Hi, my name is Carmen. Welcome to Beyond The Fringe!

Here you'll find sewing, crocheting, card making, painting, doodling and more. I offer digital stamps and vintage graphics, many for free. Enjoy your visit!

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Sep 19, 2011

The Gift of Homemade Soap for Christmas!


So in addition to making digital stamps and sentiments, I enjoy a variety of other crafts. One of the main ones is soap making, which for some reason I only do in the Fall.

This post is about Soap Making Classes, which I will be teaching from my home. There's nothing as nice on the skin as homemade soap if you make it right. Guaranteed!!!

This post is a heads up - dates will be posted later. However, the first class will be making soaps using (for the most part) basic supplies that most people have in their kitchens!! We will be using the cold process (CP) method of soap making.

It will be a nice, fresh, healthy bar of soap. Unscented, for those of you with allergies, or scented any way you want from my stash of essential and fragrance oils.
Lemongrass and Lavender Soaps (CP)

Oatmeal soap, Chocolate Lime Slice, Pachouli Soap, Pina Colada Slice (CP)
Felted Soaps
Soap Balls
Glycerine Soaps
Rubber Ducky Soap (embedded glycerine)
If there's an interest, I can add classes using more exotic oils; classes on bath bombs, bath salts, body butters, massage candles, etc. It'll depend on what people want!

Soap Making Classes
Soap ingredients
Use of tools needed (may need to bring a small clean empty milk carton)
Small class size instruction in my home (2 or 3 people)
A good soap recipe
Hand-outs on the art of soap making, essential oil properties, properties of oils and butters; safety precautions, etc.
Two bars of the soap we've made together

Allow 2 or 3 hours for class time
Cost: $25 

If you're interested, please let me know through a comment below, on FB, by email, or call me!



  1. wow, you are a girl of many talents!

  2. I'm interested! Unfortunately, I think the drive is alittle out of my way. :-)

  3. Your soaps always look so fabulous! I wish my computer screen was scratch-n-sniff! :-)

  4. Thanks ladies! Lol, Kelly...you'd be right about that! But, it's a crying shame!! :)


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