Course Start Dates
Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.
About the Course
Would you like to learn a great, practical new skill and gain the confidence to continue your soap making journey at home? Learn to make traditional cold process, unique hot process soap or both and take home over 1kg of soap you have made yourself.
Your course will be held with me, Keri, award winning soap maker and founder of The Dog and I, You will be able to choose whether to make soap for yourself or alternatively use my award winning recipe to make soap for your dog.
My soap making workshops are held in my soap studio at Poundbury, Dorchester, Dorset DT1 3SQ
You will learn the science behind the soap and how to use it. Information about the different butters and oils you will be using and how they affect your finished soap. How to use lye safely and what equipment you need.
An insight into using essential oils in your soaps and advice about how to create your own blends.
An introduction to using natural ingredients such as clays to colour your soap.
You will watch a demo of how to make your hot or cold process soap and then go on to make your own batch of palm oil free soap using a selections of essential oils and botanicals of your choice. I will be on hand throughout out to offer advice and guidance. You are free to choose whether to make soap for yourself or your dog on the day. Either way your workshop notes will include recipes for both so you can continue your soap making journey at home.
New dates will be released as confirmed dates fill up.
If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
You will be welcomed with a tea, coffee and of course cake!
Every participant will receive a comprehensive workbook covering everything you need to make both cold and hot process soap plus useful resources.
You will take home approximately 1200g of soap you have made. The cost to buy this volume of ready made soap would be £45 making this a great value workshop.
You will also be able to purchase sufficient ingredients on the day to make another batch of soap at home if you have caught the soap making bug.
And finally you will be invited to join my dedicated facebook group where I will always be on hand to answer any questions and give advice. You will also be encouraged to share your soap making success stories when you are back home. I am a firm believer in helping you to succeed and this is why you have my continued support on line to ensure you have the confidence and ability to continue your soap making at home
Spent a great evening on the hot process soap course. I had no previous knowledge of soap making but Keri explained everything very well so that not only did I come away with loads of great smelling soap, but I also feel confident enough to try it again at home. Can't wait to get using my soap!!
Siobhan - - #29252
Spent a lovely Sunday morning learning about soap making with Keri in her studio. Everything was explained beautifully and it was a very relaxed atmosphere. The soap we made is currently curing and my whole house smells of the beautiful essential oils we used (we came away with a lot of soap!). I would definitely recommend it. Give it a go!
Kristy Thorne - - #29162
Response from The Soap Coach:Thank you for your lovely review Kristy, I am so pleased you enjoyed it - countdown to using the soap Dday :)
I had a fantastic afternoon soapmaking, great be able to do it in a group. Our host/instructor Keri was fab making it easy to pick up, relaxed and fun. I love soap I came away having made. Location was great, easy to find, plenty of parking, and a lovely view. Thoroughly recommend it.😄😄😄
Tara Skinner - - #28538
Response from The Soap Coach:Thank you so much Tara - it was a great group. Lots of enthusiasm and fun, the soaps all looked fab :)
What a lovely way to spend an afternoon, Keri is very welcoming and helpful and knowledgeable. Thoroughly enjoyed learning all I did, I had no knowledge at all of the process but feel with the hands on step by step learning and workshop resource notes I went home with along with the private access to an ongoing support group for questions etc that I will enjoy many hours producing some beautiful soaps and one day hopefully add them as an addition to my business. Can’t wait to cut the first slice from the soap we made and took home.
Rachel jeffries - - #28536
Response from The Soap Coach:Thank you to you both for booking in with me Rachel - and best of luck to Emily in her soap making plans. Always here if she needs any help, Keri
Didn't really know what to expect but it was great fun.
A fair bit of science to it but presented in an interesting and at an accessible level. Premises are ideal for this course and safety is first when using the equipment and materials.
Some strange coloured mixtures produced by the students but some wonderful looking (and aromatic) soaps were taken home.
A learning experience for me with a very knowledgeable teacher. I really enjoyed it.
Vernon Allen - - #28535
Response from The Soap Coach:Thank you Vernon, really glad you enjoyed it, And soap beauty is in the eye of the beholder ! I thought they all looked great :)
What a brilliant course, so enjoyable, interesting and really laid back vibe.
Keri was an excellent coach, very friendly , helpful, organised and knowledgeable.
Keri is clearly very experienced in soap making and had great fragrance tips too. The workshop is in a lovely location too and easy to access/park.
Making the soap was great fun- it was so rewarding to mix the components and create and fragrance/colour/ decorate the soap to your exact preference.
It’s a unique experience and I have been recommending it to friends and family.
Elaine leader - - #28533
Response from The Soap Coach:So pleased to hear you enjoyed it Elaine - and thank you for helping me spread the soap making word :)
I went to Keri’s studio as part of a group activity but was a little dubious being one of only a few men in the group of ‘trainee soap makers’. I needn’t have worried, Keri gave us all a warm welcome and was a fantastic host throughout. Clear in her instructions she explained the science behind mixing ingredients and balancing scents, making it interesting and enjoyable. When it comes to making the soap there’s countless options to make a more masculine batch so come on chaps book it up and have a go!! Great value for money when you consider the knowledge and soap you take away, great fun!!
Stuart G - - #28532
Response from The Soap Coach:Thank you so much Stuart. Really pleased you enjoyed it - plenty of options for male soap makers without a doubt :)
Keri is a great ‘soap coach’ she is very friendly and helpful, her instructions are clear and easy to understand, the afternoon is great fun and at the end you have some lovely soap. I can totally recommend this course.
Kerry G - - #28474
Response from The Soap Coach:Thank you so much Kerry, I am really pleased you had a great time. :)
Enjoyed Keris' half day soap making course. Knows her stuff and the instruction and facilities I thought were spot on. I have recommended this to others.
Alan Marks - - #28449
Response from The Soap Coach:Thank you so much for taking the time to review. Really pleased to hear you enjoyed your afternoon.
Keri is a natural teacher, passionate about all things soap!
The cold method of soap making, was an informative and hands on, fun workshop.
Three hours, which passed all too quickly, of the joy of making a luxurious product for people or dogs/horses!
Wonderful scent of pure aromatherapy oils added to the pleasure of creating two ‘loaves’ of soap.
The studio is roomy and bright with everything needed close to hand.
A marvellously relaxing morning, enhanced by tea/coffee and cake!
Now I just need to book for the hot soap making method!
A very affordable price for a 5 star experience.
Totally recommend..... thank you Keri
Janice Bell - - #27572
Response from The Soap Coach:Thank you so much Janice, so pleased you enjoyed it and I would love to see you back again soon for the hot process soap making :)
Thoroughly informative course which was well presented, hands on and professionally run. Keri was on hand to answer any questions and nothing was too much trouble. Thank you for a lovely 1/2 day, just wish it was longer!
Nicola Sturrock - - #27513
Response from The Soap Coach:Thank you so much Nicola. I am really pleased you had a great morning and enjoyed the course. If you have any questions at all following on from it please do get in touch. Keri
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