Cold Process Soap Making Workshop

Learn how to make cold process soap with a master soap maker in New York City.

3 hours Class size 1 to 10 (public classes), 8 to 1000 label $198

If you've been curious to learn the ins and outs of natural soap making, this workshop in NYC covers everything you need to know to create beautiful botanical soap.

In this class, you will learn how to make your own batch of cold process soap with master soap maker Marla Bosworth. She will walk you through all the steps in this immersive workshop so you understand the process and have fun while you're at it!

What you'll learn:

  • What is the cold process method
  • 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

With Marla's guidance, you will create your very own batch of soap by selecting botanicals, natural colorants, and your own essential oil blend. This class is perfect for beginners and your teacher will work side-by-side with you as you create in a supportive setting.

Please note:
  • This teacher's travel surcharge depends on the destination, ranging from $250-$500 and will be added once the initial booking is paid for.

At the end of your time, you'll have your own DIY soap to bring home and gain new knowledge to try it on your own!

Add-on available for this class
  • 1-Hour Zoom Followup Consultation Session with Marla ($100)
You can add these when you book (optional).
Knowledge required
No previous experience required.
What you'll get
Take home 6-8 bars, depending on how you choose to cut your soap.
What to bring
Bring a mask to wear and a pen to take notes. Everything else will be provided.
Suitable for

This class is great for individuals and couples as well as for a team building activity, birthday or bachelorette party.

This would also be a lovely gift for her, gift for mom, anniversary gift or birthday gift.

Back Porch Soap Co is fully vaccinated against COVID-19, and adheres to COVID-19 government guidelines.


Manhattan, NY

Exact location is anonymised for privacy. You'll get the specific address after booking.

Your teacher can also travel within 3500 miles of Manhattan for private classes

Your teacher
Back Porch Soap Co
Back Porch Soap Co

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Back Porch Soap Company was founded in 1998 by Marla Bosworth. She launched one of the first schools of natural skincare in the U.S. Marla offers cosmetic formulation training in organic skin care and natural hair, soapmaking and candle making. In addition to natural cosmetics online training, Marla teaches in New York City. Marla is well-known in the indie beauty community for sharing her knowledge of natural cosmetic and soap formulation along with her extensive background in entrepreneurship. She teaches experiential workshops that engage and empower students with knowledge in natural skincare formulation. A shamanic practitioner and energy soul coach, Marla speaks at corporate and private events, wellness gatherings and conferences around the world.

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Jyoti Krishan Mar 2023

This was a great class. So informative, friendly and welcoming. The instructor was very knowledgeable and open. So glad I signed up for this.

Lisa Yang Oct 2022

I loved that Marla and Kit were both obviously very seasoned and knew a lot about soap making. I was really happy to have attended their class with maximal safety precautions around lye.

Joanna Khan Apr 2022

Love this class, wonderful teacher, well organized, clean and spacious area to work ingredients and tools were provided with a super assessment. All in all with the money.

Cold Process Soap Making Workshop review by Joanna Khan - New York City

Akila Wetherill Feb 2022

Loved the experience! Marla was so much fun and knowledgable on so many aspects of the soapmaking process. Workspace was clean and everything you need is provided. Big plus is you get access to tips and info that will make your journey into soapmaking easier. Definitely would recommend especially for first timers like myself :)
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