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Self-care Sundays - create a personal pamper pack with The Scottish Soapworks at The Arienas Collective in central Edinburgh

Self-care Sundays - create a personal pamper pack with The Scottish Soapworks at The Arienas Collective in central Edinburgh


On this well-being Self-care Sunday soap/shampoo and skincare making workshop with Jenny from The Scottish Soapworks, you will combine learning new skills with treating yourself to a relaxing day in our welcoming, home-based workshop space creating a personal pamper kit.

We offer two options: you can choose to make 'melt and pour' glycerine soap or shampoo bars (dates alternate), plus lip balm and hand/body cream blending.

You will learn about the properties of The Scottish Soapworks shampoo bars or glycerine soaps, lip balms and creams. On the shampoo bar option, you will mould a selection of travel-friendly shampoo bars - an eco-friendly, plastic-free option to bottled shampoos; blend a rich, carrot oil Vitamin C cream; and pot up a beeswax lip balm. All made with pure essential oils and natural flavourings and colours. On the glycerine soap bar option you will mould a selection of soap bars, plus the hand/body cream and lip balm.

Once your shampoo or soap bars have set, you will collate your skincare products into a personal pamper pack perfect for travelling, and ready to re-fill.

Please note that The Arienas Collective experiences are run from a first-floor space and unfortunately we do not have lift access.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

All ingredients and materials are included in the price, plus welcome refreshments and a buffet style lunch. You will also have access to all the equipment you will need.

You are welcome to bring your own gift wrapping items if you would like to.


Lynn Powell at The Arienas Collective
2 Dublin Meuse

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Hen dos
  • Learning difficulties (SEN)
  • Public transport
  • Seniors
  • Stag dos
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
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In-person course
- - #27449

Wow what a wonderful day! Such a relaxing, welcoming and homely environment - Lynn had thought about every detail to make the day special, tea coffee on arrival, a delicious lunch we could relax over and relaxing music. My partner chose this as a gift for me over others for its relaxed environment and supporter of the local artist community and I’m so pleased he did!

I’m pleased to also say how environmentally friendly the set up was - from Lynn's home (plastic free toilet rolls, teabags, local produce etc) to the materials we used on the day.

Regarding the course - Jenny was a fantastic teacher - patient and knowledgeable with all our questions, relaxed and supportive and just a lovely gentle and warm approach.

I thoroughly enjoyed learning about soap making, and especially the creams - I’ll never buy another cream as I’ve promised to myself I’ll make them. If you’re interested in getting started in soap and cream making I highly recommend this course!

Response from The Arienas Collective:

Hello Hannah

Wow back at you for such a kind and thoughtful review, and thank you also to your partner for choosing us for the reasons he did. It means so much to us. :-)

It's great to know that we have another convert to the joys and benefits of making your own products. Jenny will be delighted to hear that you feel confident enough to get going with making your own soap and skincare from now on. It's a fantastic way of ensuring you know exactly what is going into your skincare - and onto your skin - and to reduce your single use plastic, which is clearly as important to you as it is to us :-)

We hope to welcome you back to The Arenas Collective sometime soon.

With best wishes
Lynn :-)

In-person course
- - #26395

I recommend the venue and this workshop for a relaxing, congenial and productive day out. The presentation was relaxed and instructive and it was good to have finished items to take home, together with information regarding how to create the products at home and where to source the ingredients. The recipes and processes are set out in handouts provided for each attendee. The workshop is rewarding day out and a great gift for someone else as a present.

Response from The Arienas Collective:

Hello Patricia

Thanks for taking the time to leave us this lovely review, and for your thoughtful words.

We do try to get the right balance of relaxation and productivity so you can take home something you've created, completed and feel proud of while still feeling you've had some 'time out' from day-to-day life. And it sounds like we managed to achieve that for you which makes us very happy.

We hope to welcome you back to The Arienas Collective soon - perhaps you can add it to your own gift wish-list! ;-)

With best wishes
Lynn :-)

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