In Person Soapmaking Class

(3 customer reviews)

$150.00

Learn to make cold process bar soap from scratch with organic oils. Classes are small (up to four people) so you will get personalized attention while getting hands on experience. Each session is 3 hours, guided step by step with Rebecca, who will walk you through soapmaking safety, brief history and chemistry of soap, as well as superfatting your soap and creating your own recipes using a lye calculator online.

All the supplies will be provided. You will leave with a handout that includes safety instructions, an equipment list, step-by-step instructions, soap recipes, my supplier list, soaping book list, and over two pounds (approximately 13 three ounce bars) of soap.

Safety gear and supplies are included to make one batch of soap per session. Each person will make their own batch of soap to take home with instructions for cutting and properly curing your soap. There is a minimum of 2 people per class and a maximum of 4 so everyone has time to properly learn and move safely during this time and temperature sensitive process.

March class dates coming soon!

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Description

Soapmaking Class* – 3 hours

*Please note, I will not be scheduling any new classes after Spring 2024 due to upcoming family events. If you’d like to book privately with a group or are interested in a class, please email Rebecca to register for a private party or group class for 4-8 people.

Learn to make cold process bar soap from scratch with organic oils. Classes are small (up to four people) so you will get personalized attention while getting hands on experience. Each session is 3 hours, guided step by step with Rebecca, who will walk you through soapmaking safety, brief chemistry of soap, as well as superfatting your soap and creating your own recipes using a lye calculator online.

All the supplies will be provided. You will leave with a handout that includes safety instructions, an equipment list, step-by-step instructions, soap recipes, my supplier list, soaping book list, and over two pounds (approximately 13 three ounce bars) of soap.

Safety gear and supplies are included to make one batch of soap per session. Each person will make their own batch of soap to take home with instructions for cutting and properly curing your soap. There is a minimum of 2 people per class and a maximum of 4 so everyone has time to properly learn and move safely during this time and temperature sensitive process.

Classes are held out of a rented community kitchen space at 625 Spruce St in the West End. Space is accessible by ramp. Please let me know in advance of any mobility issues so I can accomodate your needs.

Must be properly attired for lye safety and have legs covered and closed toed shoes. Long sleeves is also recommended. No loose or hanging clothing please. Safety face shields, gloves, and aprons will be provided. A waiver must be signed before class begins. Please arrive on time or a few minutes early so you don’t miss any information.

If you have any allergies, let Rebecca know when registering before your class.

Full payment for this workshop is required upon registration.  Must be 18 yrs or older to attend (if you have an older child you would like to bring along with you, please email Rebecca to see what can be arranged). 

$150 per person plus tax for Beginner, $175 per person plus tax for Advanced.

Maximum 4 persons per class

Upcoming dates:

 
Beginner Soapmaking Class
Basic soap recipe using organic oils of olive, coconut and shea butter. Unscented, with an option to customize with clay colour and botanicals.
 
Advanced Soapmaking Class
Lavender Cedarwood Vanilla Goat milk soap, calculate water replacement and how to incorporate milk into your recipes. Green and purple clay drop swirl design.

Beginner – pure unscented soap – clay and botanical options to customize design

Advanced – Liquid replacements (beer, purees, milks)* *must have basic soap making experience or have completed my Beginner class.

Advanced – Colourants and Designs* *must have basic soap making experience or have completed my Beginner class. Please email Rebecca to register for a private or group class.

All payments are non-refundable. Payment is required in advance and no refunds will be given. If you have committed to a class and cannot attend for any reason, we require at least 7 days notice to reschedule and attend the same class at a later date (plus any additional cost if the price of the class has increased).

If there is less than 7 days notice for cancellation or you are a “no show” for the day of your class without cancelling in advance you can book a spot in a future class for a retake fee of $50 if booked within 30 days of your missed class. If you do not cancel in advance and do not show up for your class, you are not entitled to a spot in any future classes and no refund will be given. If there is a class within 30 days of the missed class that is not full, we will do our best to accommodate a make up spot for you, but this is not guaranteed.

If you are unable to make your class and can find someone else (over 18) to take your spot, that is fine with us – please just let us know in advance so we have the right name and contact info for the class.

 

Additional information

Type of Class

Beginner, Advanced

Date

Friday, May 17 6-9pm, Saturday, May 25 1-4pm

3 reviews for In Person Soapmaking Class

  1. art soap life

    I recently attended one of Rebecca’s. beginner soapmaking workshops and it was wonderful! I went with my niece and it was a great experience to share together.
    I was impressed with how well-prepared Rebecca was when we arrived. The “how to” guide we received is a great resource with a lot of helpful links to local suppliers. Overall, the workshop was excellent.
    Rebecca did a great job at guiding us through each step and demonstrated a lot of
    patience and openness to answer the many questions our group had. This was time and money well invested and I highly recommend the workshop. My soap turned out
    amazing! I have the knowledge now to make soap in my own home for my
    family and to gift to friends. You will not be disappointed.
    The soap I made had Rosemary and Lavender botanicals on top. I love it!
    -Kathv

  2. Cathy Gregg (verified owner)

    Had the opportunity to attend one of Rebecca’s beginner soap making classes. She was incredibly well prepared with all of our soap making equipment, safety equipment and ingredients were ready to be used. The class was small, so you get lots of hands on experience. I loved the soap I made, and can’t wait for it to cure so we can try it. If you want to learn to make soap, try out this class, it was really fun.

  3. Vicky Klassen (verified owner)

    I attended the beginners soap making class which I loved very much in learning the understanding of the oils and all the basics which has been my dream to learn. I’ve make some on my own and was able to give some as gifts to my friends and used them at home for my family has been fantastic! I am ready to learn the next steps on. Rebecca was extremely patience and was so clear to understand her instructions . So eager to learn the steps on the advance class. I attended the class last year in September 2023

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