Soapmaking Studio

The Soapmaking Studio recognizes and honors National Soapmaking Day as the last Sunday in September.

National Soapmaking Day

Last Sunday in September

Fats and Oils Being Heated and Melted to Make Soap Cold Process Soap Batter in the Soap Pot Advanced Cold/Hot Process Soapmaking Pouring Cold Process Soap into Wooden Molds Fresh soap, sliced and ready for sale.

About National Soapmaking Day

The last Sunday in September is National Soapmaking Day! Unleash your inner chemist on National Soapmaking Day!

National Soapmaking Day gives people an opportunity to come together and experience the joy of soapmaking. Anytime people gather enthusiastically to work on a project together, it is magical! National Soapmaking Day encourages the production of handmade soap, which is biodegradable and free of detergents, so it is a green activity that is good for the planet. Additionally, National Soapmaking Day may encourage people to learn a new craft, create a commodity by hand, and possibly sell it to become self-sufficient or increase income.

History of National Soapmaking Day

First celebrated at the Soapmaking Studio in 2017, National Soapmaking Day was registered by Kerri Mixon, the Master Soapmaker at Pallas Athene Soap, who is a 16th generation soapmaker and soapmaking instructor. Her favorite time of year to make soap is just after the Autumnal Equinox, at the first signs of cooler weather approaching. An enthusiastic quote from an interview with Kerri Mixon follows.

Since 2008, I've taught more than 5,000 people across the US to make soap. Anyone can make soap. When people learn to make soap, they usually keep making soap—it is an enduring hobby. It would be a fantastic event for people to all make soap or learn to make soap on the same day each year. Thousands of people around the world make soap. Hundreds of specialty distributors are dedicated to selling specialty soapmaking supplies. We all deserve the opportunity and personal enrichment that comes from participating in National Soapmaking Day.

View or print Kerri Mixon's official Proclamation for National Soapmaking Day in PDF.

Fill-in and sign your own official Fillable Proclamation for National Soapmaking Day to print, frame, and display in your soap shop or craft area. To be fillable, the PDF form must be opened with Adobe Acrobat, Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Internet Explorer, or Mozilla Firefox.

How to Celebrate National Soapmaking Day

Spend the Sunday creating your own handmade soap to celebrate National Soapmaking Day. One way to make soap is from scratch by using sodium hydroxide and melted fats or oils. Another simpler method is to purchase a pre-made "melt and pour" soap base. Whether you're making soap to share for Christmas, to sell at an autumn craft fair, or to use on Global Handwashing Day (October 15th), this is the perfect day to learn a new hobby and honor the early pioneers who regularly made their own soap. National Soapmaking Day is a day to celebrate soapmaking, share soapmaking with the world, and appreciate the people who participate in soapmaking.

National Soapmaking Day is the last Sunday in September. More activities, suggestions, and soapmaking instructions are available from @NationalSoapmakingDay on Instagram.

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The Soapmaking Studio always celebrates National Soapmaking Day by offering a beginning level soapmaking class. This year, on Sunday, September, 29, 2024, the Soapmaking Studio will host the Soapmaking 101, Beginning Cold Process Soapmaking, class to help others experience the joy of making soap.

National Soapmaking Day is the Last Sunday in September

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