Go from complete beginner to confident soap maker in just a few easy lessons

Friend, if you want to make soap from scratch (without a premade base) but are crazy scared of using lye...

This is the course for you.

With How To Make Soap From Scratch, you'll go from absolute beginner (who may be a little timid with DIY) to successful, confident soap maker in no time flat.

Forget complicated and intimidating! This course walks you through the ENTIRE soap making process and breaks it down into simple, easy-to-follow steps.

Learn to make soap from scratch with the cold process method

You can do it; I'll show you how

What you'll learn in this in-depth course:

  • How to choose supplies and ingredients + my BEST money-saving tips for starting out

  • Overcome your fear of using lye and how to use it confidently

  • The KEY safety rules all new soap makers need to know

  • Add fun ingredients like herbs, dried flower petals, clay, and more, to create your own custom bars

  • Scent your soap with soap fragrance oils or natural essential oils

  • Color your soap + lots of all-natural coloring options

Step-by-step tutorials for these delightful soap recipes included:

  • Oatmeal Honey Soap

  • Lemon Poppyseed Soap

  • Lavender Swirl Soap

  • Bare Basic Bar

    Perfect for customizing!

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Learn more about How To Make Soap From Scratch

(Even If You're Crazy Scared of Lye)

Is How To Make Soap From Scratch Right for You?

This course is PERFECT for you if...

  • You're a complete soap making newbie and know NOTHING about soap making

  • You've tried to make soap before and were not successful

  • You are confused or intimidated by the soap making process

  • You want to make soap but have NO IDEA where to start

  • You want simple, step-by-step soap making tutorials that are easy to understand

This course is NOT right for you if...

  • You have made several batches of cold process soap successfully

  • You're ready for advanced soaping procedures

  • You do not want to handle lye (it's a necessary ingredient when making soap from scratch)

You CAN make beautiful handmade soap

These simple lessons and tutorials will show you how

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome To The Course!

    • A Message From Your Instructor

    • How To Use This Course Platform

    • Post Your First Discussion

  • 2

    Understading Soap Making

    • What Is Soap?

    • Different Soap Making Methods

    • Check Your Soaping Knowledge

  • 3

    What You'll Need To Get Started

    • Needed Soap Making Equipment

    • Digital Scale (and Why You Need One)

    • Safety Equipment

    • Incidental Tools

    • Soap Molds

    • How To Save Money On Your Soap Making Supplies

    • Needed Equipment Checklist

    • Check Your Soaping Knowledge

  • 4

    Soap Making Ingredients

    • Common Soap Making Oils

    • Soap Course Ingredient Glossary

    • Ingredient Shopping List

    • Check Your Soaping Knowledge

  • 5

    All About Lye

    • Getting Comfortable Working With Lye

    • Why You Need Lye To Make Soap

    • Lye Safety + Downloadable Checklist

    • Check Your Soaping Knowledge

    • Mid-Course Check In!

  • 6

    Bonus Lessons: Beginning Soap Making Skills To Know

    • How To Use Your Digital Scale

    • How To Line a Box to Use as a Soap Mold

  • 7

    Let's Make Soap!

    • RECIPE: Bare Basic Soap

    • PREP STEP: Preparing Your Work Station

    • STEP 1: Measuring Oils

    • STEP 2: Measuring Water

    • STEP 3 & STEP 4: Making a Lye Solution

    • STEP 5: Blending

    • STEP 6: Pour Into Mold

    • Clean Up Step

    • STEP 7: Cutting and Cure

    • Step-By-Step Soap Making Cheat Sheet Download

    • Celebrate Your First Batch!

  • 8

    Fun Additives for Your Soap

    • How To Use Additives

    • RECIPE: Oatmeal and Honey Soap

    • MAKE IT: Oatmeal Honey Soap Tutorial

    • Celebrate Your Soap Making!

  • 9

    Fragrancing Your Soap

    • Fragrance Options: Natural and Synthetic

    • RECIPE: Lemon Poppyseed Soap

    • MAKE IT: Lemon Poppyseed Soap Tutorial

    • Celebrate Your Soap Making!

  • 10

    Coloring Your Soap

    • Coloring Options

    • RECIPE: Lavender Swirl Soap

    • MAKE IT: Lavender Swirl Soap Tutorial

    • Celebrate Your Soap Making!

  • 11

    Wrap Up and Congratulations

    • Congratulations on Completing the Course!

    • Please Take This End of Course Survey

  • 12

    Bonus Resources

    • Soap Making Glossary of Terms Download

    • The Best Soap Making Resources

    • Easy Lye Calculator

    • Bonus Soap Making Recipe Bundle

Meet Your Instructor

Esthetician & Founder

Angela Palmer

Hi, friend! Welcome to Farm Girl Soap Co., a DIY skin care education company that teaches beginning crafters how to make soap and herbal beauty products. My job is to help you feel confident crafting naturally-based skin care from scratch. I'll bust down the intimidation factors and get you creating your own farm-fresh, amazing products within just minutes.

Why should I pay for an online soap making course?

I can learn from You Tube for free

You absolutely can teach yourself to make soap by watching You Tube videos and searching online soap making sites. But this course offers you three big benefits Google can't.

1. A short cut: Save hours of time wading through soap making videos, blog posts, and online recipes. Everything you need to know to get started successfully is right at your fingertips, in an easy to digest, step-by-step format.

2. Safety: When you're a beginner, you don't know what you don't know. By teaching yourself, you may miss key safety information that can affect you as well as your finished soap bars. Safety is paramount to me, and by taking this course you'll be sure to get all the information you need to work with lye and make soap safely.

3. A soap making mentor: Got a question about a soap making procedure, recipe, or that kinda-scary ingredient lye? No need to figure it out on your own. I'll be there to answer ALL of your soap making questions.

When you enroll in this course, I'll be THERE to mentor you. To hold your hand, help you out, and cheer you on!

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Do I have to be available at certain times/dates for this course?

    Not at all. This course is completely self-paced. You can sign in at any time, and work through the lessons as quickly or slowly as you like. There are no due dates, and no homework… just all the fun stuff!

  • How long will I have access to the course?

    Once you enroll, you will have lifetime access to the course. Plus, any time I update the course, you’ll get access to that too.

  • How do you offer support/help/answer questions?

    In each lesson throughout the course is a discussion section where you can post questions or ask for help. I’m inside the course often and check in with all my students to ensure you’re moving through the lessons successfully.

  • Do you offer a refund? Is this really risk free?

    I think you’ll be really happy with the course, but in case you decide it’s just not for you, you have 14 days to get a full refund.

It's time to start crafting your own handmade soap for yourself, family, and friends

Let's make soap!

I'm super excited to make soap with you!

You can start crafting your very own beautiful, good-for-your-skin, handmade soap bars for yourself, family, and friends.

You can do this, friend! So, enroll now and I'll see you inside the course!