Best Soapmaking Courses

Find the best online Soapmaking Courses for you. The courses are sorted based on popularity and user ratings. We do not allow paid placements in any of our rankings. We also have a separate page listing only the Free Soapmaking Courses.

How To Make Soap – Homemade Soap Making for Beginners

How to make your own soap at home using the cold process soapmaking method. A step by step guide for beginners

Created by Shona O'Connor - Crafter, Maker of Soap, Hair, Bath and Body, Trainer

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Students: 16922, Price: $124.99

Students: 16922, Price:  Paid

Take this course and you will learn how to make beautiful, natural handmade soap from scratch, at home, using the ingredients of your choice.

The course will give you all the information that you need about oils, butters and fragrances, so that you can easily create your own recipes. I share my own recipes for the soaps demonstrated to give you a start. You can use animal fats or make vegan soap.

With the knowledge you get from this course, you won't have to be limited to following other people's recipes - you will be able to create your own unique handcrafted soaps.

Soapmaking is like any hobby - you can spend a fortune on it. However, in this course I will show you how to get started by using regular kitchen equipment and inexpensive ingredients that you can get in your local supermarket and health food store.

You will discover how to use household or dollar store items as molds, so that you can get started straight away at little or no cost. I will even show you how to make a wooden mold at a fraction of the cost of buying one.

You will see how to colour your soap with natural and cosmetic colours. The course will also show you a colour swirling technique, as well as how to make shampoo, shaving and an exfoliating soap.

FAQs

Q) What method of soap making is used in this course?
A) This course covers Cold Process soap making.

Q) Does this course cover Melt and Pour Soap making?
A) No. This course shows you how to make soap from scratch using the Cold Process Method.

Q) Does this course cover Hot Process Soap making?
A) No the method taught in this course is Cold Process, although the basic method for Hot Process soap is discussed.

Q) Is this method of soap making suitable for children to do?
A) Some people allow their children to do soap making, however that is usually using the Melt and Pour method. The lye in Cold Process soap making is caustic and will burn the skin, so I would not recommend children or animals to be around while soap making.

Q) What if I run into problems while making my soap?
A) I have highlighted all the important things that you need to know. However, if you do have any problems I'll be there in the discussion area, ready to help you

Soap Making; How To Make Soap; Making Soap As A Business

Soap Making Soapmaking; Make Your Own Soap Certificate Course

Created by Crystal Hutchinson Tummala, J.D. - Personal Development Specialist, Attorney & Author

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Students: 255, Price: $39.99

Students: 255, Price:  Paid

Have you been interested in learning about making soap?  Are you considering taking up soap making as a business?

Good for you.  I created this course with you in mind.

Join over 72,000 students in 180 countries taking Pursuing Wisdom Academy courses. 

In this course you will:

  • Learn about soap making terms

  • Learn what supplies are used to make soap

  • Learn cold process soap making

  • Learn hot process soap making; melt and pour soap making

  • Learn re-batching

  • Learn about essential oils and soap coloring

  • Learn how to work through business considerations of starting a soap making business

Take action by enrolling in this course.  It is backed by a risk free 30-day money back guarantee.  You also have lifetime access to this course and all updates.  I am a full time instructor.  If you have questions, place them in the Q&A section and I will respond.

Imagine yourself with the skills and knowledge to pursue a soap making business.

Take action toward your  goals and enroll in the course today.

Upon completion of this course you will earn a certificate of completion from Pursuing Wisdom Academy.   

Let's get started!

Cold Process Intermediate Soapmaking 2

Swirling in Soap - Level 1

Created by Erica D Pence - Certified Advanced Soapmaking Teacher

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Students: 72, Price: $89.99

Students: 72, Price:  Paid

Ever dream of making beautifully swirled soaps? Well now you can in this Intermediate Soapmaking class featuring many popular swirling techniques. You will learn about the different types of swirling and see step by step demonstration videos walking you through the process.

This is a comprehensive, course consisting of slideshow presentations, videos, downloadable PDFs, and quizzes to highlight important information in a professional format. You’ll be able to learn everything you would in a traditional classroom and ask any questions along the way all from the comfort of your home.

Topics include:

  • Pot Swirling
  • Funnel Swirling
  • Faux Funneling
  • Drop Swirling
  • Linear/Taiwan Swirling
  • Simple Marbling
  • Supplies & equipment
  • Step by step demonstration
  • Tips & tricks
  • And more

Includes: Intermediate 2 Manual PDF

Our classes are unique in the industry. Each course is designed in logical sequence in a well thought out curriculum. Classes are very comprehensive and cover small details that are often overlooked in other courses and books, but make life easier for soapmakers (things we wished we had learned as a new soapmaker). The class is built on a professional platform, where you can learn at your own pace on your own time, anywhere in the world. You just need internet access and a desire to learn.

Colorants in Soapmaking

Everything a soapmaker needs to know about color and more

Created by Erica D Pence - Certified Advanced Soapmaking Teacher

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Students: 70, Price: $89.99

Students: 70, Price:  Paid

Confused about which colorant to use? How about choosing colors for your project? This class walks you through all things color, including making infusions and creating better color.

This is a comprehensive course consisting of slideshow presentations, videos, downloadable PDFs, and quizzes to highlight important information in a professional format. You'll be able to learn everything you would in a traditional classroom and ask any questions along the way all from the comfort of your home.

Topics include:

  • Pigments, Oxides and Ultramarines
  • Micas
  • Dyes
  • Natural colorants - herbs, clays, etc.
  • Color Infusions
  • Choosing color combinations
  • Choosing the best colorant for your soap projects
  • Tips and tricks to better coloring
  • And more
  • Mica painting, dusting, veining, and more

Includes: Colorants Manual PDF

Our classes are unique in the industry. Each course is designed in logical sequence in a well thought out curriculum. Classes are very comprehensive and cover small details that are often overlooked in other courses and books, but make life easier for soapmakers (things we wished we had learned as a new soapmaker). The class is built on a professional platform, where you can learn at your own pace on your own time, anywhere in the world. You just need internet access and a desire to learn.

Cold Process Intermediate Soapmaking 1

Layering and Embedding Techniques in Soap

Created by Erica D Pence - Certified Advanced Soapmaking Teacher

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Students: 69, Price: $89.99

Students: 69, Price:  Paid

You can learn layering and embedding techniques in this Intermediate Soapmaking class featuring many popular designs, including the ombre layer and spoon layer or swirl with step by step demonstration videos walking you through the process.

This is a comprehensive, course consisting of slideshow presentations, videos, downloadable PDFs, and quizzes to highlight important information in a professional format. You’ll be able to learn everything you would in a traditional classroom and ask any questions along the way all from the comfort of your home.

Topics include:

  • Layering techniques
  • Two Tone Soaps
  • Ombre or Gradient Soaps
  • Spoon Layer (AKA Spoon Swirl)
  • Mica Veins
  • Embedding techniques
  • Making shapes to embed
  • Log Mold Embedding
  • Slab Mold Embedding
  • Combining Layering and Embedding
  • Supplies & equipment
  • Step by step demonstration
  • Tips & tricks
  • And more

Includes: Intermediate 1 Manual PDF

Our classes are unique in the industry. Each course is designed in logical sequence in a well thought out curriculum. Classes are very comprehensive and cover small details that are often overlooked in other courses and books, but make life easier for soapmakers (things we wished we had learned as a new soapmaker). The class is built on a professional platform, where you can learn at your own pace on your own time, anywhere in the world. You just need internet access and a desire to learn.

Milk Soapmaking

Learn to make soap using any kind of milk

Created by Erica D Pence - Certified Advanced Soapmaking Teacher

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Students: 68, Price: $89.99

Students: 68, Price:  Paid

Milk soaps can be tricky, but you can learn to make soap using any kind of milk while still maintaining an ivory color in this soapmaking class.

This is a comprehensive, course consisting of slideshow presentations, videos, downloadable PDFs, and quizzes to highlight important information in a professional format. You’ll be able to learn everything you would in a traditional classroom and ask any questions along the way all from the comfort of your home.

Learn to create soap using different types of milk in this class

Topics include:

  • Types of milk and their benefits to soap
  • Choosing milks
  • Methods of using milk successfully
  • Troubleshooting

Learn to make:

  • Naturally White Goat Milk Soap
  • Mocha Latte Exfoliating Soap with Almond Milk and Coffee Grounds
  • Triple Cream Rice Pudding Soap with Rice Milk, Yogurt, and Cream
  • Coconut Milk Salt Bars with Himayalan pink salts

Includes: Milk Soapmaking Manual PDF

Our classes are unique in the industry. Each course is designed in logical sequence in a well thought out curriculum. Classes are very comprehensive and cover small details that are often overlooked in other courses and books, but make life easier for soapmakers (things we wished we had learned as a new soapmaker). The class is built on a professional platform, where you can learn at your own pace on your own time, anywhere in the world. You just need internet access and a desire to learn.

Liquid Substitutions in Soapmaking

Learn to make soap with beer, wine, coffee, tea, juices, and purees.

Created by Erica D Pence - Certified Advanced Soapmaking Teacher

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Students: 56, Price: $89.99

Students: 56, Price:  Paid

Learn to create soap using different types of liquids in this demonstration class, including beer, wine, coffee, tea, juices and purees.

This is a comprehensive, course consisting of slideshow presentations, videos, downloadable PDFs, and quizzes to highlight important information in a professional format. You’ll be able to learn everything you would in a traditional classroom and ask any questions along the way all from the comfort of your home.

Topics include:

  • Benefits
  • Differences in liquid substitutions in soap
  • Composition of substitutions
  • Choosing Liquids
  • Making oil and tea infusions
  • Methods of adding liquids
  • Special considerations
  • Step by step demonstration

Learn to make:

  • Cabernet wine soap
  • Beer shaving soap
  • Chocolate coffee soap
  • Green tea infused soap
  • Cucumber puree soap
  • Strawberry puree soap

Includes: Liquid Substitution Manual

Our classes are unique in the industry. Each course is designed in logical sequence in a well thought out curriculum. Classes are very comprehensive and cover small details that are often overlooked in other courses and books, but make life easier for soapmakers (things we wished we had learned as a new soapmaker). The class is built on a professional platform, where you can learn at your own pace on your own time, anywhere in the world. You just need internet access and a desire to learn.

CP/HP Advanced Soapmaking Pro

Help with getting soapmaking certifications

Created by Erica D Pence - Certified Advanced Soapmaking Teacher

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Students: 56, Price: $149.99

Students: 56, Price:  Paid

This class goes beyond the fancy designs of the intermediate and advanced soapmaking classes and dives into more of the chemistry of soapmaking along with troubleshooting and formulations. It is designed for soapmakers that want to develop a further understanding of soapmaking and explains all that is involved to give the soapmaker a thorough background beyond the beginner courses (although some of this is reviewed. It is recommended for experienced soapmakers wishing to prepare themselves for both beginner and advanced certification in the field.

This is a comprehensive course consisting of slideshow presentations, videos, downloadable PDFs, and quizzes to highlight important information in a professional format. You'll be able to learn everything you would in a traditional classroom and ask any questions along the way all from the comfort of your home.

Includes: CP/HP Advanced Soapmaking Pro Manual PDF

Our classes are unique in the industry. Each course is designed in logical sequence in a well thought out curriculum. Classes are very comprehensive and cover small details that are often overlooked in other courses and books, but make life easier for soapmakers (things we wished we had learned as a new soapmaker). The class is built on a professional platform, where you can learn at your own pace on your own time, anywhere in the world. You just need internet access and a desire to learn.

Advanced Swirling Soapmaking 1

Making swirling designs in soap

Created by Erica D Pence - Certified Advanced Soapmaking Teacher

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Students: 48, Price: $119.99

Students: 48, Price:  Paid

Love swirling but need some help? You've come to the right place. Not only do we show to make zebra stripes and elemental swirls in step be step video demonstrations, but we also explain the theory behind achieving the designs you love.

This is a comprehensive course consisting of slideshow presentations, videos, downloadable PDFs, and quizzes to highlight important information in a professional format. You'll be able to learn everything you would in a traditional classroom and ask any questions along the way all from the comfort of your home.

Topics include:

  • Pot and Drop Swirl (AKA Holly Swirl OR Swirl in a Swirl)
  • Elemental Swirl
  • Zebra Stripe swirl (AKA Dandelion)
  • Snaking Swirl
  • Hanger Swirl
  • Mica marbling
  • Squirt Bottle Swirl (AKA Impressionism)
  • Step by step demonstration
  • Tips & tricks
  • And more

Includes: Advanced Swirling 1 Manual PDF

Our classes are unique in the industry. Each course is designed in logical sequence in a well thought out curriculum. Classes are very comprehensive and cover small details that are often overlooked in other courses and books, but make life easier for soapmakers (things we wished we had learned as a new soapmaker). The class is built on a professional platform, where you can learn at your own pace on your own time, anywhere in the world. You just need internet access and a desire to learn.

Advanced Swirling Soapmaking 2

Learn advanced swirling techniques in soapmaking

Created by Erica D Pence - Certified Advanced Soapmaking Teacher

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Students: 38, Price: $119.99

Students: 38, Price:  Paid

Love swirling but need some help? You've come to the right place. Not only do we show you how to make peacock swirls and feathering in step by step video demonstrations, but we also explain the theory behind achieving the designs you love.

This is a comprehensive course consisting of slideshow presentations, videos, downloadable PDFs, and quizzes to highlight important information in a professional format. You'll be able to learn everything you would in a traditional classroom and ask any questions along the way all from the comfort of your home.

Topics include:

  • Mantra swirl
  • Modified Mantra swirl
  • Peacock swirl
  • Feathering techniques
  • Bouquet Swirl
  • Butterfly Swirl
  • Column pour
  • Column pour variations
  • Hand swirling
  • Step by step demonstration
  • Tips & tricks
  • And more

Includes: Advanced Swirling 2 Manual PDF

Our classes are unique in the industry. Each course is designed in logical sequence in a well thought out curriculum. Classes are very comprehensive and cover small details that are often overlooked in other courses and books, but make life easier for soapmakers (things we wished we had learned as a new soapmaker). The class is built on a professional platform, where you can learn at your own pace on your own time, anywhere in the world. You just need internet access and a desire to learn.