New! Making Cold Process Soap with Marla: One-to-One Session


Times have changed, so let's change with them! This is a new one-to-one virtual cold process soapmaking class taught by master soapmaker, Marla Bosworth. Now regardless of where you live - Europe, Africa, South America, Australia, UK, India, anywhere in the world - you can join Marla and create soap together. This is a beginners session, and we are adding other specialty sessions for soapmaking and clean beauty formulation. Feel free to email us for details.

In this uplifting and fun session you will be guided and instructed on how to safely make soap from the comfort of your home. You'll make soap live with Marla, a seasoned soapmaker who has taught thousands of students from all over the world who join her in New York City and around the U.S. to learn to make soap in her in-person workshops. This virtual alternative is perfect for students who don't want to travel due to COVID.

Students will be inspired throughout the immersive creative process with Marla, who is known for leading experiential workshops in making clean beauty products from scratch. You'll make your very own batch of soap as Marla makes a batch of soap, which is perfect for the visual learner!

This is a 1.5 hour virtual session via your computer using Zoom. It is recorded and you have lifetime access. It is perfect for those:

- Looking to create a business selling soap
- Have an existing business and looking to add cold process bar soaps to the product lineup,
- Hobbyists who would like to make their own unique cold process soaps to give as gifts.

Students will learn to use plants and other organic, natural ingredients to make soap from scratch using the cold process method. They will learn to formulate soap recipes, incorporate a myriad of specialty ingredients, design and create their own batches of soap from the comfort of home.

What in nature inspires you? What can you share through a beautifully designed botancial soap to inspire others? It might be locally grown produce or honey from the farmer's market, wildcrafted elements from a nature hike or water from a river or stream. This is just a sampling from where we can source our inspiration. 

What makes this class special? With Marla's guidance, you will create your very own batch of soap. Student will receive personal instruction and guidance from Marla. This masterclass series is packed with soap recipes, class handouts, detailed instructions and a valuable supplier list.

What we will cover:

How to work with lye safely (you're going to measure and mix your own), how to formulate a great soap recipe, where to buy supplies and everything "cold process" that you want to know!

More of What Makes This Workshop Unique:

Students will be sent access to additional two hours of recorded material from Marla that will help you formulate soaps, know which equipment/supplies to purchase, which suppliers she recommends for various ingredients, working safely with lye and more. 

Each student will bring out their inner alchemist by making their own batch of soap from scratch. Students can either purchase ingredients and supplies from a list or have them shipped in a soapmaking kit available at an additional cost (see below).

Marla creates high experiential workshops - a holistic perspective of learning by transforming new information. If you've ever attended any of her classes you know the energy she creates is positive, supportive, educational and fun.

Bio: Marla is the CEO of Back Porch Soap Company. She has been making plant-based beauty products for 22 years. 

Date: Please contact us to schedule.

Time: 1.5 hour session live with Marla, and an additional 2 hours of recorded content.

Course Fee: $198  includes all teaching and coaching sessions, a valuable handout with recipes, formulation and mentorship with Marla as well as a list of her favorite suppliers. 

Soapmaking Kit: For an additional $68 you will receive a soapmaking kit with everything required to make your soap (with the exception of a stickblender and scale). Shipping is included. Please let us know if you would like to purchase the soapmaking kit and the address to where you would like it shipped. Currently soapmaking kits are available only to those on the mainland in the U.S. We are working on offering soapmaking kit options for international students.

Additional students: Do you have additional students who would like to join you in the live session? Cost is $98 per additional student. Soapmaking kits are also available for $68 (including shipping) to the additional students.

Class Location:
Online via classroom webinar portal. Students must have access to a computer or tablet.

Enroll now by clicking on "Add to Cart."