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Closed Tuesdays and at 1:00 pm on Sunday, April 9, for the Soapmakers' Luncheon.


Water Substitution in Soapmaking

March 26 at the Soapmaking Studio

Water Substitution in Soapmaking Class Ingredients Springtime Soap Cupcakes with Goat Milk Frosting

Springtime Edition with Goat Milk & Pinot Noir Wine to Replace the Water in Soap Cupcakes

In this special springtime version of Soapmaking 225, learn to make the wildly popular wine soap! In the class, we will use a young pinot noir wine with rich floral and raspberry notes. 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: Pinot noir wine soap for the bottom cake portion and goat milk soap for the top frosting portion of the soap cupcakes.


Intermediate Transparent Bar Soapmaking

April 2 at the Soapmaking Studio

Clear Soap from Silicone Figurine Molds Opaque Soap Curls in Transparent Bars of Soap

Learn How to Make Handmade Clear Soap

Learn to make clear transparent bars of handmade soap from whole oils. Soapmaking 214 is not a "Melt & Pour" soapmaking class. Transparent soap has a superior rinsability when compared to opaque cold process soap and is more suitable for use as facial soap. Learn to make prized transparent bar soap, similar to Neutrogena-type facial soaps. Create beautiful clear soaps from whole natural oils using cold and hot process techniques. Register for Soapmaking 214.


Coloring and Scenting Soap

April 8 at the Soapmaking Studio

Coloring and Scenting Soap Soap with Decorative Peaks Artistic Swirled Soap Brightly Colored Swirled Soap Essential Oil Still

Learn How to Distill Essential Oils and Advanced Soap Coloring Techniques

In Soapmaking 220, come learn which colorants and scents are safe for use in soap and learn how to add them to cold process soap. An essential oil distilling unit will be running during the class so students can see how essential oils and hydrosols are distilled from plants. Learn how to calculate maximum allowable fragrance content and review FDA findings for soap and cosmetic colorants. This class also features demonstrations of two popular advanced soap swirling techniques. Register for Soapmaking 220.


Soap Makers' Luncheon

April 9 at Marie Callender's Restaurant

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

This soapmaker gathering 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. The venue is Marie Callender's restaurant in San Diego at 2:00 pm. Attend our San Diego soap meeting to make new friends, business contacts, and share soap and soapmaking tips. Map & Directions. View the Soap Makers' Luncheon Agenda.

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


Serum Making Class

April 23 at the Soapmaking Studio

Vitamin C Facial Serum, Gel Eyeshadow, and ProVitamin B5 Gel Mascara

Learn to make oil-free, concentrated facial serums containing vitamins and active ingredients. In Serum Making Class, learn about the different vitamins and active ingredients used to improve skin texture, minimize wrinkle lines, improve elasticity, treat acne, and even skin tone. Learn to use the Skin Deep database as a reference to determine the general safety of new ingredients. During the class, learn to make natural hand sanitizer gel and gel mascara with the same beneficial base ingredients. Students take home two facial serums, serum base, gel eyeshadow, and mascara made in class. Register for Serum Making Class.


Beginning Cold Process Soapmaking

May 14 at the Soapmaking Studio

Cold Process Soap Batter in the Soap Pot

Celebrate Daylight Savings Time by Learning How to Make Cold Process Soap with No Cure Time

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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Soapmaking 101 Beginning Cold Process Soapmaking has been a huge success and fills weeks in advance; the next class will be Sunday, May 14, 2017! The next Soapmaking 210 Advanced Cold/Hot Process Soapmaking will be Sunday, August 13, 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 shipping.
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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