This course is taught by award winning soapmaker, Emma Grosse. Cost £350 per person – one to one session Cost £250 per person – group of two Cost £200 per person – group of three 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. 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 - we will visit the local pub for a delicious lunch 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 FOLLOW ON COURSES AVAILABLE - please get in touch for more details or click on "more courses at this centre" below for details of our Introduction to Natural Skincare course and more.

What's included in the price?

Lunch Refreshments All of your soaps that you make are yours to keep


6 hours



Soapology Studio

with Craft Courses since 2014

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Soapology Studio has been teaching soap making courses for over 6 years and has taught over 250 students so far. Emma also runs her own successful soap business and has many years experience. We are based in Newark on Trent, Nottinghamshire.

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Romantic
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Mother's Day
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Christmas
  • Parking provided
  • Pet lovers
  • School holiday workshops & activities
  • Easter
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • UK Holiday
  • Spooky
  • Stag dos
  • Intermediate level
  • Public transport
  • Father's Day
  • Hen dos
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This course is taught online