BYOB Soap Making Workshop

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Event Category

Health & Beauty

Event Overview

Learn how to make all natural soaps from a professional soap maker. Held at Shop 1021, you can enjoy amazing discounts and drinks while you learn hands-on how soap is made.

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, and 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.

Small groups can offer a much more personal experience and are perfect for those just beginning to learn about soap making. The aim is to make students feel comfortable and questions are encouraged.

This workshop can be combined with others to create your own experience, and is also offered as a 1-on-1!  Ask about hosting a private event for you and your friends! Click the "Message Teacher" tab below to explore booking or "View Teacher Profile" to request a private event.

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 for you! 
Click here for a short (and amazing!) video on Soap Making with 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!

What You Can Expect From This Experience
  • Overcome your fear of working with lye (you can't make soap without it!)
  • Essential Oil vs Fragrance Oil
  • Using Essential Oils to scent soap naturally
  • Where to buy tools & ingredients
  • Packaging & Labels
  • How to formulate recipes
Cancellation Policy

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Real. Soaps

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Shamus is the owner/operator of Real. Soaps, based in Chicago. What started as handmade, small-batch soaps has grown over the years & he now has an ever-expanding line of all natural products! He is a professional in the field and has been making soap and all natural products since 2012. His products have been featured on Kickstarter, MSN, Etsy & Time Out Chicago.
Real Soaps products are sold online, in-person, and in over 100 retail locations nationwide, including West Elm, Midway International Airport & The Chicago Botanic Garden.

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