Cold-Process Soap Making

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5.0 | 20 reviews

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Education

Event Overview

Learn how to make cold process soaps and take home your creations! You will learn the science of saponification, better know as cold process soap making. Each student will receive hands-on experience, an information-packed class handout with instructions, recipes and valuable supplier list.

We'll discuss how to formulate your own recipes, properly use and store lye, mixing lye and water, oils for soap making, and fragrance oils vs. essential oils. All materials needed for class will be on hand.

You will take home 2 pounds of soap that will net you 6 bars of your design to use or give as gifts. Cold process soap takes about 6 weeks to cure, so plan ahead if giving as gifts.

What to Bring

Students should dress for mess. Bring an old towel to insulate your soap.

What's Provided

Aprons will be provided as well as all materials needed.

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my home
6735 W Albion Ave,
Chicago , IL , 60631-1705

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Patty Heinze

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Patty will teach you the basics of cold process soap-making. She learned how to make soap from a chemist who decided to stay home with her kids and make soap. Since then, Patty has crafted soap again and again learning more along the way. She will carefully guide you through your first experience with creating your own soap!

EXPERIENCE REVIEWS

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    Kathleen L.
    Reviewed on 03/25/19

    I loved this class. I have made a number of batches of soap since this class. The information was useful, adaptable and practical. Truly worth it.

    I loved this class. I have made a number of batches of soap since this class. The information was useful, adaptable and practical. Truly worth it.

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    Robert F.
    Reviewed on 11/08/18

    Instructor made us feel at home. Immaculate environment. 2 hours breezed by and walked out jam packed with knowledge.
    HIGHLY recommended for the soap curious.

    Instructor made us feel at home. Immaculate environment. 2 hours breezed by and walked out jam packed with knowledge.
    HIGHLY recommended for the soap curious.

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    Kathryn H.
    Reviewed on 10/07/18

    My friend and I had so much fun learning how to make cold-processed soap!! Patty was an amazing teacher and taught us so much!! She also gave us a detailed packet of valuable information on everything soap related!! I loved the class and would definitely take any additional classes offered by her!!

    My friend and I had so much fun learning how to make cold-processed soap!! Patty was an amazing teacher and taught us so much!! She also gave us a detailed packet of valuable information on everything soap related!! I loved the class and would definitely take any additional classes offered by her!!

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    Emily S.
    Reviewed on 02/17/18

    A friend and I went to the soap making class on a whim and we really enjoyed it! Now I have six bars of amazing soap that I made myself. It looks good, it smells good and I feel like I'm some kind of craft hero. The workshop was informative and I do feel like I could make soap at home now with the helpful handouts. It's a fun time!

    A friend and I went to the soap making class on a whim and we really enjoyed it! Now I have six bars of amazing soap that I made myself. It looks good, it smells good and I feel like I'm some kind of craft hero. The workshop was informative and I do feel like I could make soap at home now with the helpful handouts. It's a fun time!

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    Jenifer H.
    Reviewed on 12/31/17

    The class was certainly fun and informative. My soap smells nice and is making my apartment smell terrific actually. It's still curing and will be a couple more weeks before I can use it, but I'm feeling very positive about it's potential to be great soap.

    The class was certainly fun and informative. My soap smells nice and is making my apartment smell terrific actually. It's still curing and will be a couple more weeks before I can use it, but I'm feeling very positive about it's potential to be great soap.

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    Heather P.
    Reviewed on 11/07/17

    What a great way to spend a fun afternoon with your girls! The instructor welcomes us into her home and was very knowledgeable about the soap making process. In addition to providing detailed instructions, she gave us multiple options regarding scents/colors when making our soap. Our final product turned out great!

    What a great way to spend a fun afternoon with your girls! The instructor welcomes us into her home and was very knowledgeable about the soap making process. In addition to providing detailed instructions, she gave us multiple options regarding scents/colors when making our soap. Our final product turned out great!

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    Akshhaya T.
    Reviewed on 03/06/17

    The tutor was very kind and patient and gave good guidance throughout the process !

    The tutor was very kind and patient and gave good guidance throughout the process !

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    Kate A.
    Reviewed on 02/05/17

    This class was AWESOME! Instructor very knowledgeable. Thought it would be hard but the class was very well organized and instructions were spot on. Love my soap. Thank you!!

    This class was AWESOME! Instructor very knowledgeable. Thought it would be hard but the class was very well organized and instructions were spot on. Love my soap. Thank you!!

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    Maria V.
    Reviewed on 10/03/16

    The class was wonderful! I had so much fun - more than I have had in a long time! Everyone should experience this class!!!

    The class was wonderful! I had so much fun - more than I have had in a long time! Everyone should experience this class!!!

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    Dalia M.
    Reviewed on 06/06/16

    This was my first class and I loved it. The teacher was very friendly, welcoming and knowledgeable. I have been wanting to learn to make soap for a long time and the teacher made the process simple and manageable. I can't wait to start making at home.

    This was my first class and I loved it. The teacher was very friendly, welcoming and knowledgeable. I have been wanting to learn to make soap for a long time and the teacher made the process simple and manageable. I can't wait to start making at home.

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    Michelle H.
    Reviewed on 05/23/16

    Patty provided detailed hands-on instruction that helped me feel confident in making soap on my own. The class size was small and allowed for all of my questions to be answered. I look forward to taking other classes with her.

    Michelle

    Patty provided detailed hands-on instruction that helped me feel confident in making soap on my own. The class size was small and allowed for all of my questions to be answered. I look forward to taking other classes with her.

    Michelle

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    Kris F.
    Reviewed on 05/15/16

    Had a great time! Patty did a great job of explaining the process and had resources on making soap yourself. I would definitely recommend her class.

    Had a great time! Patty did a great job of explaining the process and had resources on making soap yourself. I would definitely recommend her class.

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    Jennifer B.
    Reviewed on 07/31/15

    I was nervous about making the jump from melt & pour soap to cold process. It was great to have someone walk me through the steps the first time. And answer all the questions I had. I feel confident enough to try it on my own now. Thanks for offering this class.

    I was nervous about making the jump from melt & pour soap to cold process. It was great to have someone walk me through the steps the first time. And answer all the questions I had. I feel confident enough to try it on my own now. Thanks for offering this class.

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    Elise T.
    Reviewed on 06/07/15

    I really enjoyed this class. I got just enough guidance throughout the process to answer any questions I had, and a ton of resources so I can learn myself going forward. Patty was super knowledgeable and very credible - even when she said she didn't have direct experience with something (like the way a particular fragrance would interact with the soap), she told us what to look for, so I felt comfortable continuing. All-in-all, she definitely took the fear out of soapmaking, and I think it's something I can do on my own now. Thanks!

    From Teacher:

    Thank you Elise! You were the perfect student:)

    I really enjoyed this class. I got just enough guidance throughout the process to answer any questions I had, and a ton of resources so I can learn myself going forward. Patty was super knowledgeable and very credible - even when she said she didn't have direct experience with something (like the way a particular fragrance would interact with the soap), she told us what to look for, so I felt comfortable continuing. All-in-all, she definitely took the fear out of soapmaking, and I think it's something I can do on my own now. Thanks!

    From Teacher:

    Thank you Elise! You were the perfect student:)

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    Erika V.
    Reviewed on 05/10/15

    Great class and delicious snacks! I learned a lot and had a great time. The teacher was really patient and had an incredible array of choices for us to customize our own soap. Plus we ended up with a decent size box of our own soap. I think I could make my own soap on my own now but I would also take the class again for fun.

    Great class and delicious snacks! I learned a lot and had a great time. The teacher was really patient and had an incredible array of choices for us to customize our own soap. Plus we ended up with a decent size box of our own soap. I think I could make my own soap on my own now but I would also take the class again for fun.

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    Teri O.
    Reviewed on 04/17/15

    Patty was awesome!! Very patient, answered any and all questions and was very thorough!! Class size was manageable and she worked individually with everyone in a hands on class.

    I would highly recomend her class to anyone interested in learning how to make cold process soap!!

    From Teacher:

    Thank you so much for coming to my class Teri! Dabble on!

    Patty was awesome!! Very patient, answered any and all questions and was very thorough!! Class size was manageable and she worked individually with everyone in a hands on class.

    I would highly recomend her class to anyone interested in learning how to make cold process soap!!

    From Teacher:

    Thank you so much for coming to my class Teri! Dabble on!

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    Jacqueline D.
    Reviewed on 03/23/15

    The class was very informative and fun. She was very gracious and even had beverages and tasty muffins. I really enjoyed it and Patti's expert tips were quite helpful. I am looking forward to trying this on my own. Great class!

    From Teacher:

    Thank you so much for attending my class. I can't wait to see your soap cut:)

    The class was very informative and fun. She was very gracious and even had beverages and tasty muffins. I really enjoyed it and Patti's expert tips were quite helpful. I am looking forward to trying this on my own. Great class!

    From Teacher:

    Thank you so much for attending my class. I can't wait to see your soap cut:)

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    Heather G.
    Reviewed on 08/24/14

    I had a lot of fun in this class! She keeps the class size small so you get more individual attention and also emphasizes how to do everything safely (gloves/goggles/masks etc). She has a lot of knowledge about all the different oils and which ones mix well (how they react with skin, how they foam up etc). We were given handouts to take with us with recipes/instructions so we can make our own in the future. I'm really excited to see the end result of my soap. The 6 week wait is going to feel like forever!

    I had a lot of fun in this class! She keeps the class size small so you get more individual attention and also emphasizes how to do everything safely (gloves/goggles/masks etc). She has a lot of knowledge about all the different oils and which ones mix well (how they react with skin, how they foam up etc). We were given handouts to take with us with recipes/instructions so we can make our own in the future. I'm really excited to see the end result of my soap. The 6 week wait is going to feel like forever!

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    La Tosha J.
    Reviewed on 08/23/14

    I thoroughly enjoyed this class! I learned a lot and I can't wait to use the soap I made. I look forward to creating more soap.

    From Teacher:

    Thank you for coming Tosha. I can't wait to see your coffee soap creation and get your feedback when you start to use it:)

    I thoroughly enjoyed this class! I learned a lot and I can't wait to use the soap I made. I look forward to creating more soap.

    From Teacher:

    Thank you for coming Tosha. I can't wait to see your coffee soap creation and get your feedback when you start to use it:)

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    Angie F.
    Reviewed on 05/30/14

    A TON of fun and very informative! I'm letting the soap I made cure now, but I'm already lecturing my friends on the values of homemade soap, because I think I know EVERYTHING! I loved this class! I strongly recommend it!

    From Teacher:

    Angie, you were a perfect student. I think you will go far making soap on your own. Good Luck and happy soaping!

    A TON of fun and very informative! I'm letting the soap I made cure now, but I'm already lecturing my friends on the values of homemade soap, because I think I know EVERYTHING! I loved this class! I strongly recommend it!

    From Teacher:

    Angie, you were a perfect student. I think you will go far making soap on your own. Good Luck and happy soaping!

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