Class Information

Class Information 2017-10-11T16:15:16+00:00

UPDATE ON CLASSES:

For the Time Being, We’re No Longer Holding Private Classes – We’re Only Teaching Through the Library.

For many years we’ve held both private classes as well as taught through the Multnomah County Library system. Going forward we will ONLY be teaching through the library, and we encourage you to contact your local branch to request us at the branch nearest you.

This is a Win-Win for everyone as we no longer need to manage class scheduling, you get to attend our classes for free, and we hold them in your neighborhood. NOTE: You must be a library patron to attend (which also helps the Library!)

NOTE: WE DO NOT CONTROL SCHEDULING  our classes are scheduled at the request of each branch manager – so, if you’d like a class, please contact your local branch to have them request a class.

ANOTHER NOTE: we will not be publishing library classes on our site (per our agreement with the Library).

Class Descriptions

Making Soap Bars

Hot and Cold Processes

Artisan Soap Making

Hot and Cold Processes

Covers how to make handmade soap from scratch using natural, healing oils by both cold and hot processes. Topics include everything from the chemistry of saponification to natural ways to color and fragrance your soap and how to do it all safely. Additional topics may include working with goat’s milk and product formulation, so bring your questions! Includes written procedure, recipes and soap to take home. Great for both novice and experienced soap-makers. 2 hours. Pre-registration is required. Cost $50/student

Making Moisturizers

Lotions and Balms

100% Natural

Lotions and Balms

Learn how to make your own natural moisturizers from scratch using healing vegetable and seed oils. This class covers everything from the chemistry of emulsion to how to preserve your moisturizers safely (or avoid preservatives altogether). Includes written procedure, recipes, and product to take home. 2 hours. Pre-registration is required. Cost $50/student

Making Liquid Soap

Liquid Soap

Hand, Body & Shampoo

Liquid Soap

Ditch those petroleum-based detergents and learn how to make your own true liquid soaps and shampoos from scratch using natural, healing vegetable & seed oils. Includes written procedure, recipes and soap to take home. 2 hours. Cost $50/student