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Ashgrove soapmaking workshops are a fun and creative/technical day. During our time together, participants experience a full day of live hands-on learning soapmaking adventure which includes making their own soaps. It is not possible to provide for 6′ of social distancing during the workshop. 

Ashgrove Soapmaking Workshops – Learn & Do

Most of this series of workshops will be
at Clinton Presbyterian Church located at the intersection of Rt 228 East / Sandy Hill Rd Saxonburg, PA 16056

Register through / 724 352 3220 (no text) /
Payment by credit card or contact Lori to mail a check.

** For every 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. Bring a brown bag lunch with a drink and/or a snack. Students must be age 18 or older.

Payment confirms your workshop registration.

If you would like assistance completing the online registration, do not hesitate to call Lori

*The Yearly Plan: When are our workshops? Typically many of our workshops are scheduled in the early part of the year and several in the fall. If you would like to host a private workshop to fit your schedule see the information below and contact Lori for details.

A: January 11, 2020 – 101 Introduction to Cold Processed Soapmaking and 201 Cold Processed Soapmaking with Goat’s Milk Herbs and Botanicals. This workshop day includes two sessions and is from 9:00 am to approx 5:00 pm. Students receive a notebook for each session. This is a hands-on workshop where each person takes home 16 bars of soap. The day is 80.00 which means 5.00 per bar!! This workshop includes a snow date of January 18, 2020.

B: May 9, 2020 – Private Workshop – Soapmaking 101: Introduction to Cold Process Soapmaking 101. – canceled

C: May 23, 2020 – Introduction to Cold Process Soapmaking 101 and Cold Process Soapmaking 201 – Goat’s Milk Herbs and Botanicals – Register at Click on the Shop page and select Workshops. – canceled

D: June 27, 2020 – Soapmaking 101: Introduction to Cold Process and Soapmaking 202: Cold Process Soapmaking 202 – Design with Color, Swirl, and Texture – Register at Click on the Shop page and select Workshops. – canceled

We are not able to hold the following workshops because of COVID-19. Sign up for our newsletter to receive updates on workshop dates and sales –

August 29, 2020

October 24, 2020

November 21, 2020

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

Z: Personalized Workshop for You and Your Friends. Would you like a workshop that fits your time schedule and is FREE?*
Contact Lori for a date that is open for both of you.  You provide the location and snacks. Gather a group of 11 – 12 registrations for the workshop, and your workshop is free. Lori will bring everything for a fun-filled 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.

Ashgrove Workshop Location
Clinton Presbyterian Church
197 Glade Mill Rd
Saxonburg, PA 16056
Many of the workshops are at this location.
egister at, email Lori Chandler – or call 724 352 3220.

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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

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!

This presentation is restricted for viewing to attendees of the 2017 Handcrafted Soap and Cosmetic Guild Conference.




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