Skip to main content

Advanced Soap Formulation

ID : 23724   
« back to classes page
ClassGraphic So, you've made a few batches of soap and are now ready to dig into creating your own soap recipes, plus you're curious about how ingredients impact your design options.

Bring your laptop and follow along as we walk through the finer points of using lye, fragrance oil, and essential oil calculators. You'll get a fuller picture of how fatty acids work in your designs, as well as how various oils, water discounting, additives and scents impact set-up time, color clarity, and bar feel.

We'll review methods of working with natural color, plus pros + cons of plant-based vs synthetic color. In this class we'll also cover common pitfalls (False trace! Elusive emulsion! Volcano soap! to name a few). Bring soap fails and/or questions - we'll see if we can diagnose the situation.

NOTE: This is a formulation class for those who have a basic knowledge of soap making/have made a few Cold Process Soap batches OR have taken my Beginner CP Soap Making Class. We don't make soap in this class, rather, this course is designed to increase your knowledge base/ask questions of an award-winning soap artisan. You'll leave class with copious notes, practice how to create soap recipes with lye and fragrance calculators, guidelines for using plant-based or synthetic color and additives, plus your own original recipes to try.

Class Details

1 Session(s)
Weekly - Sat

Manhattan School of the Arts

Lisa Gillespie 



Please read:  Material fee $20 to be paid to the instructor the day of class.



Registration Closes On
Thursday, April 13, 2023 @ 12:00 AM

Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
4/15/2023 - 4/15/2023 Weekly - Sat 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM Boulder, Manhattan School of the Arts  Map, Room: Teachers' Lounge Rm 130 Lisa Gillespie 

Other Class Offerings