SOAP MAKING CLASSES
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
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.
Cost: $75 includes materials. (A special group rate for 5-8 people is available for $375)
At Abbey Brown we source local herbs and botanicals to infuse our oils that we use in our products. Take this opportunity to begin learning about the vast world of herbal infusions. We will talk about basic herbs every aspiring herbalist should have, the benefits of making infusions, methods of infusion and carrier oils. You will also learn about how to make good use of your infusions by creating balms and salves with unique healing properties.
Cost: $70 includes materials
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.