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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.

  • Completely Online
  • Self-Paced
  • Instructor Feedback
  • 6 Months to Complete
  • 24/7 Availability
  • Start Anytime
  • PC & Mac Compatible
  • Android & iOS Friendly
  • Accredited CEUs
Universal Class is an IACET Accredited Provider
 

Learning Outcomes

By successfully completing this course, students will be able to:
  • Know soap making history.
  • Know the science of making soap.
  • Make soaps.
  • Know signature soap recipes.
  • Describe making special soaps.
  • Describe problems with making soap.
  • Know the business of selling your soaps, and
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.
 
 
 

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Course Lessons

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Lesson 1: Soap Making History

The history of soap. Basic ingredients and tools needed. 29 Total Points
  • Lesson 1 Video A
  • Lesson 1 Video B : Brief Overview of Soap Making
  • Review 2 Articles: Bramble Berry Soap Making Supplies; Soap Making Vocabulary
  • Take Poll: Why Are You Taking This Course?
  • Complete Assignment: History of Soap Making
  • Complete: Lesson 1: Assignment
  • Complete: Lesson 1 Exam

Lesson 2: The Science of Making Soap

The materials and science of making soap. Fillers and fragrances; water/fat ratios. 118 Total Points
  • Lesson 2 Video A
  • Lesson 2 Video B : Overview of the Science Behind Soap Making
  • Review 3 Articles: Soap Equipment; Vermont Soap Works; What is Glycerin?
  • Review Video: How to use SoapCalc.com
  • Take Poll: Soap Making Experience
  • Complete Assignment: Soap Making
  • Complete: Lesson 2: Assignment
  • Complete: Lesson 2 Exam

Lesson 3: Making Soaps: Basic Recipes

Instructions and ingredients of basic soaps. Making Fruit Soaps, Vegetable Soaps, Spicy Soaps. 108 Total Points
  • Lesson 3 Video
  • Review 2 Articles: Essential Oils; Soap Making Supplies
  • Complete Assignment: Making Soap
  • Complete: Lesson 3 Exam

Lesson 4: Signature Soap Recipes

Creating a signature soap that appeals to friends, family, or customers. Aromatherapy, colors, and herbs. Recipes to try. 119 Total Points
  • Lesson 4 Video
  • Review 2 Articles: Soap Molds- Go Planet Earth; Lye Calculator
  • Complete Assignment: Messages
  • Complete: Lesson 4: Assignment
  • Complete: Lesson 4 Exam

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. 118 Total Points
  • Lesson 5 Video
  • Review 2 Articles: How to Price Your Soaps; Soap Molds- Go Planet Earth
  • Complete Assignment: Glycerin-Based Soap
  • Complete: Lesson 5: Assignment
  • Complete: Lesson 5 Exam

Lesson 6: Problems with Making Soap

This lesson will go over some problems and solutions in making soap. 129 Total Points
  • Lesson 6 Video
  • Review Article: Tipnut.com
  • Review Video: Soap Making Problems
  • Take Poll: What's Your Favorite Method?
  • Complete Assignment: How to Fix Problems
  • Complete: Lesson 6: Assignment
  • Complete: Lesson 6 Exam

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. 39 Total Points
  • Lesson 7 Video
  • Review 9 Articles: Check Lists for Everything; Free Business Cards; Home Business Ideas; How to Price Your Soaps; Meet Up with a Soap Making Group; Safe Cosmetics; Soap Making Business Ideas; Storefront; Sun Feather Natural Soap Company
  • Take Poll: Course Completion Poll: Your Thoughts
  • Take Survey: Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course)
  • Complete: Lesson 7 A: Assignment
  • Complete: Lesson 7 B: Assignment
  • Complete: Lesson 7 Exam
660
Total Course Points

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Course Title: Soap Making 101
Course Number: 8900282
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
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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
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Course Fee: $50.00 (no CEU Certification) || with CEU Certification: $75.00

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  • "All of the course was helpful, I can use all of it to help me start my business. Thank you." -- Cassia H.
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