Hands On Cold Process Soap Class


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Are you ready for a fun new hobby?  Cold process soap making offers endless creative options and gives you a useful, practical end product.  Great for gift giving or to treat yourself!  I will be there to walk you through each step –
how to formulate a soap recipe
background & safety for soap making
choosing & mixing your scent & colors
choosing exfoliants & additives
handling lye
testing for trace
swirls & designs
molding up your soap

You will get to customize the soap with your choice of scent, colors & designs.

I have a huge, ever growing selection of essential oils, phthalate free fragrance oils, natural & mica colorants, and tons of additives including

Clays (Sea clay, Kaolin clay, Bentonite clay, Rose Clay)
Exfoliants (sea salts, shredded loofah, powdered orange & lemon peel, coffee grounds, poppy seeds, beach sand)
Skin Loving Additives (activated charcoal, dried kelp, bee pollen powder, honey, colloidal oatmeal, powdered rose petals)
Dried Botanicals (rose petals, calendula, cornflower, chamomile, lavender, heather, jasmine)

I am always adding new goodies – given enough lead time (usually at least 2 weeks) I am also happy to custom order any scent or additive you have your heart set on for your soap creation.

Customize your soap recipe liquid

You will also have the option to customize your soap recipe with your choice of liquid.  The most popular options include:

Distilled water – this is the standard liquid used in the majority of soap, it is easy for beginners and makes a great bar with bubbly lather

Seawater – collected from the shores of Cape Cod, this is a fun way to bring the ocean to your shower.  It adds trace minerals that are beneficial to skin

Goat Milk – makes a gentle soap with fatty acids to soothe & hydrate skin.  Has a creamy lotion like lather, the uncolored soap will be a creamy off white so could tone down bright colors in your design 

Coconut Milk – a vegan milk alternative, high in fatty acid and will produce a creamy lather, the uncolored soap will be white

Liquid Aloe – great for acne prone skin and can soothe inflammation

Herbal Tea (usually green tea but can use any tea) – high in antioxidants, good for inflammation & can even skin tone.  Tea will turn soap a tan color however

*some liquids require advance preparation so be sure to let me know ahead of time what type of liquid you want*


The class is hands on, you will be making & taking home the 3 pound soap loaf that you created (can be cut into 8-10 bars).  Perfect for gift giving

Soap needs to cure for a minimum of 4 weeks (but 6 weeks is better) after you unmold it.  Please keep this time frame in mind when making gifts for a special occasion.


Private classes are held at our Falmouth farm – 4 people maximum per class.  Because classes are private (just you & any friends you bring along) there is plenty of time for questions and customization.  Hands on soap making class is about 2 hours long.  Participants must be at least 18 years old as we will be handling lye during the class.  Safety equipment will be provided and must be worn during class (chemical face mask, gloves, eye protection).  There is no set class schedule, we simply pick a date that works for both of us – perfect activity for a fun day out with friends or family!

Class time slots:

Wednesdays 1:00 & 4:00 PM
Thursdays 1:00 & 4:00 PM
Fridays 1:00 & 4:00 PM
Saturdays 1:00 & 4:00 PM
Sundays 1:00 & 4:00 PM

Email me (liz@thecapecoop.com) or Facebook message me (@thecapecoop1) to set up your date today

Please contact me about dates before paying.  Time slots prior to the holidays (October & November) go quickly


Included in this class:

*custom 3 pound log of soap  (retail value $72)
*3 pound reusable soap mold with silicone liner so you can make more soap at home (retail value $10)
*copy of the recipe we made
*take home packet with written instructions & resources for soap making suppliers



$70 per person

each participant will make their own custom soap loaf

repeat class participants can deduct $10 per person if they bring their reusable soap mold – perfect for people that want to make their own soap but don’t want to invest in all the equipment & supplies!


Things to bring to class:

*if possible wear long sleeves, closed shoes, & clothes you won’t mind getting stained
*tie back long hair
*creativity & ideas for your awesome soap!
*don’t forget to let me know what type of liquid you want to use at least a day BEFORE class





1 review for Hands On Cold Process Soap Class

  1. Robin

    Probably a strange question , but would soap made in this class be gluten free?

    • Liz

      Hi Robin! I know we chatted online but thought I would answer the question in case anyone else is curious! The soap recipe we make in class will be made from a liquid of your choosing, Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, Palm Oil, Shea Butter, Castor Oil, and sodium hydroxide. You then have a choice of additives, the only grain option right now is oatmeal (which I am pretty sure doesn’t contain gluten anyway). This is your soap, you can make it your way! And if you have allergies or sensitivities to any of the oils in the base recipe I am also happy to swap them out 🙂

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