I made my first Soap from scratch with a kit 20 years ago and was hooked from that first batch. This process captures both your Artist and Scientist sides and combines them in the wonderful world of soapmaking. If you love scents and colors and being crafty have I got the class for you. Come and play and get hooked!
When was the last you were inspired to create something? When was your passion for something new last kindled?
I invite you to come to my house and spend time playing with me and learning a new craft. I welcome you into my space, and I will teach you about the process of making soap from scratch.
ANNOUNCING I am now doing in-person soap classes. I have been fully vaccinated and feel confident in doing individual or classes with up to three people. You will be asked to be masked as we will be working closer than normal social distance. This is for your benefit and mine.
I am starting classes in January 2023! SO, if you have ever wondered if you could make soap from scratch – if you are nervous about using lye – PLEASE read on and give me a call!
The options below are for that particular month, and you can pay for the class below. Before you opt for a month, please contact me via text or call me on my mobile phone at 336-403-1662 to schedule a particular date. I am retired so we could do classes during the week as well as the weekend.
Thank you for your patience with all of this, as I look forward to inspiring you all to learn to create soap.
We will play with luscious oils and butters and, of course, colors and scents. We will use Essential Oils and Herbal Powders, and Clays and Micas.
You will leave with your creation of a 2lb batch of soap that you have scented and designed yourself. There will also be lots of handouts.
Each class runs from 11 AM to about 2-3 PM, and you can bring snacks or a brown bag lunch. There will be a short demo and lots of information shared before your deep dive into making your own batch of soap from scratch.
We will review various soap ingredients, including oils and butters for great soap, natural colorants and additives, essential oils for scent, and most importantly, lye safety. We will also go over making your own recipes.
Each student will receive a pack of handouts with recipes, ingredients, soapmaking instructions, and resources for soap supplies.
The fee includes class, handouts, and supplies. Please call 336-403-1662 with any questions.
Marilyn Schendel is an Advanced Certified Soapmaker with the Handcrafted Soap and Cosmetic Guild. She has been making soap and bath products since 1999 and has been teaching cold process soapmaking since 2010.
Jan 2023, Feb 2023, March 2023, April 2023, May 2023
I became interested in Soap making earlier this year. I watched ALOT of youtube videos but did not feel comfortable stepping out on my own. I researched a lot of classes and this one fit my needs to a T!
If you are looking for a class to teach the basics of Soapmaking this is it. I left with a loaf of soap and the skills needed to make my own. My next two batches of home made soap came from a kit that I ordered from Essential Depot. The skills I learned in this class helped me become confident and I found the soap very easy to make. In only a few months, I am creating my own recipes.
I would highly recommend this class.
Dshawn thank you soooo much for leaving such wonderful words! So glad you came and I could help you on your way to be a soaping success! 🙂 Marilyn
After lots of curiosity, online research, and YouTube videos about soapmaking I was curious but wanted someone with more experience to help guide me, particularly around lye safety. I was happy to find this class and brought a friend with me as we were coming in from the Triangle. The class was cozy, comfortable, and an easy environment to ask questions and get used to making cold process soap. Marilyn is kind, generous with her knowledge, and we had a lot of fun with this class! A year later I’m making soap every month and loving my new hobby. If you’re also curious about cold process I would recommend taking this as a starter class. Thank you, Marilyn!