Private Soap Making Workshop

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5.0 | 22 reviews

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ABOUT THIS EVENT
Event Category

Arts & DIY

Event Overview

Learn How to Make All Natural Soaps from a Professional Soap Maker in your own Private Lesson!


This is a great workshop for anyone who wants to better understand how soap is made using the cold-process method (from scratch), and learn what makes all-natural products different from most commercial brands.

You will learn the art and science of soap making and leave with the ability to make your own soaps at home. Each student will choose a scent, or create their own custom blend & make approximately one pound of soap to take.

Safety tips, as well as a beginner's soap recipe, will be provided.

Soaps take about four weeks to 'cure' so plan accordingly.

Private workshops can offer a more personal experience and are perfect for those just beginning to learn about soap making. The goal is to make students feel comfortable and questions are encouraged.


Sign up with a friend if you like!  Registration is open for up to 2 as space is limited.  Email for more than one additional guest or consider a group event or hosting a private event for you and your friends! 


If you prefer a 1-on-1 experience, just let me know when you sign up and I will close the registration for your workshop! 


I make products & host this workshop in my home. My availability can be extremely flexible to accommodate your schedule! If a different date or time would be more convenient, or you don't see dates listed online, please let me know and we will set up a time that works best for you! 


Click here to watch a short video on Soap Making at Real. Soaps!

What to Bring

You will need to bring a towel & a paper/plastic/tote bag from home to take your soap in. The towel will cushion and insulate the soap on your way home and overnight. Wear comfortable clothes you wouldn't mind getting dirty!

Minimum age

All ages welcome

What's Provided

I will provide all materials including aprons, goggles & gloves. Just bring a towel & bag from home! **Please note: My Brand Ambassadors, Gus and Oliver, are very friendly cats who live with me - should there be any allergies!

What You Can Expect From This Experience
  • Overcome your fear of working with lye (you can't make soap without it!)
  • Essential Oils vs. Fragrance Oils
  • Using Essential Oils to scent soap naturally
  • How to formulate recipes
  • Where to buy ingredients
  • Where to get packaging & labels
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MORE ABOUT YOUR HOST

Real. Soaps

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Shamus is the owner of Real. Soaps, based in Chicago. What started as handmade, small-batch soaps has grown into an ever-expanding line of all natural products!
He is a professional in the field and has been making soap and natural products since 2012. His products have been featured on Kickstarter, MSN, Etsy & Time Out Chicago.
Real. Soaps products are sold online, in-person & in retail locations nationwide, including West Elm, Midway International Airport & The Chicago Botanic Garden.

EXPERIENCE REVIEWS

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    Soton R.
    Reviewed on 04/14/18

    Shamus is a fantastic teacher. He's clearly very knowledgable, patient, and passionate about what he does. I had a great time taking this class, and learnt a lot. Expect to learn about not just the process of making cold process soap, but also the mechanics. He also shares good things to watch out for or consider when you want to experiment with making soap on your own.

    Shamus is a fantastic teacher. He's clearly very knowledgable, patient, and passionate about what he does. I had a great time taking this class, and learnt a lot. Expect to learn about not just the process of making cold process soap, but also the mechanics. He also shares good things to watch out for or consider when you want to experiment with making soap on your own.

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    Sophia Z.
    Reviewed on 03/22/18

    This was such a fun and informative class! From the moment I met the instructor, Shamus, I felt comfortable, as we were friends for a very long time. Shamus is a natural at what he does! He thoroughly explains the process of soap making. He makes this class so enjoyable. Thank you for having me as a student. :)

    This was such a fun and informative class! From the moment I met the instructor, Shamus, I felt comfortable, as we were friends for a very long time. Shamus is a natural at what he does! He thoroughly explains the process of soap making. He makes this class so enjoyable. Thank you for having me as a student. :)

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    Afzal A.
    Reviewed on 10/10/17

    I had great learning experience with Shamus. I was very inspired for his passion for soap making. His cats are the cutest and very quiet.
    Shamus taught in great detail and shared a lot of his soap making experience! I had a fun class. Thanks Shamus. Ahmed

    I had great learning experience with Shamus. I was very inspired for his passion for soap making. His cats are the cutest and very quiet.
    Shamus taught in great detail and shared a lot of his soap making experience! I had a fun class. Thanks Shamus. Ahmed

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    Julie D.
    Reviewed on 08/23/17

    This class was amazing --- fun and educational. I left feeling that I truly learned how to make soap, something I have wanted to do for a long, long time. Shamus is a terrific teacher. He took the time to make sure we understood each step of the process, stressing safety issues as well as answering our many questions and sharing his sources for supplies. There was plenty of time for hands-on learning as well. And to top it all off, the soap feels and smells delicious. I cannot wait to use it and to make more of it at home. What a beautiful experience.

    This class was amazing --- fun and educational. I left feeling that I truly learned how to make soap, something I have wanted to do for a long, long time. Shamus is a terrific teacher. He took the time to make sure we understood each step of the process, stressing safety issues as well as answering our many questions and sharing his sources for supplies. There was plenty of time for hands-on learning as well. And to top it all off, the soap feels and smells delicious. I cannot wait to use it and to make more of it at home. What a beautiful experience.

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    Mel C.
    Reviewed on 08/08/17

    Thanks so much to the lovely Shamis for teaching me how to make soap! Great session with one other lady in the kitchen of his cosy home. I can't wait to make some soap myself.

    Thanks so much to the lovely Shamis for teaching me how to make soap! Great session with one other lady in the kitchen of his cosy home. I can't wait to make some soap myself.

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    Kenyatta J.
    Reviewed on 05/23/17

    Shamus is an awesomely amazing instructor. I read books and borrowed dvds from the library on this subject but this is hands-on the best way to learn. He teaches you about awareness and he informs you on the process. He simplified two weeks worth of reading into a two hour class. You'll leave ready to go out and create your own soaps! I look forward to another class with him, so I'm actually signed up for his candle making class. He is passionate about his works and it's contagious.

    Shamus is an awesomely amazing instructor. I read books and borrowed dvds from the library on this subject but this is hands-on the best way to learn. He teaches you about awareness and he informs you on the process. He simplified two weeks worth of reading into a two hour class. You'll leave ready to go out and create your own soaps! I look forward to another class with him, so I'm actually signed up for his candle making class. He is passionate about his works and it's contagious.

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    Freda M.
    Reviewed on 04/19/17

    This was a fantastic personal and fun experience! I can't say enough great things about this class. I learned so much and enjoyed every minute of it. I lost my fear of handling Lye and am ready and confident to start experimenting and making soap on my own. Shamus is very open and knowledgeable and generous with his knowledge. Highly recommend!

    This was a fantastic personal and fun experience! I can't say enough great things about this class. I learned so much and enjoyed every minute of it. I lost my fear of handling Lye and am ready and confident to start experimenting and making soap on my own. Shamus is very open and knowledgeable and generous with his knowledge. Highly recommend!

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    Leesa A.
    Reviewed on 04/18/17

    Soapmaking made fun and easy. Our Instructor guided us each step of the way and welcomed questions and participation. He really took the intimidation out of using lye. I am planning on making a batch of soap very soon.

    Soapmaking made fun and easy. Our Instructor guided us each step of the way and welcomed questions and participation. He really took the intimidation out of using lye. I am planning on making a batch of soap very soon.

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    Gia T.
    Reviewed on 03/22/17

    The class was so much fun! Shamus is so personable and really down to earth in his approach. Made me feel like I was hanging out with a friend; very casual, fun way of learning how to make soap! I was proud to overcome my fear of working with lye after his class (and using a stick blender :)). Looking forward to taking more classes from him in the future!

    The class was so much fun! Shamus is so personable and really down to earth in his approach. Made me feel like I was hanging out with a friend; very casual, fun way of learning how to make soap! I was proud to overcome my fear of working with lye after his class (and using a stick blender :)). Looking forward to taking more classes from him in the future!

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    Kennise H.
    Reviewed on 02/22/17

    Two of us took this class. It was highly informative, organized and fulfilling. Shamus answered our MANY questions and patiently gave us a great context for the things we did in class. I HIGHLY recommend this experience.

    Two of us took this class. It was highly informative, organized and fulfilling. Shamus answered our MANY questions and patiently gave us a great context for the things we did in class. I HIGHLY recommend this experience.

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    Carla M.
    Reviewed on 01/04/17

    Shamus was knowledgeable, personable, and funny and I left his class excited about the soap making adventures that I will embark on at home. I received a nice little gift bag of goodies and he left the door open to follow up with him about questions I might have as I start making soap on my own. I highly recommend him and his soap making 101 class!

    Shamus was knowledgeable, personable, and funny and I left his class excited about the soap making adventures that I will embark on at home. I received a nice little gift bag of goodies and he left the door open to follow up with him about questions I might have as I start making soap on my own. I highly recommend him and his soap making 101 class!

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    Toni F.
    Reviewed on 10/31/16

    Had a wonderful time viewing the soap making process and learning about soap making. This was my first class on Dabble and experience was great. Will be taking more classes.

    Had a wonderful time viewing the soap making process and learning about soap making. This was my first class on Dabble and experience was great. Will be taking more classes.

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    Traci B.
    Reviewed on 09/22/16

    I've been interested in making soap and am so happy I took this class. Shamus answered all my questions and make this class fun! He is
    such a nice honest person! I was confident enough to make my first batch of soap! Yeah!! It needs to cure but looks pretty good! I also
    rec'd a nice gift bag and loved everything in it! Thanks Traci B.

    I've been interested in making soap and am so happy I took this class. Shamus answered all my questions and make this class fun! He is
    such a nice honest person! I was confident enough to make my first batch of soap! Yeah!! It needs to cure but looks pretty good! I also
    rec'd a nice gift bag and loved everything in it! Thanks Traci B.

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    Luz S.
    Reviewed on 09/20/16

    I enjoy the course a lot. Everything was excellent. Thank you for sharing.

    I enjoy the course a lot. Everything was excellent. Thank you for sharing.

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    Neha R.
    Reviewed on 07/21/16

    This class was a blast! Learned a lot and it was very informative. I'm glad I took this before attempting to make soap myself because many of my questions were answered and I was able to learn the entire process! Shamus was very thorough in answering questions about soap making and his business in general, and I couldn't help but to buy a few extra soaps for myself! I would recommend this class to anyone, whether you want to start making soaps yourself or just have fun and experience something new. Thank you Shamus, I will definitely be trying this at home!

    This class was a blast! Learned a lot and it was very informative. I'm glad I took this before attempting to make soap myself because many of my questions were answered and I was able to learn the entire process! Shamus was very thorough in answering questions about soap making and his business in general, and I couldn't help but to buy a few extra soaps for myself! I would recommend this class to anyone, whether you want to start making soaps yourself or just have fun and experience something new. Thank you Shamus, I will definitely be trying this at home!

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    Annie R.
    Reviewed on 07/10/16

    Fantastic and insightful class! Learned about the science and history behind soap, and got to make the actual thing! :)

    Fantastic and insightful class! Learned about the science and history behind soap, and got to make the actual thing! :)

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    Camille M.
    Reviewed on 06/29/16

    Shamus makes some beautiful soaps and it was really interesting to see how it was done. It gave me a new appreciation for the art and science that goes into making a bar of soap. He is a true craftsman.

    Shamus makes some beautiful soaps and it was really interesting to see how it was done. It gave me a new appreciation for the art and science that goes into making a bar of soap. He is a true craftsman.

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    Donna C.
    Reviewed on 05/25/16

    This teacher was personable and very knowledgeable about his craft. I had a great time and learned a ton of stuff about soap making.

    This teacher was personable and very knowledgeable about his craft. I had a great time and learned a ton of stuff about soap making.

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    Jeff H.
    Reviewed on 04/12/16

    Wow! What a surprise. We went to this class thinking "How much fun could soap making ACTUALLY be?" Well, let me tell you...We had a blast! Shamus knows his craft and is incredibly passionate about sharing it with the community at large. His home is a cozy and welcoming atmosphere. It is perfect for the kind of intimate setting one would want with this kind of class. Truth be told, we were a bit apprehensive of working with lye--but his confidence shines through and empowered both of us to get over that mental block and create some beautiful smelling artisinal soaps. Additionally, I am a VERY curious individual, and Shamus was incredibly patient with my never ending stream of questions. This was both fun and informative--a great way to spend a Sunday evening. I can not recommend this class enough. We look forward to any classes he may teach in the future. Keep ip the great work, Shamus!

    Wow! What a surprise. We went to this class thinking "How much fun could soap making ACTUALLY be?" Well, let me tell you...We had a blast! Shamus knows his craft and is incredibly passionate about sharing it with the community at large. His home is a cozy and welcoming atmosphere. It is perfect for the kind of intimate setting one would want with this kind of class. Truth be told, we were a bit apprehensive of working with lye--but his confidence shines through and empowered both of us to get over that mental block and create some beautiful smelling artisinal soaps. Additionally, I am a VERY curious individual, and Shamus was incredibly patient with my never ending stream of questions. This was both fun and informative--a great way to spend a Sunday evening. I can not recommend this class enough. We look forward to any classes he may teach in the future. Keep ip the great work, Shamus!

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    Tamara M.
    Reviewed on 04/10/16

    I highly recommend this class. We made two batches of soap and Shamus was very good about explaining every detail as we went. He would frequently check to see if there were any questions, and answered every question asked. He was very knowledgeable. The class was informative and fun.

    I highly recommend this class. We made two batches of soap and Shamus was very good about explaining every detail as we went. He would frequently check to see if there were any questions, and answered every question asked. He was very knowledgeable. The class was informative and fun.

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    Katie R.
    Reviewed on 03/17/16

    As a fellow artisan, I was excited to see just how soap was made. Shamus provided some fun history on how soap originated and shared his own personal story of how he got into making soap. We had a great time and Shamus was a lot of fun. You can always tell when someone is doing what they love and it's evident by the way Shamus runs his business that he truly is following his passion.

    As a fellow artisan, I was excited to see just how soap was made. Shamus provided some fun history on how soap originated and shared his own personal story of how he got into making soap. We had a great time and Shamus was a lot of fun. You can always tell when someone is doing what they love and it's evident by the way Shamus runs his business that he truly is following his passion.

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    Dennis M.
    Reviewed on 03/14/16

    Fun, fun, fun. Learned quite a bit about the art of soap maiking and left with a better appreciation of what goes into the whole process. Shamus is a stickler for purity, quality and true artisan manufacturing of his products.

    Fun, fun, fun. Learned quite a bit about the art of soap maiking and left with a better appreciation of what goes into the whole process. Shamus is a stickler for purity, quality and true artisan manufacturing of his products.

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{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-7844ce7f6060bc35d96b520c91dde332223314399368a367699ab784f5d8e1fa.png","reviewer_name":"Jeff H.","created_at":"over 5 years","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003ePrivate Soap Making Workshop\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"Wow! What a surprise. We went to this class thinking \"How much fun could soap making ACTUALLY be?\" Well, let me tell you...We had a blast! Shamus knows his craft and is incredibly passionate about sharing it with the community at large. His home is a cozy and welcoming atmosphere. It is perfect for the kind of intimate setting one would want with this kind of class. Truth be told, we were a bit apprehensive of working with lye--but his confidence shines through and empowered both of us to get over that mental block and create some beautiful smelling artisinal soaps. Additionally, I am a VERY curious individual, and Shamus was incredibly patient with my never ending stream of questions. This was both fun and informative--a great way to spend a Sunday evening. I can not recommend this class enough. We look forward to any classes he may teach in the future. Keep ip the great work, Shamus!","teacher_response":null}
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{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-7844ce7f6060bc35d96b520c91dde332223314399368a367699ab784f5d8e1fa.png","reviewer_name":"Katie R.","created_at":"over 5 years","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003ePrivate Soap Making Workshop\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"As a fellow artisan, I was excited to see just how soap was made. Shamus provided some fun history on how soap originated and shared his own personal story of how he got into making soap. We had a great time and Shamus was a lot of fun. You can always tell when someone is doing what they love and it's evident by the way Shamus runs his business that he truly is following his passion. ","teacher_response":null}
{"commenter_avatar":"/assets/fallback/default_user_photo-7844ce7f6060bc35d96b520c91dde332223314399368a367699ab784f5d8e1fa.png","reviewer_name":"Dennis M.","created_at":"over 5 years","title_link":"\u003cstrong\u003ePrivate Soap Making Workshop\u003c/strong\u003e","positive":true,"review_content":"Fun, fun, fun. Learned quite a bit about the art of soap maiking and left with a better appreciation of what goes into the whole process. Shamus is a stickler for purity, quality and true artisan manufacturing of his products.","teacher_response":null}

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