Soap Crafting Club is here!

I think that one of best parts of soapmaking is the amazing community we’re surrounded with — it’s a wonderful feeling to be able to meet other soapers, learn new techniques, exchange ideas, and receive encouragement and feedback to help our community learn and grow.

After meeting so many amazing soapers at the Soap Crafting release event last Thursday, I began thinking of ways to bring people together around the Soap Crafting book, and I hope you’ll all be delighted with what the team and I came up with: I am pleased to announce the Soap Crafting Club, a collaborative subscription-based group featuring techniques and recipes from the Soap Crafting book. Read on to find out more and get in on the fun!

The Neon Swirl is part of the fall Soap Crafting Club session

Think of the club as a private, online classroom. When you sign up, you’ll get access to instructional videos for each recipe, be able to ask questions on a private forum and have a space to share your own soapy creations. When you purchase a subscription, you’ll receive pre-measured oils, lye colorant, fragrance and the soap mold. All you need to provide is the distilled water and the tools! The club is a great way for soapers to focus on technique because all ingredients are pre-measured, allowing lots of time for focus on technique and execution.

In the private Soap Crafting Club forum, I will be answering questions and giving feedback on the soaps. I want to give each soaper individualized attention. As a result, the number of members will be limited!  If a session fills up, have no fear — we’re offering four, unique 3-month-long sessions throughout this year, as well as a subscription for the entire year. Every session features three different recipes from the book, and you can see the complete schedule below:

Fall 2013 Three Month Subscription:
September – Natural Colors Soap with Annatto p. 56
October – LabColors Ombre Soap p. 70
November -Neon Swirl Soap P. 180
2 pound wood mold with silicone liner

Winter 2014 Three Month Subscription:
January – Funnel Pour Soap p. 79
February – Avocado Moisturizing Soap p.134
March – Tie Dye Soap p. 198
5 lb Wood Mold with Sliding bottom and silicone liner
Note: You will need to provide distilled water and an avocado

Spring 2014 Three Month Subscription:

April – Black & White p.60
May – Coffee Grounds p.154
June – Wine Twist p. 147
Vertical Wood Mold
Note: You will need to provide distilled water, wine and coffee grounds

Summer 2014 Three Month Subscription:
July – Oatmeal Layers p.162
August – Psychedelic Green Tea p. 172
September – Linear Swirl p. 186
9 bar Birchwood Mold with silicone liner
Note: You will need to provide distilled water and oatmeal

The Lab Colors Ombre, also part of the fall club session

To join our merry band of soapers and fun, click here to purchase a subscription. The fall session is currently live, and those who have signed up will receive their kits by September 30. There are still spots open, so don’t hesitate to join in!

34 Responses to “Soap Crafting Club is here!”

  1. Best. Idea. Ever. Great way to learn new techniques, build a network + rub elbows with a business rock star!

  2. If we sign up for the winter or summer subscriptions now will we get our materials now or will we have to wait for the session to start?

  3. Alexandra Paniagua says:

    This is SO AWESOME!!! Just signed up for the Fall subscription and I am planning on subscribing for every subscription. Even though I am a small Handmade Soap maker that practically started my business this past February, I have learned a lot from your blogs. KEEP UP THE GREAT WORK, YOU HAVE AN AWESOME TEAM THAT BACKS YOU UP AT YOUR COMPANY AND I LOVE EVERY SINGLE OF YOUR PRODUCTS!!!!

  4. Helen Woloski says:

    When we subscribe for one season, do we receive a package each month? I live in British Columbia, would my shipping cost be included? Love the book, very inspiring…

    • Good morning, Helen!

      Due to the inclusion of Sodium Hydroxide and low flashpoint oils only customers in the continental 48 states are able to purchase the Soap Crafting Subscription at this time. We’d love to hear more about the recipes from the Soap Crafting book that you are making and if you have any photos, you can share them with us on Bramble Berry’s Facebook page. =)

      Happy Soaping!
      -Becky with Bramble Berry

      https://www.facebook.com/BrambleBerry

  5. I live in Canada, can I still join the club? And what would be the extra charge for shipping?

    Thanks,

    Julie

  6. M says:

    Very cool! For the Summer 2014 session I see “9 bar Birchwood Mold with silicone liner” listed. I wasn’t aware the 9 bar had a silicone liner and I can’t find it on the website. Is this liner only available in this kit for the class? If not I’d love to buy it on the Bramble Berry website!

    Thanks!
    -M

  7. Lisa D says:

    M, it looks to me like this liner is included with the mold and not sold separately.

  8. Jill H says:

    Okay Anne Marie, you are starting to upset me. I cannot afford a another addiction and her you are dangling this club in front of my face. I am going to need to join a support group but I will start until after I finish the club. ;) Seriously, I LOVE your website!!!

  9. Joanna S. says:

    I just signed up! I can’t wait to get started!

    • Hi Joanna!

      Thank you so much for your business! We can’t wait for you to get started either — be sure to give us feedback about what you think about the Soap Crafting Club so we can continue to make it better for all of our customers. =)

      -Becky with Bramble Berry

  10. Cheryl says:

    I signed up last week and am very excited about the club. I made the Pumpkin recipe but did not use the colors in the recipe. It turned out a dark orange and smells WONDERFUL. That was 3 weeks ago and my whole house still smells like Pumpkin Bread.

  11. Cheryl says:

    Where will we find the videos for the classes, and are they available yet?

    • Hi Cheryl!

      If you have signed up for the Soap Crafting Club you should have received an e-mail with instructions on how to get into the classroom. I would check your junk and spam mail folders to make sure it did not get sent there! Let us know if you have any other questions. =)

      -Becky with Bramble Berry

  12. Heather Quinn says:

    This idea is fantastic! The only thing I am wondering about is the molds. If we already own some of the molds can we get a discount?

    • Hi Heather!

      Unfortunately we are not doing any changes on the kit subscription at this time, but I would definitely check in with the soapers in your area to see if any of them would like to purchase a mold from you! =)

      -Becky with Bramble Berry

  13. Sly says:

    Can anyone join the club? I have all the materials and molds already – can I join without repurchasing it all?
    Thank you!!

    Also, I noticed that after the first three September blogs, none of the SQ blogs are being archived. I love being able to go back and read blogs such as this… Have you stopped doing this, or is it just a temporary glitch?

    • Good morning, Sly!

      As long as you are located within the lower 48 US states, the Soap Crafting Club subscription is open to you. Unfortunately, we cannot open it to other countries at this time (due to the lye and low flashpoint fragrances included in the subscription), but we hope to have something in the near future for our international customers.

      Currently, we are not having any changes in the Soap Crafting Club Subscription and the classes as well as all of the ingredients are included in the price. If you already have the ingredients, you can either keep the extra or share or sell with soapers in your area! We hope you get a chance to join the club and can’t wait to see your soaps. =)

      We aren’t noticing anything glitchy on the blog, but I will contact our IT team to see if they notice anything. In the meantime, I would suggest clearing the cache on your browser and restarting it to see if that helps! =)

      Happy Soaping!
      -Becky with Bramble Berry

      Soap Crafting Club Subscription: http://www.brambleberry.com/Soap-Crafting-Club-Subscription-P5717.aspx

  14. Meagan says:

    L.O.V.E. this idea! I signed up as soon as I read this post!!! Amazing job

  15. Carly says:

    Just signed up for the fall, and plan to sign up for others as well! (Don’t know if I will be able to sign up for the whole year yet) What a fantastic idea! I love the thought of being able to ask what happened or how to do something right away, rather than checking through blogs and youtube videos to see if it’s been covered in the past. Also happy that this is starting in the fall – maybe my current weather conditions of 97 degrees and 93 percent humidity will have changed by then and soap will like me again!

    • Hi Carly!

      Yay! We are so excited for you to get started with the Soap Crafting Club. You will have to let us know what you think and if you get any fun pictures of your soap, be sure to share them with us on Bramble Berry’s Facebook page.

      Happy Soaping!
      -Becky with Bramble Berry

      https://www.facebook.com/BrambleBerry

      • Carly says:

        Thanks Becky! I’m excited too! How do we know when we’ll be getting our subscription each month? Is an email sent out? Or does it just show up as a lovely surprise?

        • Hi Carly!

          Your subscription kits will be sent out at the end of each month before the next months classes have started so you will have enough time to get your supplies for soaping. We hope you get a chance to participate in our Soap Crafting Club and can’t wait to hear more about your experiences. =)

          Happy Soaping!
          -Becky with Bramble Berry

  16. Merryn Oliveira says:

    Are you going to repeat the fall and winter clubs this coming year?

  17. […] my last post, I explained how my awesome hubby got me a membership in the winter session of the Soap Crafting Club for my birthday. It’s been so much fun so far! And I’m still obsessed with that […]

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