Cold Process Soap Making Class

at Back Porch Soap Company - Upper West Side

Course Details
$248 12 seats left
Start Date:

Wed, Sep 21, 12:00pm - 2:00pm Eastern Time

Upper West Side, Manhattan
711 Amsterdam Ave
At W 94th St
New York, New York 10025
Purchase Options
Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 10
Teacher: Marla Bosworth

Flexible Reschedule Policy: This provider has flexible, free rescheduling for any-in person workshop. Please see the cancellation policy for more details

What you'll learn in this soap making class:

In this 2.5-hour immersive soapmaking class taught by master soapmaker Marla Bosworth, students will learn how to use plants and other organic, natural ingredients to make soap from scratch using the cold process method. Each student will design and create their own batch of soap to take home.

What in nature inspires you? What can you share through a beautifully designed botanical soap to inspire others? It might be locally grown produce or honey from the farmer's market, wildcrafted elements from a nature hike or water from a river or stream. This is just a sampling from where we can source our inspiration.

What makes this class special? With our guidance, you will create your very own batch of soap by selecting botanicals, colorants and making very own essential oil blend. Angela is keeping this class small to work side-by-side with you. You'll also have the pleasure of meeting other interesting and likeminded people.

Students will receive hands-on experience, an information-packed class handout with instructions, recipes and valuable supplier list and of course get to take home a custom batch.

What we will cover:

  • How to work with lye safely (you're going to measure and mix your own)
  • how to formulate a great soap recipe
  • where to buy supplies and everything "cold process" that you want to know!

More of What Makes This Workshop Unique:

  • A small, intimate class.
  • Each student will bring out their inner alchemist by making their own batch of soap from scratch. You'll select wildcrafted botanicals as well as create your own essential oil blend.

This class is taught by Marla Bosworth of Back Porch Soap Company. She will share from her 24 years in business formulating soaps and plant-based skincare products. Marla creates highly experiential workshops - a holistic perspective of learning by transforming new information. If you've ever attended any of her classes you know the energy she creates is positive, supportive, educational and fun.

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Refund Policy

A student may cancel within 24 hours of registering for a full refund. This excludes same-day class signups. (For example, if you sign up on a Tuesday for a class that starts the same day you are not eligible for a refund.) After 24 hours of registration, we do not offer refunds or class transfers due to our event rental space and travel situation. If for some reason our class is cancelled (this has only been due to major snowstorms), we will promptly refund your registration in its entirety.


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Start Date Time Teacher # Sessions Price
12:00pm - 2:00pm Eastern Time Marla Bosworth 1 $248

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Question from Flerida D.
Hello, is this class good for beginners? This will be my first one , what do you recommend? I am very interested. Thank you
Answer from Katie K.
This is a great place to start if you're a true beginner.
Question from Jorge Mario V.
Do you have spanish class?
Answer from Katie K.
Unfortunately not at the moment.
Question from Belinda
I wanted to find out if this class is thought in a classroom session because I don't want an online one
Answer from Katie K.
This is in person.
Question from Cindy L.
I'm 6 months pregnant, is it safe for me to attend the Cold Process Soap Workshop?
Answer from Marla B. Verified Educator
We use sodium hydroxide/lye for cold process soapmaking. Although I keep the room well-ventilated and all the students wear masks, I would recommend checking with your ob/GYN doctor first. My instinct is to say no, but I have had pregnant women choose to attend in the past.
Question from Kat
The purchase option says the teacher is Angela Carillo, but the description states Marla Bosworth teaches. Will we be taught by Marla?
Answer from Brenda L. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi Kat! The instructor for the December workshop is Angela Carillo.
Answer from Marla B. Verified Educator
Marla Bosworth was the instructor for this class. :)
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Reviews of Classes at Back Porch Soap Company (133)

(133 Reviews)
Cold Process Soap Making Class
Reviewed by Orlando R. on 5/26/2022
Myself, not a chemist but Marla made it so that I did not feel out of my element. Class was informative, enjoyable and overall fun. Definitely, a hobby I will find therapeutic to immerse myself in. Looking forward to partaking in future classes.
Cold Process Soap Making Class
Reviewed by Anonymous on 2/20/2022
We really enjoyed the soap making class, very informative, hands on, we made our own soaps which we brought home.
Cold Process Soap Making Class
Reviewed by Tyest B. on 2/20/2022
It was an awesome and informative class.
Cold Process Soap Making Class
Reviewed by Kettie H. on 12/12/2019
Excellent class !
Cold Process Soap Making Class
Reviewed by Fabiola N. on 9/26/2019
I loved this class and learned a lot. Looking forward to the next one!
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Back Porch Soap Company was founded in 1998 by Marla Bosworth. Ms. Bosworth leads workshops to educate and empower students to make their own natural skincare products, essential oil blends, natural wax candles and other products for personal enjoyment or to sell. She is passionate about sharing her...

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