Introduction to Soap Making


Duration: 1 Day

Price: £55

Run by: Sarah Harper
at Rowan Tree Studio

01237 431942

The Old Granary
Higher Clovelly
Bideford
Devon
ex39 5rr

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About the Course

Hand made soap is very different to commercial mass produced soap, it contains nourishing oils, natural scents, skin healthy botanicals and much more. Soap making is an essential traditional skill that allows you to tailor make products for your own family based around their skincare needs. Many people are intimidated by the techniques and the use of caustic soda but here you can learn how to safely make your own soap using centuries old traditional methods. Rowan Tree Studio was founded by Sarah Harper who also runs The Clovelly Soap Company with her family and has been making soap for 9 years. On our popular one day soap making course you will learn the basics of cold process soap making and take away 3 batches (approx. 24 bars) of your own luxury soap to use at home or give away as gifts. The course covers the following and more...

Short history of soap making & the science behind it
Ingredients & equipment needed
Health & Safety of soap making including safe use of Sodium Hydroxide & Essential oils
Moulds to use and preparing them
Use of essential oils, herbs, botanicals and other nutrients
Fragrances & Colours
Where to buy ingredients and get recipes
Unmoulding, cutting & storing your soaps
Decoration & packaging for gifts
Ph Testing

If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above or telephone us. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.

What's included in the price?

Our course includes all your materials, a homemade lunch & afternoon tea with homemade cakes.



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