Soap Making at the Duluth Folk School
September 5, 2019

Make Your Own Cold Process Soap

  • October 14, 2019
    5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Want to learn to make cold-process soap from scratch? Then this is the perfect class for you! Although it may seem complicated when you are first starting out, making your own soap from scratch using all-natural ingredients can be both fun and rewarding ~ not to mention extremely addicting!

Why are people drawn to making their own soap from scratch? Many of us start making soap to have inexpensive, homemade, natural gifts for all the holidays and birthdays throughout the year. Or, some of us begin soaping because we have friends or family with problematic or sensitive skin that is easily irritated. Many commercial soap companies use cheap petroleum-based ingredients (like mineral oil) that can be harsh on delicate skin. By making soap in your own kitchen, you can tailor it to suit any skin type as well as ensure that only the most beneficial ingredients go into your finished soap. The class will cover the following as we make a 2-pound batch of soap (about 8-10 bars) using the cold process method.

You will learn how to make all-natural cold process soap through creating a batch of your own.

Registration Includes

You’ll go home with a 2 pound batch of soap made entirely by you! This translates to about 8-10 bars of soap, once it’s cut. You’ll have the chance to choose your own color and scent from the beneficial herbs, clays, and essential oils provided by the instructor. You will also leave with a simple-to-follow recipe, and knowledge of how to source your own ingredients.

You should bring…

  • stainless steel cooking pot that holds about 2 quarts (8 cups)
  • whisk
  • eye protection (we will have some available)
  • rubber gloves (cleaning type)
  • a mold for your finished soap (can be purchased at Michael’s or Hobby Lobby, or HERE is a link to information about other things you can use for a mold).

Skill Level

This class is for anyone

Best for Ages…

13 and older.




1917 W Superior St, Duluth Folk School Library, Duluth, Minnesota, 55806, United States


Note: The Library is up one flight of stairs, and is not handicapped accessible.


1 Comment

  • Kim Schweiger says:

    I would like to attend the cold process soap class with Michelle Libby and Andrea Libby. The class is apparently full. Is there a way to still attend this class with them?

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Duluth Folk School
1917 W Superior St
Duluth, MN 55806
(218) 481-7888


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