advanced soap making workshop

advanced soap making workshop

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Workshops are socially distanced and attendees are encouraged to wear masks.

Workshop Description: In this small group, half-day workshop you will build on your basic bar soap making skills, learn to create your own recipe and make more advanced soaps safely and with confidence.This class covers helpful reminders of safety procedures and tips for successful soap making; custom formulation, working with additives, and unique ingredients. Create a completely custom batch (4 large bars) of soap with the option to use various additives and essential oils of your choosing, perfect for gifts and personal use. Our workshops are hands-on soap-making, especially for this class… you are the soap-maker!

Choose from the available dates listed above and details will be emailed to you shortly, we have a max of 4 people per time/date. This workshop is offered quarterly, but if none of these options work, please contact us to set up a private workshop 

Workshop details: 

Min # participants: 2
Max # participants: 4
Class length: 4 - 5 hrs
Prerequisite: Introduction to Soap Making Hot Process Workshop OR Introduction to Soap Making Cold Process Workshop
Minimum age: 16
Location: Studio Q (1310 Quincy St NE Studio #1, Minneapolis, MN 55413), a very large and open space that is safe for social distancing and great for workshops

This workshop is intended as a follow-up to our Introductory Soap Making Workshops. Please be sure you have completed one of the prerequisite workshops or have previous soap making experience, this is NOT an introductory class. This workshop is more free-form intended to provide you with coaching and support while you craft, learn and create advanced soap recipes in a safe place. We will discuss and coach you through:

  • Crafting your own soap recipe
  • Preparing and setting up your workspace
  • Preparing and working with unique ingredients
  • Safety precaution reminders for working with lye (sodium hydroxide)
  • Tips for successful Hot/Cold process soap making
  • Essential oil blending
  • Making your own batch of soap, which you will take home

Preparing for class:

  • Come excited and open to learn
  • Bring a laptop or tablet to work on
  • Think about an essential oil mix and unique ingredients you would like for your soap - feel free to bring an ingredient if you want to include it.
  • Please wear old clothes in case of splatter - long sleeves (not flowy), full length pants and closed toed shoes.
  • Be aware that after receiving safety instructions and guidance about the protective gear you should always wear (safety goggles, etc), you must sign a Liability Waiver for us before being allowed around ‘lye’ and the production area.

Take homes & handouts:

  • Soap recipe of your design
  • Advanced Soap Making Worksheet
  • Completely custom batch of soap, made by you - 4 bars

*The workshop fee includes lecture, demonstration; all supplies and materials needed to make a batch of soap (oils, butters, lye, essential oils, safety goggles, gloves and aprons).

Cancellation Policy:

  • If the workshop does not have enough participants, class will be canceled at least 5 days before class and paid students will receive a full refund. 
  • Our workshops are planned for small groups of up to 4 participants, and often require us to turn away additional participants when the workshops fill.
  • Should you need to cancel your attendance - for any reason - please let us know as soon as possible. If we can fill your space prior to 7 days before the workshop, you will receive a refund of your payment minus a $25 non-refundable deposit. If we cannot fill your space at that point, you will receive half of your original payment returned via payment method received.
  • If you give us less than 7 days notice or just don’t show up for the workshop(s), no refund or credit will be given.

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