Signal Mountain Soap Making Class

Saturday / 4-6pm / May 25th

Natural Cold Process Soap Making Class: $65/pp 

If you’ve always wanted to make homemade soap but was nervous about working with lye, this is the class for you. In the two-hours, we’ll discuss how to make soap including common terminology. We’ll divide into groups of 2-3 people and make batches of cold process lye soap for you to take home. You will use a lye calculator and batch record, measure ingredients, combine them to make soap, add fragrance and color, pour into a mold, insulate, and take home your own homemade batch of soap.

What’s provided:

  • Ingredients for soap-making including olive oil, coconut oil, tallow, water, lye, fragrance
  • Equipment needed for making soap
  • Latex-free rubber gloves, safety goggles, light fume mask
  • Small molds for you to take your batches home
  • Instruction and terminology handouts

What to bring:

  • Long-sleeve shirt and clothes that can get dirty or a kitchen apron
  • Optional – Your own safety mask and goggles
  • Sense of adventure and fun!


Lisa Ference is a retired FBI Agent who lives in Fredericksburg, VA. She’s the owner and operator of Signal Mountain Artist, making and selling candles, soaps, paracord items, journals, jewelry, and fun pinback buttons in Virginia for over 12 years, either retail, wholesale, or online. She’s a member of the Handcrafted Soap and Cosmetic Guild.


*This is a 13 and older class due to the nature of the process of making soap.