Upcoming Soap Making Classes

Soap classes for every level, from beginner to advanced. Or you simply want a fun project to do with loved ones? I have you covered.

Check out my current offerings, below: 


Beginning Soap Making: 
Traditional Cold-Process (CP) 

CP soap class

Two Classes: Different Dates/locations
(See Below)

Lisa: Soap Maker

Summer Class through Courageous Soap:

Date: Saturday, May 29th, 2022
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Class cost: $65.00 (materials fee included)
Register Here: Beginning CP Class, (Boulder)

Three Leaf farm

Summer Class through Three Leaf Farm, Lafayette

Date: Saturday, July 9th, 2022
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Class cost: $65.00 (materials fee included)
Register Here: Three Leaf Farm 

Learn to make natural, hand-crafted soap outside at a local, sustainable farm - clean and green, for sure!

Join us at either my Courageous Soap South Boulder studio (May 21) or Three Leaf Farm in Lafayette (July 9th), each a perfect setting to learn a new, creative yet practical skill.

Thoughtfully crafting your own soap with a few simple, skin supportive ingredients is both a creative and eco-savvy alternative to commercial “soaps” (actually detergents) that can wreak havoc on both the environment and your system. As an experienced, award-winning soap artisan, Lisa will show you how to elevate beginner soap design into something special.

In this hands-on workshop, you'll learn the basics of making classic, hand-poured, cold-process soap. We'll review safety tips, create a beginners' supply list, and get creative with customization techniques. You'll leave inspired with detailed notes, simple recipes, a resource list, handcrafted soap, and (quite possible) a happy obsession with a new creative pursuit. :)

This class is for adults (16+ years) - not recommended for younger children. 
You're welcome to do this class with an older teen, but please note that the fee is per participant.

Want a soap class for a younger child? Check out our Parent/Child Glycerin Soap Class on May 7th!

Cancellation/COVID policies:
Please don't come to class if you feel unwell. 

Cancellation and Covid policies are listed on the Three Leaf Farm website and the Courageous Soap registration pages. Please check updated policies at registration as the pandemic situation continues to be fluid.

Soap Recipe Formulation + Natural Color
in Cold-Process (CP) Soap

 Plant-infused Soap oils

Summer Class through Courageous Soap 

Date: Saturday, July 23rd, 2022
Time: 10:00 AM - 12:30 PM
Class cost: $45.00 (material fee included)
Register Here: Courageous Soap Formulation/Color Class

So, you've made a few batches of soap and are now ready to dig into creating your own soap recipes, plus you're curious about how ingredients impact your design options. 

Bring your laptop and follow along as we walk through the finer points of using lye, fragrance oil, and essential oil calculators. You'll get a fuller picture of how fatty acids work in your designs, as well as how different oils, additives and scents impact set-up time, color clarity, and bar feel. I'll also go over different methods of working with natural color. 

In this class we'll also cover common pitfalls (False trace! Elusive emulsion! Volcano soap! to name a few). Bring soap fails and/or questions - we'll see if we can diagnose the situation. 

NOTE: This is a formulation class for those who have a basic knowledge of soap making/have made a few Cold Process Soap batches. 

We don't make soap in this class, rather, this is hands-on practice of the skills listed. You'll leave class with copious notes, practice on how to create soap recipes, work with scents, use natural color and additives, plus your own original recipes to try. 


Layers, Drop Swirls + One Pot Design:
Advanced/Beginner Cold-Process (CP)
Soap Design Technique

 layers, drop swirls, and one pot designs

Summer Workshop through Courageous Soap 

Date: Saturday, August 13th, 2022
Time: 10:00 AM - 2:30 PM
(Class description and registration information to coming soon - check back or sign up for my Courageous Soap newsletter for updates)