Saturday, September 26, 2020 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm
Houston Center for Contemporary Craft
4848 Main St. (Map)

Join HCCC’s Tarina Frank to learn the basics of melt-and-pour soap making. Watch a live Zoom demonstration, and find inspiration from a variety of samples before you create your own recipe. Using a materials kit that can be picked up before the workshop, select a color, fragrance, and dried botanicals to add to a soap base. Experiment with the endless possibilities of layering, colors, textures, and scents, and discover the benefits of the botanical additives, as you craft delightful bars of soap to use at home or give as gifts.

No experience necessary. Participants will be provided with a materials kit, including molds, three color choices, and three different essential oils, to create approximately two lbs. of soap.  The kit will be available for pick up at HCCC the week before the workshop or can be mailed for an additional cost. Please note that some materials, such as glass jars and a candy thermometer, are not provided (see list of materials not included in kit below).

Pre-registration is required. Registration includes instructor, materials, and administration fees. The class is for adults only (age 18 and over) and requires a minimum of 12 participants to hold.

Register online here.

$70 for HCCC members
$85 for Non-Members

Kits can be picked up at HCCC on Thursday, September 24, between 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM. If you are unable to pick up your kit during that time frame, please email  Kits can be mailed to you for an additional cost of $15; however, due to increased shipping traffic during COVID-19, delivery times may be longer than normal. If you wish to have your kit mailed, make sure to register no later than September 17th.

Materials Included in Kit

  • Approximately 3 lbs. of soap, half clear and half white
  • Soap mold
  • Three natural soap dyes
  • Three different essential oils
  • Botanical additives
  • Alcohol sprayer

Materials Not Included in Kit

  • Microwave or double boiler
  • Glass jars
  • Knife
  • Candy thermometer (optional)

Workshops are subject to cancellation or change due to low enrollment. Registrants will be notified seven (7) days in advance if the workshop is cancelled by HCCC. If registrants need to cancel their registration, they must do so at least 14 days in advance to receive a full refund. No refunds will be made for cancellations made less than two weeks prior to workshop date. To cancel your registration, email HCCC at, so that someone on the waiting list can attend the workshop.