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Learn to Craft Soap

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 7 reviews.Temecula, United States

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Experience hosted by Chris & Catherine

2 hours
Includes food, drinks, equipment
Up to 4 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

The Experience includes Melt and Pour soap making, which is quick, fun and the results are effectively instantaneous and visually appealing. We will also do basic Cold Process soap making, which combines oils, water, lye and natural additives, just like our great grandmothers did. The results are more earthy and require a curing time (you'll take your creation away in a temporary mold). The resultant product from both methods is absolutely wonderful.

Everyone will leave with at least two full pounds of soap of their own making. Everything is provided including light snacks and drinks, but by all means bring a bottle of wine if you choose!

For Melt and Pour we'll talk through the basics, then go about choosing from a wide variety of molds, fragrances and colors, then proceed to melt, mix and mold.

For Cold Process, again we'll talk through the basics, run the calculations, measure the components and start mixing. The mixture goes into a temporary mold which you will take home. In a day or so, after the soap hardens, you can extract it from the mold and divide into bars of your liking.
The Experience includes Melt and Pour soap making, which is quick, fun and the results are effectively instantaneous and visually appealing. We will also do basic Cold Process soap making, which combines oils, water, lye and natural additives, just like our great grandmothers did. The results are more earthy and require a curing time (you'll take your creation away in a temporary mold). The resultant product from both methods is absolutely won…

What's included

  • Food
    Light snacks will be on hand. Feel free to bring food items of your choosi...
  • Drinks
    Water and soft drinks are provided. Please bring wine if you like...this i...
  • Equipment
    All necessary equipment and materials are provided.
From G$12,705
/ person
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Meet your host, Chris & Catherine

Host on Airbnb since 2016
  • 7 Reviews
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My name is Chris and I'm a retired telecom engineer. I busy myself with a variety of crafts and hobbies as well as having been an AirBnB Stay Host for several years. I also host an AirBnB coin ring making Experience. I began making soap a number of years ago as a matter of curiosity. Like many, I started with Melt and Pour and then progressed to Cold Process soap making. My handmade soaps have become countless gifts, enjoyed success at the occasional craft fair, but by far the the most fun has been sharing the process with others.

Like many crafts, it can be relatively simple or very complex. I keep it simple. The basic infrastructure for soap making is inexpensive (as compared to outfitting a wood shop) and by now I have many friends who would not be without the ability to make their own soap!
My name is Chris and I'm a retired telecom engineer. I busy myself with a variety of crafts and hobbies as well as having been an AirBnB Stay Host for several years. I also host an AirBnB coin ring making Experience. I began making soap a number of years ago as a matter of curiosity. Like many, I started with Melt and Pour and then progressed to Cold Process soap making. My handmade soaps have become countless gifts, enjoyed success at the occasional craft fair, but by far the the most fun…
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Where you'll be

The entire Experience take place in the kitchen/dining area of our house, just a few miles west of Old Town Temecula.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 7 reviews.

Porsche
March 2020
We had so much fun learning how to make soap with Chris. We went as a bachelorette party and he made it super fun with drinks and snacks! Definitely will be coming back to make rings and I highly recommend any experience Chris has going on!
We had so much fun learning how to make soap with Chris. We went as a bachelorette party and he made it super fun with drinks and snacks! Definitely will be coming back to make ri…
Alina
March 2020
Chris was so friendly and charismatic. He really took interest in our experience and made sure we were happy. There is a huge variety of scents and we got to make as much soap as we wanted!
Michael
December 2019
Chris and & Catherine were so friendly and welcoming to my girlfriend and I! After making soaps, they invited us to stay for drinks and delicious chili and homemade chicken soup. Crafting the soap was so fun and Chris’ personality made the whole experience worthwhile. We look forward to trying out Chris and Catherine’s ring making experience next! We plan on bringing more friends with us!
Chris and & Catherine were so friendly and welcoming to my girlfriend and I! After making soaps, they invited us to stay for drinks and delicious chili and homemade chicken soup. C…
Jaime
October 2019
I was very interested in soap making for a while now but I couldn't find a class either that had great reviews or in reasonable distance. My friend recommended me to look through Airbnb to find classes and I was very excited when I found Chris's class. It was my first time attending something like this and I looked forward to it more since I was going with my mom. Chris was amazing! Just amazing! He was so sweet and very funny. He made sure that we felt comfortable while we were with him. He provided us with water, snacks, and wine to drink while doing the class. You can really tell that he cared about the classes he offered as he made sure that there are no time that are wasted just standing by. He was very generous with materials so we can explore and try them all. He had tons of different scents for us to pick and choose! We originally went to try out the cold process but with the time we needed to cool down the lye solution, he let us have fun with making melt and pour soaps. We made so many soaps that we gave few to our close friends and they loved it too! My mom and I had so much fun and I'm glad that we choosed this class as our first hobby class!
I was very interested in soap making for a while now but I couldn't find a class either that had great reviews or in reasonable distance. My friend recommended me to look through…
Megan
September 2019
Chris is an expert. He also is so warm and friendly and not stingy with his materials at all. I so enjoyed bringing my husband to this and we really had so much fun chatting, drinking, and relaxing making soap in their awesome home. He also made us tasty chicken noodle soup.
Chris is an expert. He also is so warm and friendly and not stingy with his materials at all. I so enjoyed bringing my husband to this and we really had so much fun chatting, drink…
Xatziri
September 2019
Wow! What a wonderful experience. We made beautiful soap and learned two different styles of making it. Chris was so knowledgeable, and made it easy for us to learn and enjoy the process. We were immediately rewarded with a few pounds of soap to take home and will definitely make 🧼 again. We are so grateful for the experience and would highly recommend. We felt very welcomed. The location also has incredible views.
Wow! What a wonderful experience. We made beautiful soap and learned two different styles of making it. Chris was so knowledgeable, and made it easy for us to learn and enjoy the p…

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 16 and up can attend.

More tips

Please decide if you'd like to make Melt and Pour soap (excellent choice for first-timers and certainly more fun) or Cold Process soap (more like following a recipe and the better choice for those who want to learn the basics of CP soap making). Please send an Inquiry if you'd like to discuss!

What to bring

Adult beverages of your choosing.