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Cold-Process Soap Making

Cold-Process Soap Making

Course Provider: Herbal Harmony

Contact Name: Catherine Marshall

Telephone: 07929 740815

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Herbal Harmony, Craft Renaissance
Kemeys Commander
NP15 1JU

Course Length: 6 hours

Price: £60

5 star rating, 5 reviewers.

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Course Start Dates
Sunday 12th November 2017
Monday 13th November 2017


Learn to make your own traditional cold process soap with Medical Herbalist Catherine Marshall.
On this course, you will learn about the basics of soap making using natural ingredients, including natural colourings & essential oils.
In the morning, we will look at the soap making process and ingredients, including learning how to calculate your own soap recipes, followed by a live demonstration of soap making.
After lunch, you will get to make your own 2 batches of soap (approx. 1kg of soap), using the natural ingredients & recipes provided on your worksheet.

Soap recipes are all palm oil free.

Courses are run at both the Herbal Harmony Shop at Craft Renaissance Gallery near Usk, Monmouthshire, Wales and also Catherine's garden studio in Poole, Dorset on various weekdays & weekends.

What's included in the price?

The course fee includes making & taking home 2 batches of soap (approx 1kg/10 bars), a worksheet with recipes and refreshments throughout the course.
Lunch is not provided so please bring a packed lunch along.

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In a select group of four we had a wonderful relaxed and interesting day.
The teaching was really informative and welcoming, we felt in safe hands as we embarked on putting theory into practise. Delighted with the day, thrilled with the results, would thoroughly recommended. The course surpassed other craft skills undertaken elsewhere .


Wonderful course! A fun and informative day with Catherine who is so knowledgable about the subject and her passion shines through what she does. She has a gorgeous workshop in Usk. I was lucky as a few people had cancelled so I had a private course! I really enjoyed learning a new skill, made 2 batches of soap which are smelling delicious. Highly recommended. Can't wait to do another of her courses!


Loved making the soaps. The process was explained in detail and was made very easy to follow. Catherine makes you feel very welcome and answered any questions and explained the reason for my failures in the past. You have so much choice of essential oils, colours, dried flowers and herbs to choose from. Can highly recommend anyone having a go.


I did my very first cold processed soap making course at the beginning of February and I can highly recommend the course.
We were 3 women on the course. Catherine was very organised and managed to demonstrate, teach us and supervise us to make two batches of soap within 3.5 to 4 hours. Very impressive! Catherine is also very friendly, and very experienced and skilled in her subject. I am looking forward to do her other courses as well.
At the moment my soap has been cut and is drying out, being cured. The whole house smells of the delicious essential oils I used in the soap.
Catherine provides some very useful handouts and I am hoping to do my own soap in the spring.


Me and a friend went to a soap and lip balm making course with Cath. Her knowledge and enthusiasm for her trade is unbelievable and she shares this so freely with you. We absolutely loved the course and I can't wait to try my soaps when they are fully cured. Got to bring home loads of our products we made - great value for money. I'll be keeping my eye out for other courses we could do with Cath. Highly recommended.


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