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The Soapmaking Studio homepage lists upcoming San Diego and southern California soapmaking events; for a complete list, view the schedule. Check the Soapmaking Studio hours.

Closed Tuesdays, Thursdays, and holidays (including closed Monday, January 15, for Martin Luther King Jr. Day).

January is the best time of the year to start a new soap business. Starting a business early in the year allow the business owner to save money spent on fees and licenses. Therefore, the Soapmaking Studio always offers the business classes pertinent to starting a new soap or cosmetic business in January. I hope you will attend in person or online to learn about the required permits and labeling laws specific to the sale of handcrafted soap. -Kerri Mixon

Forming a Legal Business Entity to Sell Soap

January 7 at the Soapmaking Studio

Come learn the proper steps to starting your own business in Soap Business 320, Forming a Legal Business Entity to Sell Soap. The morning business class focuses on the necessary licenses and permits required to sell soap and handmade cosmetic items, as well as product liability insurance available to soapmakers. It also covers how to choose an effective business name and how a company's name directly affects search engine rankings. Register for Soap Business 320.


Soap Labeling and Marketing

January 14 at the Soapmaking Studio

Soap Labeling and Marketing

Learn the grizzly details of the new 2015 soap labeling laws and learn how to label your soaps to meet the labeling requirements of the five government agencies that regulate soap labels. Soap Business 330 is an intermediate business class that covers the federal and local regulations for labeling soap. Students learn to distinguish soap from cosmetics or drugs and their appropriate labeling laws. This class also presents several inexpensive and effective marketing tips to promote the sale of handmade soap. Students are encouraged to bring a sample soap label for discussion and critique during the class.


Beginning Cold Process Soapmaking

Saturday, January 27 at the Soapmaking Studio

Learn How to Make Cold Process Soap with No Cure Time!

Cold Process Soap Batter in the Soap Pot

Soapmaking 101 is a beginning-level soapmaking class designed to teach students to make soap by hand at home. The main focus of this class is the "cold process" soapmaking method; although the class does briefly describe "melt & pour" soap crafting. After learning soapmaking safety, students learn to formulate soap recipes and calculate lye quantities without using a "lye calculator." The objective of Soapmaking 101 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.

This class is also available online: Description of Online Soapmaking 101.


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Learn how to make soap at the Soapmaking Studio in San Diego County, California!

Soapmaking 101 Beginning Cold Process Soapmaking has been a huge success and fills weeks in advance; the next class will be Sunday, November 5, 2017! The next Soapmaking 210 Advanced Cold/Hot Process Soapmaking will be Sunday, October 29, 2017. Soap Garden 224 Cultivating, Drying, and Adding Herbs to Soap and Soapmaking 220 Coloring and Scenting Soap are both available and open for registration. Our popular Soapmaking Supplies are now available for Standard Shipping or free Store Pickup.
Please check back because classes are added and website sections are updated on a regular basis. Email info@soapmakingstudio.com with any questions.

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