Group Soap-making Workshop - Soapology Studio - Nottinghamshire
This course is taught by award winning soapmaker, Emma Grosse who has over 11 years experience running her own soap business Soapology. Soapology Studio Nottingham hosts group soap-making workshops monthly on Saturdays and occasional Sundays. Held at our Soap Studio, in picturesque Winkburn just outside the market town of Newark on Trent. The ancient art of soap-making is a collaboration of art and science and here at Soapology we love to teach enthusiastic newcomers to soap the skills of the business that we love. We start at the beginning and aim to have a lovely creative day and for you to leave with some skills, some soap and a smile on your face :-) Emma is a self taught soaper, with many years experience in soap-making and running her own soap business selling wholesale to retailers throughout the UK and direct to consumers at our local farmers market and online. The day is structured to give you the most time for hands on practice but with a healthy level of theory to give you the best possible experience. Morning • Brief history and basic chemistry of soap-making • 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 We will 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. Lunch We break for lunch and return buzzing with ideas and ready to get started on your first solo batch. Afternoon The afternoon brings plenty of experimentation where you will create 2 batches per person (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 • 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 poppy seeds At the end of your workshop, you can choose to purchase a starter pack of ingredients to take home and practice your new skill. The pack is £40 and includes : • Coconut Oil • Rapeseed Oil • Castor Oil • Olive oil • Sunflower oil • Sodium Hydroxide • Safety Glasses • Gloves • Container to use as a mould • Swirling stick • Spatula • Essential oil • Colour • Pipette These ingredients will make over 4 batches of the soapology recipe that we use during the day. Just add easy to find additives like honey / milk / oats / poppy seeds. Please advise us if you want to take one of these home with you so that we can make sure we've got some ready.
What's included in the price?
All tools, equipment and ingredients required to make 2 batches of soap per person Refreshments (please bring your own lunch) Course notes to keep along with recipes Follow on courses available - please get in touch for more details or click on "more courses at this centre".
6 hours (10:00am to 4:00pm)
Easy - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts
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.
- Wheelchair users
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- Suitable for all abilities
- Tutor can travel
- Suitable for beginners
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- Parking provided
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- Intermediate level