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  • A supervised afternoon of soapmaking using a variety of oils, fats, butters and nutrient oils
  • Recipe formulation for making home made soap
  • A demonstration of soap making by expert soap maker
  • Brief history and basic chemistry of soapmaking

What to Expect

Courses usually run from 10am to 4pm. We are totally flexible on days and will run a course to suit your availability, 7 days a week. We don’t hold set dates and only book when interested people contact us to enquire. We are also flexible on start and finish times if required. Please make an inquiry on the calendar.

Morning session :
Brief history and basic chemistry of soapmaking
Everything you’ll need to get started – ingredients and equipment
Safety aspects of working with Sodium Hydroxide
Preparation of moulds and moulding options
Using additives in soap such as flowers, seeds, oats, oxides, herbs, spices and clays
Colouring your natural soaps
Adding nutrient oils for various skin conditions
Blending Pure Essential oils for fragrance
Mixing, pouring, cutting, curing and storing your finished soap

Lunch is included from the local deli

Afternoon session :
A demonstration by Emma
A supervised afternoon of soapmaking using a variety of oils, fats, butters and nutrient oils. Playing with colours and fragrance options and experimenting with additives such as poppyseeds and oatbran
Recipe formulation – explanation of the soap calculator and SAP values
Advanced design technique tutorial including swirling and layering

We are flexible with our start and finish times, just mention your requirements when you contact us and we’ll work around you.
Upon arrival, we’ll start with tea, coffee and cake while we have a full discussion around the kitchen table about what you want to achieve from the day ahead and go through the theory part. We’ll only go through the basics that you need for the day as we’re sure you’ll be itching to get started in the workshop and will answer any questions you have during the experience.

We will then explore all of the raw ingredients that you can pick from to make soap and begin to look in detail using your touch and smell senses to start to learn about the oils and butters as we talk you through your first batch where you will watch Emma and ask as many questions as you need to get your confidence.

We break for a delicious lunch and return buzzing with ideas and ready to get started on your first solo batch.
The afternoon brings plenty of experimentation where you will create between 4 – 8 batches (time dependent) and get lots of practice in.
Whatever you have made is yours to take home and use or give as gifts to friends and family who will no doubt be amazed at how clever you are

What is included

  • Lunch is included from the local deli
  • Everything you’ll need to get started – ingredients and equipment
  • Refreshments
  • All of your soaps that you make are yours to keep

About your Localist


  • English

$ 363 p.p.

Max 4 People

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Contact Emma

1. Booking Request

When you click on Booking Request you submit the time and date you want the activity to start.

2. Payment

The Localist must respond within 48 hours. We authorize your card for the full amount, but you will not be charged for the activity until the Localist has accepted the booking.

3. Security for you

Funds are not sent to the Localist until after the activity has been completed, so you do not have to worry about your money disappearing.

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