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Discover the art of soap making with hands-on classes in NYC. Learn how to create beautiful and fragrant handmade soaps using natural ingredients.

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Organic Cold Process Soap Making

Back Porch Soap Company @ 711 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY

Discover the art of creating botanical soaps and unleash your inner alchemist in this immersive soap-making class at Back Porch Soap Company. Learn how to use organic, natural ingredients to craft beautiful and inspiring soap from scratch. Join master soapmaker Marla Bosworth in this hands-on experience and create your custom batch to take home.

(165) All levels 18 and older
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Organic Liquid Soaps & Shower Gels Class

Back Porch Soap Company @ 711 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY

Join our class to master the art of making organic liquid soaps and shower gels! Learn to craft versatile, eco-friendly soaps from scratch using easily sourced ingredients, and incorporate botanicals for added benefits. Whether for personal use or to sell, you'll gain valuable insights on ingredients, packaging, and pricing from industry expert Marla Bosworth. Beginners to advanced beauty makers are welcome!

(165) All levels 16 and older
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NYC Candle Making Sip and Pour Class

Back Porch Soap Company @ 711 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY

Create two customized candles in stunning upscale glass jars with lids in this relaxing class with luxury, natural scents. Join expert candle maker, Marla Bosworth. Enjoy complimentary beverages while selecting natural fragrances and designing your own coconut wax candles.

(165) All levels 21 and older
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Perfume Making Class NYC

Back Porch Soap Company @ 711 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY

Immerse yourself in the art of perfumery with our captivating workshop led by renowned perfumer Marla Bosworth! Explore the world of scent creation and craft your own personalized fragrance under expert guidance. Unleash your creativity and leave with a unique signature scent that embodies your essence.

(165) All levels 18 and older
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Design Your Own Reed Diffusers and Room Sprays

Back Porch Soap Company @ 711 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY

Discover the art of creating customized reed diffusers and room sprays in this hands-on class led by expert fragrance designer Marla Bosworth. Learn to blend natural scents to elevate your home spaces, and gain insights from Marla's extensive experience in natural beauty and fragrance products. You'll leave with two luxurious, personalized home fragrances that will last for months. Perfect for anyone looking to add a personal touch to their home ambiance!

(165) All levels 18 and older
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DIY Perfume Bar Experience

Bios Apothecary @ 61 West St, Brooklyn, NY

Discover the art of bespoke fragrance creation at Bios Apothecary's workshop in Brooklyn, New York. Immerse yourself in a library of over 130 natural aromatics and create your own signature scent using therapeutic-grade essential oils and rare extracts from around the world. Perfect for a unique date or a fun activity with friends.

(39) Beginner 13 and older
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Custom Scent & Candle Making Experience

Atelier Artisane @ 25 W 39th Street , New York, NY

Unleash your creativity and learn the art of fragrance blending in NYC. Join our workshop to discover the secrets behind creating your unique fragrance oils for candle-making and reed diffusers. Develop your skills with expert guidance and leave with two personalized fragrance blends to bring home.

(131) All levels 18 and older
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Candle Making Class NYC

Back Porch Soap Company @ 711 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY

Learn the art of candle making from a master chandler with 25 years of experience at Back Porch Soap Company. Create beautiful and customized candles in glass containers, blending your scents and colors. Perfect for those interested in making candles for sale or as unique gifts.

(165) All levels 18 and older
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Perfume Making Class for Two (1-Hour Private)

Back Porch Soap Company @ 711 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY

Embark on a fragrant journey with our Perfume Making Class for Two! Immerse yourself in the art of scent creation guided by perfumer Marla Bosworth. Explore a variety of natural fragrances, blend unique scent combinations, and craft a personalized perfume that captures your individual style and essence.

(165) All levels 18 and older

Natural Perfume Workshop

Bios Apothecary @ 61 West St, Brooklyn, NY

Create your very own bespoke fragrance using a wide range of botanical scents, including therapeutic-grade essential oils, rare woods, exotic flowers, invigorating spices, and more. Unleash your creativity and indulge in a unique sensory experience at Bios Apothecary's perfume-making workshop. This instructor lead class includes an introduction to natural perfumery, guided sampling and guided formulation. 

(39) All levels 13 and older
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Intro to Perfumery: A Primer

Fragrance Alliance Network @ 414 Broadway, New York, NY

Explore the intricate science of olfaction and its link to fragrance perception. Gain insights into the anatomy of the olfactory system and the role of scent receptors in detecting and interpreting fragrances.

(8) Beginner 18 and older
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Introduction to Perfume Blending

Remedies Herb Shop @ 453 Court St, Brooklyn, NY

Discover the art of perfume blending in this hands-on workshop where you'll create two personalized fragrances using a variety of raw materials. Immerse yourself in a world of floral, woodsy, and foodie notes to craft unique scents that reflect your individuality. Unleash your creativity and indulge in the sensory experience of perfume creation.

(139) Beginner 12 and older
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Soap Making Basics

Nyah @ 145 Court St, Newark, NJ

Start your journey towards creating your unique soaps with this beginner-friendly class at Nyah.  Unleash your creativity and turn soap-making into a fun and potentially lucrative hobby or small business venture.

(8) All levels 16 and older
$249
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Sip and Soap

Nyah @ 145 Court St, Newark, NJ

Indulge in a night of creativity and relaxation as you and your friends learn the art of crafting handmade natural soap. With guided instruction from a certified soap artisan, you'll create unique and personalized soap creations that are perfect for a date night or a night out with the girls. All materials and aprons were provided.

(8) All levels 16 and older
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Organic Skincare, Soap and Candle Making Diploma Course

Back Porch Soap Company @ 711 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY

Learn the art of creating your own organic skincare, soap, and candles with the experts at Back Porch Soap Company. Build your beauty business from scratch or enhance your existing one with this 5-evening certificate program in New York City. Gain the knowledge and skills to succeed in the bath and beauty industry.

(165) All levels 16 and older
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Organic Cold Process Soap Making Intensive Workshop

Back Porch Soap Company @ 711 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY

Make your own batch of cold process soap in this 2.5-hour, hands-on, in-person immersive soapmaking workshop in the Upper West Side taught by master soapmaker, Marla Bosworth. Students will learn how to use plants and other organic, natural ingredients to make soap from scratch using the cold process method. Each student will design and create their own batch of soap to take home (which equates to eight bars when cut). What in nature inspires you?...

(165) All levels 16 and older
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Glycerin Soapmaking Artistry

Back Porch Soap Company @ 711 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY

Learn the artistry of Melt and Pour Soapmaking in a fun and educational evening out.  Cae Byng of Soap Studio on Fifth has been making soap for 20 years and will teach you how to make your own beautiful melt and pour soaps. You will learn techniques such as layering, swirling, creating embeds and more. Students will make and take home at least 8 bars of soap. Melt and pour...

(165) All levels 18 and older
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Cold Process Soapmaking with Essential Oils

Back Porch Soap Company @ 711 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY

You will learn safety guidelines and reach a level of comfort to make soap at home. Or, if you just want to make soap here in class, that is fine too. We'll discuss how to formulate your own recipes, properly use and store lye, mixing lye and water, oils for soap making, fragrance oils vs. essential oils, superfatting, additives and exfoliants, coloring, molding and curing. Students will receive soap recipes and a list of my favorite places to buy...

(165) All levels 16 and older
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Anti-aging Eye Creams & Facial Products Workshop

Back Porch Soap Company @ 711 Amsterdam Ave, New York, NY

Learn how to incorporate natural, powerful ingredients that work to bring a youthful look to our delicate facial skin. In this class you'll learn to formulate eye creams, face serums, hydrating mists and face cleansers. Students will make these four fantastic products using herbs, hydrosols and chemical-free, natural ingredients and take home full-size products to try at home. This class is structured and taught for new and experienced students...

(165) All levels 16 and older
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Reviews for Soap Making Classes in NYC

Soap Making Classes in NYC are rated 4.8 stars based on 490 verified reviews from actual CourseHorse.com purchasers.

  • Natural Perfume Workshop

    Reviewed by Orville . on 5/23/2024
    The classroom was very clean, all the oils were properly labeled. Her illustration on oil extraction origin and scent strength were very precise. I don't even remember her name, which she did told us but through my eyes, her charisma wasn't about herself. Her sole performance was to educate us in the art of scent blending. As you can see, I did enjoy that appreciated time in that classroom. She was very professional from start to finish.
  • Organic Cold Process Soap Making

    Reviewed by Suzy J. on 5/15/2024
    I really enjoyed the class. The instructor, Marla, was very knowledgeable and great at explaining the process of soapmaking. She covered the safety concerns and do's & don't of working with lye. I feel comfortable enough to be able to do this on my own at home. She was kind and helpful, going above and beyond my expectations.
  • NYC Candle Making Sip and Pour Class

    Reviewed by Samiha G. on 4/15/2024
    We loved our class! It was just the two of us and Marla made it a very special day.
  • DIY Perfume Bar Experience

    Reviewed by Megan O. on 3/11/2024
    The woman running the class was so sweet, helpful and knowledgeable. The experience was so cool and relaxing. Highly recommend to anyone considering making their own perfume.
  • DIY Perfume Bar Experience

    Anonymous review on 3/10/2024
    This was one a very unique experience. A group of friends and I organized this to celebrate a birthday. It was super fun creating our own fragrance by exploring different scent combinations. I would definitely do this again!
  • Organic Cold Process Soap Making

    Reviewed by Susan L. on 1/24/2024
    The class was great and informative. Marla provided information on soap making and addressed all our questions. The first half of the class was going over the process, how to calculate , and ingredients. The second half was the hands on with making the soap that we took home. Would recommend this class for those wanting to learn.
  • Organic Cold Process Soap Making for Fun & Gift Making

    Anonymous review on 12/12/2023
    Great class! I highly recommend!
  • Custom Scent & Candle Making Experience

    Anonymous review on 12/11/2023
    The class turns out to be great, but the listing address needs to be updated.
  • Candle Making Class NYC

    Reviewed by Crandell D W. on 9/28/2023
    I actually took this candle making class yesterday evening. It was cancelled for the 20th last week. I really enjoyed the class. The teacher was remarkable. She took her time to explain the candle making process step by step. The studio looked amazing. I loved the black tiled floor with streaks of different colors. Both of my candles came out beautifully. The color & scents I choose for making my candles came out very well. I would recommend this class to anyone wanting to make candles.
  • Organic Cold Process Soap Making

    Anonymous review on 9/27/2023
    Fun and very informative; safety emphasized!

Discover the Best Soap Making Classes in NYC

From a Phoenician concoction of goat’s tallow and wood ashes over 2000 years ago to the skin-soothing creations of modern-day soap artisans, soap has long been a cleaning staple for cultures around the world. At its most basic, soap making mixes water and lye, adds a melted fat, and allows it to harden and cure. These elements combine in a chemical reaction called saponification and render a soap that lifts soils from a surface and carries them away.

There are three basic methods of making soap. Handmade soap can be made by a cold process at room temperature, which yields a silky bar with gentle, moisturizing oils for skin-soothing softness. The hot process “cooks” at a low temperature, like a low-heat crock pot, and yields a more chunky, rustic bar that requires significantly less curing time. Alternatively, melt-and-pour soap skips the chemistry and caustic ingredients with a pre-saponified soap base that you simply melt in the microwave, embellish with your desired fragrance or color, and pour into a mold.

Making soap by hand has experienced a resurgence. The soap aisle at the grocery store is still stocked with generic factory-made bars, but the process has migrated back into the hands of makers and artisans. Once you master the process, you can craft a sudsy bar that is just for you.

Why You Should Learn Soap Making in NYC

Many hobbyists and boutique soap makers use centuries-old methods to craft soap in homes and workshops. When you make soap from scratch, you can choose a custom blend of fats and oils, scents, and organic ingredients to suit your tastes and preferences.

Soap that is customized to suit your skin type is more gentle for your skin than store-bought alternatives. Some oils and additives used in soap make them even more beneficial for your skin or your mood. Lavender essential oil is known for its calming properties and can be used in soap to promote relaxation at bath time. Oatmeal can soothe itchy skin, and honey can moisturize and help heal acne.

If you want to bring sustainable living to your bathroom, making your own soap is an impactful step in that direction. Handmade soap doesn’t come in wasted packaging, and you can incorporate your favorite organic, ethically-sourced ingredients. When you explore all the botanical ingredients you can incorporate into your soap, it brings a dose of nature into your day.

Soap making is a simple process once you learn the basics, and many people find it a creative and fun hobby. You can enjoy making soap in your free time, on your own schedule, and you may even find yourself with a new community of like-minded soap makers. 

Soap making is a thriving cottage industry. Many people find that learning to make soap is the beginning of a successful business venture. It has a low barrier to entry, sells at a firm retail price, and is often a recession-proof industry. Soapmakers sell hand-crafted soap bars in boutiques, craft and farmers markets, and online forums. There are over 300,000 businesses selling handmade soap in the United States, at an average price of six to eight dollars per bar. Etsy alone features over 140,000 listings for handmade soap.

Handcrafted Soap and Cosmetics Guild is a national organization that provides a resource center, an annual conference, and online classes for soap makers and other body product artisans.

In-Person Soap Making Classes & Schools in NYC

You can learn to make handmade soap in person in New York City. Learning is faster and easier with someone to answer your questions as you go, and it’s more fun with friends to share your soap making journey. In-person courses will get you started and ramp up your skills quickly. 

When you take an in-person class, you don’t have to worry about having the materials you need, the right workspace, or a big cleanup afterward. A fully equipped classroom is waiting for you.

Does nature inspire you? Do you want to create a soap that incorporates the healing and soothing properties of the plant world? In this class, you can incorporate locally grown produce or honey from the farmer's market, wildcrafted elements from a nature hike, or water from a river or stream.

Cold Process Soap Making Class at Back Porch Soap Company on the Upper West Side in NYC covers using plants and other organic, natural ingredients to make soap from scratch with the cold process method. 

You’ll receive hands-on instruction to make your own batch of soap with botanicals, colorants, and your own essential oil blend. Your experienced instructor will be right beside you every step of the way, and you'll share the fun with a small class of interesting and like-minded people. Learn how to work with lye safely, how to formulate a great soap recipe, and where to buy supplies.

Also from Back Porch Soap Company on the Upper West Side, Organic Liquid Soaps & Shower Gels Class will show you how to make organic liquid soap and shower gels from scratch using easily sourced ingredients that you can replicate at home. Incorporate specialty ingredients like herbs and botanicals, use colors, source ingredients, package your soaps and gels, and choose ingredients for healing soaps. You’ll go home with samples of the liquid soaps you made in class.

Back Porch Soap Company offers fragrance blending, candle making, and soap making in the Upper West Side of New York City. They also host candle, soap, and perfume blending corporate and brand experiences and private events in Manhattan and throughout New York City.

Virtual Soap Making Classes & Schools

Don’t let it stop you from becoming a soapmaker if you don’t live near a class, your schedule doesn’t fit, or you want to learn from home. You can learn everything about creating handmade soap online. 

When you enroll in a virtual soap making class, you can choose from classes taught anywhere in the country. You’ll save all that time commuting, so you’ll have more time for soap making. All you need is a web-connected device and a space to work.

Many online classes require that you provide your own supplies, but your instructor will include a detailed supply list that you can fulfill at an online store or local store. Have your supplies ready in time for your class, since soap making is a hands-on project. 

It’s easy to get started now with online soap making classes at CourseHorse. Choose a class that 

Virtual Melt & Pour Soap-Making Workshop from Love & Make covers the simple method of melt and pour soap making, including general techniques and even a little history. You’ll learn how to use the readily-available ingredients and you’ll have several recipes to continue soap making at home.

The easy five-item supply list for this course includes the instructor’s soap making kit, a funnel pitcher melting pot, stir sticks, soap molds of your choice, and an alcohol spray bottle. These items are widely available at craft stores and online suppliers.

WIth expert guidance from Love & Make, you’ll master the sometimes tricky process of making your very own bath bombs in Virtual Bath Bomb Making. Materials shopping is easy; this workshop uses the Love & Make Bath Bomb DIY kit, available for order in their online shop.

Private Group Soap Making Classes in NYC

Bring private, online soapmaking classes to your group or event, wherever you are. Private group classes are a great team-building event for your business or organization. Are you on the hook for a fun activity for a birthday party or bridal shower? Private group classes will have you all making soap creations in no time. CourseHorse offers live online private group soap making and crafts classes for New York businesses.

Learn the simple process of melt-and-pour soapmaking with Virtual Soap Making Workshop. This class covers materials, basic techniques, the benefits of making your own soap, and several recipes. You can personalize your soap by adding botanicals and other additives. By the end of this class, you’ll have your own handmade soaps, ready to use. 

You don’t even need to do any shopping beforehand. CourseHorse ships all the supplies you need directly to each course participant. You’ll receive shea butter soap base, fragrances, dyes, molds, a pouring pitcher, stirring sticks, a mixing bowl, and soap boxes.

The minimum group size for this two-hour course is ten people. For only $150 more, make it a full day of fun with an extra customized game or a second event. 

It’s simple to book a private course with CourseHorse. Don’t worry about knowing your exact group size when you book. As long as you meet the minimum number, you can add or subtract class members until a week before the event. There are no booking fees, and you’ll receive a confirmation within 24 hours of your reservation. 

CourseHorse recommends using the Zoom platform for your class, but they can accommodate Google Meets, Microsoft Teams, and WebEx. Many courses can even come to your office or home space if you’d like.

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