Natural Soapmaking - Beginner

Classes fill up quickly, please sign up early

We teach this hands-on soapmaking class at Soap Studio Brookside in Chenango Forks and at local community colleges. When you take our Natural Soapmaking - Beginner class, you will learn to safely make your own batch of natural, cold-processed soap from scratch.

Each student will learn how to procure and complete their choice of laundry bar or basic complexion bar and go home with approximately 30 bars of wonderfully colored, herbed and scented soap.

Please bring all of the required equipment with you to class from the list below.

Natural Soapmaking - Beginner at Soap Studio Brookside

Classes offered at Soap Studio Brookside usually on weekends, usually from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. We can arrange for weekday classes too! For more information or to sign up, please call (607) 204-0343 or fill out our contact form.

Please check our calendar for upcoming dates.

Cost: $55, includes the instruction and materials fees. $5 extra for goat's milk.

Natural Soapmaking - Beginner at local Community Colleges

Soap Studio Brookside teaches classes at Broome Community College, Cortland OCM Boces' McEvoy Center for New Careers, and Norwich DCMO BOCES's Chenango Campus.

You must sign-up for this class through the college.

Please Check our calendar for class schedules. To register, please contact the college where the class you are interested in is being held, to pay the college fee.


Equipment to bring with you to class:

  • 2 large stainless steel pots - one 8 quart or larger and one 2 quart or larger. MUST BE STAINLESS STEEL (NO ALUMINUM, TEFLON OR ENAMEL
  • Rubber gloves – extra long yellow heavy duty or disposable
  • One wooden or plastic spoon (preferably slotted)
  • One rubber spatula
  • Eye protection (goggles or eyeglasses)

Please wear old clothes or bring an apron.

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