Qty available: 10

Effective June, 22, 2020: Due to Covid-19 class size has been reduced to four students. Registering for a class means you agree to the following:

1) Wearing a face mask at all times while in the building and in class.
2) If you have a fever of 100.4 or higher you will request a transfer to a future class.
3) Students will wear gloves during class practicum while handling class ingredients.

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 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: Materials fee are included in class registration fee except for the items listed below. Participants will take home over 6 pounds of soap equivalent 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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