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 18 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

What's included in the price?

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


6 hours

Cancellation policy

Non-refundable - Refunds are not available



Rowan Tree Studio

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Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Teenagers
  • Wheelchair users
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Accommodation offered
  • Hen dos
  • Public transport
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The Old Granary, Higher Clovelly, Bideford, Devon, EX39 5RR