Group Soap Making Workshop

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ABOUT THIS EVENT
Event Category

Arts & DIY

Event Overview

​Learn how to make all natural soaps from a professional soap maker. Held at Hutch Kitchen & Bar, you can enjoy amazing Happy Hour Specials while you learn hands-on how soap is made.


This is a great workshop for anyone who wants to better understand how soap is made using the cold-process method (from scratch), and learn what makes all natural products different from most commercial brands.


You will learn the art and science of soap making and leave with the ability to make your own soaps at home. Each student will choose a scent, or create their own custom blend, and make approximately one pound of soap to take.

Safety tips, as well as a beginner's soap recipe, will be provided.


Soaps take about four weeks to 'cure' so plan accordingly.


Small groups can offer a much more personal experience and are perfect for those just beginning to learn about soap making. The aim is to make students feel comfortable and questions are encouraged.


This workshop can be combined with others to create your own experience, and is also offered as a 1-on-1!  Ask about hosting a private event for you and your friends! Click the "Message Teacher" tab below to explore booking or "View Teacher Profile" to request a private event.


My availability can be extremely flexible to accommodate your schedule! If a different date or time would be more convenient, or you don't see dates listed online, please let me know and we will set up a time that works for you! 
Click here for a short (and amazing!) video on Soap Making with Real. Soaps!

What to Bring

You will need to bring a towel & a paper/plastic/tote bag from home to take your soap in. The towel will cushion and insulate the soap on your way home and overnight. Wear comfortable clothes you wouldn't mind getting dirty!

What's Provided

I will provide all materials including aprons, goggles & gloves. Just bring a towel & bag from home!

What You Can Expect
  • Overcome your fear of working with lye (you can't make soap without it!)
  • Essential Oil vs Fragrance Oil
  • Using Essential Oils to scent soap naturally
  • Where to buy tools & ingredients
  • Packaging & Labels
  • How to formulate recipes
Cancellation Policy
Location
Hutch Kitchen & Bar
1477 W Winnemac Ave.,
Chicago , IL , 60640

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$59 per Ticket

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MORE ABOUT YOUR HOST

Real. Soaps

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Shamus is the owner/operator of Real. Soaps, based in Chicago. What started as handmade, small-batch soaps has grown over the years & he now has an ever-expanding line of all natural products! He is a professional in the field and has been making soap and all natural products since 2012. His products have been featured on Kickstarter, MSN, Etsy & Time Out Chicago.
Real Soaps products are sold online, in-person, and in over 100 retail locations nationwide, including West Elm, Midway International Airport & The Chicago Botanic Garden.

EXPERIENCE REVIEWS

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    Jennifer P.
    Reviewed on 04/24/17

    Class was fantastic. Location at West Elm was fun and unique. Instructor was knowledgeable and answered all questions. Can't wait to burn my candles! And take more classes with Shamus.

    Class was fantastic. Location at West Elm was fun and unique. Instructor was knowledgeable and answered all questions. Can't wait to burn my candles! And take more classes with Shamus.

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    Melinda W.
    Reviewed on 04/24/17

    Fantastic class! Shamus is a great teacher, very easy going. He is extremely knowledgeable about the candle making process and answered all of our questions. We had a great time, made a beautiful and eco-friendly product that I've loved using at home. I highly recommend his classes!

    Fantastic class! Shamus is a great teacher, very easy going. He is extremely knowledgeable about the candle making process and answered all of our questions. We had a great time, made a beautiful and eco-friendly product that I've loved using at home. I highly recommend his classes!

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    Freda M.
    Reviewed on 04/28/17

    What a great fun and great experience. I loved every minute and can't recommend enough. I learned everything i need to know to start making candles at home. Schemes is an excellent teacher and mentor. His classes are laid back but you learn a lot and Schamus will gladly answer all of your questions. Thank you for this experience!

    What a great fun and great experience. I loved every minute and can't recommend enough. I learned everything i need to know to start making candles at home. Schemes is an excellent teacher and mentor. His classes are laid back but you learn a lot and Schamus will gladly answer all of your questions. Thank you for this experience!

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    Kenyatta J.
    Reviewed on 06/14/17

    Shamus is such an awesome instructor he makes you comfortable while he educates you. The learning process becomes second nature, it just flows and is not forced. I could talk to him forever about "stuff" and he'd totally get it. He shares important dos and don'ts; he teaches based on his knowledge and his mishaps so we can avoid making mistakes in the future. This is my second class with Shamus and if he teaches a class on another subject I'd sign up. He is that awesome!

    Shamus is such an awesome instructor he makes you comfortable while he educates you. The learning process becomes second nature, it just flows and is not forced. I could talk to him forever about "stuff" and he'd totally get it. He shares important dos and don'ts; he teaches based on his knowledge and his mishaps so we can avoid making mistakes in the future. This is my second class with Shamus and if he teaches a class on another subject I'd sign up. He is that awesome!

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    Judith W.
    Reviewed on 10/16/17

    Shamus has great energy !!
    I had a great time learning and making Beeswax candles in this class.
    What I took home had a great scent but not overpowering!
    I look forward to taking the soap making class next!

    Shamus has great energy !!
    I had a great time learning and making Beeswax candles in this class.
    What I took home had a great scent but not overpowering!
    I look forward to taking the soap making class next!

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    Daisy V.
    Reviewed on 03/11/18

    Had an awesome experience, really enjoyed the private session. Learned a lot and even got my own supplies to start making my own soap and candles at home . He was great to work with !!!!!

    Had an awesome experience, really enjoyed the private session. Learned a lot and even got my own supplies to start making my own soap and candles at home . He was great to work with !!!!!

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    Maggie B.
    Reviewed on 05/18/18

    We had an absolute blast at the soap making class!! Shamus was a delightful teacher and we had so much fun learning the process and crafting our soaps! I cannot wait until they are set up and we can start using them! Highly recommend this class :)

    We had an absolute blast at the soap making class!! Shamus was a delightful teacher and we had so much fun learning the process and crafting our soaps! I cannot wait until they are set up and we can start using them! Highly recommend this class :)

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