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2 Day Intensive Soap Making Boot Camp

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2 Day Intensive Soap Making Boot Camp

Learn the Art & Business of having your own Soap Making Company!

Time: 2 consecutive days - 10 AM - 4 PM each day

All supplies & materials provided by Soapalooza Soap Arts Studio

Classroom Location: Mille Fleurs, 1332 Sycamore Square, Midlothian VA 23113

This is a 2 day, intensive Soapmaking workshop.

Syllabus: (Day 1: Basic & Advanced Cold Process Soap Making, Swirling Techniques, Colorants, Soap Formula Designing, Master Batching, Rebatch and Hot Process Techniques  -  Day 2: Low Temp/Milk, Discounted Water CP, Salt Soap, Beer or Wine Soap, Pine Tar or Castile Soap, Soap Labeling, Insurance & Business issues) with short breaks.

You will need to arrange a hotel room locally (see suggestions below), as well as your own meals & transportation. This is a very intensive workshop. Class starts at 10:00 am, breaks at noon for  lunch, resumes at 1:00 pm, and lasts until 4 - 5 pm each of the two days of the workshop. This is a very intensive workshop. You will leave with bars of soap from each batch we make (aprroximately 8 lbs of soap), a training  manual with lessons, instructions, and many soap recipes to go home and make again on your own.This class is taught by Kelly Bloom, owner of former BloomWorks Soap Company, and Southern Soapers.

Payments can be made in installments. If using the installment plan, you MUST allow for your Boot Camp being paid before your class date. We will invoice you for your subsequent installment payments.

In this Intensive 2 Day Soap Making Workshop you will :

  • Learn Cold Process soap making basics
  • Learn advanced Cold Process soap making techniques
  • Learn how to use the Low Temperature Process method
  • Learn to make Milk Soap
  • Learn to make Beer & Wine soap
  • Learn to make Salt Bar Soap
  • Learn to Rebatch problem soap
  • Learn how Cold Process soap making differs from Hot Process soap making techniques
  • Learn the Discounted Water Cold Process method
  • Learn the art of Master Batching
  • Learn Swirling Techniques for Cold Process Soap
  • Learn to use Botanicals, Clays, and Teas for Natural Colorants for soap
  • Learn to use Oxides, Pigments, Neons, Micas in soap
  • Learn to use Liquid Dyes for soapmaking
  • Learn to use Fragrance and Essential Oils
  • Learn Product Formulation Techniques
  • Learn how toTroubleshooting your soap products
  • Learn Basic Labeling guidelines for Soap
  • Learn about Business Insurance, Product Liability Insurance issues and options
  • Leave with Soap Boot Camp Work Book, Resources for supplies, packaging, labeling, Soap Recipes, and calculators for both Soap/Lye.

This intensive workshop includes information and guidance from all of our listed classes as well as ones we do not teach independently yet. You also will have 3 months of phone consultation at a limit of 1 hours per week afterward to assist you after you leave our intensive workshop (additional consultation time is available at the discounted rate of $90 per hour instead of the regular rate of $135 per hour).

Prerequisite: You must be 18 years old or accompanied by your parent to enroll or participate in this class. Please wear or bring a long sleeved shirt, long pants, and closed toe shoes to class. Latex or nitrile gloves and safety goggles are also required, but can be borrowed at the studio the day of class. 

Add to cart below to sign up and reserve your space! All classes must be paid for by the day before class. Class size is limited to 3 students per session!

Payments can be made in installments. If using the installment plan, you MUST allow for your Boot Camp being paid before your class date. We will invoice you for your subsequent installment payments. All workshops & studio class tuitions are non refundable, however we can always reschedule for a future date or transfer to a friend or relative.

Classroom Location: Mille Fleurs, 1332 Sycamore Square, Midlothian VA 23113

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  La Quinta
1301 Huguenot Rd
Midlothian, VA 23113
Phone: (804)-794-4999
  DoubleTree by Hilton
1021 Koger Center Blvd
Richmond, VA 23235
Phone: (804)-379-3800
  Holiday Inn Express - Brandermill
5030 W Village Green Dr
Midlothian, VA 23112
Phone: (804)-744-7303
  Hampton Inn
3620 Price Club Boulevard
Midlothian, Virginia, 23112
Phone: (804)-675-0000
  Fairfield Inn
150 N Pinetta Dr
Richmond, VA 23235
804-447-8326
  Hampton Inn
800 Research Rd
Richmond, VA 23236
Phone: (804)-897-2800
  Sleep Inn & Suites Harbour Pointe
6451 Bayside Lane
Midlothian, VA, 23112
(804) 639-3500