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Course Description

Learn how to make your own soap in our self-paced online course.  If you've always wanted to try different soap-making recipes, create your own signature items for personal use, for gifts or for profit, or just learn about what goes into making a soap, this class is for you!
With or without any experience you will learn the foundations of soap making: the history behind the craft; basic melt and pour techniques, popular cold-process methods; how to create your own recipes (using a simple set formula); how to create signature soaps, basic aromatherapy, special soaps and what to do when your recipes need a little fine tuning.  
Best of all the course has video demonstrations of the soap-making techniques as well as photos, step-by-step instructions and your instructor will not only be grading quizzes and assignments but is available through our class email to answer questions.

"Handmade" things are springing up everywhere -- in stores, boutiques, as take out food and in health care items. People are returning to the retro feeling of "home made" from home decor to high end, custom embellished clothing to homey foods. Soap can be a big part of this retro trend. Take advantage of this marketing trend and profit from your tiny investment in this class.

Soap making is actually easy. The lessons provide recipes for soaps in several lessons. They have been tested. You can use them "as is" or, at completion of the course, feel confident about personalizing the recipes to make them your own. Included are marketing ideas to get you thinking about how to name, how to make them special with your package and styling and how to price them for both wholesale and retail applications.

Learn a new creative 'art'! Try Soap Making today!


Learn the foundations of soap making: the history behind the craft; basic melt and pour techniques, popular cold-process methods; how to create your own recipes (using a simple set formula); how to create signature soaps, basic aromatherapy, special soaps and what to do when your recipes need a little fine tuning.

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Course Lessons

  • Lesson 1: Soap Making History

    The history of soap. Basic ingredients and tools needed.
  • Lesson 2: The Science of Making Soap

    The materials and science of making soap. Fillers and fragrances; water/fat ratios.
  • Lesson 3: Making Soaps: Basic Recipes

    Instructions and ingredients of basic soaps. Making Fruit Soaps, Vegetable Soaps, Spicy Soaps.
  • Lesson 4: Signature Soap Recipes

    Creating a signature soap that appeals to friends, family, or customers. Aromatherapy, colors, and herbs. Recipes to try.
  • Lesson 5: Special Soaps

    In this lesson, you will add other knowledge to your basics, to give you more choices in your soap making. Topics will include: how to make shampoos, antiseptics, and bath salts.
  • Lesson 6: Problems with Making Soap

    This lesson will go over some problems and solutions in making soap.
  • Lesson 7: The Business of Selling Your Soaps

    In this lesson, we will discuss the business of selling soap: How to figure costs of labor and material, and marketing stratagies.
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0.7 CEUs
7 Contact Hours
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Course Title: Soap Making 101
Course Number: 8900282
Languages: English - United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, and other English speaking countries
Course Type: How To
CEU Value: 0.7 IACET CEUs (Continuing Education Units)
CE Accreditation: Universal Class, Inc. has been accredited as an Authorized Provider by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
Grading Policy: Earn a final grade of 70% or higher to receive an online/downloadable CEU Certification documenting CEUs earned
Assessment Method: Lesson assignments and review exams
Instructor: Nancy Fillip
Syllabus: View Syllabus
Course Review: Read Editorial Review
Course Fee: $35.00 (no CEU Certification) || with CEU Certification: $60.00

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Summarize soap making history.
  • Summarize the science of making soap.
  • Make soaps.
  • Summarize signature soap recipes.
  • Describe making special soaps.
  • Describe problems with making soap.
  • Summarize the business of selling your soaps, and
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
History of Soap MakingAssignment10
Lesson 1: AssignmentAssignment10
Lesson 1 ExamExam9
Soap MakingAssignment100
Lesson 2: AssignmentAssignment10
Lesson 2 ExamExam8
Making SoapAssignment100
Lesson 3 ExamExam8
Lesson 4: AssignmentAssignment10
Lesson 4 ExamExam9
Glycerin-Based SoapAssignment100
Lesson 5: AssignmentAssignment10
Lesson 5 ExamExam8
How to Fix ProblemsAssignment100
Making SoapAssignment100
Lesson 6: AssignmentAssignment20
Lesson 6 ExamExam9
Lesson 7 A: AssignmentAssignment20
Lesson 7 B: AssignmentAssignment10
Lesson 7 ExamExam9
Total Points:660

Student Testimonials

  • "All of the course was helpful, I can use all of it to help me start my business. Thank you." -- Cassia H.
  • "Found it very interesting and Helpful I am now taking Armotheraphy class,...Loved taking the course and found it very helpful, and found the instructor to be very fast with reply and exams. Great course." -- Maude C.
  • "I enjoyed how easy they walked you through the whole process. In addition, they had available sights to find for more information. I really enjoyed this class. Thank you!" -- marcia F.

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