SOAP MAKING CLASSES
This intensive weekend lab is ideal for those who would rather take all our classes in one weekend.This will be the perfect opportunity to work in our kitchen, learning the soap making craft, creating and having fun with ingredients that will build your experience and help guide you to achieve your goals!
Join us for a 2-day in-depth workshop that focuses on the following skill-sets:
• Soap 101 – Learn the basics of cold processes soap making.
• Aromas – Understanding and working with essential oils and fragrances, creating your own scent.
• Carrier Oils –Which make outstanding combinations for different skin types.
• Additives – Which are the best fit for your needs and effects.
• Herbal Infusions –Remedies that help.
• Salves – Combining necessary ingredients into healing.
• Soap 201 – A more in-depth recipe building and formulation experience.
• Soap techniques – Fun experimenting with colors, swirls, textures, layering and effects.
• Concept to design – Thoughtful outcomes, packaging and branding concepts.
We supply everything you need and you don’t need to bring anything but your happy self. Our material fee is always included! You will go home with thorough handouts, tested recipes, clear instructions for everything we make, and finished products. Students receive special weekend discounts, a binder and certificate of completion.
Cost: $350 Limited to 6 people.
Date: Sat & Sun, June 27 & 28, 10-5p
Soap Making 101
Learning to make soap is fun, exciting, and unique! This beginner’s level class is great for anyone who wants to learn something new, meet new people, and make soap at home to give as handmade gifts.
This class covers the Cold Process method of soap making wherein we will learn about lye safety, necessary equipment, vegetable and plant based oils, and essential oils for scenting bars naturally.This class combines lecture, demonstration, and a hands-on portion during which we will make three large batches of soap together. Students leave the course with handouts, a bar of olive oil soap, and lots of new knowledge to take home!
Cost: $65 (A special group rate is available for 5-7 people for $350)
Soap Making 201
For those students who loved our Soap 101 course and want to learn more! We suggest you take this course after having made soap at home at least once. Bring your bars in for a critique session that is a valuable and enlightening part of this class! What did you do right? What didn’t work? And why?
During the hands-on portion of this class, you will choose one of three provided recipes and work with a partner to create a small batch of soap together with the guidance of our instructors. Students will leave with handouts, take home containers of the soaps made during class, and even more confidence to continue making soap at home!
Cost: $100 includes materials
Moisturize, Naturally. Butters and Oils & Herbal Infusion
In this class you will learn all about the characteristics and benefits of various vegetable and fruit based oils and essential oils. You will learn the techniques for combining, scenting, melting, and pouring balms and oils to use as natural alternatives to commercial lotions and other moisturizers. We are now also adding herbal infusion into this class – we will talk about natural herbs and botanical and using them to infuse the oils you put in your products!
Cost: $75 includes materials. (A special group rate for 5-8 people is available for $375)
All of our classes are held at our 1162 W Grand Ave shoppe in Chicago. We are working hard to provide digital material, videos, and classes to those who can not attend in person.
*CANCELLATION POLICY – You can cancel up to a week before the class and get a full refund. Any cancellations after that time will receive a credit for a future class. Classes are subject to cancellation due to low enrollment. You will be contacted in the case of cancellation for the chance to enroll in a future class. Please note that any refund past 60 days, whether due to cancellation on your or our behalf, will be subject to a small percentage fee taken from Paypal. Thank you for your understanding.