Welcome Soapmakers and Cosmetics Crafters!
The Soapmaking Studio homepage lists upcoming San Diego and southern California soapmaking events; for a complete list, view the schedule.
Soap Labeling and Marketing and Shrink Wrapping Soap
November 29 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.
Shrink Wrapping Soap
Later the same day, learn to shrink wrap soap effectively and affordably in Soap Business 335 Shrink Wrapping Soap. There is a specific plastic film for cold process soap, a different film for melt and pour soap, and a different shrink film that is biodegradable. Come learn how to use all of them.
2 Classes in 1 Day! Serum Making Class and Lotion Making Class
December 6 at the Soapmaking Studio
Serum Making Class
Kick off this informative Sunday by learning 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, hand sanitizer, and mascara made in class.
Lotion Making Class
In the afternoon, learn to make luxurious lotions with chemist Omar Jimenez. In this Lotion Making Class, learn the difference between making lotions and making creams, learn how to test for microbial growth contaminants, and learn how to test lotions for shelf stability. Then, make one lotion with a gentle preservative to prevent microbial growth and extend the product life and make one lotion without preservatives. Take home both lotions to enjoy and experience the difference between the two. Register for Lotion Making Class.
Coloring and Scenting Soap
December 13 at the Soapmaking Studio
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 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.
Scrub Making Class
December 20 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.
Beginning Cold Process Soapmaking
December 27 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.
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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, December 27! The next Soapmaking 210
Advanced Cold/Hot Process Soapmaking will be in 2016. 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.
Classes are held at a private home occupied by a pet cat. If you are allergic to cats, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org prior to enrolling in a class.