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Introduction to soap making - workshop with afternoon tea, Lincolnshire.

Duration: Half day

Price: £70

Contact: Sharon at Pink Blossom Crafts

High Street, Willingham by Stow
DN21 5JZ

Course Start Dates

Due to the uncertainty caused by COVID-19/Coronavirus, please contact the course organiser before finalising plans to attend this course.
Sunday 19th April 2020

About the Course

About the course
Join us for this Soap Making Workshop on the outskirts of the Historic Cathedral City of Lincoln.

Soap Making Workshop using 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.

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What's included in the price?

A fun and informative workshop
Full tuition in soap making
Use of tools and appliances
Refreshments throughout the workshop
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 within the same area.

Want to review this course?

I really enjoyed Sharon's soapmaking course. Sharon is friendly and knowledgeable about her craft. The course was a good taster whether you're interested as a hobby or considering for a small business addition. The tools and ingredients were mostly storecupboard items - although the colours and fragrances were purchased in. Ideas were abundant! It was good to have to weigh out our own ingredients on the day.
The group size was about right, nice friendly like-minded ladies 🙂 and lunch was a nice touch too, whilst our soaps set. We each took home 2 soaps to cut the following day and there were kits available to purchase. I can't wait to do the swirl soap workshop next! Either workshop makes a lovely gift idea.

- - #26590

Sharon who runs this course is very helpful and friendly. Her soap making course is a good introduction if you are wanting to make soap at home as a hobby or if you are thinking of possibly starting a home based business and wondering if this is the thing for you. She provides all the equipment needed including colours and essential oils. It was nice for it to
be a small group and the other ladies were lovely. The Afternoon tea was yummy and there was a varied selection to choose from. It was worth the drive from Barton upon Humber and would attend another of Sharon's courses. It was definitely value for money and cheaper than a lot of other courses I have seen advertised. Sharon also sells kits at a reasonable price which includes all of the ingredients weighed out as well as the protective goggles.

- - #26362

This was a lovely course run by Sharon who was friendly and helpful throughout. All equipment was provided and there were plenty of colours and fragrances to choose from for our soaps. Afternoon tea is a lovely touch while we wait for our soaps to harden. I live in the Cotswolds but attend the course in Lincoln as it was so much better value than ones local to me. I would definitely recommend this course as a great starter to soap making. Sharon also sells kits that you can take home with you with all of the ingredients weighed out which is really helpful. If you're thinking of attending it may be worth talking to Sharon about bringing your own moulds to avoid an over use of plastic.

- - #26357

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  • Teenagers
  • Weekends
  • Wheelchair friendly

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