Course Start Dates
Saturday 12th August 2017
Saturday 23rd September 2017
Learn cold process soap making with an Award Winning Soap Maker and regular contributor to Making Soap Magazine.
If you are interested in making beautiful handmade soap from delicious natural ingredients then this course is for you.
Making natural soap is my passion and I’d love to share it with 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.
• 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)
• Learn cold process soap making with an Award winning soap maker
• Course handout includes basic recipe, soap calculator example and step-by-step soap making instructions
• Lunch, refreshments and all materials provided
• Small groups with an informal learning environment
• Soap making starter kits available to purchase
• Take your soapy creations home with you at the end of the day retail value £40
• Facebook group for ongoing support
If you bring a friend you will both receive a 10% discount on the course fee.
Please book your place online using the view website button above. Places are limited so please book early.
The courses will run from 10am and finish at approximately 3:30pm.
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.
What's included in the price?
Refreshments and light lunch will be provided.
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.
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.
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.
I really enjoyed Ruths soap making course...it 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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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 .
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.
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 ,
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!
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.
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.
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.
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 :-)
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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
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!
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,
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.
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...!!!
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.
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 .
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 : -)
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.
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.
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.
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!
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
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.
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!
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.
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.