Bedner's Farm & Greenhouse

Soap Making Class

July 16, 2014. Have you ever thought about taking a soap making class? This is an enriching, fun learning experience — a great gift idea, or an adventure to enjoy with a friend. This is a hands-on class where you will learn about the history of Colonial soap making, how to make cold processed soap with premium oils, and how to label your soaps. Students will go home with soap made in class and an instruction folder of resources. All equipment and materials will be provided.

Instructor: Lori Chandler

Fee: $25/person


  • All students must be 18 years or older.
  • Must wear closed toed shoes and long pants.
  • Bring a long sleeved shirt to wear during a portion of the class.

Register for your choice of class time: 9:00 am 1:00 pm

Ashgrove Soaps and Sundries

About the instructor: Lori Chandler is the owner of Ashgrove Soaps and Sundries in Valencia, PA – a home-based, family operation. They make small batches of soap balancing seasonal and year round varieties. They make a variety of soap types. Most of their soaps are made with 40% imported olive oil and some are made with 100% imported olive oil. All of their ingredients are restaurant grade assuring a premium product. Ashgrove Soaps believes in supporting the local economy. Many of their supplies are from Western Pennsylvanian sources: oils from Pittsburgh Restaurant Depot in Pittsburgh, Goat’s milk from farmers in Sarver, PA, and beeswax from the former President of the Central Western PA Bee Association in Wampum, PA. They are professionally associated with and are members of the Handcrafted Soap and Cosmetic Guild.