with Susan Ryhanen
with Susan Ryhanen
Worlds End Farm, Esperance NY
Instructor: Susan Ryhanen
Course Objectives —
Upon completion students will:
have an understanding of how soap is made and be able to design their own recipes
have experience blending essential oils to make a ‘scent blend’
be able to increase batch size and accommodate for the issues involved
know how to ‘cost’ a bar of soap, label the package and price the bar for profit
be familiar with a variety of markets for handmade soap and choose one for themselves
understand the importance of design and packaging
have the resources needed to locate suppliers
make good record keeping a priority
pay attention to market trends
This class offers a hands on approach. Students will plan and make their own soap batches.
Large batch making will be demonstrated.
Over the 3 day period there will be lots of time for discussion and questions about small business. In addition, students will have access to Susan by phone and email after the class ends.
Susan is a former home economics teacher and librarian. She developed the ‘Saipua’ recipe for olive oil based soap and has been doing all of the production for the company since its inception.
From a former student ––
Susan taught us everything we needed to know to immediately begin working on our soap company and the information we learned from her propelled us forward years in our business. She has an open, honest approach to teaching and is willing to share everything she has learned in all of her years in business. The time we spent with her was informative, inspiring, and honestly one of the best experiences of my life. If you’re interested in starting a soap business with a strong foundation, I couldn’t recommend a better place to begin.
Shannon Brown, https://www.pipitandfinch.com/
4 PM on Thursday - 12 Noon on Sunday
Capacity: 3 students
The price is $3,000 and includes lodging (private room, shared baths) at Worlds End. To inquire about a payment plan, email email@example.com.
Class takes place at Worlds End Farm which is located in Esperance, NY 30 miles west of Albany. Transportation to and from the farm must be arranged by the student. Use of any/all of our onsite materials, meals at the Coyote Cafe, snacks, and coffee are all included. The farm has excellent cell phone service for most networks but NO wifi.
Tickets are final sale and non-refundable. Price includes NY state sales tax.