Learn Melt & Pour Soap Making - Make Soap For Fun or Profit
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Melt and pour soap making is quick, fun and easy, whether you want a new hobby, or a side business
4.3 (16 ratings)
Instead of using a simple lifetime average, Udemy calculates a course's star rating by considering a number of different factors such as the number of ratings, the age of ratings, and the likelihood of fraudulent ratings.
78 students enrolled
Created by Shona O'Connor
Last updated 5/2017
English
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Includes:
  • 1.5 hours on-demand video
  • 1 Article
  • 5 Supplemental Resources
  • Full lifetime access
  • Access on mobile and TV
  • Certificate of Completion
What Will I Learn?
  • Make a range of melt and pour soaps , that will be ready in a few hours, using pre-made soap bases, colours and fragrances.
  • Use a variety of techniques to create stunning visual effects in the soap
  • Use natural and cosmetic colours to get the look you want, whether you want fun or the natural rustic feel.
  • Add natural ingredients to achieve an exfoliating effect in your soap
  • Embed objects and soap shapes in bars or loaves of soap to create fun, fabulous soaps
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Requirements
  • This course is for complete beginners or people who have used melt and pour soap but would like to learn additional techniques.
  • No previous knowledge is required as this course takes you step by step through the process
Description

Take this course and you will learn how to make fun, visually stunning soaps, using pre-made bases, colours and fragrances

You will be able to create a whole range of fabulous soaps using a range of techniques, from rustic, natural soaps to fun, eye catching soaps that children and adults will love

You will have a new hobby that you can do with older children, safely in your kitchen

The course will give you all the information that you need about oils, butters, fragrances and colours, so that you can you can ingredients to your soaps to add enriching and moisturizing qualities to them. You will also see how to add natural ingredients to your soap to create exfoliating properties.

You will discover the difference between essential and fragrance oils and how and when to use them

I will share ideas for saving money on molds and equipment so you can get started cheaper.

You will make products so amazing that your friends and family will be asking you to make some for them.

The packaging ideas will enable you to create fabulous gifts for family and friends.

Who is the target audience?
  • This course is for anyone looking for a fun, creative new hobby that they can do at home, and children can join in, with supervision
  • The complete beginner, or someone has got very basic experience with melt and pour soap and wants ideas of ways to create different effects with ingredients, techniques and colours
  • Anyone who is looking to produce soaps that don't contain skin irritants
  • Anyone who makes Cold Process Soap and wants a simple, quick way to make embeds to use in, or the decorate their soap
  • Anyone who is looking for a way to make some money with a side business, or just earn some extra money to fund this new hobby.
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Curriculum For This Course
38 Lectures
01:43:59
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Introduction
1 Lecture 03:27
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What You Need To Get Started
6 Lectures 18:58

Find out what basic equipment you need to make melt and pour soap

Equipment
02:47

See the various types of molds that can be used to make soap

Molds
05:07

How to make a wooden loaf soap mold at home.

Making a Wooden Loaf Mold
04:57

How to line your wooden soap mold so that you can easily remove the soap from the mold

Preview 01:22

What is the best material for molds

Molds
1 question

Discover the different melt and pour soap bases and their uses.

Soap Bases
03:03
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Ingredients
4 Lectures 10:14

This lecture covers a range of ingredients that you can include in your soap making

Ingredients
02:47

Learn about the different types of fragrances and how to choose the best one for your products

Fragrances
04:00

See the different types of colourants available for melt and pour soap making - both natural and cosmetic and how to use them

Colours
02:34

How to create a suitable and safe environment for making your soap

Preparing Work Area
00:53
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Making a Basic Bar of Soap
3 Lectures 06:56

 See how to make a basic bar of soap using petals for a decorative effect

Making a Basic Bar of Soap
04:15

How to colour your soap using coffee to create a natural effect

Making Soap Using a Natural Colourant
02:01
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Additives
5 Lectures 12:40

How to add cocoa butter to your soap to give it a moisturising effect

Adding Emollients to Your Soap
03:10

Emollients
1 question

Demonstration of 2 methods of adding seeds to your soap to create a decorative and exfoliating effect

Adding Seeds To Your Soap
03:01

Adding Seeds To Your Soap
1 question

How to use loofah in your soap to create a stunning visual effect and an exfoliating bar

Making Loofah Soap
03:24

See how to cut your loofah soap

Cutting The Loofah Soap
02:18
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Creating Stunning Effects in Your Soap
4 Lectures 09:21

Learn 2 different ways to create marbling effects in your soap

Creating Marbling Effects in Your Soap
02:18

See how to make a rainbow soap using the layering technique

Creating Layers in Your Soap
04:43

Layering
1 question

Use of a 2 part mold to create a 3D effect

Making 3D Xmas Tree Soap
01:52
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Embedding
10 Lectures 31:17

How to use the unique qualities of melt and pour soap to create soap shapes

Creating Soap Shapes For Embedding
02:53

How to embed your soap shapes into a bar of soap

Embedding Soap shapes in a bar of soap
03:33

Embedding soap shapes in a bar of soap
1 question

Learn how to make a large soap shape to embed in a loaf of soap

Embedding Soap shapes in a loaf of soap
03:17

See how to make the loaf soap, remove it from the mold and cut into slices

Pouring Soap, Turning Out and Cutting Loaf Soaf
04:10

Watch how to use a tube mold to make a soap embed that can then be used to make other fun soaps

Making Tube Mold For Column Soap
03:14

Discover how to use the tube mold embed in a column mold using a pringle tin as your mold

Embedding soap shapes in a column mold
04:01

Removing the soap from the mold and cutting into slices

Cutting Column Soap
01:07

Discover what items you can embed into soaps to make fun soaps for chiildren

Embedding objects in your soap
06:26

Removing your soaps from the mold

Preview 01:56
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Wrapping and Storing Your Soap
3 Lectures 06:06

Find out the best way to wrap and store your soaps to keep their quality and avoid damage.See some fun and attractive ways of packaging your soaps to give as gifts or to sell

Wrapping and Storing Your Soap
03:34

Find out what you legally need to include in your labeling, as well as tips for getting repeat business if you are selling your products.

Labeling Your Soap
01:42
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Sugar Scrub Bars
1 Lecture 04:18
Sugar Scrub Bars
04:18
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Bonus Section
1 Lecture 00:45
Bonus Lecture
00:45
About the Instructor
Shona O'Connor
4.4 Average rating
142 Reviews
3,577 Students
4 Courses
Crafter, Soap Maker, Trainer

I have been making soap for over 18 years and teaching soap for over 15 years.

I started with the melt and pour Soap method and then went on to make soap from scratch using the Cold Process method. I love to share my expertise with others, which led me to start teaching soap making from my home. Now my course is an online version, which allows me to share my passion with students from all over the world, who want to learn or master soap making.

I have successfully sold my soaps to friends, co-workers, at craft fairs and online.

The best thing about Cold Process soap making is that you can make totally natural soap that does not contain any harmful chemicals. I can teach you how to make  a simple, plain bar of soap, or how to unleash your creativity using fabulous colouring techniques. I have studied aromatherapy, so am the perfect person to guide students in the use of essential oils.

I have always loved teaching and love the satisfaction of teaching a complete beginner to make something creative and seeing or hearing about their delight in the fabulous results they have achieved. Udemy's discussion area is perfect for following up with students and sharing in their successes.

Join the soap making course and let me help you have fun and make amazing soap.