Soap making

Ladies making soap in a workshop in North Norfolk


The course is held entirely online and is ideal for beginners however, I am always there to help you via email, skype, zoom etc.

You will have access to indepth tuition with several videos to help you understand and make your own soap with step by step tuitorials throughout the course.

There is no time limit to your course so you can go at your own pace.

I want everyone who purchases the online version of my Soap Making course to have fun as well as learn how to make natural, handmade, crafted soap. Your friends and family will love to receive your soap as gifts as well.

Whats included in the course

The history of soap making

Basics chemistry of soap making including lye

Safety precautions when using Sodium Hydroxide

Oils/butters that can be used for making soap

Brief discussion on formulating your own recipe and how to ensure your soap works for your type of skin. This will include learning about the INS value of oils/butters and why it is so important

Learn about essential oils and how they can be used in therapeutic ways

Learn to line a mould

Health and safety needed to make cold pressed soap

Weighing out ingredients

Learn all about trace in soap making

Make your very own soap - 5-8 bars

Learn about insulating and gel stage

Learn about curing soap

Decorating, cutting and storing your soap

Wrapping and packaging your soap

Where to buy ingredients

Have lots of fun

What's included in the price?

Full indepth step by step easy instructions and videos throughout the course. My full support and help if needed via Skype, Zoom, email, messenger or phone.

What you will need

You will need to buy your own ingredients and soap moulds. Enthusiasm and the love of natural skincare products.


Diane Viall at Aroma Natural

This course is taught online

Suitable for

  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Intermediate level
  • Mothers Day
  • Romantic
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers


1 day

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Online on-demand course
charlotte turner - - #19829

An excellent course hosted by Diane a very friendly and informative teacher. Nothing was too much trouble for Diane. A very relaxing and enjoyable day.

Response from Aroma Natural:

Huge thank you for taking the time to write this review, I really appreciate it. So pleased you enjoyed the day and hope you continue to make your soap. It was lovely to meet you.

Online on-demand course
Jill Gibson - - #10902

I attended this course on 19th September 2017 with two family members. Diane was very welcoming and extremely knowledgeable, taking us all safely through each step involved in the process. We came away with a certificate for the day and a wealth of information so we could continue our soap making journey at home if we so wished. We all had great fun and produced some lovely soap, which Diane posts out to you. I would definitely recommend this course to anyone interested in cold press soak making.

Online on-demand course
Mary Holder - - #8308

I attended the soap making workshop with two friends and we thoroughly enjoyed it, Diane was very patient and relaxed while showing us how to make the soap, we also had a laugh and joke through out the day and nothing was too much trouble, we are now looking forward to collecting our soap and having a go at making some more!!Thanks Diane for a very informative day which we enjoyed very much .

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Melanie - - #5935

I have had a wonderful day today, very relaxing and interesting. Diane makes you feel very welcome into her home, providing lots of tea/coffee and a lovely lunch. The workshop was very interesting and lots of information given. I am looking forward to receiving my soap through the post, and cannot wait to smell the fragrance, chosen by myself. This workshop, if like me, a complete novice, is great, I will definitely be making soap at home in the future.

Online on-demand course
Gen and Nathan - - #5904

We really enjoyed this course! Diane is an excellent teacher, extremely patient and knowledgeable. She took the time to answer all of our questions, and made sure we were comfortable with the process. We learned so much in just a few hours and came home feeling like we could tackle soap making ourselves, no problem! Diane's beautiful farmhouse is tucked away in the stunning Norfolk countryside, which makes for a nice day trip if you're not from around there! The cherry on top, of course, is getting your soap delivered a couple of weeks later - ours came yesterday and they look and smell brilliant! Can't wait to try them in a few weeks time.
We would highly recommend this course to anyone interested in soap making, DIY or just being creative!
Gen and Nathan xx

Online on-demand course
Heather Garrod - - #3959

I attended a first class soap making workshop Diane was running. She made it fun and extremely easy to understand. We were able to customise our soap for the smell we preferred by using essential oils. Everything we used was natural and of the highest quality. Her knowledge is phenomenal.

Whilst we waited for the next stage of our soap making we lunched outside (It was summer!) in her garden. The whole day was totally relaxing. I came away floating on air!

After a few days when the soaps had set I received them. They came in a long strip to be cut into the required size. The strip is big enough for 8 good sized bars. They make great presents for friends and family and are even more special when you tell the recipients you made the soap yourself! I thoroughly enjoyed the whole day and look forward to doing more workshops with Diane.

Online on-demand course
Susanne Mason - - #3902

I attended a skincare workshop with Diane - and it was excellent!
I got to make and customise my very own cream and lotion, and take it home with me when it was ready. Diane's recipes are foolproof and very kind to your skin. Since then, I've only been using my self made skincare.
I had good fun on the course, and would recommend it to anyone thinking of trying something new!

Online on-demand course
Sarah - - #3883

I had wanted to make soap for ages but for varying reasons had not got round to it. Then I found Diane, what a delight, knowledgeable,hospitable and great fun. The course took place in Diane's delightful old farmhouse and being allowed into her still-room with all the ingredients and oils was a real privilege. The actual soap making process is really interesting and, quite magical actually, as you watched ordinary looking ingredients turn into soap before your eyes! Diane was patient and encouraging and answered the myriad of questions with ease and deep knowledge. This was one of the most relaxing and inspiring days I had had in a long while and the final delight was having my soap delivered a few weeks later, smelling wonderful with rich and creamy lather...yummy!
I would highly recommend this course and am hoping to return to do another course with Diane in 2016

Online on-demand course
Kris - - #3881

I attended a one day soap making course with Aroma natural in October 2015. The day was very enjoyable, Diane is a lovely host, friendly and patient. Diane's home makes a very relaxed environment, the actual soap making process was really interesting and Diane was happy to answer lots of questions. Then the bonus is receiving the gorgeous bar of soap in the post a few weeks later (enought to cut into 10 bars) that you have created.

Online on-demand course
Katie - - #3859

I booked myself on this course, not really knowing what to expect. It was so lovely doing it in an old farmhouse, with lovely people, and Diane who was very patient, friendly and encouraging. A lovely lunch was provided, along with a good giggle and chat,
So I actually got to make and customise my very own soap, and take it home with me when it was ready.
I really did have such fun, and would recommend it to anyone thinking of trying something new!

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