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Discover the art of soap making with a variety of online classes. Learn how to create your own luxurious soaps using natural ingredients and gain the skills to start a rewarding and creative hobby.

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Organic Soy Wax Candle Workshop

Coastal Design Workshops LLC @ Live Virtual via Zoom

Discover the art of making scented organic soy candles from the comfort of your own home. Join this engaging virtual experience and learn how to create a customized candle with a DIY craft kit delivered directly to you. With step-by-step guidance and plenty of tips, you'll have a beautiful natural wax candle to fill your space with a delightful fragrance.

(4) All levels 13 and older
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Virtual Melt & Pour Soap-Making Workshop

Love & Make @ Virtual Classroom

In this live, virtual workshop, you will learn the basics of melt and pour soap making, general techniques, and even a little history. We'll go through the use and benefits of the ingredients and learn about different recipes that students can use at home or give as gifts. This workshop is suited for our DIY Soap-Making Kit, linked below. After registering for the class, please purchase the soap-making kit and other required materials. Class materials:...

(50) Beginner 9 and older
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Virtual Bath Bomb Making

Love & Make @ Virtual Classroom

In this live, virtual workshop, we will guide you in the sometimes-tricky process of making your very own bath bombs. This workshop is based on the Love & Make Bath Bomb DIY kit, available for order in our online shop. If you will use your own materials, please be sure to have your recipe and tools ready before the workshop begins. Important: This virtual session does not come with supplies. If participants plan to participate together via...

(50) All levels 9 and older
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Virtual Candle Making

Jade Scarlett

Get ready for a beginner-friendly, low-pressure, soy candle making class, where you'll have expert guided instruction to make beautiful, environmentally friendly soy candles, in the comfort of your home. Grab yourself a drink, your favorite snacks, and get ready to create something lovely that you can proudly say "I made it myself!". Materials needed to fully participate Soy Wax Flakes Thermometer Wicks Tin cans or mason jars Fragrance...

(686) All levels 14 and older
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Virtual Candle Making Workshop

Love & Make @ Virtual Classroom

In this live, virtual workshop, we will guide you in creating soy wax candles at home! We'll walk through basic candle making steps as well as share tips, tricks and troubleshooting. This workshop is suited for our DIY Candle-Making Kit. We also welcome curious learners who may not have our kit but would like to learn about candle-making in this virtual class.  At the end of this one-hour class, you will have practiced your new skills and...

(50) All levels 9 and older
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Candle Making From Home with Materials (On-Demand)

Atelier Artisane

Unleash your creativity and learn the art of making natural scented candles from home. Join Melanie in her Digital Candle-Making Course to master techniques, tips, and secrets for crafting beautiful, healthier candles. Dive into the world of candle-making with confidence, guided by an expert to help you create your own unique scents and designs.

(131) All levels 18 and older
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$115
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Candle Making for Beginners

East Los Angeles College

Have you ever wondered how beautiful candles are made? Have you ever wanted to make fragrant, multicolored candles for yourself or friends?  In this dynamic online workshop, students will learn virtually how to create unique candles to admire and share for far less than what they cost in stores. Students may be able to complete several candles and learn skills enabling them to continue on their own through Zoom. Topics include: Getting started...

(253) Beginner 18 and older
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Fizzy Bath Bombs

El Camino College @ 16007 Crenshaw Blvd, Torrance, CA

Settle in for a good soak with the ultimate fizzy bath time treat!  Let your imagination go wild while experimenting with different oils, colors, flowers, and even glitter, for tons of fizzy fun.  

(176) All levels 18 and older
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Reviews for Soap Making Classes Online

Soap Making Classes Online are rated 4.6 stars based on 1,300 verified reviews from actual CourseHorse.com purchasers.

  • Virtual Melt & Pour Soap-Making Workshop

    Reviewed by Genise D. on 1/15/2023
    The instructor was very thorough. It was a fun and easy-to-understand session. I am happy there were only two of us; it created a low stress easy to follow instructions
  • Virtual Melt & Pour Soap-Making Workshop

    Anonymous review on 12/11/2022
    We enjoyed this class with Rebecca. It was easy to follow and fun to make our own soap designs with the botanicals, colors, and fragrance we had chosen. We bought the kit ahead of time and that came with everything needed for the class. We would buy refills and do it again. The soaps can make nice gifts for others, and it’s nice to have a practical item you can use at the end of the class.
  • Virtual Candle Making

    Reviewed by ROGER A. on 2/10/2022
    Great class.
  • Virtual Melt & Pour Soap-Making Workshop

    Reviewed by Michelle P. on 10/29/2021
    Great class- lots of fun!
  • Virtual Candle Making

    Reviewed by Kelly W. on 9/30/2021
    Great class. The instructor was very knowledgeable and engaging!
  • Virtual Candle Making

    Reviewed by Grisel M. on 8/27/2021
    Excellent instructor, great class!
  • Virtual Candle Making

    Reviewed by Yolanda M. on 6/25/2021
    It was great informative and I learned a lot.
  • Virtual Candle Making Workshop

    Reviewed by Susan R. on 5/16/2021
    This was my first candle making workshop and I enjoyed it so much more than I thought I would! I think I’m hooked! Patty did a wonderful job in hosting the class through Love and Make. I wish I lived closer to them ; I’d be at their shop a lot—
  • Virtual Candle Making Workshop

    Reviewed by Pam G. on 3/21/2021
    The class was very informative in a relaxed setting allowing plenty of times for questions. The host was very knowledgeable and personable.
  • Virtual Candle Making

    Reviewed by judith m. on 3/16/2021
    I enjoyed the class . It was very helpful to me . I learned a little more than I knew before

Discover the Best Soap Making Classes Online

Soap making is an alchemy of fats or oils with an alkali such as lye, yielding the lathering bars that have cleaned skin and clothing for over 2300 years. This chemical reaction is called saponification, and it renders a soap that lifts soils from a surface and carries them away.

You can choose from several processes when you make your own soap. Cold process soap is processed at room temperature and retains its gentle, moisturizing oils. However, it has to cure for four to six weeks before you use it. 

Hot process soap “cooks” at a low temperature, like a low-heat crock pot. This speeds up saponification so it is ready to use immediately after you make it.

Melt and pour soap skips the chemistry and caustic ingredients. It’s a pre-saponified soap base that you simply melt in the microwave, add desired fragrance or color, and pour into a mold.

Why You Should Learn Soap Making Online

Hobbyists and boutique soap makers embrace these centuries-old methods to craft soap in their homes and workshops. When you make soap from scratch, you can choose fats and oils, scents, and organic ingredients to create a gentle, customized bar for your skin. Ingredients can even boost your mood and improve your skin – lavender essential oil is known for its calming effect, oatmeal soothes itchy skin, and honey can moisturize and help heal acne. 

Soap making is fun and simple, and it brings sustainable living to your bathroom. You may even find yourself immersed in a new community of passionate soap makers. 

Soap making is also a thriving cottage industry. Makers sell their unique 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.

Virtual Soap Making Classes 

If you don’t live near a class, your schedule doesn’t fit, or you want to learn from home, it won’t stop you from becoming a soapmaker. You can learn all the ins and outs of creating handmade soap online. 

With a virtual soap making class, you can choose from class options taught anywhere in the country (or maybe even the world). When you save time on commuting, you have that much more time for soap making.

You’ll often provide your own supplies when you take an online class, but your instructor will provide a detailed supply list for your shopping at a local store or online seller. Order your supplies in time to have them for your class, since soap making is a hands-on project. Get started with online soap making classes at CourseHorse. 

Virtual Melt & Pour Soap-Making Workshop from Love & Make covers the basics of melt and pour soap making, general techniques, and even a little history. You’ll learn the use and benefits of the ingredients and you’ll have several recipes to use at home or give as gifts. The easy five-item supply list calls for the instructor’s soap making kit, a funnel pitcher melting pot, stir sticks, soap molds of your choice, and an alcohol spray bottle.

Love & Make will help you master the sometimes-tricky process of making your very own bath bombs in Virtual Bath Bomb Making. This live, virtual workshop guides you in the sometimes-tricky process of making your very own bath bombs. The workshop is based on the Love & Make Bath Bomb DIY kit, available for order in their online shop.

Private Online Group Soap Making Classes

Private online group classes bring soapmaking to your group or event, wherever you are. Are you planning a team-building event for your business or organization? Or maybe you’re on the hook for a fun activity at a birthday party or bridal shower. CourseHorse offers live online soap making and crafts classes for private groups, personalized for you at any location.

Dive into 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. Learn how to make your soap even more special and personalized by adding botanicals and other additives.

For your convenience, you don’t even need to do any shopping beforehand. CourseHorse ships 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.

For only $150 more, customize your course with an extra game – customized for your group if you wish – or add a second event with all materials included. The minimum group size for this two-hour course is ten people.

Booking a private course with CourseHorse is simple. You don’t need to know your exact group size when you book. As long as you meet the minimum number, you can add or subtract people up 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.

Online vs. In-Person Soap Making Classes

Both online and in-person soap making classes have their advantages. When you have access to an in-person class in your community, it’s a great way to get to know other soap makers. You’ll learn faster with a hands-on instructor who can demonstrate each step and answer your questions along the way.

Many people don’t have access to in-person classes near their homes. You could learn from a book or tutorials, but then you are on your own when you have questions. Online classes fill this gap with live, expert teachers who support your learning journey every step of the way. Plus, you’ll get to know budding soap makers near and far. 

When you choose a soap making class, consider the experience level of the instructor, whether they provide materials or you need to shop for them yourself, and if the time fits your schedule. Assess whether you have a workspace at home for a messy project, where you won’t be interrupted by children or pets. And make sure you have a web-connected device to join a class online.

Can I Learn Soap Making for Free Online?

Getting started with your soapmaking journey is easy with online instruction. You’ll find free resources like tutorials and videos that will help you get started. If you want some help along the way, someone to answer your questions, or a chance to be part of a soap making class, a class with an expert soapmaker is a faster and more thorough way to learn.

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