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Soapmaking Studio Graduates

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The Handcrafted Soap and Cosmetics Business program is a prestigious one and is revered throughout the handcrafted soap and cosmetics industry. Consumers recognize Soapmaking Studio graduates value higher product standards and have superior business ethics.

Graduates of the Soapmaking Studio

The following Soapmaking Studio graduates have inquisitive and tenacious characters driven by attentive perseverance to achieve academic excellence and were awarded a diploma for having successfully completed all required courses in Handcrafted Soap and Cosmetics Business:

Chinue Aaron

Spring Valley, California

Lorinda Andrews

Valley Center, California

Brenda Combs

Sensory Flight
Walnut, California

Connie DiPronio

Scentician®
Carlsbad, California

Graduation Requirements

To meet Handcrafted Soap and Cosmetics Business coursework requirements, a student must attend and complete 23 of the classes* offered by the Soapmaking Studio. The 23 classes shall be comprised of 3 mandatory core classes (below) and 20 elective classes of the student's choice. The Registration Form serves as a complete list of the classes available. If you have attended classes at the Soapmaking Studio and believe you are close to meeting graduation requirements, please verify the classes you have attended with the classes listed on the Registration Form. If you have completed 21 or more classes and have only 1 or 2 more classes to total 23 classes attended, then telephone the Soapmaking Studio so we can verify your attendance records and prepare the documents and privileges for your graduation.

Mandatory Core Classes

The following are mandatory core classes because they cover laws and regulations pertinent to the profession and must be attended to complete the Handcrafted Soap and Cosmetics Business program. These mandatory core classes may be attended at any time, in any order.

  1. Soap Business 320 Forming a Legal Business Entity to Sell Soap
  2. Soap Business 330 Soap Labeling and Marketing
  3. Lotion Making Science Lotions, Creams, and Other Emulsions

*A student may book a Private Consultation with the instructor in lieu of attending the formal class. After completing the consultation, the student will receive credit for attending the class as long as the consultation was for the same amount of whole hours (half-hours excluded) and covered the same information as the class.

Graduation Privileges

Soapmaking Studio Diploma

Students who complete Handcrafted Soap and Cosmetics Business coursework requirements receive the following perks and privileges with graduation.

  1. Diploma in glass or wooden frame or plaque.
  2. Name, city, and state listed on the Graduates page of the Soapmaking Studio website. Graduates are arranged in alphabetical order by last name.
  3. One optional line of text (of the graduate's choice) below the graduate's name listed on the Graduates page. Examples of suggested lines of text to appear below.
    • Name of soap company (with or without a hyperlink to the soap company website)
    • Hyperlink to Instagram or Facebook business page
    • Email
    • Mobile telephone number
    • Personal mantra or favorite motto
  4. Access and permission to use the copyrighted "Soapmaking Studio Graduate" logo on business cards, soap labels, website, and any other promotional items.
  5. Free subscription listing to the Natural Soap Directory™ for one year. (Subscription must be redeemed within six months of graduation.)

The Handcrafted Soap and Cosmetics Business program is a prestigious one and is revered throughout the handcrafted soap and cosmetics industry. Program graduates have attended classes including instruction in making products, product and ingredient safety, good manufacturing practices, government labeling laws, and FTC Internet sales rules. Consumers recognize Soapmaking Studio graduates value higher product standards and have superior business ethics. Currently, the Handcrafted Soap and Cosmetics Business program is not accredited through the California Bureau for Private Postsecondary Education.



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