I started learning about soapmaking in December 2016. Read a ton of blog posts, marathon-watched YouTube soaping videos. Bought several soaping books and devoured them. Then I did it all over again. That’s how a lot of people learn to make soap. You don’t need a class, and you don’t need to be shown in person. All you need is to be able to follow written directions.
In January 2017 I got up enough nerve to make my first batch of cold process soap. It wasn’t anywhere near as scary as I thought! I quickly began formulating my own recipes, and my addiction began.