Soap-Making Workshop I


We are so excited to offer our new soap-making workshop! Here at Makana, we’ve been creating and formulating soap recipes for several years using only plant-based ingredients and we look forward to sharing the art and science of soap-making with you! We only use pure vegetable oils and butters (palm-free), natural clays, essential oils and dried botanicals.


Soap-Making I is a hands-on workshop for beginners where we help you establish the step-by-step foundation to make bar soap using the cold-process method. We will go over the background on how soap is made, the benefits of using plant-based oils, the curing process, and all information needed to make your own soap at home.


For this 3-hour long introductory workshop, we will be using a simple recipe with only clean and pure ingredients - plant-based, skin-loving oils (palm-free), essential oils, distilled water, and sodium hydroxide (lye). You will be pouring your very own 2 lb soap batch into a wooden mold which you will take home after the class. To complete saponification, your soap will need to cure for 4 weeks before use.


- All Ingredients
- Tools and equipment
- Wooden mold with silicone liner **
- Safety glasses **
- Instructions on unmolding and cutting your soap loaf at home
- Instructions on curing process
- 20% off All Makana products for the day

** These items are yours to keep after the workshop


- Maximum of 10 participants per workshop
- Please wear comfortable clothes. We recommend wearing a long-sleeved shirt and closed-toe shoes. We also recommend bringing an apron.
- This workshop is for 15 years of age and older


When:  Please select the date from the drop-down menu when signing up. Currently, our soap-making workshops take place on Fridays and/or Saturdays and last from 2.5 - 3 hours long.

Where:  Makana, Irvine, CA


#1 : To sign up, click on Select Date drop-down menu

#2 : Select your your Date and Add to Cart

#3 : Two days prior to your scheduled workshop, we will send you a confirmation email. Please check your spam folder in case the email lands there.

For groups of 8 or more people, we suggest a private workshop. We host birthdays, team building and corporate events, bridal showers, family gatherings, and more.
Please email us at for more information and to make a reservation. ***

For any questions, please email us at

48 hours prior to the start of the workshop, with email notification, the workshop reservation is fully refundable. 

48-24 hours prior to the start of the workshop, reservations can be rescheduled.

If less than 24 hours, the workshop fee is non-refundable. 

Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Tanya R.
Loved it

The class was fun and informative. My soap smells and looks beautiful thanks to the step-by-step instructions received. I look forward to the next class.

kim n
totally fun!

what a great workshop! i now know so much about making soaps and have a different outlook/respect when i look at a bar now ūüíó