Soapmaking Workshop plus Business Startup

$ 550.00

CHECK BACK DEC 2016!

Learn everything you ever wanted to know about soap. We will teach you how to make the soap and how to get into business branding it, packaging it and selling it. Don't miss this fabulous class and start your own business selling soap today!

We are combining Cold Processed Soapmaking 101, CP 201 (using color and other liquids in soapmaking) on the 1st day. The entire 2nd Day we will show you to how to start your own bath and body Business. Learn simple techniques to making soap while you learn about the ins & outs of starting up your own company.  

Learn how to start up your own website at a fraction of the cost of traditional methods, create a product that will sell in your market, tips on photographing your product to sell online, craft show displays, packaging & labeling, branding/marketing and more...

Day 1- 

We will begin promptly at 10am Saturday morning, begin with our Soapmaking 101. Learn everything you ever wanted to know about soapmaking. We discuss all the methods and give you step by step instruction on how to make cold processed soap. Learn from a certified, experienced soapmaker who will walk you through the chemistry behind the soapmaking so you will fully understand soapmaking from the oils to the cured soap.

  • Step by step directions 
  • Safety Equipment List and Procedures
  • Soapmaking Oil Properties
  • Additives, Essential Oils, Fragrances
  • Using natural herbs, flowers, powders
  • Recipe Formulation
  • Soapmaking supplier information
  • Terms & Definitions in Soapmaking

BREAK for LUNCH

Then we get started on the second half of our soapmaking adventure with Soapmaking 201.
Where we will learn all about:

  • Natural colorants, micas, pigments, soapmaking design and working with color.
  • Learn which fragrances to use, how to come up with a color scheme
  • Using natural Plant Powders and soapmaking oil infusion in relation to working with color
  • Creating a soap using a simple fluid replacement method such as coffee, fruit or milk soap

Receive our Comprehensive Soapmaking handbook with Recipes to help you get started.
Receive superior classroom instruction with hands on soapmaking from Michelle Rhoades, a certified soapmaker with the Handcrafted Soap and Cosmetic Guild.

OVERNIGHT-

We now have negotiated rates with the NEW HOLIDAY INN & SUITES PERRY FAIRGROUNDS! Just let them know you are coming to one of our classes when you reserve your room and ask for the preferred rate of $98.00. They are located less than 1 mile from our studio! 


Day 2-

This second day is the BUSINESS portion to the soapmaking fast track weekend workshop. I will share my personal journey, tips and insider information. Learn how to choose a name for your company, find out what insurance/registrations you need, Trademarking or not; find out how to sell online, at craft shows and how to open your own retail store. 

  • Photographing your products to sell online
  • Craft show displays, setups and a SPECIAL "CRAFT SHOW CHECKLIST" 
  • Packaging and labeling
  • Branding and Marketing
  • Wholesaling
  • Worksheets, Graphs, Charts...

We will begin promptly at 10am on Sunday morning, we will share with you how to start your own bath and body business. Find out how to effectively sell your new soap, tips on how to get started selling online, how to start up on a shoestring budget and start making money right away, where to sell your soap, Do's and Don'ts for Craft Shows..etc.. 

You will go home with an arm load of fresh soap that we made in class, soapmaking booklet (soapmaking recipes, charts, step by step directions to help you get started once you get home) and information on all my trusted suppliers!

PAYMENT/CANCELLATION  POLICY:  Payment in full is required to secure your spot and it is non-refundable. But if (with a 7 advance notice) you cannot attend the scheduled class we will do our best to move you to another day provided a spot is available. If you cannot make the class and have to cancel within the 7 days we will issue you a half off credit for another class. No shows are NON-REFUNDABLE.

SPECIAL CONSIDERATIONS: Classes are available to all paying customers, our small classroom will not accommodate any others (friends, kids or husbands)  that are waiting for you in the process.
Please wear comfortable clothes you don't mind getting soap on!

In order to protect our intellectual property photos or videos are not allowed during the class.