Qty available: 8
Class Location: 203 Ridgely Avenue , Annapolis, MD 21401

In this workshop with La Shonda Tyree, who turned her hobby and passion for making her own soaps and lotions into a highly successful business, we will learn how to make a range of exquisite self-care products. We will begin by discovering the history and chemistry of soapmaking, and the safety practices required to manufacture soap. We will then get hands-on instruction in soapmaking using sodium hydroxide with the cold process method. We will explore how to unleash our creativity by customizing our soaps with colors, fragrances and/or essential oils; learn how to create luxurious soaps using alternative liquids such as Goat’s Milk; and make fabulous swirl patterns and embedding designs utilizing a couple of different methods that will make your soaps rival mass market soaps. Other topics will include: resources for supplies and industry websites; proper product labeling and preservation; and tips on how to start a business.

Special Note: $45 Materials fee due to instructor on the day of class. Participants will take home over 6 pounds of soap equavalent to 12 bars of handcrafted soaps.

Participants need to bring (click on Amazon affiliate link images to purchase):

1. goggles (to protect eyes)

2. apron

3. spatula

4. rubber gloves (to protect hands)

5. mask

6. sturdy bags (with a flat bottom) to transport soaps.

Please note that registering for the class is confirmation that you read the Class Policies and Photo Release.

Need to take Mass Transit from NYC? Check the NJ Transit website for specific travel planning. You will need to take the #1 bus from Journal Square Path Station in Jersey City or Newark Penn Station in Newark or an Uber.

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