Private Soap Making Workshop

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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: If hosted at my home studio my Brand Ambassadors, Gus and Oliver, are 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
Cancellation Policy

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Real. Soaps

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Shamus is the owner of Real. Soaps, based in Chicago. He is a professional in the field & has been making soap and natural products since 2012.
After learning that most commercial 'soaps' are actually detergents (a cheap, synthetic version of the real deal) he learned how actual soap & other products are made from natural ingredients. Real. Soaps has grown over the years into an ever-expanding line of All Natural Bath & Body products carried in stores nationwide, including West Elm, Midway International Airport, and The Chicago Botanic Garden!

We don't use Palm Oil, Sulfates (SLS), Parabens, Phthalates, dyes, preservatives or other questionable ingredients.
We only make small batches & use only our own blends of Pure Essential & Food Grade Oils. Each cruelty-free product is made sustainably by hand & with intention & care.

Please take a moment to watch this AMAZING video created by TouchVision about Shamus & Real. Soaps!


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    Tamar A.
    Reviewed on 12/29/19

    The class was really fun and informative!

    The class was really fun and informative!

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