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Thu, Sep 26


Douglas Smith Soap Company

Aloe Artisan Soap Making Class

Join owners Kevin and Michael Douglas-Smith to explore the science and art of handcrafted soap making! In this class, you will make two pounds of your own soap! You can return the next day to cut and take it home, or have it cut and shipped it to you.

Aloe Artisan Soap Making Class
Aloe Artisan Soap Making Class

Time & Location

Sep 26, 2024, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM CDT

Douglas Smith Soap Company, 208 N LBJ Dr, San Marcos, TX 78666, USA

About the event

In this Artisan Soap Making Class, owners Kevin and Michael Douglas-Smith will explain and demonstrate the basic chemistry, safety precautions and materials used when making cold process soap from scratch.  You will then create and pour  (under a controlled environment) cold-process soap batter,  customize it with natural colorants and/or scents and decorate it with special textures. Handcrafted soap has to harden for 24 hours; so before you take them home, you can either come back in 1-2 days to slice your 4 bars of soap  or we can slice your soap for you to pick up. We can also slice your soap and ship them to you. Price of the class does not include shipping. 

In this class you will be working with pure olive oil, shea butter, coconut oil, aloe vera juice, a pre-mixed lye solution, green sea clay, fragrance oil and spinach powder. 

What should you wear and bring? Please wear long sleeves and closed-toed shoes. For those with long hair, we recommend bringing  a hair tie or that you come with your hair secured and away from your face. We will provide eye protection, gloves, aprons along with all materials and ingredients. 

Payment must be received and waiver acknowledged prior to class participation. Students must be 16 years or older to participate. Making cold process soap involves working with sodium hydoxide and water (also known as lye), concentrated essential oils and electric stick blenders. In our workshop, safety is non-negotiable so it is mandatory you agree to follow our instructions. Failure to follow safety precautions or class rules and instructions could result in permanent injury and even death. Making soap from scratch is like driving a car. It is safe to do, but can be dangerous if you do not follow the specficied precautions and/or the class instructions. 

  • Where is this class?  Class will be held in our workshop in dowtown San Marcos, TX at 208 N. LBJ. Please arrive with plenty of time to find parking and walk to  Douglas Smith Soap Company. We request you arrive to the workshop 5-10 minutes before class starts.
  • Who are your teachers? Owners, Michael and Kevin Douglas-Smith. They have been making soap for 4 years & regularly study soap making chemistry as well as benefits of plant-based ingredients in soap. 
  • How much, What's the class size  & How long is class? Class is $55.00/ person (payment must be received prior to class). Minimum 2 and  maximum 4 attendees per class. Class lasts 60-90 minutes. We will collect a $10 shipping and handling fee at the end of the class if you want your soaps cut and shipped to you. 
  • What's included in the price? Price includes an overview of the process, chemistry and safety of handcrafted soap making as well as all materials and ingredients. Price also includes a soap making experience and a handout with suggestions for curing and packaging your soaps. 
  • Have more Questions? Need to host a larger group? Want to schedule a private group session? Please call 615-522-8761.


  • Lavender Soap Making Class

    This ticket includes admission for one person to a handcrafted artisan soap making class. Class includes a brief overview of the chemistry, safety and process of handcrafted soap making. Attendees will make 2 pounds of cold process soap using the provided materials, safety gear and ingredients. A handout with suggestions for curing, packaging and links to resources will be provided at the end of class.

    Tax: +$4.54 Tax+$1.49 service fee



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