

Soapmaking for Beginners

Milk Soaps

Household Cleaners I and II

To see dates for the next class, please go to:

https://www.facebook.com/pg/kantaikitchen/events/?ref=page_internal

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HSCG Teacher
CP/HP Basic

Certifications
CP/HP Basic

Mossy Creek Soap

Contact: Michelle

Phone: 478-220-8880

Learn how to make Soap, Liquid Soap, Milk Soap, Creative Swirling in Soap, Scrubs, Balms & Salves, Men's Product lines and more.

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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 Rare.com.


Our soap was previously featured in Southern Living's Christmas at Home Special Edition Magazine 2012, Foodnetwork.com 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!

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HSCG Teacher
CP/HP Basic

Certifications
CP/HP Master

Mountain Girl Essentials

Contact: Naomi Murray

Phone: 530-604-4917

Email: naomi@mountaingirlessentials.com

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

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My soap making classes are designed to teach students to make soap from scratch at home as a hobby. I'll set you up for success and you'll have fun while learning completely hands-on.

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HSCG Teacher
CP/HP Advanced

Certifications
CP/HP Advanced

Nature's Touch Soaps (Margaret Neff)

Phone: 9377677652

Email: naturestouch@email.com

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

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HSCG Teacher
MP Basic | CP/HP Basic

Certifications
MP Basic | CP/HP Advanced

Nyah (La Shonda Tyree)

Phone: 973-531-7455

Email: ltyree@nyahbeauty.com

Offering hands on learning in Northern New Jersey on how to make soap, lotions and other natural skincare.

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

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HSCG Teacher
CP/HP Basic

Certifications
CP/HP Advanced

Sixth Street Soapery

Contact: Mary Allen

Phone: 8124313835

Email: Mary@sixthstreetsoapery.com

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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This is a fun and informative hands on class where you will make and take 1.5 pounds of cold processed, essential oil scented soap! We keep our class size very small so you can ask questions along the way and receive the attention you need. This is Chemistry made FUN! The first portion takes place in a classroom setting where we discuss safety, oil profiles, recipe formulation and of course, saponification. The Second portion is hands on soap makin'! 

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HSCG Teacher
MP Basic | CP/HP Basic

Certifications
MP Basic | CP/HP Basic

Soap Studio on Fifth

Contact: Cae Byng

Phone: 7186369326

Email: soaponfifth@gmail.com

Melt and Pour workshops to bring out your inner creativity

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Using classic soap making techniques, each workshop provides an outlet to encourage your inner creativity.  Classes explore soap making from a different prospective; students are encouraged to incorporate their own style to make soap bars that are somewhat unusual, fun loving and inspired by the word around us.

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HSCG Teacher
MP Basic | CP/HP Basic

Certifications
MP Basic | CP/HP Basic | Cosmetic Basic

Soaping101®

Contact: Catherine McGinnis

Phone: 859 429-7217

Email: soaping101@gmail.com

Soapmaking classes

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Soapmaking classes

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HSCG Teacher
MP Basic | CP/HP Basic

Certifications
MP Basic | CP/HP Basic

The Nova Studio

Contact: Lori Nova Endres

Phone: 510-234-5700

Email: email@thenovastudio.com

I have a passion for making natural products. I 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 myself & many talented teachers.

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Like you, I have a passion for making natural products. I also love teaching & sharing what I know with other Makers. I started teaching in 2001 & opened The Nova Studio in Point Richmond in 2003. We held classes there until 2015. Now, I live in Ohio & our classes are predominantly online... so you can learn from anywhere!

The Nova Studio currently offers many opportunities for you to learn from home - like eClasses, Class HandoutseBooks & eZines by many talented teachers. We also have a helpful Blog with free tutorials, tips & tricks, recommended suppliers, exclusive discounts and more to help your business grow & thrive. 

One of my favorite things is helping Makers get farther in their businesses. Whether it's troubleshooting, product formulating, or help with teaching classes, if you tell me what you need I can let you know if I'm a good fit for the job (if I'm not, I'll refer you to someone I know who can help you). We can accomplish a lot in just a few hours (through video or phone consults). If you're near Dayton, OH, I also do private lessons. Connect with me at email@thenovastudio.com

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