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Serum Making Class

April 25 at the Soapmaking Studio

On Saturday, 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. Class includes recipes for facial serums, aloe vera gel, hand sanitizer, gel eye shadow, gel eyeliner, and mascara made with the same basic serum base. Students take home two facial serums, hand sanitizer, and mascara made in class. Register for Serum Making Class.


Lotion Making Class

April 26 at the Soapmaking Studio

Handmade Lotion from Lotion Making Class

On Sunday, 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. Class includes related recipes for both hair conditioner and fabric softener. 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.


Modern Soapmaking

April 29 - June 3 at Cuyamaca College

This is a Preview course offered through the Continuing Education Department at Cuyamaca College. After learning soapmaking safety, learning to formulate soap recipes, and learning to calculate lye quantities, students will enjoy making soap from whole vegetable oils and herbs. There is a constant demand for quality handmade soap because almost everyone uses soap. Therefore, handmade soap is a well-received gift or may be sold for profit at craft fairs.

This class meets six Wednesday evenings during the spring from 6:30 - 8:30 pm. Designed to be a proficiency course, students work through the textbook the first night and then make two pounds of soap during each of the remaining five class sessions. Registration is through the Cuyamaca College Preview website for Course Code 1000.

Register for Modern Soapmaking. View the PDF of Student Supplies for Modern Soapmaking. Purchase the Value Deal of Supplies and Textbook for Modern Soapmaking.

Cuyamaca College
900 Rancho San Diego Pkwy
El Cajon, CA 92019


Intermediate Hot Process Soapmaking

May 3 at the Soapmaking Studio

Intermediate Hot Process Soapmaking

Spend afternoon 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.


Beginning Cold Process Soapmaking

May 17 at the Soapmaking Studio

Cold Process Soap Batter in the Soap Pot

Tuesday's 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 Transparent Bar Soapmaking

May 24 at the Soapmaking Studio

Clear Soap from Silicone Figurine Molds

Learn to make clear transparent bars of handmade soap from whole oils. Soapmaking 214 is not a "Melt & Pour" soapmaking class. Create beautiful clear soaps from whole natural oils using cold and hot process techniques. Register for Soapmaking 214.


Bath Bomb Class

May 31 at the Soapmaking Studio

Bath Bombs and Bath Fizzy Tablet

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. Register for Bath Bomb Class.


2 Classes in 1 Day! Forming a Legal Entity to Sell Soap and Soap Labeling and Marketing

June 7 at the Soapmaking Studio

Forming a Legal Business Entity to Sell Soap

Two classes in one day! 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, 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 effects search engine rankings. Register for Soap Business 320 class.

Soap Labeling and Marketing

Later the same day, 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. Register for Soap Business 330 class.


Aromatherapy Natural Perfume Class

June 14 at the Soapmaking Studio

Aromatherapy Natural Perfume, Essential Oils

In Aromatherapy Natural Perfume Class, learn the basics of aromatherapy and natural perfumery. Unveil the secrets of blending essential oils by using scent categories and fragrance notes. Design custom fragrances from essential oils aromatherapeutically created to inspire specific emotions and memory triggers. Learn the different techniques for blending perfumes in a bases of natural grain alcohol, in a base of jojoba oil, and in a base of cyclomethicone. Create your own natural perfumes in the class and take them home.


Field Trip to Lavender Farm

June 28 at Keys Creek Lavender Farm

Either meet at the Soapmaking Studio in Lemon Grove at 9:00 am and carpool to the venue in Valley Center or meet the group at the lavender farm at 10:00 am. Among other free indulgences, there will be essential oil distillation demonstrations and guided walking tours of the lavender farm at 10:30 am and 1:30 pm. Join us in enjoying all things lavender! Map and Directions.

Keys Creek Lavender Farm
12460 Keys Creek Rd
Valley Center, CA 92082


Soap Makers' Luncheon

July 12 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.

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


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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, May 17! The next Soapmaking 210 Advanced Cold/Hot Process Soapmaking will be Sunday, August 9. 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.

Cold Process Soap Batter in the Soap Pot Pouring Cold Process Soap into Wooden Molds Soap Swirling Techniques Soap Bars Drying on the Soap Rack

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