Ashgrove Soapmaking Workshops – Learn & Do


Ashgrove cold processed soapmaking workshops are a fun and creative/technical day. During our time together, participants experience a live, hands-on learning soapmaking adventure which includes making their own soaps.

Dates are posted on the shop page and listed under
“workshop & classes <click here>”. Lori has a variety of classes available. Some of the workshops have prerequisites.

If you see a class without a date attached, the workshop is one Lori will be holding. Email Lori and that workshop will go to the top of the list for availability. If you prefer a private workshop, see the information below.

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For a private workshop contact Lori for a date that is open for both of you.  You provide the location. Gather a group of 11 – 12 registrations for the workshop, and your workshop is free. Lori will bring everything for a fun-filled, technical / creative adventure. Dates fill up fast and spring/fall tends to be busy for Ashgrove Soaps. If the workshop is a long-distance, travel expenses may apply. *Contact Lori for details about location requirements.

Registration required and all participants must be age 18 or older.

Ashgrove Workshops Location vary.
f you have a location available to you, Lori can travel to hold a local workshop.

Often Lori’s workshops are held at this location.
Clinton Presbyterian Church
197 Glade Mill Rd
Saxonburg, PA 16056
Many of the workshops are at this location.

Register at, email Lori Chandler – or call 412 629 9234

** For every cold processed workshop or class session – Wear old clothes, bring a long-sleeved shirt, long pants, closed-toe shoes and tie your hair back. We provide all equipment including goggles and gloves. Bring 4 old bath towels and a 16 x 16 x 16 box or two large brown paper grocery bags to take your soaps home. If you prefer your own goggles and gloves, bring them. Students must be age 18 or older.

Payment confirms your workshop registration.

Cancellation Policy – All workshops require payment upon registration. Materials for workshops are prepared a week in advance. For cancellation, email or call up to 7 days before the event for a refund or to apply registration fees towards a future workshop.


Capture Creative Swirls Using Natural Colorants

Presented by Lori Chandler

Lori teaches internationally, regionally, and locally. This workshop is one that was presented at the worldwide Handcrafted Soap and Cosmetic Guild in Las Vegas.

Swirling techniques for cold processed soaps are a challenge when incorporating natural colorants in the design. This demonstration session shows how to select oils, choose colorants, and implement techniques to assure soaping success. See how easy beautiful bold natural designs can be!





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