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Sip & Soap-Soap Making Class

Have you ever wondered how to make your own soap? Are you looking for a natural, sustainable alternative to commercial soaps? Are you interested in getting together with friends and enjoying some drinks? Join us to learn the basics of crafting your own soap!

In this class, you will learn the age-old tradition of cold-process soap making. This class will be taught by Soap Maker-Savannah Brandt and will be held in-person in Friday Harbor. Our soap making classes are taught as a hands-on experience where you will mix the batter, add fragrances and colorants, pour the batter into a mold, and decorate the soap. Each student will make their own custom soap.  This is a great class that serves as an introduction to soap making principles. This is a beginner’s class – no previous experience is required.

Classes are semi-private (max 5 people)

Our class sessions are for people 21 years and older.

You will learn:

  • The basics of soap making chemistry
  • How to choose the right ingredients for your soap
  • Safe handling of sodium hydroxide (lye)
  • How to make cold process soap from scratch
  • How to design, cure and store your soap
  • Benefits of plant-based oils in soap making
  • Benefits of handmade soap vs commercial soap.

What’s included:

  • All ingredients, PPE, and materials needed.
  • 3 bars of your handcrafted soap to take home.
  • A handout containing instructions for curing your soap, details for the entire process and a basic equipment list (if you plan on making soap at home).


I will provide all the equipment and PPE for the class. You will be able to choose from my extensive inventory of fragrance oils, mica colors, clays, exfoliants and botanicals. Keep in mind that this is a beginners Soap Making Class a.k.a. basic. No fancy swirls or intricate designs.

Your soap will sit overnight to harden. You will be able to return the following day to cut and take home your 3 bars of soap. (If you are unable to return the following day to cut your soap, we are happy to cut it for you and can either bring your soap to you or ship it to you for an additional fee.)

Our classes are small and intimate, so you will receive plenty of individual attention from our experienced instructor.

  • An introductory class that teaches you to make cold process soap from scratch.
  • We provide all materials needed to create 3 bars of custom soap! Come together with friends, have a blast, and take home the beautiful soap you created!
  • Cost: $110 ($50 deposit required to secure your spot. Deposit is non-refundable) The remaining balance will be due on the day of the class. Cash, Credit, or Venmo accepted.
  • Location: Friday Harbor
  • Date: Sunday, August 6, 2023
  • Time: 5:00pm
  • Price: $110

Please arrive about 10 minutes ahead of the scheduled class start because we will begin on-time! Each class is approximately 1.5 hours.

*** Please provide an email address when checking out so we can send over our Policy, Waiver, and Allergy Forms***

The Fine Print: 

Please wear close-toed shoes, long pants, and a shirt with long sleeves. This is for your safety while mixing and pouring soap. We have aprons you can use, but we don’t have spare clothing. We recommend wearing clothes that you don’t mind getting dirty. Please come to class prepared and ready to participate!

Do not come to class if you are feeling unwell. If you are ill, please contact us at (564) 202-4391 as soon as possible.

A $50 deposit is required to secure your spot. Deposits are non-refundable.

No shows will be charged an additional $50.

Each class session is limited to 5 students. Please register early to reserve your space.


Can I host a soap making party? We encourage group learning! While we love having partners or small groups participate, please remember that our space is set up for soap manufacturing. As such, any groups attending should plan food and beverage celebrations at one of our nearby local restaurants. Please don’t bring food and drink (other than a closed water bottle) to class.

Can I make soap without using lye? Soap must be made with lye. Soap is the result of a chemical reaction between fats (oils and/or butters) and a very strong alkali, in this case lye (NaOH – sodium hydroxide). You need the lye to break down the molecules of the oils and butters and convert them to soap.

Do you have other skincare classes? We currently only offer soap-making classes. We’ll let you know if we add any additional hand-crafted skincare classes in the future.

Can I bring and use my own supplies? We provide everything you need for this class – including ingredients, tools, and supplies. While we can’t wait to see what you make on your own after attending our class, only the provided supplies should be used in this class to ensure the safety, quality, and freshness of the first soap you make.

Will this class help me start a soap/bath & body business? This class is set up for a hobby soap maker and only provides instruction on beginning soap making techniques. Teaching all the things involved in starting a business (licensing, registration, insurance & liability, finances, marketing, buying wholesale, bulk manufacturing, etc.) is way more than can be taught in the scope of a two-hour class. Also, starting a soap/bath and body business is not something anyone should just jump into. You should be making soap/bath and body products for a minimum of 6months to a year, before trying to start your own business. Far too often people jump into this industry for the wrong reasons and without any real training, practice, or education. Because of this they end up creating low quality products that give experienced soap/bath and body business owners a bad reputation. If you are looking for a quick come up, this is not the industry for you.


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