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2 Classes in 1 Day!
Soap Labeling and Marketing,
Bath Bomb Class
October 26 at the Soapmaking Studio
Soap Labeling and Marketing
Two classes in one day! First, learn the grizzly details of the new soap labeling laws in
Soap Business 330 Soap Labeling and Marketing.
Learn how to label your soaps to meet the labeling requirements of the five government agencies that regulate soap labels.
Also learn quick and affordable marketing strategies.
Bath Bomb Class
Later the same day, 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.
Students take home bath treats made in class.
Register for Bath Bomb Class.
Advanced Cold/Hot Process Soapmaking
November 2 at the Soapmaking Studio
In this enlightening Soapmaking 210 class, learn which oils have similar fatty acid profiles and can be substituted for one another, what types of lather come from which soapmaking oils, how to correctly use antioxidants
(such as ROE or vitamin E),
how handmade soap differs from commercial soap chemically, and some basic soapmaking chemistry in the popular
Soapmaking 210 class.
Beginning Cold Process Soapmaking
November 16 at the Soapmaking Studio
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.
Intermediate Liquid Soapmaking
November 23 at the Soapmaking Studio
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, and colorants.
After demonstrations of preparing the soap paste, diluting the paste, and neutralizing the soap, each student receives a 2-ounce bottle of handmade liquid soap.
Register for Soapmaking 215.
Scrub Making Class
November 30 at the Soapmaking Studio
Learn how to formulate effective spa-quality scrubs.
In this Scrub Making Class,
understand the difference between salt scrubs and sugar scrubs and when one is preferred over the other for easily achieving safe and natural skin exfoliation.
Learn how to add beneficial vitamins and learn why preservatives should be used in oil based products.
For those opposed to oil based products, learn how to create oil-free scrubs. Students take home three types of scrubs. Register for Scrub Making Class.
Soap Makers' Luncheon
January 11, 2015, at Marie Callender's Restaurant
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.
The venue is Marie Callender's restaurant in San Diego at 2:00 pm.
Map & Directions.
View the Soap Makers' Luncheon Agenda.
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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, September 21! The next Soapmaking 210
Advanced Cold/Hot Process Soapmaking will be Sunday, August 10. Soap Garden 224 Cultivating, Drying, and Adding Herbs to Soap and
Soapmaking 220 Coloring and Scenting Soap are both available and open for registration.
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