Join us to learn how to make soap at home in a planet-friendly way using the traditional, cold process method. On this one day workshop with Jenny from The Scottish Soapworks, you will work in small teams to make two logs of cold process soap using tried and tested recipes.  You will get the opportunity to experience the whole process from choosing the appropriate suppliers and equipment, weighing and mixing ingredients to an approved recipe, and how to safely prepare lye, to cutting logs into bars ready for use. You will take home a sample bar of each to use at home, and optional gift wrap will be available. After the workshop, a set of notes will be sent to you by email including details of the ingredients, recipes and equipment used.  If you are interested in making soap to sell, please note that the commercial and licensing aspects of making and selling soap and skincare products are not included on the introductory soap making at home workshops, but are covered in detail on the soap and skincare business courses run here by The Scottish Soapworks.

What's included in the price?

All materials are included, plus light refreshments. You are welcome to bring your own lunch, or to visit one of the many nearby cafés, restaurants, take-aways, and supermarkets.


6 hours (10:00am to 4:00pm)

Cancellation policy

Non-refundable - Refunds are not available



The Arienas Collective

with Craft Courses since 2017

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The Arienas Collective supports local artists and makers to earn a living by sharing their creative skills and passions with others through delivering workshops. The workshops are run from our mews home in the beautiful Georgian New Town of central Edinburgh. We believe in the wellbeing benefits of engaging in creative activity, and our class sizes are kept small so that you get the support you need to make the most of your time with us. We teach you creative skills you can continue at home.

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Seniors
  • Teenagers
  • Public transport
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Suitable for beginners
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Dublin Meuse, , Edinburgh, Midlothian, EH3 6NW