Intro to Soapmaking // Sun. July, 23rd // 1:00–3:30P

Intro to Soapmaking // Sun. July, 23rd // 1:00–3:30P
Intro to Soapmaking // Sun. July, 23rd // 1:00–3:30P
Intro to Soapmaking // Sun. July, 23rd // 1:00–3:30P
Intro to Soapmaking // Sun. July, 23rd // 1:00–3:30P

Intro to Soapmaking // Sun. July, 23rd // 1:00–3:30P


Learn how to make handmade soap with simple ingredients and basic equipment that you already have in your kitchen! You’ll work in small groups of four to six to make batches of cold process soap from start to finish. 

During the class we’ll cover:

  • Safety gear and precautions

  • Basic cold process chemistry

  • Ingredient selection and storage

  • How to create your own recipes

  • How to cut, cure and store soaps

  • And more! 

You’ll receive a reference booklet with step-by-step instructions and one bar of cured soap to take home.

Please wear closed toe shoes and bring a long-sleeved shirt to wear while we work with the lye solution. If you have a pair of safety goggles and gloves that you would like to use, bring those along, too. There will be extra goggles and gloves available to borrow if you don’t have your own.

BONUS: Bring an empty, clean plastic HDPE 1 or 2 container + lid (like a medium/large yogurt or cottage cheese container) to take a sample of the batch you make in class!


About Motor City Soap Company
Caitlyn Pisarski is the owner of Motor City Soap Company in Detroit, Michigan. She began making soap in 2012 after taking a soapmaking class through a community skill share program. Motor City Soap produces over 12 different regular and 6 seasonal soap varieties, lip balms, bath soaks and sugar scrubs. All products are made with 100% certified organic oils and scented with plant-based essential oils. Caitlyn sells her product through her Etsy shop, at various farmers’ markets in and around Detroit during the growing season and at craft and trade shows during the holidays. She also offers a monthly soap share, wholesales to a number of Detroit businesses and fulfills special orders for showers and weddings.


Handmade Toledo proudly uses recycled packing materials + (mostly) usps priority boxes for orders. We do our best to package your order safely and securely enough to get to you unscathed.

Orders are usually processed within 1 to 3 business days after being received. You will receive a notification when your order has shipped with tracking number. Most orders are shipped via USPS Priority which usually takes around 2-4 business days.

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Many of our items are handmade, one of a kind, limited edition, or are on consignment, which makes returns very tricky.

We generally do not do returns, though sometimes we can swing an exchange.

Please contact us immediately if any of your items are defective, damaged or if you received the wrong item, so that we can evaluate the issue and make it right.

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