About the course
Join us for this Soap Making Workshop on the outskirts of the Historic Market Town of Beverley, in the East Riding of Yorkshire in Anlaby.
This Soap Making Workshop uses beautiful essential oils and natural botanicals . A lovely workshop aimed at those new to soap making where you will learn how to make your own natural and handmade artisan soaps using the cold process method.
This will be a fun and hands on workshop with lots of opportunities to try different ingredients. You will use natural butters, fats and oils, alongside essential oils, botanicals and natural ingredients to create your individual and personal blend of fragrance, colour and decoration.
Overview of the day-
Arrival tea/coffee, biscuits & introductions
Brief history and basic chemistry of cold process soap making
Look at the cold process soap samples
The difference between alternative types of soap
The benefits of making our own soap
Raw ingredients and store cupboard essentials.
Equipment for soap making
Sodium Hydroxide and Lye safety
Natural essential oils and the therapeutic benefits.
Botanicals and additives including the use of lavender, flowers like rose petals, herbs, oats and poppy seeds.
Colouring your soaps with natural ingredients like spices, clays and oxides
Demonstration of soap making, mixing and blending.
Soap making practical, everyone will be supported along and receive individual support.
Experimenting with ingredients making two batches of soap each
Cutting, curing and storing finished soap.
Conclusion of the day with questions and answers.
This will be a fun and relaxed workshop with the opportunity to experiment with different ingredients. The day is structured to allow you to have a very hands on experience, this ensures that you leave with the skills to make your own soap again at home.
Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 4 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.
A fun and informative workshop
Full tuition in soap making
Use of tools and appliances
Refreshments throughout the workshop
Complimentary light lunch in the style of afternoon tea
Hand out to take home including a recipe.
At least twelve bars of beautiful hand crafted soap to take home.
Please note: occasionally we have to change the the venue of workshops. However, a venue on the outskirts of Beverley in The East Riding is always used.
4 hours (9:30am to 1:30pm)
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4 hours (9:30am to 1:30pm)
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Highly recommend this course, interesting and informative with a small enough group that everyone could have hands on help if needed. I’ve held off reviewing because I brought ingredients away to try another batch of soap at home and wanted to see if I’d learnt enough to do it. I’m really happy with batch two too! Thanks Sharon, it was well worth the long (covid) wait!
Response from Pink Blossom Crafts:🌸Thank you Cate for a wonderful review, I’m so pleased you enjoyed your workshop and the long covid wait was worth it. You have clearly mastered soap making doing another batch at home, I’m sure you will now have a nice supply.
What a lovely course this was. Sharon was a very good tutor. I came away with a lot of information. Everyone on the course was very friendly. Class size was just right. And the afternoon tea finished the day off very well.
Really interesting and practical course, learned a lot about soap making and the history of it. Learned about a few different techniques too with swirls, layers, adding other ingredients on the top etc.
Would highly recommend this course and the Yorkshire tea was an added bonus :0) great warm scones with jam and cream and I loved the prawn sarnies A+++++
Please do a shampoo bar course and a bath bomb one soon xx
Sharon’s informative and interesting approach made for a really enjoyable day.
We learned the basic soap making and then applied our own choice of colour and aroma from a wide choice.
Lovely lunch provided - It was a busy day and we had lots of soap to take home.
All round it was a good day.
Thank you Sharon, for a very interesting day.
Excellent venue, lovely lunch, and a great atmosphere, totally conducive to learning. I've just arrived home after an evening meal, and the house smells wonderful. I can't wait to slice my soap. I'm already looking forward to making my next batch of soap, and experimenting.
Thanks again, Christine.