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Soap Making Class – Cold Process Method

PVSOAP Cold Process Soap Curing

Now Scheduling for  Nov. 2016 (no classes in Dec.) & Jan. 2017

Company: The Ponte Vedra Soap Shoppe, Inc.
Website: www.pvsoap.com
Location: Store/Studio at 820 A1A North, Ste. W-19, Ponte Vedra Bch, FL 32082
(on the east coast between Jacksonville & St. Augustine)
Telephone: (904) 543-8296

Class taught by Mary Vastola, owner of The Ponte Vedra Soap Shoppe, Inc. (est. 2001)
A 20+ yr. veteran soap maker.

Classes are private or up to 3 people in your private party and are scheduled weekdays around your schedule. Class usually lasts 4 hrs. three batches of cold process soap are taught  with the student having a hands-on experience. Student/s receive recipes, information booklet, discount coupon for supplies and 3 bars of soap to take home. No one under age 18.

Covered in the Class:

  • A brief history and basic chemistry of soap making
  • Necessary materials, supplies and equipment needed
  • Safety considerations when working with sodium hydroxide
  • Choosing oils, saponification values and lye calculators
  • Taking accurate measurements & proper mixing temperatures
  • Adding color and texture to soap with iron oxides, botanicals, spices & clays
  • Using essential oils to scent your soap naturally, and fragrance oils
  • Preparing your molds and molding options
  • Insulating, cutting, curing and storing your finished soap
  • Decorating and packaging the finished product

Cost: $160 (4 hr. private class/additional people in your party are $130 each)
For more information or to schedule a class call Mary at (904)543-8296 or email us at contact@pvsoap.com.



 

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Advanced Soap Making Class – Cold Process

Now Scheduling for  Nov. 2016 (no classes in Dec.) & Jan. 2017

You know the basics, but want to learn more!

  • Working with recipes, colorants and scents that work well in cold process soap for the purpose of looking like desserts.
  • Will cover “column pour technique, marbling, swirling, layering, hanger swirl, zebra pour, and piping.

Cost: $175 (4-5 hr. private class)

Company: The Ponte Vedra Soap Shoppe, Inc.
Website: www.pvsoap.com
Location: Store/Studio at 820 A1A North, Ste. W-19, Ponte Vedra Bch, FL 32082
(on the east coast between Jacksonville & St. Augustine)
Telephone: (904) 543-8296

Class taught by Mary Vastola, owner of The Ponte Vedra Soap Shoppe, Inc. (est. 2001)
A 20+ yr. veteran soap maker.

For more information or to schedule a class call Mary at PVSOAP.COM (904)543-8296 or email us at contact@pvsoap.com.



Basic Cold Process Goat Milk Soap Class


Fresh goats milk CP soap at pvsoap.com

Now Scheduling for Nov. 2016 (no classes in Dec.) & Jan. 2017

True beginner, total novice!

Classes are private and are scheduled weekdays around your schedule and ours. Allow 2 hrs. for this class. One batch of cold process goats milk soap is taught with the student having a hands-on experience. Student may choose which scent to use for their soap.  Student receives recipe, information booklet, discount coupon for supplies and the 6-lb soap batch to take home along with a custom wooden 4-size soap mold.  No one under age 18.

Covered in the Class:

  • A brief history and basic chemistry of soap making
  • Necessary materials, supplies and equipment needed
  • Safety considerations when working with sodium hydroxide
  • Choosing oils, saponification values and lye calculators
  • Taking accurate measurements & proper mixing temperatures
  • Working with milk based soap recipes
  • Using essential oils to scent your soap naturally, and fragrance oils
  • Preparing your molds and molding options
  • Insulating, cutting, curing and storing your finished soap

Cost: $130 (2 hr. private class) per person
Location: Store/Studio at 820 A1A North, Ste. W-19, Ponte Vedra Bch, FL 32082
Class taught by Mary Vastola, owner of The Ponte Vedra Soap Shoppe, Inc. (est. 2001)
A 20+ yr. veteran soap maker.

For more information or to schedule a class call Mary at (904)543-8296 or email us at contact@pvsoap.com.



 

 Men’s Grooming Product Class

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Now Scheduling for  Nov. 2016 (no classes in Dec.) & Jan. 2017

You will learn to make:
Men’s Shaving Soap from scratch using NaOh & KOH (to be used with a shaving brush)
Shaving Soap using a soap base (to be used with a shaving brush)
Mustache Wax/Beard Conditioner
Pre-Shave Oil
Men’s Solid Shampoo Bar

Also covered in class –

  • Necessary materials, supplies and equipment needed
  • Safety considerations when working with sodium hydroxide & potassium hydroxide
  • Choosing oils, saponification values and lye calculators
  • Taking accurate measurements & proper mixing temperatures
  • Using essential oils to scent your products naturally, and when/why to use fragrance oils
  • Preparing your molds and molding options, bottling, container choices
  • Insulating, cutting, curing and storing your finished soap
    Cost: $135 (4-hr. private class)
    Company: The Ponte Vedra Soap Shoppe, Inc.
    Website: www.pvsoap.com
    Location: Store/Studio at 820 A1A North, Ste. W-19, Ponte Vedra Bch, FL 32082
    (on the east coast between Jacksonville & St. Augustine)
    Telephone: (904) 543-8296Class taught by Mary Vastola, owner of The Ponte Vedra Soap Shoppe, Inc. (est. 2001)
    A 20+ yr. veteran soap maker.

For more information or to schedule a class call Mary at (904)543-8296 or email us at contact@pvsoap.com.



 

 

Melt & Pour Soap Making Class

Sea glass melt & pour soap and fish pond soap bar at pvsoap.com

Always Scheduling

Soap crafting, also known as “melt & pour soap making” is an economical and fun hobby that is attracting the attention of people of all ages. It’s a wonderful creative outlet, and a great way to make your friends & family handcrafted items that they can actually use! It’s also the only type of soap you can make and is ready to give as soon as it comes out of the mold!

In this hands-on class, you’ll learn 4 popular techniques. We’ll start with a high quality, pre-made vegetable glycerin soap base that you melt, mix, add to, color and scent with your choice of fragrance oils. We’ll discuss all the interesting things you can put into your soap (like toys, exfoliants, herbs, oils, etc.), different molds you can use, as well as, how you can package your soap to impress or give as gifts.

Techniques We Will Cover in Class:

  • Embedding: embedding toys or flowers into the soap
  • Layered Bar: using multiple pours of different colored soap for visual effect
  • Confetti Soap: using pre-made chunks or curls of soap within the base
  • Botanical Bar: using additives like herbs to change the texture and feel of the soap

This class was designed with total beginners in mind. The teacher will guide you through each of the techniques. You will be amazed at what you can accomplish with a little instruction and a few hours of practice – go from beginner to advanced in one class!

All students will take home helpful handouts with instructions, tips, and recipe ideas as well as the soap you makein class (8-10 bars). You will also package all your soap so it’s completely ready to use or give away. We only use all natural vegan soap base, and no animal products whatsoever.

CLASS SPACE IS LIMITED TO 6-8 Students

WHEN: Group Class Parties (You Pick the Date) – weekdays only
WHERE: The Ponte Vedra Soap Shoppe Store/Studio
820 A1A North, Ste. W-19, PVB, FL 32082
in Veranda Shopping plaza near Ruth’s Chris & Pusser’s
Park near Island Girl Cigar and walk back to courtyard).

TIME: 12-3pm or 6-9 pm (approx. 3 hrs)
COST: $40 + $15 material fee (per person)

Call us at 904-543-8296 to register for a class.

No children under the age of 10 yrs of age and no pets please.

**Where comfortable clothes & bring a notebook if you like.

 


 

Soap Making Class, Lip Balm Class

Soap & Lip Balm Class – pvsoap.com

Always Scheduling

The Ponte Vedra Soap Shoppe, Inc. is offering private “melt & pour” soap making and Lip Balm classes for anyone 10+ yrs or older.
This is a perfect class for children’s parties or group events.

When: Weekdays during regular business hours.  (12 -3 pm) or (6-9pm)
Time: We schedule the class when you are available.
Duration: A 2 1/2 hr class demonstrating and teaching different M&P techniques as students will make their very own soap in class as well.
Students will also learn how to make natural lip balm.

Location: The Ponte Vedra Soap Shoppe, 820 A1A North, Ste. W-19  Ponte Vedra Bch, FL. 32082.
In Veranda Shopping Plaza Courtyard with Ruth’s Chris and Pusser’s Restaurants.
Park near Island Girl Cigar and walk through the breezeway to the courtyard.

Cost: $40 materials included (Cash or Credit Card)

What you will learn: (1 lb.) M&P Soap making Techniques. Working with different ingredients, scents and
colors to achieve a desired effect. (10-12) Lip Balms, all natural flavors of your choice that will be labeled and sealed.
Call Mary @ 904-543-8296 to schedule a class or party.



 


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Mineral Makeup Foundation & Blush Class

Now Scheduling for Nov. 2016 (no classes in Dec.) & Jan. 2017

$65 – 2 ½ hrs. includes all materials, instructions and recipes included, 3 ozs of each of our base powders, 1 oz of Boron Nitride and Bismuth Oxychloride, 1/2 oz of each Red, Yellow, Brown, Black, Ultramarine Blue, Ultramarine Pink, 5 – 30g cosmetic sifter jars, 1 mixed mica of your choice.

Bring to Class: Magic Bullet or small coffee grinder that can be cleaned easily, notebook, pen, apron, your current mineral makeup and kabuki brush if you have them.
Magic Bullet can be purchased at Target or Walmart, Walgreens too.

Please call at least 2 days prior to sign up for a class. No more than 3 people per class. This is an adults only class.

Additional ingredients are available for sale after each class.

Feel free to bring snack or drinks and wear comfortable clothes.

Call Mary @ 904-543-8296