SOAP WEEKEND INTENSIVE: August 13, 14 & 15, 2010

Description: We are so excited to have our Otion Soap Weekend Intensive class happening for the third year in a row. Packed with information and expert instructors, Soap Weekend Intensive is a series of small, hands on soap making classes with practical advice to provide you an excellent base of knowledge for soapmaking and lotionmaking as well as the inspiration to take your crafting to the next level.

Cancellation Policy: No refunds after August 1, 2010. Prior to August 1, we will issue a refund of 85% tuition.

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OTION's 2010 Soap Weekend Intensive is SOLD OUT

Please contact OTION if you wish to be added to the waiting list for this fabulous event!

Tentative 2010 Soap Weekend Intensive Schedule:

soap making intensive weekend 2010Friday, Aug. 13, 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.
Beginning Melt & Pour (optional if you need schooling in the basics)

Saturday, Aug. 14, 9 a.m.
Welcome/Get Acquainted time

Beginning Cold Process


soapmaking weekend intensive12:30
Advanced Cold Process – swirling, layering



3:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Liquid Soapmaking

Sunday, Aug. 15, 9 a.m.
Melt and Pour Advanced


Melt and Pour Advanced


Lotionmaking 101

Graduation, gift wrapping, cupcake celebration

Jude Birch

jude birch soap making weekendJude Birch will be joining the Otion Soap Weekend Intensive all the way from Australia! Jude has been making soap for over 20 years and will be teaching Advanced Swirling and Advanced Layering Cold Process soap techniques. Jude runs Aussie Soap Supplies in Australia and is a talented instructor with many years of classes under her belt. Read more about Jude on the Soap King Blog.

Erin Pikor

Erin PikorErin Pikor specializes in glycerin and cold process soap and is a frequent blogger at in addition to running her own very busy Etsy shop and blog. She will be teaching two projects that not only cover embedding but colorant and scent blending as well. Erin is excited to be a first time teacher at the Otion Soap Weekend Intensive.

Jill Heuser

Jill Heuser soap making weekendJill Heuser is the soapmaking artist behind Northwest Scents. Northwest Scents grew out of one woman’s dream for quality, gentle and unique bath and body products. Jill’s goal is to use the highest quality ingredients available to create the finest selection of bath and body products possible. Using exotic butters, oils and other natural ingredients to nourish and pamper her customers. Northwest Scents has quickly become a local favorite. She creates products in her “spare time” when she is not wrangling her three energetic kids. Jill has been making bath & body products for 8 years and has taught at Otion for the last 5. With her degree in Biology, she’s a natural at explaining the chemistry behind lotion making.

Anne-Marie Faiola

Anne-Marie FaiolaAnne Marie Faiola has been making soaps and toiletries since she was 16. She is the founder of Bramble Berry Inc. which sells quality raw soaping materials (including butters, oils, fragrance oils, essential oils, and colors) to the soap and toiletries makers of the world. Now in its 12th year of business, Bramble Berry serves over 38,000 customers world wide and has been featured in magazines such as Women's World Daily, Herb Companion, HomeArts, Parents Guide, Herb Quarterly, Better Homes & Gardens Special Interest Publications and mentioned in Cosmo Girl, Teen Vogue and Allure Magazine. Anne-Marie has also appeared as a repeat guest on the Martha Stewart Radio show, Disney Radio and numerous TV shows, including DIY's Craft Lab and Home Shopping Network. Her blog is and she is active on the Teach Soap Forum.

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