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Our Soapmaking Supply Store is Open and Classes are in Session!

Our physical store location is open and classes have resumed. Check the Soapmaking Studio hours. View the schedule of classes.

Additional Closures:
Saturday, February 20, 2021 (Bereavement)
Wednesday, March 31, 2021óclose at 2:00 pm (Antibacterial Soap Live Q&A with Kerri Mixon)

Coronavirus Policies

We Care About Customers' and Students' Health

We care about the health and safety of our customers and students. In accordance with https://covid19.ca.gov/stay-home-except-for-essential-needs/, which forbids gatherings without safety modifications, the Soapmaking Studio classes have undergone temporarily modifications to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. An inherent risk of exposure to COVID-19 exists in any public place where people are present. COVID-19 is an extremely contagious disease that can lead to severe illness and death. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, older adults and people with severe underlying medical conditions are especially vulnerable. By attending a Soapmaking Studio class you voluntarily assume all risks related to exposure to COVID-19. Please familiarize yourself with our Temporary Modifications to Classes. Our store remains open and compliant with San Diego County Health Orders, including the public posting of our Social Distancing and Sanitation Protocol and Safe Reopening Plan.

Our store offers free pre-paid carry out service for those who wish to remain in their vehicles. Simply choose "store pickup" during online checkout or call during business hours to place and pay for your order and shipping. If you have any questions, please telephone the Soapmaking Studio: (619) 668-1435.


Beginning Cold Process Soapmaking

Sunday, February 21, 2021, at the Soapmaking Studio

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

Cold Process Soap Batter in the Soap Pot Advanced Cold/Hot Process Soapmaking Pouring Cold Process Soap into Wooden Molds

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.


2 Classes in 1 Day! Hot Process & Rebatching!

Sunday, February 28, 2021, at the Soapmaking Studio

Intermediate Hot Process Soapmaking

Intermediate Hot Process Soapmaking

Hot process soapmaking is the basis for many different types of soapmaking techniques. If you plan to make honey soap, sugar scrub soap, transparent soap, melt and pour soap base from scratch, or liquid soap, you will benefit from this hot processing class.

Spend the morning getting nice and soapy making hot process soap in Soapmaking 105 Intermediate Hot Process Soapmaking. Learn how to widen your product base by including hot process soap and learn the specific conditions under which hot process is the preferred method over cold process soapmaking. Attend in person or online. Register for Soapmaking 105.

Soap Salvage through Rebatching

Fresh Soap, Rebatched, Sliced, and Ready for Sale

Later the same day, in the afternoon 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.


Soap Labeling and Marketing

Saturday, March 6, 2021, at the Soapmaking Studio

Avoid Problems and Fines by Complying with Soap Labeling Regulations!

Soap Drying on a Rack in a Soap Business

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 the appropriate labeling laws for each type of product. The class lecture includes the 2018 updates to Proposition 65 and the resulting new soap labeling requirements. 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. Attend in person. Register for Soap Business 330.


Serum Making Class

Sunday, March 7, 2021, at the Soapmaking Studio

Learn to Make Facial Serums, Aloe Vera Gel, Hand Sanitizer, Gel Eye Shadow, Gel Eyeliner, and Mascara!

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 Cosmetic Ingredient Review (for manufacturers) and Skin Deep (for consumers) databases as references to determine the general safety and acceptability 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, hand sanitizer, and mascara made in class. Attend in person or online. Register for Serum Making Class.


Antibacterial Soap Live Q&A with Kerri Mixon

Wednesday, March 31, 2021, at the Soapmaking Studio and on Facebook

Free 1-Time Event is Only for Members of the Handcrafted Soap & Cosmetic Guild!

New Class!

Antibacterial Soap Live Q&A with Kerri Mixon goes live at 4:00 pm Pacific Time. HSCG members may attend in person at the Soapmaking Studio or attend online via https://www.facebook.com/groups/HSCGMembers. This event is only for HSCG members: HSCG Membership. Receive $20 off an HSCG purchase with referral code from Kerri Mixon: MIXON20TP.


Soapmakers' Luncheon

Sunday, April 11, 2021, 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 Soapmakers' 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 Soapmakers' Luncheon Agenda.

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


Soapmaking Classes

Soapmaking Classes are Fun, Understandable, and Affordable!

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, January 10, 2021! The next Soapmaking 210 Advanced Cold/Hot Process Soapmaking will be Sunday, March 28, 2021. 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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