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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.

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Intermediate Liquid Soapmaking

Sunday, September 23 at the Soapmaking Studio

Create Handmade Foaming Liquid Soap!

Intermediate Liquid Soapmaking Bottles of Handmade Liquid Soap

Soapmaking 215 is designed to teach students to safely make liquid soap at home. This class covers the various difficulties faced by home soapmakers who strive to make 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, colorants, and preservatives appropriate for liquid soap. This class also covers shampoo, bubble bath, and making sodium free liquid soap safe for greywater systems. Each student receives a 2-ounce bottle of handmade liquid soap. Attend in person or online. Register for Soapmaking 215.


Forming a Legal Business Entity to Sell Soap

Sunday, September 30 at the Soapmaking Studio

Comply with Soap Label Regulations and Make Attractive Soap Labels!

Soap Drying on a Rack in a Soap Business

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. Attend in person or online. Register for Soap Business 320.


Water Substitution in Soapmaking

Sunday, October 7 at the Soapmaking Studio

Oktoberfest Edition with Canned Pumpkin, Beer, and Goat Milk to Replace the Water in Soap Cupcakes!

Fall Soap Cupcakes with Goat Milk Frosting

In this special Oktoberfest version of Soapmaking 225, learn to make the wildly popular soap cupcakes! In the class, we will use canned pumpkin for the cake portion and goat milk for the frosted tops of the cupcakes. This class also includes a beer soap made from Shock Top Pumpkin Wheat ale. Students learn the tricks and special techniques to substituting the water portion of cold process soap with goat milk, heavy cream, yogurt, buttermilk, fresh juices, wine, spirits, and of course beer. During this Soapmaking 225 class, we will make two different batches of soap: Pumpkin soap for the bottom cake portion and goat milk soap for the top frosting portion of the soap cupcakes. Plus a separate beer soap loaf. Attend in person or online.


Soap Makers' Luncheon

Sunday, October 14 at Marie Callender's Restaurant

Network with Southern California Soap and Cosmetic Crafters!

Soapmakers Luncheon, 2nd Sunday of April and October in San Diego, California

This luncheon is open to all soapmakers and makers of personal care products, whether professional or novice, whether cold/hot process method or "melt and pour." The Soap Makers' Luncheon is open to the public and attendance is free, just pay for anything you order from the menu. Our friendly soap meetup group is casual and provides a means of networking with local soapy artisans. Attend this creative handmade soaps and DIY bodycare meetup group luncheon at any level: Professional soapmaker, hobbyist soaper, or beginning crafter. The soap lunch venue is Marie Callender's restaurant on Alvarado Road in San Diego at 2:00 pm. Map & Directions. View the Soap Makers' Luncheon Agenda.

Marie Callender's Restaurant
6950 Alvarado Rd
San Diego, CA 92120


Bath Bomb Class

Sunday, October 21 at the Soapmaking Studio

Learn the Chemistry and Techniques to Make Bath Bombs without Oil!

Bath Bombs and Bath Fizzy Tablet Bath Bomb Class

Learn how to create active treats for the tub. Students learn the secrets of making exceptional bath bombs, bath fizzy tablets, and bath salts. While most easy recipes include the simple process of creating bath fizzies using saturated fats as a sealer to prevent reaction to air, this Bath Bomb Class includes the advanced technique necessary to create bath fizzies without oils, so they won't leave a dangerously greasy bathtub the way oils do. The class also includes an exposť on clean water-soluble colorants versus water-dispersible colorants that may leave a gritty coating inside the bathtub. Students take home bath treats made in class. Attend in person or online. Register for Bath Bomb Class.


Soap Salvage through Rebatching

Sunday, October 28 at the Soapmaking Studio

Transform a Ruined Soap into a Halloween Gift Bar!

Fresh Soap, Rebatched, Sliced, and Ready for Sale

In the new Soapmaking 125 class, 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, in order to salvage failed batches and produce gorgeous soap. Many soapmakers don't know how rebatch soap to create fragrant, vibrant, new bars of soap from old, forgotten, faded bars lacking color or scent. 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 Soapmaking 125 class. Attend in person or online.


Beginning Cold Process Soapmaking

Sunday, November 4 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 4, 2018! The next Soapmaking 210 Advanced Cold/Hot Process Soapmaking will be in 2019. 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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