About the Course
Please see my website for availability of places, the duration of workshops and to book your place.
Suitable for beginners,individuals, small and large groups (max 4). Or I can come to you for corporate events, etc. maximum of 10 people depending on space. This would be a half day workshop.
Please contact me if you don't see a day/date that would suit you. I can do most weekdays/weekends. I can also offer half day workshops to fit around the school or work day.
Come and join me in beautiful country surroundings and learn to make gorgeous palm oil free hand made soap, using the cold process method. You will be using organic oils and butters, and gorgeous ingredients that you can get from your kitchen cupboard, everything natural nothing synthetic.
Learn about the history of soap, how to use a soap calculator and the properties of gorgeous oils and butters. Take home the beautiful soaps you make on the day, and a workbook and recipe.
I am passionate about soap making and helping our environment by using only natural ingredients. I'm proud to have won the 'Theo Paphitis #SBS' award and the 'QueenOf' enriched soap award.
Please let me know if you require a different date, I am flexible for most week days. More dates will be added soon.
If booking with a CraftCourses voucher for part or all of the course fee, please fill in the contact form above. Your voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
All material and equipment supplied, including refreshments and light lunch.
You can meet the animals while you're here, say 'hello' to my 24 year old horse Felix, and his friends Dean and Frank the Angora goats, and Arthur and Brendan the Jacob sheep. There are also numerous rescue chickens and ducks and an aviary where my Quaker parakeet Sully may say 'hello' to you.
Suitable for Vegetarians and Vegans.
Minimum age 16.
I spent a lovely day on Saturday with Rosie, making and learning about soap. Rosie made the whole process very straightforward and covered everything from sourcing natural ingredients to the safety aspects and even touched on some of the legal aspects if you want to sell your product (even though this wasn't the business course). Personally, I was just looking to add soap making to my list of crafting hobbies although one of the other attendees was looking to build a business so it was to Rosie's credit that she was able to meet both of our needs.
Rosie also provided a light lunch, snacks and refreshments throughout the day and course notes. So there is no need to bring anything with you.
I can thoroughly recommend this workshop.
Christine Quinlan - - #26131
Response from Organik Orangutan:Thank you Christine for your lovely review. I'm so glad you enjoyed the workshop and it was lovely to meet you. I hope you carry on making your lovely soap. Rosie
My daughter and I completed the soap making course last week. The whole day was a pleasure from start to finish. Rosie made us very welcome and had adapted things as it was the hottest day of the year.
We came away with 2 wonderful blocks of soap each, one perfumed and one exfoliater. We were given lots of choice so we were be able to custom our soaps to our own tastes. Rosie has so much knowledge about soaps and creams and she taught us much more than just making a bar of soap. We had a lovely lunch and plenty of drinks and yummy cakes (gluten free) throughout the day. It was lovely to meet all the animals and talk about Rosie's passion for Orangutans. I paid for the course as a birthday treat for my daughter and would highly recommend it as a fun, interesting and ethical day.
Lynn Hempsall - - #23750
Response from Organik Orangutan:Hi Lynn
my partner and i thoroughly enjoyed every minute of this Organic, homemade soap making course.
Rosie was so so welcoming and attentive, we honestly couldn't of asked for a better instructor.
I highly recommend this experience for all ages.
Our finished products look and smell divine!!!!
Thank you Rosie!
sharna - - #19534
Response from Organik Orangutan:Hi Sharna
What a fantastic day making cold process soap. Rosie is an amazing teacher, I came away feeling confident and excited to start making soap at home. Great food and company, I would highly recommend this course. Thank you for a wonderful day.
caroline Hegarty - - #19294
Response from Organik Orangutan:Thank you Caroline for your lovely review, glad you enjoyed the workshop, hope to see you again. Rosie
Great, friendly course! Rosie is an excellent teacher who is very knowledgeable, I left the course with a great batch of soaps and feeling happy I could make soap myself at home. I would highly recommend this course to anyone with an interest in soap making.
Jody Bristoll - - #19273
Response from Organik Orangutan:Hi Jody Thank you for your review, it was lovely to meet you hope to see you again on the Skincare workshop :)
It was so nice to attend this workshop Rosie had all the time to explain about soap making and skin care with tips. I really enjoyed tea and food in addition. I highly recommend the courses. I have started making more soap
Bel - - #19091
Response from Organik Orangutan:Hi Bel thank you for your review it was lovely to meet you. Really chuffed to hear you've started soap making all ready. Well done :) x
After the rush of Christmas, this review is slightly belated, however I wanted to say how enjoyable the soap making workshop was. Even though there was a mix up on the booking and wasn’t expected, I was welcomed with tea and cakes and Rosie made it possible for me to make my soap. Thank you Rosie, I thoroughly enjoyed the day.
Nicola - - #18932
Response from Organik Orangutan:Hi Nicola
I spent last saturday at the soap workshop. Along with my sister as i had brought her this for her bday. As i had done the felt workshop. Which i loved. We both had a fab time. And really loved making are lovely scented soaps. We where made very welcome. And given lovely cake and drinks through out the half day. Cant wait to use my soap.
Thanks rosie for a great time.
Charlotte - - #18571
Response from Organik Orangutan:Thank you so much Charlotte for attending another of my workshops, it was lovely to see you again, and thank you for the lovely review. Del Boy was really pleased to see you :)
Spent last Saturday afternoon at your soap-making workshop. Thank you so much for bringing this great workshop to where we live in Isleworth. We were a big group of ten and you were so well organised and fully equipped for us. The whole experience was great fun and we learnt a lot as well as coming away with a batch of beautiful handmade soap each. We all want to do it again and hope you will come back in the New Year with your skin care workshop.
All the best
Madeleine Casey - - #18467
Response from Organik Orangutan:Hi Madeleine
Spent the day with my Daughter on the soap making course. What a fabulous day! Learned so much from Rosie and created some beautiful soaps. We left with all our creations and lots of ideas. Luch was delicous and it was lovely meeting the animals.
Juliet Doyle - - #18456
Response from Organik Orangutan:Thank you Juliet and Amelia, it was lovely to meet you both.
I had a great day making soaps and skincare products with Rosie. She was able to host a bespoke day for me which which had a combination of soap making in the morning, followed by a lovely lunch, then an afternoon of making skincare products such as body butters, face creams, face oils and body oils, all wrapped up with some tea and cake! She also kindly gave me one of her soaps for my babies eczema :) Rosie was knowledgeable in each subject and professional in her approach. I'd recommend Rosie if you are hoping to make some products of your own or for a potential business prospect. Thanks again for the lovely day!
Tiffany - - #18286
Response from Organik Orangutan:Hi Tiffany
Thank you Rosie for a really informative and interesting day of soap making. I had a wonderful time learning about all the natural ingredients that go into the soap and the science behind it all. I am looking forward to putting it into practice now and trying out the delicious smelling soaps I got to take home! I hope to make it to another one of your workshops one day.
Sasha - - #18263
Response from Organik Orangutan:Hi Sasha
Thank you Rosie for a splendid, informative day. I now know that it is quite simple to make the type of soap that I love to use. And the way you explained it, with lovely clear notes to, means I am quite confident to make more.
A lovely day spent in the farm wirh deicious food and a lovely friendly animals. Thank you!
Janet Kolver - - #17866
Response from Organik Orangutan:It was lovely to meet you Janet, you made some gorgeous soap. I hope you carry on making soap and hope to see you on another workshop Rosie
I had a wonderful morning at your felt worshop. You made me sooo welcome and you are a great teacher and very easy to follow and understand. I was so pleased that i came away with a end product. And will be trying it home myself. Im even thinking of doing the soap workshop. Thanks again charlotte.
Charlotte - - #17705
Response from Organik Orangutan:Hi Charlotte it was lovely to meet you, so glad you enjoyed the felting workshop.
Rosie was kind enough to do a course for me and my partner making soap using milk from our own goats! We really did enjoy the course and looking forward to using what we learnt to help grow our business.
Jade and Nathan
It's Baaa-th Time Goats Milk Soap
Jade Beard - - #17677
Response from Organik Orangutan:It was lovely to meet you both, good luck with your business venture. Rosie
Had an absolutely fantastic time on the course yesterday. Rosie is an absolute delight who made me feel so welcome from the moment I arrived. I was extremely fortunate to be the only one on the course so it really felt like I was on the receiving end of some excellent information, though I’m sure it’s just as enjoyable if there is a group of you as well. Rosie is a font of knowledge and the course runs through all of the background about soap history, the equipment and the chemistry involved, why Rosie doesn’t use any palm oil in her soaps and a wealth of other information. I also enjoyed a delicious lunch and snacks and we had a good natter over a cup of tea! My soaps were carefully packaged up for me to take home and I cannot wait for them to cure so I can try them out. I thoroughly recommend this course and would love to have a go on her skincare workshop when I can.
Marisa Edworthy - - #16219
Response from Organik Orangutan:Hi Marisa
Rosie was kind enough to do a bespoke 121 course for me covering beautiful, organic, palm oil free soap making, skincare, oils and body butter and compliance for business purposes.
We fitted an awful lot into the day along with delicious homemade lunch and snacks as well as a walk around Rosies beautiful grounds meeting her fantastic extended family of sheep, goats and horse with the dogs.
Rosie is very knowledgable and if youre interested in aquiring these skills and keen to focus on organic, natural and ethical methods I would highly recommend you book a course with Organik Orangutan.
Sally - - #15518
Response from Organik Orangutan:Hi Sally
What a fabulous day ! I have learnt so much today as Rosie is such a calm and gentle teacher for whom no question is a silly one. She has provided me with detailed information about how to make soap and the health and safety issues involved - not to mention tea/coffee/cakes all day and a lovely lunch. I have made some amazing soaps under Rosie's expert guidance and can't wait to be able to use them ( maybe gift some - if I can bear to). They smell and look amazing - another fabulous day - will be booking the organic skin care course soon - Thank you rosie .
Laura - - #14139
Response from Organik Orangutan:Hi Laura
I had a wonderful day today making ethical soaps, being guided and taught by Rosie who is an excellent teacher and host. Her manual covers the basic in's and out's of soap making, easy to follow, in word and pictures as well as helful additional information at the back. She freely offers advice and tips regarding the whole process of soap making and more. This course is excellent value for money. If you want to learn how to make soap at home, this is the best place to start!
Inspiring teacher in an inspiring country side with lots of her animals to enjoy in the lunch break.
Susanne Keil - - #13638
Response from Organik Orangutan:Thank you Susanne you made beautiful soaps, look forward to seeing pictures when they're out of their moulds and cut. Loved hearing about your animals, look forward to seeing you again. Rosie
My daughter and I attended Rosie's soap making course yesterday. We had a fantastic time!
Rosie is an excellent tutor and explains really carefully all you need to know about soap making. We were proud of our achievements as we came away with two big batches of soap that we made under her attentive supervision. In the morning we made unscented and in the afternoon, after carefully selecting essential oils, we made scented.
Not only is Rosie a superb tutor but also a welcoming and generous host, plying us with proper leaf tea, proper ground coffee, cakes and biscuits throughout the day. She even provided us with lunch.
Rosie holds her courses in the beautiful Shropshire countryside and enjoys letting you meet all her animals which is a real bonus to an already lovely experience.
Jan Bagnall - - #13048
Response from Organik Orangutan:Hi Jan and Louise (Lou)
Great course!!My friend and I went on the cold process soap making course this weekend and had a great time . Rosie was very good instructor she was friendly, helpful and explained the process well. We made beautiful scented and unscented soaps. She gave us lots of advice and great tips. I'm looking forward to her other courses.
Nasim - - #12598
Response from Organik Orangutan:Thank you Nasim it was lovely to meet you and Sana. Hope you enjoy your soap making journey. Best wishes Rosie
I attended (with 3 family members) the ‘Palm Oil Free Organic Soap Making Workshop’ with Rosie yesterday. We had a fantastic day and came home with an array of the most beautiful soaps! Rosie made us very welcomed and looked after us so well including providing a delicious lunch (taking into account our dietary requirements, as we are all vegan), drinks all day and lovely vegan chocolate cake! We learnt so much and were provided with everything we needed, plus a huge choice of textures/colours/oils to choose from to add to each batch of soap making them each individual.
This workshop is suitable for beginners (like us) and we have left with an understanding and instructions of how to make our own soaps at home safely and following guidelines which will enable us to make beautiful creations that are fit for purpose. I can’t wait to start making our own soaps!
It was also lovely to meet all of Rosie’s animals, hear their stories and walk around the stunning grounds. The energetic Del-Boy and gentle Lizzie provided great company / entertainment at every opportunity!
Rosie has a wealth of knowledge and expertise and it was fantastic to learn a new craft with her and I can’t wait to go to another of her workshops. I would recommend this workshop for anyone with an interest in soap making or as a gift, which would be a lovely way to spend a day.
Julie Brook - - #12299
Response from Organik Orangutan:Thank you so much Julie for your wonderful review. It was an absolute pleasure to meet you and your lovely family and I'm so happy you enjoyed the day. I look forward to meeting you all again in the spring. Rosie x
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