Online Class: Soap Making 101

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.

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Course Description

Soap Making Mastery: Craft, Create, and Conquer!

Dive into the world of soap-making with our comprehensive online course. Whether you're driven by a desire to craft personalized gifts, express your creativity, or tap into the lucrative market of handmade products, this course will set you on the path to mastery.

Course Highlights:

  • Suitable for everyone, from beginners to experienced soap crafters.
  • Understand the rich history of soap-making and the fundamental ingredients and tools.
  • Dive deep into the science behind crafting the perfect bar, from fragrances to fillers.
  • Master a variety of soap recipes, from aromatherapy to specialty soaps.
  • Troubleshoot common issues with practical solutions.
  • Get savvy on the business side – costing, pricing, and effective marketing strategies.

The current trend for handcrafted products shows no sign of waning. Today, more than ever, consumers are drawn to the authenticity and quality of homemade items. Handmade soaps, especially, have seen an upsurge in demand, gracing the shelves of boutique stores, salons, and even restaurants. This resurgence of interest in artisanal products presents a golden opportunity for those skilled in the craft. And this course is your gateway to that world.

Detailed Course Breakdown:

  • Lesson 1: Historical Depths: Dive into the evolution of soap-making, understanding its history and the essential tools and ingredients.

  • Lesson 2: Soap Science: Delve into the intricate materials, the role of fillers, fragrances, and the science behind the soap-making process.

  • Lesson 3: Basic Soap Crafting: Master fundamental recipes, exploring the use of fruits, vegetables, and spices.

  • Lesson 4: Signature Soaps: Explore the art of aromatherapy, herbs, and color infusion in creating signature soap bars.

  • Lesson 5: Specialty Soaps: Learn to create distinct soaps like shampoos, antiseptics, and bath salts.

  • Lesson 6: Troubleshooting: Address common challenges in soap-making and discover tried-and-true solutions.

  • Lesson 7: Business Brilliance: Unearth the secrets of successful soap businesses – from costing and pricing to strategic marketing.

Throughout the course, practical assignments and review quizzes will gauge your understanding, ensuring a robust grasp of every module. You need to maintain a class average of 70% or higher to pass successfully.

Imagine the pride and joy of seeing your handcrafted soaps used by friends, family, or even displayed in local shops. Beyond the joy of creation, there's potential for real profit. With the trend of handcrafted items not just being a mere fad but a sustained preference among consumers, the potential to turn this skill into a thriving business is real.

So, are you ready to dive into this bubbling journey of creativity, crafting, and commerce? It's time to mold your passion into beautiful bars of soap, and perhaps, a rewarding business. Enroll today and step into the vibrant world of soap-making!

Course Motivation

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

Course Lessons

Average Lesson Rating:
4.5 / 5 Stars (Average Rating)
"Extraordinarily Helpful"
(1,522 votes)

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
  • Lesson discussions: Why Are You Taking This Course?; Reasons for Taking this Course
  • Complete: Lesson 1: Assignment
  • Complete Assignment: History of Soap Making
  • Assessment: Lesson 1 Exam

Lesson 2: The Science of Making Soap

The materials and science of making soap. Fillers and fragrances; water/fat ratios. Additional lesson topics: Soap Equipment; What is Glycerin? 118 Total Points
  • Lesson 2 Video A
  • Lesson 2 Video B : Overview of the Science Behind Soap Making
  • Lesson discussions: Soap Making Experience
  • Complete: Lesson 2: Assignment
  • Complete Assignment: Soap Making
  • Assessment: 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
  • Complete Assignment: Making Soap
  • Assessment: 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
  • Complete: Lesson 4: Assignment
  • Complete Assignment: Messages
  • Assessment: 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
  • Complete: Lesson 5: Assignment
  • Complete Assignment: Glycerin-Based Soap
  • Assessment: Lesson 5 Exam

Lesson 6: Problems with Making Soap

This lesson will go over some problems and solutions in making soap. Additional lesson topics: 129 Total Points
  • Lesson 6 Video
  • Lesson discussions: What's Your Favorite Method?
  • Complete: Lesson 6: Assignment
  • Complete Assignment: How to Fix Problems
  • Assessment: 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. Additional lesson topics: Home Business Ideas; Safe Cosmetics 39 Total Points
  • Lesson 7 Video
  • Lesson discussions: Course Completion Poll: Your Thoughts; Program Evaluation Follow-up Survey (End of Course); Course Comments
  • Complete: Lesson 7 A: Assignment
  • Complete: Lesson 7 B: Assignment
  • Assessment: Lesson 7 Exam
Total Course Points

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.
  • Demonstrate mastery of lesson content at levels of 70% or higher.

Additional Course Information

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Course Title: Soap Making 101
Course Number: 8900282
Lessons Rating: 4.5 / 5 Stars (1,522 votes)
Languages: English - United States, Canada and other English speaking countries
Availability: This course is online and available in all 50 states including: California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, New York, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Texas.
Last Updated: September 2023
Course Type: Self-Paced, Online Class
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 Fee: $120.00 U.S. dollars

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