Hands-On Soapmaking 101

Learn how to make handmade soap from scratch!


$65.00 per person



About this experience

Ever dreamed of creating your own luxurious handmade soap?

In this class, you'll learn the cold process method of soapmaking - the most straightforward and least labor-intensive method that relies on the heat generated by saponification. Although it may seem daunting initially, making soap from scratch with all-natural ingredients can be fun, rewarding, and addictive!

In this hands-on session, you'll create your own batch of soap (about 4 bars). Once it hardens, you can slice it into bars and let them cure for 4-6 weeks before use.

We'll cover:

  • Step-by-step instructions on cold process soapmaking
  • Tips on selecting and combining fragrances and colors
  • All materials and supplies provided

You'll choose a colorant or additive, like a dried herb or exfoliant, and a fragrance or essential oil for your cold process soap.

All materials and supplies will be provided; no prior experience is necessary. Suitable for students ages 18 and up. You will need to pick up your soap from our shop after 24 hours (fresh soap is not set up enough to transport!)

SAFETY NOTE: This is an 18+ class due to the use of lye (sodium hydroxide). Cold process soap requires a month to cure before use. Safety goggles and gloves will be available to share, but feel free to bring your own if preferred.

Your Host

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Meet Kenna, the passionate owner and founder of Mineral Springs Soap, with over 20 years of experience in the handcrafted soap and cosmetic industry. Starting in 2004, Kenna has since launched successful businesses like Amathia Soapworks, Modern Soapmaking, Gratitude Soapery, and now Mineral Springs Soap, while empowering others to succeed in the industry.

She has spoken at dozen of conferences and taught soapmaking classes across the country as well as published numerous books and courses. You'll learn from a seasoned teacher who has guided thousands of soapmakers to success, ensuring your triumph regardless of your experience level!