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Soap Making Workshop

Duration: One day - 10am - approx. 3:30pm

Price: £99

Run by: Ruth
at Ruth Romano

07553 147726

Siddington Village Hall
Congleton Road
SK11 9JR

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About the Course

Learn Cold Process Soap Making with Multi Award Winning Soap Maker and Column Writer for Making Soap Magazine.

If you are interested in making beautiful handmade soap from delicious natural ingredients then this course is for you.

Using the traditional method of soap making and with a hands on practical approach you will make a selection of soaps to take home with you. All the soaps we make are Palm Oil Free and Vegan Friendly.

Private group bookings are available by separate arrangement. Ideal for Birthdays, Hen Days, Activity Days, Team Building Days. I can come to you if that works better. Group discounts available. Please contact me for Details.

One to one soap making sessions are also available - please get in touch to find out more.

Making natural soap is my passion and I’d love to share it with you!


• Introduction, brief history and basic chemistry of soap making
• Oils and their properties
• How to use a soap calculator to formulate your own recipes
• Essential oil basics
• Natural colour options
• Soap making demo followed by making your own soap batches (am and pm)

Course Benefits

• Learn cold process soap making with an Award winning soap maker
• Platinum Students Choice Award - rated EXCELLENT by over 100 students
• Course handout includes basic recipe, soap calculator example and step-by-step soap making instructions
• Small groups with an informal learning environment
• Take your soapy creations home with you at the end of the day retail value £40

Course Venue

Please note that for the course dates below the venue will be Wilmslow Methodist Church, Kings Close, Water Lane, Wilmslow, SK9 5AR. There is a direct train from London Euston to Wilmslow.

30 March 2019
27 July 2019
26 October 2019
30 November 2019

To Book

Please book your place online using the view website button above. Places are limited so please book early.

I also offer a business course, for those who wish to start their own soap and/or cosmetics business. Please click on the "More courses run at this centre" link below to see my range of courses.

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?

Refreshments will be provided.

A comprehensive course handout includes a basic recipe with step-by-step soap making instructions and instructions on how to use a soap calculator to formulate your own recipes, recommended suppliers plus plenty of soap making tips and tricks.

All materials are provided - you will only need to bring an apron on the day!

You will make a selection of soaps to take home with you.

Want to review this course?

Ruth looked after everybody answering all our question.
It was hands on making you own soap, so confident to try my own soap now.
Thanks for an enjoyable day

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Response from Ruth Romano:

Thanks for your review Linda.

I really enjoyed the day. Ruth gave very clear information and created a very relaxed atmosphere.
I would whole heartedly recommend the course to anyone who has an interest in making their own soap.

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Response from Ruth Romano:

Thanks for your recommendation Gill.

Interesting and informative course in light, airy, warm and easy to find venue. Started with a talk and then a couple of hands on sessions with Ruth moving between groups to make sure we were all ok. Between us we made eleven different soaps which were divied up at the end so we have a lovely mixed box and a guessing game trying to work out which is what. Can't comment on the soaps themselves yet as they have to cure for four weeks before use. Ruth is generous with knowledge and materials. You will end up wanting one of the zappy thermometers!

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Response from Ruth Romano:

Thanks for your review Val. The 'zappy thermometers' are a must have!

Many thanks for the course and I thoroughly enjoyed it, especially the fact that it had some hands on exercises which I will take on board when making my own soaps. Thanks Ruth and keep it up.

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Response from Ruth Romano:

Thanks for your review Purazen I am really pleased you enjoyed my course!

I went on one of Ruth's soap-making courses on Sat 24 Nov 2018. I found it to be very helpful.

Ruth certainly knows her subject and talked us through everything very clearly and at a steady pace.

It was a very enjoyable day with lots of friendly people attending the course.

I thoroughly recommend this course to anyone wishing to start making soap as a hobby.


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Response from Ruth Romano:

Thanks for your recommendation Gunawathi. It was a pleasure to meet you and get you started on your new hobby!

I really enjoyed this course – lots of hands on practical experience in a fun and friendly atmosphere, with a very knowledgeable tutor to guide us. The day started with a chat around the basics of making soap, including safety info, before the practical side kicked off a demo from Ruth. After that we were off making soap ourselves with Ruth there to guide us if needed. Working in pairs we made one batch before lunch and another after. We could choose from a selection of recipes and each one made 12 individual soaps. At the end of the day they were shared out between all the participants so we all got to home with an amazing selection of handmade natural soaps (including 2 shampoo bars). The only difficult part is now waiting until they’re properly cured before I can use them! I have come away confident in the use of ingredients (lye did sound a bit scary beforehand) and so inspired that I’m going to enrol on Ruth’s business course too.

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Response from Ruth Romano:

Thanks for your review Lisa. It's great to be part of your soap making journey!

What a great course, I really enjoyed the day, Ruth was so friendly and helpful and made the course great fun. Everything is provided and we made a batch in the morning and one after lunch. Lots of lovely soaps and shampoo bars to taje home too.

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Response from Ruth Romano:

Thanks for your review Lynn. Enjoy your new hobby!

Really enjoyable day, Ruth is very knowledgeable about the making and history of soap and I learned a lot.
The actual making of soap was much simpler than I expected with straightforward recipes made up of easy steps to follow. Safety is taken very seriously with protective gear provided for each participant.
We worked in pairs to make a variety of lovely soaps and had a selection of 13 to bring home at the end.

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Response from Ruth Romano:

Thanks for your review Jane. I'm really pleased you enjoyed the day!

Many thanks for a wonderful and informative day. Really enjoyed the course and appreciated all aspects of the training. My fellow students were pukka too!

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Response from Ruth Romano:

Thank you Tendai have fun making soap!

A great introduction to soap making.
A well structured course, with a little basic history, instructive demonstration and plenty of time for putting what we'd learned into practice with two soap making sessions.
All equipment and ingredients were supplied. (The huge bonus for me being that the latter were all natural and cruelty free).
In addition,the cold process technique which create soap from 'scratch' - made you feel that you'd really achieved something, in contrast to merely adding fragrance to a pre made base.
The time just flew by and everyone took a box of mixed goodies home.
Hopefully the start of something new
Thanks Ruth

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Response from Ruth Romano:

Thanks for your review Sara. Enjoy your new hobby!

A great well taught course demonstrating all techniques required to make your own cold pressed soaps. Loved it, think i have a new addiction!!!

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Response from Ruth Romano:

Thanks for your review Jacky. Have fun with your new addiction!!

This course was brilliant for gocong me the confidence boost i needed to try making cold process soap at home. Ive been researching how to make this soap for a long time and Ruth was great in explaining it well and making you feel comfortable making it.

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Response from Ruth Romano:

Thanks for your review Lottie. Really pleased you now have the confidence to make your own soap at home!

Fantastic day really interesting and well taught. Would recommend to others.

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Response from Ruth Romano:

Thanks for your recommendation Clare. Enjoy your soap and your new hobby!

An excellent workshop and presentation and materials - were fantastic. Learnt loads and really enjoyed making the soaps. Would highly recommend this course.

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Response from Ruth Romano:

Thanks for your review and recommendation Jane. I am very glad you enjoyed the day!

Great course...i am addicted to soap making now...

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Response from Ruth Romano:

Thanks for your review Geethika - enjoy your new addiction! :)

Really enjoyed Ruths soap making course. Very informative. I feel confident now to make soaps for my family and friends. It highlighted the vital steps in soap making that i dont think you could ever get from reading a book on it.

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Response from Ruth Romano:

Thanks Amber. I'm glad you enjoyed the day. Have fun making your own soap!

Ruth’s course was a great introduction to making soap. I enjoyed the balance of information, instruction, demonstration and practical time and highly recommend it.

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Response from Ruth Romano:

Thanks for your recommendation and review Jackie!

I attended Ruth's soap making course with my daughter and we had a really enjoyable day learning a new skill and spending quality time together. I can recommend Ruth's course to anyone interested in learning the art of soap making.

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Response from Ruth Romano:

Thanks Jennifer I'm glad you both enjoyed the day you made a great team!

Ruth made the art of soap making easy to follow and with the course numbers limited Ruth could offer guidance to each individual throughout the day.

The course was good fun and after making 2 batches on the day I now feel very confident to make on my own at home.

Thanks Ruth!

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Response from Ruth Romano:

Thanks for your review Dee!

Thank you Ruth for an enjoyable, informative and very engaging day. I liked how the course was hands on and we were able to spend a lot of the time making soaps! I feel confident now to try at home. Also great refreshments thank you :)

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Response from Ruth Romano:

Thanks for your review Kacea. Enjoy soap making at home!

Thank you for a fabulous day soap making.
I really enjoyed the practical session and can’t wait to get started on my new hobby.
The course was very informative would recommend .

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Response from Ruth Romano:

Thanks for your review and recommendation Julia. Enjoy your new hobby!

I really enjoyed this course. The structure was well thought out and it was very informative. I liked the fact that we had a practical session in the morning and afternoon so we spent a good amount of time making the soaps. I can’t wait to start making!

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Response from Ruth Romano:

Thanks for your review Victoria. I am really pleased that you enjoyed the day!

A fascinating day. I can't wait to use the soaps, which to use first might be the big challenge. I will definitely be making some more, especially as presents for friends and family. Thank you Ruth.

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Response from Ruth Romano:

Thanks for your review Janet. Have fun making soap presents!

Excellent coure so imformative and relaxed I enjoyed it very much. Will help me in my new business venture can't thank Ruth enough.

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Response from Ruth Romano:

Thanks for your review Hayley and good luck with your business venture!

This completely demystified soap making. My husband and I enjoyed ourselves immensely. Give it a go.

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Response from Ruth Romano:

Thanks for your review Carol. It was lovely to meet you both. You made a great team! Have fun making soap :)

Having not made any soap myself yet I had decided to try a soap-making course to give it a go. It was a very enjoyable day and I learnt great tips and gained the confidence to tackle the soap making on my own. Thank you, Ruth, for the guidance, and other ladies for sharing giggles and excitement when making our own soaps!

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Response from Ruth Romano:

Thanks for your review Mira! Have fun making soap at home :)

I attended Ruth's course on 21 July 2018, hoping to learn a little about natural soaps in an effort to reduce my plastic consumption, as well as reduce the chemicals I was using on my body.
Ruth's course was absolutely fantastic. I had a great day with all the ladies who attended and I learnt so much! At first the process seemed daunting, but it was much easier than I thought and I have definitely caught the soap-making bug! Everything smells divine and I have spread the soaps we made throughout my house so that every room smells incredible. I only wish the 4 weeks would pass faster so I can start to use the wonderful soaps we made! I cannot recommend Ruth enough!

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Response from Ruth Romano:

Thanks for your recommendation Amber. Waiting is the hard part. I hope you enjoy using the soaps as much as you enjoyed making them!

Thank you for all the knowledge you delivered, such a great course and the best experience I have ever had

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Response from Ruth Romano:

Thank you Shahad I'm really pleased that you enjoyed the day!

I attended the Soap Making course on Saturday 21st July - not really knowing what to expect - it was fantastic. I learnt so much and I came away with soap I and my pers made - how wonderful is that? Also everything is 100% natural so even I can use it.
Thanks Ruth for making this course well worth the trip.

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Response from Ruth Romano:

Thanks for your review Dawn. Glad to hear that my course was worth the trip!

I attended Ruths course on 23rd June in Wilmslow, with no knowledge of the process of soap making. Ruth made me feel welcome and at ease from the offset.
I was amazed at how quick the process was and the amazing soaps we made, and the smell was fantastic
Thanks Ruth for an enjoyable day

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Response from Ruth Romano:

Thanks for your review Suzi. Really glad you enjoyed the day!

I attended Ruth's soap making workshop on May 19th. I was a little apprehensive as all the books I have read about the process scared the living daylights out of me so I never attempted it. However, what a lovely surprise I had. Ruth explained and demonstrated everything with such clarity that I couldn't wait to have a go, (having taken note of the safety caveats Ruth pointed out). The venue was spacious and the other participants so friendly that I had a brilliant day. My car smelled delicious all the way home!
I can't recommend this course highly enough.

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Response from Ruth Romano:

Thanks for your review and recommendation Pam. I'm really pleased that you enjoyed the day!

Ruth's soap making course on 19th May 2018 was both informative and enjoyable. There was a great balance of information and practical application and we came away with a lovely selection of soaps that we had made. Highly recommended!

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Response from Ruth Romano:

Thanks for your review and recommendation Kath!

What a wonderful day my daughter and i had! Ruth made the course very easy to understand for us beginners. We learnt so much and have come home with an array of information! Our car smelt lovely all the way back to Pembrokeshire. We can't thank Ruth enough for her inspiration and knowledge. We are looking forward to making our first batch of soap in the near future. Hope to get the chance of doing another course soon!
Much love from us both xx

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Response from Ruth Romano:

Thanks for your review ladies. I hope your fragrant car made your return journey a smooth one! Look forward to seeing you again soon :)

What an absolutely fantastic day at the Siddington Village Hall with Ruth's 'Soap Making Course' in May 2018.

It was amazing how quickly the time passed by, due only to the fact that Ruth has established an excellent course packed full of interest, which included the history and process of soap making with Q&A's and then straight into making from a recipe our very first batch of soap, with Ruth on hand all the time to answer any questions. This was then followed by a very nice vegetarian lunch outside, as it was a beautiful day & then back in to give feedback about our experience of soap making along with lots of info about where to get our supplies from.

We followed this up with making another batch of soap from a new recipe with other team members and to round the course off we shared the soaps to take home.

Absolutely fabulous course & would highly recommend to anyone.

Thank you Ruth!

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Response from Ruth Romano:

Thanks for your review and recommendation Pamela. I am really glad that you enjoyed the day and our picnic lunch in the sun too!

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Response from Ruth Romano:

Thanks for your review Michelle. It was lovely to meet you both - you make a great team. All the best with your soap making plans!

After attending Ruth's soap making course in Didsbury I would just like to say a big thank you to Ruth for making the day informative and fun.
I wasn't really sure what to expect to be honest as I've never done anything like this before, but Ruth made us feel very welcome and shared her knowledge and expertise with us with theory and practical sessions in the morning and afternoon. It takes a brave person to let a load of novices loose with sodium hydroxide, but we managed to produce some pretty decent bars of soap for our fist attempt, with lots of laughs in the process. A great day with some great people.
I would definitely recommend one of Ruth's courses if you fancy learning a new craft.

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Response from Ruth Romano:

Thanks for your review Matt. I'm so pleased that you had fun. All the best with your soap making at home!

I recently attended Ruth’s soap workshop in Didsbury.
I was a little apprehensive about making lye, however Ruth was an excellent teacher and I was inspired by her.
We used all natural ingredients and beneficial essential oils, and the soap was amazing !
An added bonus was the delightful and interesting people who also attended the workshop.
I would not hesitate to recommend Ruth’s course, it was excellent.
Thank you Ruth

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Response from Ruth Romano:

Thanks for your review and recommendation Heather. It was great to meet you and chat all things natural!

I attended the March ‘18 course.
I spent a wonderful day learning how to make cold processed soap.
Ruth is a fabulous teacher. She made the learning fun and interesting.
Ruth provided a clear practical demonstration, highlighting safety procedures when working with lye.
We worked in pairs during the practical sessions. Each pair made their own recipes.
At the end of the day we divided up the soaps to take home.
I really enjoyed the day. Fun & informative. Soap making clearly attracts lovely people!
I thoroughly recommend Ruth’s course.

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Response from Ruth Romano:

Thanks for your review Jill. I am really pleased to hear that you enjoyed the day. Enjoy your making!

So glad that I booked myself on to this fun and excellently delivered soap making course.
A relaxed, friendly atmosphere, set in comfortable surroundings.
We received some interesting history facts followed by a hands on experience.
I'd definitely recommend this quality course to others. Looking forward to experimenting.

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Response from Ruth Romano:

Thanks for your review Donna. Glad you had a fun day. Enjoy experimenting!

I attended the course with my sister which was great fun as everyone worked in pairs, Ruth made it all very easy to understand and we were getting stuck into it it no time. It really was great fun and we all shared the soaps at the end so we all left with quite a varied selection. Would recommend this course to anyone.

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Response from Ruth Romano:

Thanks for your review Patsy - enjoy your soap selection!

Excellent introduction to soap making using natural ingredients. The course has limited number of students, so you get all the help you need. Ruth explained and demonstrated the process before we got to do it . We worked in pairs, which was lovely as you have someone to check with. It was so nice that at the end of the course we shared out all the soap, so I came home with lots of different home made soaps... it was a fabulous day

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Response from Ruth Romano:

Thanks for your review Suzanne. Enjoy your new hobby - hope that you find the time to fit it in with all your others!

Really enjoyed this course. Made it much easier to understand the process with this hands on experience. Very friendly and welcoming. Would recommend it to anyone thinking of making soap. Many thanks.

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Response from Ruth Romano:

Thanks for your review Joan. It was lovely to meet you and it's great to hear that you enjoyed my course. Have fun making soap!

I enjoyed the soap-making course. It was a good introduction for beginners and great to be able to make two batches of soap -learning by doing- and then take home a large quantity of natural hand-made soap. Particularly liked the natural products Ruth had prepared to colour and decorate the soaps with. And the fragrances were great!

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Response from Ruth Romano:

Thanks for your review Sylvie. Glad to hear that you liked the natural selection of goodies that I had prepared. Nature's larder is truly wonderful!

A fantastic introduction to the world of soap making!! Extremely enjoyable day, great practical hands-on experience. Ruth's enthusiasm and passion is very infectious, plus you get to take home a selection of soaps.

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Response from Ruth Romano:

Thanks for your review Mark. Really pleased to hear that you had an enjoyable day. Enjoy your soap making journey!

Amazing class ! Ruth was great at teaching and gave us some great tips on what tools to use. A great experience all round would love to do it again ! Can’t wait to get making at home !

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Response from Ruth Romano:

Thanks for your review Sati. Loved the soaps you created on the day. Have fun with making soap at home!

This was a great course. Really interesting. Well pitched for beginners. Very well explained throughout the safety aspects. Lots of opportunity to ask questions and review things. Everything you need for beginner soap making. The practical elements were great and it’s really good value for money.

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Response from Ruth Romano:

Thanks for your review Liz. It was lovely to meet you and find out all about your soap making plans!

Great course, I've always been put off making soap as it felt so complicated and scary, but this course very simply teaches you how to do it, with a demonstration followed by two sessions of making your own, I'm so glad I went! Cant' wait for the soaps to cure so I can use them!

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Response from Ruth Romano:

Thanks for your review Lisa. It was lovely to meet you. Have fun on your soap making journey!

I would like to thank Ruth for this fantastic course, I have enjoyed myself very much. The course content was very well organised and presented for beginners like me.

I came way from the course with confidence to make my own soap.

Thank you once again Ruth!

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Response from Ruth Romano:

Thanks for your review Yusuf. I am really pleased to read that you now have the confidence to make your own soap. It was lovely to meet you and your cousin. Have fun with your soap making!

This was a fantastic course! Ruth is a really great teacher and knows everything about soap and soap making. The day was very well organised and I had a lot of fun making soap, meeting nice people and learning a new skill. I highly recommend this course!

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Response from Ruth Romano:

Thanks for your review Mark. It was a pleasure to teach you soap making. I hope you have lots of fun with creating soap at home!

Attended this course on Saturday, venue easy to find and plenty of room for parking. Course provided a very balanced, methodical hands on introduction to cold process soakmaking; Ruth encouraged all attending to have a go at the recipes giving everybody confidence to experiment further at home.

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Response from Ruth Romano:

Thanks for your review Jacqueline. It was great to meet you and I'm so pleased to hear that you have the confidence to experiment at home. Have fun!

Really enjoyable and informative day. Group was limited to 12 people (which appeared to be fully booked up) and Ruth teaches you the basics of soap making, including the history and the chemistry (not too scary!) behind the process. We all got to take home several bars of soap and I am now confident I can continue on my own. Highly recommended.

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Response from Ruth Romano:

Thanks for your review Lorna. It's great to hear that you are now confident to create your own soap - have fun with the process!

What a fabulous day, thoroughly enjoyed myself! I was a little reluctant to attend the course alone but Ruth teamed us up with partners and we all got on like a house on fire! So pleased I did the class before attempting to make soap as Ruth’s expertise was invaluable and certainly avoided the mistakes most beginners would probably make. Loved the day, love the soap hence one happy pupil!! Thanks Ruth!

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Response from Ruth Romano:

Thanks for your review Christine. I am really pleased to hear that you enjoyed the day!

Attended this course on the 21st October, not ever touching soap or appreciating the process of how soap is made , this course was truly enjoyable. Really enjoyed the day and Ruth was so welcoming and everything was well organised - A great course, a great day and a great bunch of girls - " thank you"

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Mum and I attended this course last Saturday. Ruth made us feel very welcome and gave us a great insight into soap making. She made a what I thought was a very complex procedure seem very easy.
Great instructions given and the practical sessions was very enjoyable. Would definitely recommend this course. Thank you. Deborah & Sylvia

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A really enjoyable, informative day learning a new skill 😊 Loved it!

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A great day out learning how to make soap. Ruth gave an excellent demonstration before we all had a go at making our own soaps. We worked in pairs so no need to worry about having to do things alone. The group were all really friendly and supportive. Venue easy to find and plenty of parking. We all brought home a beautiful set of soaps.

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I had a great day. Lots of lovely people & loads of lovely soap. I was 'bought' the course as a present rather than choosing it myself but would recommend it to anyone. Don't feel you need to take a friend - everyone is really friendly.

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I attended Ruth`s Soap making course yesterday..21st October 2017 and it was wonderful! Ruth is very, very well prepared and everything you could need for soap making is ready waiting for you. We worked in twos which I liked as it is a bit (!!) daunting at first. I shouldn`t have worried as my friend and I soon got to grips with the method and we made some lovely soap. The other ladies in the group did the same and we all shared our soaps at the end. The ladies in our group were lovely and Ruth is very welcoming, very calm and very professional. I bought a kit and am going to have a go at home. I very much liked and appreciated the use of natural products.
The venue is very nice, easy to find and easy to park.
A great day and worth every penny.

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I was a little bit apprehensive as I had never done anything crafty before but in no time we had split into teams of two and were making amazing soap!
An excellent course for those wanting to have a go at soap making. Great venue, friendly people and very clear instructions and guidance from Ruth - highly recommended.

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I highly recommend this course and totally agree with all the great reviews on here which is a credit to Ruth. I imagined I would be the only one going by myself but not so. There were 3 "singles" & 2 in pairs. It made no difference as everyone was so friendly. We all came away with the most gorgeous fragranced soaps. The hard part is waiting another 3 weeks for the soaps to dry out before we can use them. Still, the house has never smelled so good!

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Brilliant course that was well worth the 3 hour journey ! Came away with lots of soap that we all made and feeling very confident to go off and make my own.
Thank you so much to Ruth for all your help and wisdom, and to the great group of ladies who were also on the course!

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Fabulous, inspiring course. A lovely birthday present from my daughter who attended the course with me (thank you Hannah-Emily). We had so much fun on the day with Ruth and the small group of friendly ladies who attended. We made two batches of soap after watching a demonstration and took lots of wonderful smelling soap home with us. A superb day. Highly recommended.

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Highly reccomend this Soap Making Workshop by Ruth Romano. Great fun and a good blend of theory and practical time. Ruth is very knowledgeable & imparts her expertise and top tips in a wonderful setting and environment.
Not only did I come away with lots of beautiful soaps but I'm also feeling very empowered to make my own soaps now.

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After a friend recommending it we went together for what was a thoroughly fab day. From start to Finnish Ruth was very approachable and friendly, the course was with a small group which was a perfect size and everyone got to have a go at making some of the fabulous soap. I can honestly say my house has never smelt better with my soaps drying out. Highly recommended.

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After communicating with Ruth for a few months I decided this soap course was perfect for me to help me master a hobby whilst on my maternity leave. Ruth was very friendly, answered all of my questions and offered support guidance and advice. Meeting her in person on the actual course was great, she was very supportive, made you feel welcome and answered all of your questions. Very relaxing and an enjoyable day with lots of soaps to take home with you. I would definatley recommend for anyone wanting to undertake a new hobby with the choice to complete a follow on business course with the view to set up your own business. All round fantastic experience. Thanks Ruth! X

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Had a fabulous day on the soap making course. We had lots of fun. It was very interesting & informative. Ruth made us feel very welcome & explained everything wonderfully. We came home with beautifully smelling pretty soaps. Would definitely recommend :))

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Ruth deliver a relaxed, fun day with a friendly group. I came away feeling I had achieved something and gained a new skill while encouraged to confidently do soap making at home.

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Attended this course on Saturday 12th August. I wasn't sure what to expect but Ruth guided us all through the process of making our batches of soaps. She was very knowledgable and was able to answer any questions people had. The group was really friendly and the end products gave you a real sense of achievement.

Thanks again Ruth.

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Dear Ruth,
I attended a training course for the soap making with this great trainer (Ruth Romano ) and the results were very impressive .. she focuses on knowledge and skills .. With my greetings and appreciation.

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Really enjoyed Ruth's soap making course- she took the panic out of trying it on your own at home and I thought it was good value for money

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Thank you, Ruth, for very interesting day. I loved to make soap.

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A warm welcome in nice surroundings. Ruth's enthusiasm was clear to see. A very informative and fun course. Ruth's patience and know how saw us through the process and helped us produce our first batch of soaps. A great day.

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A very informative course in a lovely setting

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I really enjoyed Ruths soap making was well structured with a bit of history, safety precautions and then the practical session where we all made our own batches of soap. I would certainly recommend this course and intend to do the business course once i have had a few practices at making my own soaps.

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I highly recommend this course. Ruth guides you through every step of the way, explaining all safety precautions. The demonstration was very easy to follow and then the chance to make your own soap. Everything you need is provided on the day. we made two batches of soap to take home. It really was a lovely day with a very friendly group of people. I can't wait to use my soap. I hope to attend the business workshop. Thank you Ruth.

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I highly recommend this course, Ruth guides you through every step of the way, explaining her ethos, safety precautions, a demonstration and then the chance to make your own soap. Everything you need is provided on the day. It really was a lovely day with a friendly and like minded group of people.

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A fantastic course, good structure and friendly helpful guided teaching - I would certainly recommend this to anyone with an interest in soap making

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This course was lovely, very well organised all natural we made two batches of soap and worked in pairs. The essential oils are lovely. It was niece to meat people who liked soap too. Lunch was great too. Thank you Ruth x

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Really enjoyed the course, the day was well planned and organised. All equipment and ingredients were supplied! After clear instructions from Ruth in the morning we were off making beautiful soap, which were able to take home, can't wait to use them, and to make another batch at home myself. Thankyou Ruth for a lovely day.

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What a lovely birthday present!!! I had a fun filled informative day. Ruth was knowledgeable, helpful and approachable. All equipment was provided and I will definitely be having a go at making my own. The soaps I have brought home look and smell amazing. I can't wait to start using them.

- - #9158

I discovered Ruth's course whilst on the search for a candle making course! I was really inspired by Ruth's information and my friend and I signed up. I can honestly say Ruth made soap making easy and, I enjoyed being in good company. Everything was organised and Ruth was very patient. I love the soaps we all made on the day. What a fabulous assortment of soaps we shared to take home. Nice lunch and venue too.
A great day.

- - #9131

I attended the course with a friend. We had such a great day. The group was fairly small which enabled a more personal interaction. Ruth delivered the content at a level and pace to meet the needs of all. We made a selection of soaps and learned new skills. Would attend further courses and would suggest if you are thinking of doing this course....go for it!

- - #9130

I attended the course with my Daughter, It was a birthday present for her ** birthday. I really enjoyed it and learned a lot
The atmosphere was so friendly we got to take home soap, pretty and nice smelling soap. Lovely day thank you.

- - #9121

I thoroughly enjoyed the day. Ruth demonstrated a passion for soap making, was very knowledgeable and a good teacher. I learnt a lot and feel confident to make my own soaps. I would happily recommend the course to others.

- - #9074

Enjoyable informal day, came away really keen to start on a few creations.

- - #9043

My sister, niece and I all had a lovely day making soap with Ruth. Ruth is knowledgeable and a great teacher, guiding us through the process in a few simple steps. I also appreciated her ethical approach to all her products. The day was very relaxed, with the lovely smells of all the essential oils filling the hall, but it was also really productive. We all went home at the end of the day with a box of our creations. We just have to have patience now before we can start using them! I thoroughly enjoyed the day and can't wait to try out some more recipes. Thank you, Ruth.

- - #8574

Great course with such a knowledge trainer. Great setting and inspiring group. Lovely soap to take away too. Be prepared to be inspired

- - #8459

Absolutely loved the day and making our own creations.

Couldn't have been better.
Thank you

- - #8448

Ruth is very knowledgable and passionate about soap making. The day was relaxed but productive. I felt I had achieved a new skill and the day was very worthwhile.

- - #8444

What a lovely way to spend a Saturday. Ruth knows her subject well and is a great teacher, she gave us an instructive demonstration before letting us loose to make beautiful soaps under her guidance. The venue is really nice set in beautiful countryside.
I would thoroughly recommend anyone to have a go at soap making.

- - #8442

Many thanks Ruth for a very informative and enjoyable day! We both found the course easy to understand and were very happy with the selection of soaps we made and took away with us. We can't wait to now get started at home and produce even more soap creations. Very happy to recommend this course to anyone thinking of trying soap making. Thanks again C and C xx

- - #8440

Thank you Ruth for a lovely day ,I really enjoy the course . I would thoroughly recommend this course .You are very well organise . I love the venue with space and thanks for the delicious lunch .
Je recommende ce cours a tous celui qui veut apprendre a faire son savon .Ruth est vraiment magnifique et tres bien organise et the village hall vraiment un tres belle space .
Merci Ruth .

- - #8157

Ruth's course for soap making was a brilliant in depth and detailed course to learn everything needed to begin making your own soap either at home or for business on a wider scale. Ruth is very helpful and a lovely human being and I found her very helpful and really easy going and the whole experience of learning to make soap for the first time in my life a very easy and helpful experience and course to be involved in.
If you're looking for a course in soap making then this is definitely the place to begin. Thank you so much.

- - #8026

Ruth ,
Many thank for such a lovely day. The. Course reached all my expectation and beyond . I have made my second batch of soaps so this Colombian girl is very proud ! Again thank you for sharing your experience & knowledge !
I will recommend this course to anyone .
Take care ,
Nata x

- - #8018

Cannot recommend this course highly enough. Had a brilliant day learning a hands on approach to making natural soap. Ruth is brilliant, her approach is informative in a friendly & chilled way. You learn in a relaxed environment in the beautiful village hall. The soap we took home was a gorgeous mix of not only your creations but those of your classmates. Ruth encourages your own creativity in designing the soaps, giving you the confidence to try at home! The kits you can buy on the day are absolutely worth every penny!
Thank you Ruth I had an awesome day!

- - #8017

I would recommend this course to anyone. I had a fabulous day making soaps under the instruction of Ruth in a relaxed and friendly atmosphere, Ruth is an excellent teacher. My hopes were really high, especially after reading the reviews previous students had left, but I was not disappointed. I learned everything I needed to know about making soaps and left with a box of soaps we had made on the day and all the knowledge we needed to recreate at home. My family and friends could not believe how fabulous the soaps looked and are all really jealous they didn't do the course too. Thanks Ruth for a fabulous day.

- - #8016

I will like to say a big thank you to Ruth, the course was well organised and very informative. I will recommend this course 100% .

- - #7614

I would recommend this course to anybody who loves beautiful hand made soaps and would like to try making them. Ruth is an excellent, patient teacher whose enthusiasm for her product and ethos behind it shines through. It was a pleasure to spend the day using quality, natural ingredients to make a variety of soaps in such a relaxed atmosphere. Best of all, I now have a selection of soaps! I am definitely going to have a go at doing this myself at home, thank you Ruth.

- - #7579

I went along to the course with my daughter and had a great fun day out. When I first saw the hand out I thought I would need a degree in chemistry! But panic over, Ruth went through everything and made it all so easy. Great atmosphere in a lovely village hall. Relaxed approach, jargon explained, and result was some fabulous soap. Went home knowing I could now make soap! I would recommend this course to anyone wanting to make soap.

- - #7552

I had a lovely day on this course. I now have the confidence to try making soap at home and I have lots of inspiration for recipes to try. The day was well structured and delivered at a relaxed pace. Highly recommended to anyone interested in learning about soap. Thank you :-)

- - #7545

Great course! Can't believe I now know how to make soap and it's so simple and easy can't wait to get started at home. This course takes all the mystery out of soap making and Ruth is a great teacher if you want to try soap making I would thoroughly recommend this course to get you started.

- - #7540

Thank you for such an interesting and inspiring day Ruth. I learnt more than enough to get me started on making some fantastic soap and had a thoroughly good day.

- - #7537

Thank you for an amazing and insightful day of soap making on the 26th November. The day was a well-structured and informative day learning how to make soap. Ruth was knowledgeable and clearly passionate about soap making. Her demonstration were informative and clear as was her hands on approach and communication with the group. The group setting was perfect as it small and intimate. Thank you again for an amazing day x.

- - #6980

What an amazing day. Learning to make soap was great. The teaching was excellent and great atmosphere in the building. The day was well organised and run. My house smells lovely at present.

- - #6841

Thoroughly enjoyed attending the soap making course. Ruth was very knowledgeable and the course was structured very well. It was a small intimate group and we got to make soaps in the morning and afternoon, after watching Ruth demo for us. The great thing was that we all shared our creations so everyone got to take home at least one of every kind of soap made. Very insightful and can't wait to start making my own

- - #6837

I attended Ruth's soap making workshop on 26th November. What a great way to spend a Saturday. As a complete novice, I found the background information really interesting. The demonstration prepared us make our own soap. The group was small which meant that Ruth could support us all when required. We got to take home a variety of soap made that day as well. Ruth was great at making us feel confident and I know I'm going to make some at home. I thoroughly enjoyed the day and can't recommend the workshop enough.

- - #6820

Excellent day with Ruth - very relaxed atmosphere, starting with explanation of soap making and its history. Followed by full demonstration by Ruth of the process from start to finish. Then it was time for us all to make a start and produce our own soap! Never would have thought we would have been going home with such fantastic smelling and looking soaps - all thanks to the fantastic tutoring from Ruth.

- - #6816

Thankyou Ruth for your excellent course on Soap Making I enjoyed it so much and you made it so easy to understand. I can't wait to get started!
Look forward to attending more of your workshops. And I am so proud of the soap I have made.
Thankyou again Ruth

- - #6813

I had a great day. Ruth ran the course with just with a small group and made sure that all of our questions were answered- she made the day a success. The village hall venue was lovely and we couldn't have asked more from our tutor. I went home with samples of soap and a starter kit, which I used the very next day... The proof of a good course, I was able to do it myself! I'll be booking on to another of Ruth's courses at some point to find out how to make more things too. Highly recommended.

- - #6810

Had a fabulous day, Ruth is so well organised, knowledgable and friendly. Everything was just right, clear instructions, able to ask questions and have help when needed, great location, nice lunch oh and made some fantastic soaps! Would definitely recommend. Thanks Ruth, hope to do the business course as soon as possible!

- - #6324

Ruth, thank you so much for a fantastic day. I can't wait to get started on my own, especially now you have put my mind at rest using the Lye. If you are doing anymore soap courses covering other aspects of soap making then please email me.

If anyone is considering booking on this course, don't hesitate...get booking people. Such a fun, informative, relaxed day; meeting loads of great people.

- - #6305

Had a fantastic day. RUTH is lovely and very informative. Made some lovely soap to take home. Absolutely brilliant day. Would definitely recommend this course.

- - #6294

I cannot recommend this course enough. I attended in October 2016 and had a fantastic day. The atmosphere is very relaxed and friendly. The course is very well organised and before you know it you are making soap!

- - #6290

Very informative course in a lovely location
Enjoyable time with a tasty lunch and pleasant company.
Hands on experience with a very knowledgable tutor, Ruth.
Thank you for a lovely day would highly recommend.

- - #6287

It was clear from the start that Ruth knew what she was doing. The set up was excellent with all the materials needed to hand. Ruth imparted lots of the tips and tricks she has learnt over her years making soap so that us amateurs could avoid the pitfalls in the process. All the participants got a quick 'win' producing soap within a couple of hours of being there which boosted confidence and enthusiasm.

Overall really can't fault it and would recommend wholeheartedly to anyone starting off on their soap making journey!

- - #6281

I attended this soap making course in August and found it really informative and enjoyable. Ruth has great contagious enthusiasm for soap making and is very good at sharing the information in an accessible way. I have just started using the soaps we made on the day and enjoying trying all the different varieties. Ruth also provides ongoing support and has been very helpful as I prepare to make my own soap at home.

- - #6017

Thank you Ruth for giving me the confidence and skills to make natural soap at home. I loved this course and there was plenty of practical experience. A nice venue, and a relaxed course where you can ask as many questions as you wish. 100% recommend.

- - #5984

An informative and very practical and fun course. Small groups lunch and refreshments and you get to take home lots of beautiful soap. Ruth is a lovely teacher approachable and warm. Well organised and nice venue.

- - #5799

I found the course both enjoyable and informative. I was very impressed with the detail and organisation that had gone into it. Everything was ready to go, materials and equipment etc, and lunch! A lot of work and thought had gone into how courses should be delivered. Although the soap calculator seemed intimidating at first, actually making some soaps using Ruth's recipes was easy enough and very enjoyable. It has inspired me to get into making some of my own pretty soon, but not 300 a week! Thanks

- - #5790

Fabulous course and very inspiring. Location and Ruth combined made it a lovely workshop which has given me confidence to go away and make my own soap. Would highly recommend it.

- - #5439

Fantastic day, I learnt a new skill in a lovely relaxed atmosphere. It was great to find out how many natural ingredients can be used. Ruth is a great teacher...nothing is too much trouble. I highly recommend this course!

- - #5434

Had such an amazing day on Ruth`s course.
Very informative, I now have the confidence to make my own cold pressed soap, which Ruth demonstrated before we went on to make our own.
Ruth gives you confidence and support.
The course is run in a lovely relaxed atmosphere - you cannot help but enjoy!
Will defiantly be booking onto the business course..
Thanks again Ruth,

- - #5432

If your thinking of doing this course DO IT!!!
It's absolutely fabulous I had a fun , relaxing and educational day amongst a group of lovely people . Ruth who takes the course is amazing and makes everything feel easy and achievable. I cannot recommend it enough and looking forward to doing the business course.
Much love
Nicole Hogg

- - #5431

Thank you so much to Ruth for a wonderful course. The content was so well planned and extensive and it was such a pleasure to learn the art of soap making. I would definitely book the business course in due course. Well done Ruth...!!!

- - #5408

Had a great day!
Really enjoyed it.

- - #5331

If you are looking for natural products packed with luxurious, beneficial ingredients for skin this is the course! Ruth guided us essentially yet simply through the soap making process and I had amazing fun and satisfaction making my own soaps. Waiting for those beautiful creations to cure is the hardest part. I can not wait to try them at home.

- - #5322

All good everything fitted into place when Ruth shows you how it is done..must go on course to get the most out of soap making . We made lovely smelling soap and beautiful looking soap on the day. Really friendly like-minded people on course would do again. Loved it .

- - #5319

Fantastic day in a great location and a thoroughly enjoyable course. The course met all my expectations and I went away full of ideas and enthusiasm for future soap-making. Ruth was lovely and very approachable and gave lots of useful information. Highly recommended!

- - #5002

We did a soap making course with Ruth Romano last weekend and really enjoyed it. I feel that I have definitely learned a lot and will definitely have a go at home now. Ruth is you do end up doing a balms course please email me as I'd definitely be interested.

- - #4793

Thank you Ruth the course was very insightful and interesting, my girlfriend and I learnt a lot about soap making and the process involved as well as the chemicals to avoid, it is very satisfying to choose natural ingredients and actually create the soap from scratch under Ruths expert tuition. Ruth was very professional and accomodating. We really enjoyed our day and would recommend Ruth to anyone.

- - #4792

I attended Ruth's soap making course on 10th March. I had a fabulous day making soap and learned a lot on course about fragrances, colour an textures as well as how to make fab soap. I can't stop sniffing at the soap, essential oils are just fab. Would do this course over and over again.


- - #4491

I attended the course on Saturday 10th March. I had a fabulous day and the tuition was excellent. It was ideal for beginners and the handouts are very detailed giving me the confidence to make further lovely soap creations!
I am one of many no doubt who have asked Ruth for more courses and I can't wait to learn more. A really great day producing an abundance of impressive soap to take home. Thanks Ruth.

- - #4474

I attended Ruth's course on 23rd January and I had a thoroughly enjoyable day. There were 5 of us taking part that day,an ideal number which gave Ruth the opportunity to answer questions and give us all individual attention. Everything you need to make a batch of cold process soap is provided and, because you swap with everyone else, you come away with a lot of different bars of soap. They made my car smell delicious on the way home! A lovely lunch and refreshments are also provided. It was a hands-on course that gave me the confidence and enthusiasm to continue to make soap at home. I can highly recommend it.

- - #4207

I attended ruth,s course it was really informative and a good day enjoyed learning the basis of soap making and left with the knowledge to go ahead and make soap myself

- - #4028

I should start by saying thank you to Ruth for a really enjoyable day. The course was perfectly tailored to suit a beginners needs and I am now much more confident that I can make some lovely soaps by myself at home. We learned about the history of soap making, ingredients used and did two practical sessions. I want recommend anybody who is interested to definitely do this course. It is a really great day to spend learning something new from a great teacher and in the company of some lovely people.

- - #3666

I attended Ruth's soap making course and thoroughly enjoyed the day. The course content was great for hands on soap making and I learnt a great deal . Ruth is a great teacher and answered all my questions, she really knows her soaps. I would recommend this course and hoping Ruth will run other classes.
Thanks Ruth for a great day.
Micheala : -)

- - #3648

I attended Ruths soap making course with a friend yesterday. We had a lovely day, which was full of information, laughter and fun. Would highly recommend the course for anyone interested in soap making. Lovely venue, nice lunch provided and all the instructions and ingredients provided. We came away with soap everyone made. Would highly recommend the days course to my friends.

- - #3608

A very enjoyable day .
I found the course very well organised . It was wonderful to have hands on experience in making the soap . The group was the right size enabling Ruth to give the necessary help when required.I would certainly recommend the course.
My home is smelling amazing from the assortment of soaps I brought home.
I hope she puts on an advance course in the future.

- - #3582

Thank you Ruth for a lovely day on Saturday, I really enjoyed the soap making and the time flew by. You are obviously very experienced and passionate about your craft, your instructions were clear, everything was very organised and the ingredients fabulous. I had such a good time meeting like minded people and making soap that looked good enough to eat. Good venue and lunch included, I would certainly recommend your course to anyone else.
Thank you.

- - #3440

A lovely, enjoyable day with lots of hands on experience. I came away feeling confidant enough to make my own soap and start experimenting. Ruth has a wealth of experience that she is able to share. A very welcoming and calm environment that I would recommend to anyone thinking about taking up soap making!

- - #3283

if you want to learn how to make the real thing then go on Ruth Romano's soap making course what I liked about the day was the ingredients used for the soaps were ethical and natural using essential oils and butters and oils that were a lovely mix! the course is very 'hands on' and gives you the confidence to really have a go and leave the day feeling you could 'make soap' I have been on many courses where I have done the learning and still not had confidence to do it we had lots on fun in the process doing it too! thanks Ruth, Pippa & Debra x

- - #3280

I recommend this course 100%. Ruth is a true ambassador for soap making and so passionate about her craft. You cannot fail to walk away feeling inspired and more knowledgable. The day was well structured, organised and in a great location. We learnt about the history of soap making and information on the current cold process used in hand made soap today. There was plenty of opportunity for hands on practical experience and for me this was very exciting. There were also 3 lovely ladies in addition to me on the course and we all had a fab time. At the end of the day we took away our creations which I have to say looked great. Thanks Ruth - you are an inspiration.

- - #3090

A fun and very informative course with lots of hands-on experience. Highly recommended. It was great to have an understanding of the history as well as the technical aspects to soap-making before we started and Ruth was very patient and clear in her instructions once she let us loose with the ingredients! Keeping the numbers small helped as we were able to try our hand at everything and Ruth was able to move between the groups to assist when we needed it.

It truly is amazing just what you can put into a soap to make it personal and fragranced just how you like. We made several different varieties and then shared them between us at the end of the day so we all had a bit of everything. Just waiting for them to finish 'setting' now so I can start using them. Thanks again for a lovely day, Ruth, and to Paul for our lunch!

- - #2358

Thank you Ruth for teaching me how to make soap! Loved everything about this course - well organised, excellent clear tuition, lovely venue with space and natural light, delicious lunch, met some lovely people and came away with lots of lovely soap, instructions to use at home and the confidence to carry on making (I am busy collecting my supplies and deciding on which recipes to try next!)

I would highly recommend this course, so glad I attended.

- - #2326

I attended Ruth's soap making workshop on 8th March and thoroughly enjoyed it. Because she limited the number of participants Ruth was able to help us as and when we needed help. It was so well organised and she provided everything we needed, including a printed handout of instructions and a delicious lunch. If you are wondering whether you should try one of Ruth's workshops I think you will love it. I learnt so much and now feel confident that I can continue making soaps at home without any help.

- - #2283

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Saturday 23rd February 2019
Saturday 30th March 2019
Saturday 27th April 2019
Saturday 18th May 2019
Saturday 29th June 2019
Saturday 27th July 2019
Saturday 26th October 2019
Saturday 30th November 2019

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