Calendar of Events

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Available on the HSMG website are the following calendar of events tailored to soapmakers. These events have been submitted by various groups and businesses; they are not sponsored or endorsed by the HSMG.

September 2008

September 27 – September 28 (Saturday – Sunday)


This popular weekend workshop taught by Lori Nova & David Critchfield covers 4 classes on making natural soap from scratch: Cold Process Basics & More (101), Swirls & Layers (201), Crockpot Hot Process & Big Batch / Production Soap Making. Take home thorough handouts with detailed instructions, recipes for everything we make, a certificate of completion & 4 bars of award-winning soap. This class is mainly demo-style (the best/safest way so you’ll feel confident doing it at home). Ideal for out-of-towners flying in who want to learn all they can about making fantastic soap in 2 days. 10am-6pm both days (16 total hours). Class fee is $275 (plus $30 materials fee). Please visit for more info.

Point Richmond, CA

October 2008

October 19 (Sunday)

Soap Makers’ Luncheon

Third Sunday at 2:00pm. Luncheon for anyone interested in handmade soap; no fee; just pay for your own meal. A fabulous fall gathering is just what soap makers need to stay motivated through the busy holiday season. This meeting will focus on safe soap making shortcuts and methods to safely speed saponification, with emphasis on how to decrease saponification and cure times for cold process and hot process soaps so that soaps can safely be sold one (1) week after being made. Holiday shipping: Learn how to ship a bar of soap across the country and have it delivered in 2 days for just $1.50!

San Diego, CA

October 24 – October 26 (Friday – Sunday)

Making Natural Skin, Bath & Body Care Products, 3-Day Course

Learn how to make over 18 natural skin, bath & body products. Experience a lot of hands on and personal instruction. Make lotions, creams, whipped body butter, a customized facial skin care line for your skin type, bath fizzies, body scrubs, bath salts, milk baths, facial teas, lip balms, body balms and age-defying eye balm. You will take with you 18 products plus an extensive and informative workbook (over 100 pages) that includes the recipes. Includes information to get you started on what you need to know to sell your products. 9:45-5:15 each day. Optional: Add on extra day… Oct. 27, Soap & Candle Making more info call 707 426-9480 or visit

Maria Gelnett

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