Soap Making BootCamp
January 24 & 25, 2022
Learn Everything About the Business
Join Sharon and Mike in Greater Cleveland, Ohio for two days of intense training in artisan soap making. Whether you are a beginner or an advanced artisan,
our training sessions are great for anyone wanting to learn a new hobby, desiring to supplement your income, start a new career, start a charity, or support your ministry... Soap making is the way to go and we can help you!
Price Includes Daily Lunch
and ALL Soap Making Supplies
Proceeds Support Our Mission of Random Acts of Kindness!!!
What You Will Learn:
Safety, Labeling & Wholesale Vendors
The basics in safety and labeling are essential to soap making. We will give 'hands on' safety precautions necessary for working with Sodium Hydroxide and other safety tips for setting up your soap making area. We will share the basic requirements by law for labeling your soaps and disclosing ingredients for online shops.
Basic Soap Making - Cold Process
We will provide 'hands on' basic training in blending oils and sodium hydroxide to make soap from scratch. We will help you troubleshoot basic mistakes that can happen in soapmaking that can help you save thousands of dollars on wasted oils, fragrances, colorants, and more importantly, your time!
The Art of Blending Colors, Fragrance Oils & Essential Oils
There is a 'science' to choosing the right colors and scent for your handcrafted soap designs. This is the fun part of soaping! We will train you in knowing the difference between synthetic fragrances and essential oils. Which ones you should avoid in 'cold process soaps' and which can be best used in other products.
Topping & Embedding Techniques
Finding your personal style and favorite techniques for your collection of artisan soap making is vitally important. We will train you in the most important technique, your toppings!
Advance Pouring Techniques
Learning advanced, technical techniques to help you create unique, one-of-a-kind designs for your collection is a must! We will share some very important insights to help you quickly master pouring techniques for your collections. This includes how to work with activated charcoal, turmeric, oatmeal and other natural additives that add value to your recipe and designs.
Packaging & Pricing
How to price your soaps and packaging them is just as important as the time and effort you put into creating them! We will train you how to price your creations, along with choosing packaging and where to purchase your supplies.
Herbal Salves, Oils & Sugar Scrubs
Adding herbal salves, body oils and sugar scrubs to your collection will help you provide a better service to your customers. We will teach you the basics of blending essential oils and how to choose which flowers, herbs, and oils to best suite your product recipes along with choosing the right packaging for your brand.
Starting Your Business Tips - Do's & Don'ts
Starting a new business can be very frightening! We will give you some very helpful insight of things to avoid that will save you money and time.
Melt & Pour Techniques
Melt & Pour soaps are a great way to add to your collection. We will give basic techniques to designing with Melt & Pour soap base that many consumers love because of the 'glycerin' ingredients. We will share insight to 'wire' cutting and 'free hand' cutting of Melt & Pour.
Preserving Shelf Life
Preserving your handcrafted products is essential! We will share tips on how to keep your cold process soap fragrances fresh and the colors stable over long periods of time as you wait for sales. Also, we will share insight to protecting Melt & Pour soaps in humid environments when crafting large volumes.
Learning the basics of photographing your products is essential to your marketing plan. We will share some important tips whether you choose to use your cell phone or a regular camera to capture your creations for your website or catalog.
Our final session in this two day training will be spent giving life skills to empower you to move forward in faith with your new skills. It takes courage and self motivation to scale a business whether it is for profit or non profit.