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Beginner's Cold Process Soap Making

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This is a hand-on class for the beginner soap maker, no prior experience is required.
The soap making process taught is Cold Process, technique Thermal Heat/Room Temperature.

Objectives of class: To gain an understanding of the following:




  • Understanding lye safety


  • Learning how to correctly measure raw materials using grams and ounces


  • What is a soap calculator and why it is used


  • How fats and oils become soap


  • What is super fatting


  • Essential Oils and Fragrant Oils: How they differ


  • Handout will contain the following information: soap making instructions, safety instructions, equipment, and reference books and websites




* A $30 materials fee (Cash Only) is due to the instructor at the beginning of class.
This is the last class offering for 2023.


Instructor: Venessa Phipps,Certified Soap Maker & Teacher, owner DeGanya Aromatics

General Information
  • Participants need to bring the following items and participation is prohibited without the necessary equipment
  • Full Apron
  • Mask (odor respiratory)
  • Heavy Rubber Gloves (i.e., Playtex Long Line)
  • 2 old heavy towels to keep your soap warm
  • Soap Making attire
  • Closed toes shoes
  • Long sleeve shirt (high collar)
  • Long pants (these can be old, something that you do not mind getting soiled)
  • Tie back for long hair
  • Additional Items to bring
  • Bag that will accommodate soap being wrapped in the two towels.
  • What you will take home
  • Class handout with curing instructions, conversion calculations, starter soap recipes and other information.
  • One log of soap - approximately 30oz prior to curing.
  • Confidence
  • A big smile

Cold Process Soap Making

* Adjustments and discounts will be applied during checkout if applicable. *

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