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Learn the art of soap making in Los Angeles with local craft classes. Gain valuable skills in creating your own custom soaps and experience the therapeutic benefits of this hands-on, creative process.

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Soap Making

Los Angeles City College @ 855 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA

Unleash your creativity and turn your bath into a soothing sanctuary with the art of handmade glycerin soaps. Discover the secrets of creating beautiful soaps using colors, fragrances, and organic ingredients in this immersive course. Let your imagination run wild and elevate your self-care routine.

(783) All levels 18 and older

Soap Making--Cold Process Method

El Camino College @ 16007 Crenshaw Blvd, Torrance, CA

Learn the art of creating beautiful handmade soaps from scratch using the cold process method. This hands-on class at El Camino College is suitable for beginners and experienced soap makers alike. Discover the secrets of soap making and unleash your creativity in the comfort of your own kitchen.

(176) All levels 18 and older

Soap Making

El Camino College @ 16007 Crenshaw Blvd, Torrance, CA

Discover the secrets to creating your own luxurious, aromatic soaps at a fraction of the retail price. This hands-on class at El Camino College will teach you how to make unique cleansing gels, bubble bath soaps, and more. Unleash your creativity and indulge in the sensual pleasure of homemade soaps.

(176) All levels 18 and older
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Fizzy Bath Bombs

El Camino College @ 16007 Crenshaw Blvd, Torrance, CA

Indulge in a delightful and imaginative experience, by exploring scents, colors, and textures in this hands-on class at El Camino College. Create your own fizzy bath time treats while unlocking your creativity and relaxation. Don't miss out on this unique opportunity!

(176) All levels 18 and older

How to Make Your Own Bath Products

Mt. San Antonio College @ 1100 N Grand Ave, Walnut, CA

Discover the secrets to creating your own unique and chemical-free bath products in this hands-on class at Mt. San Antonio College. From shampoo to bubble bath, you'll learn the A to Z of product making and even get tips on starting your own business. Don't miss out on this fun and informative opportunity!

(81) All levels 18 and older

Cold Process Soap Making from Scratch

Mt. San Antonio College @ 1100 N Grand Ave, Walnut, CA

Learn the art of creating beautiful handmade soaps from scratch using the cold process method. From selecting soap bases to incorporating scents and essential oils, this class covers everything you need to know. Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned pro, join us for a hands-on experience and discover the world of chemical-free, herbal, and natural soaps.

(81) All levels 18 and older

Candle Making

Los Angeles City College @ 855 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA

Learn the art of creating beautiful, fragrant candles in this hands-on workshop. Discover techniques to make unique, multicolored candles that are sure to impress. Unleash your creativity and create stunning candles to enjoy and share with others.

(783) All levels 18 and older

Floral Candle & Wax Painting

Element Art Center @ 835 North Broadway, Los Angeles, CA

Celebrate Mother's Day with a delightful candle and wax painting experience. Design personalized candles and explore the art of wax painting in a fun and creative atmosphere. Treat your mother to an evening of creativity and bonding that she'll cherish this Mother's Day.

(17) All levels 18 and older

Candle Making

El Camino College @ 16007 Crenshaw Blvd, Torrance, CA

Discover the art of creating beautiful, fragrant candles in a dynamic workshop. Learn how to make unique candles for a fraction of the cost in stores and acquire the skills to continue crafting at home. Don't miss out on this opportunity to delve into the world of candle-making!

(176) All levels 18 and older

Cold Process Soap Making

Los Angeles City College @ 855 N Vermont Ave, Los Angeles, CA

Discover the art of creating beautiful handmade soaps in the comfort of your own kitchen. From beginners to experts, this hands-on course will teach you the cold process soap-making method from A to Z. Follow the safety rules and instructions carefully for a fun and enlightening experience.

(783) All levels 18 and older
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Soap Making Workshop

The King's Roost @ 3732 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

Learn how to handle LYE safely and quickly to make your very own, from-scratch, moisturizing, organic bar soap. Never buy soap again! This class pays for itself if you only ever make one batch at home! Taught by King's Roost owner, Roe Sie. In this class you get to help choose the scents and you will go home with 4 bars of soap of your choice, though if you want the soap you made, you have to come back after it sets to pick it up. Please Note:...

(68) All levels 18 and older
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Glycerin

East Los Angeles College @ 1301 Avenida Cesar Chavez, Los Angeles, CA

Custom made soaps are perfect for gifts, bathrooms decor, and people with sensitive skin. You will create many kinds of soaps while learning how to layer colors, use molds, and add fragrances, herbs, and toys. Express your creativity and join the fun! Covers everything you’ll need. Location notes: Room numbers are provided to students once the registration is completed.  Students can purchase a semester parking permit from the...

(252) All levels 18 and older
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Melt and Pour Soap Making

Craft Sierra Madre @ 49 W Sierra Madre Blvd, Sierra Madre, CA

This hands-on class is a great start to the world of soap making. Roll up your sleeves and begin making cute, artistic and novelty soap with natural melt and pour soap base. You will learn how to make at least 2 different soaps to take home or give away as gifts. Unleash your creativity by customizing your soaps with natural colorants, essential oils and other additives such as herbs. All supplies provided.

(98) Beginner 13 and older
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Exfoliating Soap Bars

Craft Sierra Madre @ 49 W Sierra Madre Blvd, Sierra Madre, CA

Dry, itchy skin got you down? Don’t worry, there’s hope—or rather, soap—for that! With our all-natural, homemade exfoliating soaps, hydrated skin is only a shower away. Gentle exfoliation is the key to silky soft skin. Our DIY soap bars include natural exfoliating ingredients to remove dead skin from the surface, plus a combination of coconut and essential oils to soothe as you scrub. After a couple weeks, don’t be surprised if your...

(98) All levels 11 and older
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Soap Making for Beginners

Mt. San Antonio College @ 1100 N Grand Ave, Walnut, CA

Discover the art of soap making and transform your bath into an at-home getaway. Join us for a hands-on course where you'll learn to create beautiful glycerin soaps using colors, fragrances, essential oils, and more. Unleash your creativity and indulge in the soothing and aromatic world of handmade soap.

(81) Beginner 18 and older
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How to Make Fizzy Bath Bombs

Mt. San Antonio College @ 1100 N Grand Ave, Walnut, CA

Unleash your creativity and indulge in a soothing bath experience with this hands-on class. Discover the secrets of crafting fizzy bath bombs and delight your senses with an array of fragrances and colors. Let your imagination run wild as you explore the endless possibilities of this fun and interactive workshop.

(81) All levels 18 and older
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Natural Soy Candles

The King's Roost @ 3732 Sunset Blvd, Los Angeles, CA

In this class, you will learn how to make the very same basic, natural, soy container candles we sell in the store. An engaging class that will teach you the fundamentals of candle making and the tools you need to make them SAFELY at home. We'll have some scents for you to choose from. Class comes with 2 free candles (a $30 value) that you make, but if you want to make more than the 2 candles that come with the class you can purchase the supplies...

(68) All levels 18 and older
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Beginner Natural Perfume Workshop

Makers Mess @ 602 N Hoover St, Los Angeles, CA

In this beginner workshop students will learn the art of natural perfumes while discussing botanical essences, distillation, and history. You will sample oils from around the world including 15 natural essential oils and absolutes like French Jasmine, Italian Bergamot, and Bulgarian Clary Sage. The mixing session will be guided by a trained natural perfumer. Students will walk away with their own formula in a .25 oz spray bottle and a mini bag....

(62) Beginner 18 and older
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Candle Making

Makers Mess @ 602 N Hoover St, Los Angeles, CA

In this two-hour workshop, you will be introduced to the basics of soy candle-making!  Our teacher will take you through the process of making clean-burning candles with natural,  fragrances and cotton wicks. You'll also be given tips and tricks that will help you succeed in making your own candles! You’ll be taking home 2 hand-poured candles! 

(62) Beginner 16 and older
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Aromatherapy Candle Making

West Los Angeles College @ Fine Arts Bldg, Los Angeles, CA

Essential oils can help sharpen the mind, calm the body, and better the mood. That’s aromatherapy. Plus the soft light of candles gives everything a warm and special glow. Learn to make your own decorative, scented candles at a fraction of the price you pay in stores. Find out about waxes and molds, adding scent and color, layering, and more.  You’ll leave class with about a dozen beautiful,...

(58) All levels 18 and older
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Reviews for Soap Making Classes in Los Angeles

Soap Making Classes in Los Angeles are rated 4.4 stars based on 1,595 verified reviews from actual CourseHorse.com purchasers.

  • Cold Process Soap Making

    Reviewed by Claudia A. on 3/24/2024
    Second class I have taken from this instructor. You can tell he is very passionate and loves what he does.
  • Candle Making

    Reviewed by Carrie M. on 3/3/2024
    The instructor was fabulous! His passion for making candles translated to his teaching. He made it both fun and easy. It was also great to make so many different candles.
  • Soap Making

    Reviewed by Jody G. on 2/27/2024
    Excellent instructor, fun and personable. I really learned a lot about melt and pour soap making.
  • Soap Making for Beginners

    Reviewed by Betsy B. on 7/31/2023
    Super fun and educational!
  • Soap Making--Cold Process Method

    Reviewed by Kasei R. on 7/23/2023
    It was a great class and I would love to do it again! Great intimate setting and class members were very helpful . I thoroughly enjoyed the instructor.
  • Soap Making

    Reviewed by Musah A. on 7/18/2023
    The class meet my expectations. I will recommend it to anyone.
  • Cold Process Soap Making from Scratch

    Anonymous review on 6/10/2023
    Awesome class!
  • How to Make Fizzy Bath Bombs

    Reviewed by Karen G. on 5/8/2023
    Instructor is very informative and we enjoy making bath bombs.
  • Cold Process Soap Making

    Reviewed by Susan P. on 4/30/2023
    I loved it! Abdul, the instructor was amazing!
  • How to Make Your Own Bath Products

    Reviewed by Martha P. on 3/23/2023
    The teacher was very nice and helpful

Discover the Best Soap Making Classes in Los Angeles

People have been making soap for thousands of years, from concoctions of goat’s tallow and wood ashes to balming solutions of coconut oil and lye. Soap making requires only a few steps but the transformation of raw materials into soap is a complex bit of chemistry. 

To make soap, you simply mix water and lye, add melted fat, and allow it to harden and cure. The ingredients combine with a chemical reaction called saponification, which renders a soap that lifts soils from a surface and carries them away.

Soap is made by one of several processes. The cold process creates soap at room temperature, which yields a bar with gentle, moisturizing oils. In the hot process, soap “cooks” at a low temperature, like a low-heat crock pot, which puts a finished bar of soap in your hands faster. A third option, melt and pour soap, skips the chemistry and caustic ingredients and starts with a pre-saponified soap base that you simply melt in the microwave, customize with your favorite fragrance or color, and pour into molds.

Why You Should Learn Soap Making in Los Angeles

Many Los Angeles hobbyists and boutique soap makers use these centuries-old methods to craft soap in their homes and workshops. Making soap from scratch allows you to formulate a soap that is customized to suit your skin type and gentle for your skin. Handmade soap incorporates the fats and oils, scents, and organic ingredients you choose. Some ingredients boost your mood and improve your skin, like calming lavender essential oil, skin-soothing oatmeal, and healing and moisturizing honey.

Soapmaking brings sustainable living to your Los Angeles bathroom with organic, natural ingredients and zero packaging waste. Plus making handmade soap is fun and relaxing, and you may find yourself immersed in a new community of passionate soap makers.

Soap making is a thriving cottage industry, with over 300,000 businesses selling handmade soap in the United States. Makers sell their unique soaps in boutiques, craft and farmer’s markets, and online forums 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 in Los Angeles

Dive into soap making with an in-person class in Los Angeles. Learning is faster and easier with someone to answer your questions as you go, and it’s fun to share your soap making journey with new and old friends. In-person courses will get you started and ramp up your skills quickly. 

In Soap Making--Cold Process Method at El Camino College - Torrance in Torrance, CA, you’ll learn to create soap completely from scratch using the cold process method. This soup-to-nuts cold process soap making class will teach you to create beautiful handmade soaps at home, with just a few ingredients and supplies. This class is for all experience levels, from beginner to advanced.

This course is also offered by Community Services at Los Angeles City College in Los Angeles, CA under the name Cold Process Soap Making. Community Services offers not-for-credit classes for anyone in the community - old or young, resident or not, training for a career or just looking to have a good time. 

Pamper yourself with luxurious, handmade bath products in Soap Making at El Camino College in Torrance, CA. You’ll learn to create specialty items like bar soaps, cleansing gels, and bubble baths. Create soaps for the ultimate home spa experience or for gift-giving using various techniques and recipes. You’ll also learn to formulate specialized products that nourish sensitive skin.

Virtual Soap Making Classes 

You don’t live near a soap making class? No problem. Virtual soap making classes bring everything you need to know about making handmade soap right to you – regardless of your location. 

Choose from virtual soap making classes taught anywhere in the country. With all the time you save on commuting, you’ll have more time for soap making.

You often need to provide your own supplies for online classes, but your instructor will include a detailed supply list that’s available at an online site or local store. Make sure your supplies arrive in time for your class, since soap making is a hands-on project. Get started now with online soap making classes at CourseHorse. 

Virtual Melt & Pour Soap-Making Workshop from Love & Make teaches you the simple method of melt and pour soap making, along with general techniques and even some history. This class covers how to use readily-available ingredients and even provides several recipes for you 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.

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

Private Group Soap Making Classes in Los Angeles

Do you want to schedule a soap making class as a team-building event for your business or organization? Maybe you need a fun activity for a bridal shower or birthday party. CourseHorse has live online soap making and crafts classes for private groups in Los Angeles.

You’ll master the art of handmade melt-and-pour soap making in Virtual Soap Making Workshop. Learn about materials, techniques, the benefits of handmade soap, and various recipes. You’ll have a chance to explore botanicals and other additives to make your soaps special and personalized. By the end of this class, you’ll have your own finished soaps made by hand.

Preparing for the course is simple. CourseHorse ships supplies directly to each member of your course. Your kit will include 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 an extra $150 fee, create a full day of group fun by adding a customized game or a second event with all materials included. 

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.

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