Introductory Soap Making Course


Duration: 2 1/2 hrs

Price: £40

Run by: Nichola Penn
at Boo Cottage Botanicals

07510 990257

Unit 1C
Hillview Industrial Estate
Bagborough
Taunton
Somerset
TA4 3EW

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About the Course

Learn the traditional art of soap making in our kitchen at the foot of the beautiful Quantock Hills in Somerset.

If you have ever wondered how natural soap was made, then our introductory workshop is the one for you! We have put together this short course to give you an introduction to soap making; both the ingredients and the process involved.

On the day you will:
Learn a brief history of soap making
Learn about the different soap making techniques available to the DIY soaper
Get to know the characteristics and skin benefits of various plant oils
Learn the basics of blending essential oils and blend your own unique scent
Make a batch of your own natural soap using the traditional 'cold process' method

The workshop will run either from 10am - 12.30pm or from 1.30pm - 4.00pm and you will take your soap home with instructions to cut and cure until it is ready to use.

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?

All tools and ingredients are included.

Refreshments will be provided; please let us know of any dietary requirements at the time of booking.



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The morning we spent learning how to make soap using the cold process was incredibly interesting and also good fun. Everything was really well organised to ensure that we really could not go wrong. We had sufficient support and the information we were given was clear and very informative. Thank you Nicola and Ben for a very enjoyable morning.

- - #11567

I absolutely LOVED our morning spent making homemade soaps. It was informative, engaging and Nic and Ben were brilliant! I would not hesitiate recommending this class and would love to do it again. Highly recommended! :)

- - #10020

Had a wonderful morning with Nic and Ben learning about soap making. They were very interesting, informative, patient and made it fun. The most difficult part was deciding on what type of soap to make but we all came away with very different and beautiful personalised products.
Nic also makes fabulous bath truffles and body butters. I thoroughly recommend this course and Boo Cottage Botanicals products.
Thank you Nic and Ben x

- - #9895

Time Very Well Spent...A fabulous course for absolutely anybody who has wondered how easy it would be to 'have a go' at making your own beautiful soaps. Nic and Ben are great hosts and teachers and nothing is too much trouble. The cookies and cupcakes were equally great:) And their soaps and lip balms are divine. I definitely recommend Boo Cottage Botanicals to friends and everybody who has a few hours to while away having fun being creative in a lovely location.

- - #9875

We had a wonderful morning with Ben and Nicola today learning about and making our own soaps. We started with an introductory slide show explaining the 'science' of the process and quickly started to look at oils and recipes for our personalised creations. Instructions were clear, and support helpful and informative. The whole experience was more simple than we had anticipated and was great fun. We would thoroughly recommend this course to any budding soap makers.

- - #9822

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Course dates are flexible; please get in touch for the next available date.


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