classes

Soap Making Class – Cold Process Method

PVSOAP Cold Process Soap Curing

Scheduling now for Nov & Dec, 2018

Company: Ponte Vedra Naturals, Inc.
Website: www.pvsoap.com
Location: Store/Studio at 4949-3 Sunbeam Rd., Jacksonville, FL 32257
(on the east coast between Jacksonville & St. Augustine)
Telephone: (904) 543-8296

Class taught by Mary Vastola, former 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 (some Saturdays available) around your schedule. Class usually lasts 4 hrs. and 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: $190 (4 hr. private class/additional people in your party are $160 each)
For more information or to schedule a class call Mary at (904)543-8296 or email us at contact@pvsoap.com.

 

Can’t spend 4 hrs making soap?…now we also offer
BASIC COLD PROCESS – 2 LB SOAP & RECIPE 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 mold
  • Insulating, cutting, curing and storing your finished soap
  • Decorating and packaging the finished product
  • You will take home the finished soap in the mold

Cost: $120 per person (1 1/2 hr. private class/up to 2 additional people in your party)
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

Scheduling now for Nov & Dec, 2018

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: $215 (4-5 hr. private class)

Company:  Ponte Vedra Naturals, Inc.
Website: www.pvsoap.com
Location: Store/Studio at 4949-3 Sunbeam Rd., Jacksonville, FL 32257
(on the east coast between Jacksonville & St. Augustine)
Telephone: (904) 543-8296

Class taught by Mary Vastola, former 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

Scheduling now for Nov & Dec, 2018

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.
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: $150 (2 hr. private class) per person
Location: Store/Studio at 4949-3 Sunbeam Rd., Jacksonville, FL 32257
Class taught by Mary Vastola, former 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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Scheduling now for Nov & Dec, 2018

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: $195 (4-hr. private class)
    Company:  Ponte Vedra Naturals, Inc.
    Website: www.pvsoap.com
    Location: Store/Studio at 4949-3 Sunbeam Rd., Jacksonville, FL 32257
    (on the east coast between Jacksonville & St. Augustine)
    Telephone: (904) 543-8296Class taught by Mary Vastola, former 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

Scheduling now for Nov & Dec, 2018

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 (8-12 bars). You will also package all your soap so it’s completely ready to use or give away. We use all natural vegan soap base, and no animal products whatsoever.

CLASS SPACE IS LIMITED TO 4 Students

WHEN: Group Class Parties (You Pick the Date) – weekdays only
WHERE:  Ponte Vedra Naturals – Store/Studio
4949-3 Sunbeam Rd., Jacksonville, FL 32257
TIME: Weekdays (approx. 3 hrs)
COST: $75  per person materials included

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.

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

 


 

Soap Making Class, Lip Balm Class

Soap & Lip Balm Class – pvsoap.com

Scheduling now for Nov & Dec, 2018

Ponte Vedra Naturals, 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 small group events.

When: Weekdays during regular business hours.  Some weekends available.
Time: We schedule the classes when you are available.
Duration: A 2 1/2 hr class teaching M&P soap technique and lip balm making.

Location: Ponte Vedra Naturals, Inc., 4949-3 Sunbeam Rd., Jacksonville, FL 32257

Cost: $50 per person materials included.

You will make: (1 lb.) M&P Soap & (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.



 


Fresh goats milk CP soap at pvsoap.com

Mineral Makeup Foundation & Blush Class

$85 – 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 5 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.

Location: Ponte Vedra Naturals, Inc., 4949-3 Sunbeam Rd., Jacksonville, FL 32257

Call Mary @ 904-543-8296 to schedule your class!

 


NEW CLASS!!!!

Shea Body Butter & Salt Scrub Product Class

Scheduling now for Nov & Dec, 2018

You will learn to make:

Shea Body Butter from scratch using only 5 ingredients and Salt Scrubs of various scents and combinations.
All ingredients are supplied and you will take home what you make in class along with the recipes.

Also covered in class –

  • Necessary materials, supplies and equipment needed
  • GMP considerations when making bath & body products
  • Choosing carrier and fragrance oils
  • Taking accurate measurements & proper mixing temperatures
  • Using essential oils to scent your products naturally, and when/why to use fragrance oils
  • Preparing your work area & container choices
  • Packaging and presentation
    Cost: $145 (3-hr. private class)
    Company: Ponte Vedra Naturals, Inc.
    Website: www.pvsoap.com
    Location: Store/Studio at 4949-3 Sunbeam Rd., Jacksonville, FL 32257
    (on the east coast between Jacksonville & St. Augustine)
    Telephone: (904) 543-8296
    Class taught by Mary Vastola, former 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.


NEW CLASS!!!!

ALL THINGS LUSH Product Class  Scheduling now for Nov & Dec, 2018

You will learn to make: Handmade CP Soap (2lbs), Shampoo Bars (2 lbs), Liquid Soap 16 oz ,  Massage Bars.  Choose from our LUSH dupe fragrance list  – Alkmarr, Avobath, Ginger, Honey I Washed the Kids, Rock Star, Sex Bomb, Trichomania.

  • 3 hr private class
  • You pick the fragrances
  • You take what you make home, including recipes
  • Cost: $185 per person

    Company:  Ponte Vedra Naturals, Inc.
    Website: www.pvsoap.com
    Location: Store/Studio at 4949-3 Sunbeam Rd., Jacksonville, FL 32257(on the east coast between Jacksonville & St. Augustine)
    Telephone: 904-543-8296,  email us at contact@pvsoap.com.
    Class taught by Mary Vastola, former owner of The Ponte Vedra Soap Shoppe, Inc. (est. 2001)
    A 20+ yr. veteran soap maker.