Learn to make your own traditional cold process soap with Medical Herbalist Catherine Marshall.
On this course, you will learn about the basics of soap making using natural ingredients, including natural colourings & essential oils.
In the morning, we will look at the soap making process and ingredients, including learning how to calculate your own soap recipes, followed by a live demonstration of soap making.
After lunch, you will get to make your own 2 batches of soap (approx. 1kg of soap), using the natural ingredients & recipes provided on your worksheet.
Recipes provided are all palm oil free and suitable for vegans.
Courses are run at both the Herbal Harmony Shop at Craft Renaissance Gallery near Usk, Monmouthshire, Wales and also in a studio at Holton Lee, Poole, Dorset on various weekdays & weekends.
What's included in the price?
The course fee includes making & taking home 2 batches of soap (1kg/10 bars approx), a worksheet with recipes and refreshments throughout the course.
Lunch is not provided, so please bring along a packed lunch on the day.
I had a lovely time on the soap making workshop!. Found it very easy to understand and would be confident to try making soap at home! Catherine is a great teacher and would highly recommend going to one of her workshops !
First time on one of Catherine's courses, certain won't be the last! I participated in the soap making course, never made soap or anything similar before. Catherine was very informative & her passion for the natural, herbal approach shone through. Small group, excellent resources & stunning setting. I had an amazing day, & made some delightful smelling soaps which will be ready to give as stunning Christmas gifts!! Win win!
Wonderful course - Catherine explains everything clearly and is very willing to answer all questions. All equipment needed is provided and the small group (6) is ideal. All the materials to make the soap were good - lots of choice of essential oils, colours etc. Notes and recipes from the course are also very helpful. I thoroughly enjoyed the day - thank you, Catherine for all your help.
I couldn't recommend this workshop more! Catherine was so lovely and very informative. Was a bit nervous having never made soap before but she makes you feel at ease and demonstrates very well & has you making soaps like a pro at the end! Was a lovely setting too and nice how its just 6 people so very one to one. I had so much fun. I'll be attending more of her workshops and I've left feeling very confident in soap making.
I really enjoyed the traditional cold process soap making. Catherine provided us with clear, informative instructions, calculations and recipes. Her calm and easy approach made for a comfortable learning environment and a small group meant Catherine was always quick to help and advise. A wonderful day, thoroughly enjoyed it and feel confident now to try by myself. Thank you so much Catherine.
An excellent workshop which was very good value for money. The choice of ingredients, essential oils, natural colouring and dried flowers was extensive. As there were only six people in the class we each had plenty of attention. The information and recipe sheet was well written and easy to follow.
I would like to attend an advanced workshop to built on the skills obtained so far.
Thank you Catherine for a great workshop.
Excellent workshop which I would not hesitate to recommend or attend again! Catherine fully explained everything relating to soap making in a friendly environment, paced at a level that was easy to follow. We came away with two batches that I am looking forwards to using and giving one or two to friends as gifts to sample for themselves. Great value for money. Many thanks Catherine, a thoroughly enjoyable time was had!
I did the soap making course recently, it was excellent, absolutely absorbing and the time flew by. Catherine is an excellent teacher and very patient.
Really proud of my soap, it smells gorgeous. I have shared some with friends and they love it too!
An amazing course and very special as Catherine in a beautifully paced manner carefully explained in full detail the ingredients and method of how to make the most wonderful bars of soap. Catherine had a full range of essential oils, flower waters, dried flowers, different oils and butters etc. on hand to smell and all were available to use during this wonderful chance to make step by step the soap. The class size was small thus allowing an environment where warmth between our group was created as we set about following the recipes. A very clear, easy to follow hand out was supplied. Catherine was on hand to give individual attention when required and waited on us, serving herbal teas and biscuits. I whole heartedly recommend this workshop and have such wonderful memories of my soap making time plus now substantial bars of my very own home made soap.
This is a great workshop and excellent value for money. It is informative with lots of detail and top tips presented in a very user friendly format: notes to take away, an introduction to the various ingredients and a demo to show the full soap making process. and fantastic to be able to take away so much soap (with clever cutting, I think I can get about 18 small bars) in two different batches. Catherine ia very calm and a supportive teacher once it comes to the part where you make your own soap. She provides a wide range of supplies and recipes meaning everyone is able to make exactly what they want - which resulted in a wide variety of end products. I really enjoyed the session and am very happy with what I was able to make and take away - two different types of soap which (with clever cutting) I think I can get about 18 small bars from. Lots of great presents!
My husband and I did Catherine's soap making course in Poole back in May. It was an excellent day. Learnt loads, the set-up of sitting around a big table made a nice learning environment, refreshments and breaks were provided, and the course took the scary out of working with lye. Our soaps came out really well and we have been giving them to friends and family. Great value for money and I would thoroughly recommend.
Recently did Catherine's soap making workshop. It was really informative and Catherine went through everything that you do need to know and we had the opportunity to look at all the different types of ingredients and scents. Making the soap was great fun and certainly easier than you would think. Highly recommend the course and will certainly be looking at doing some of Catherine's other courses.
The soap making day with Catherine is fantastic, i highly recommend it for anyone and everyone! You get lots of information on all the natural ingredients in an easy to understand format and Catherine is always happy to answer any further questions. I can't wait to get my own little production line going, I've been inspired:)
I did Catherine's soap making course and I thought it was really good. Catherine managed to pack so much information into the session, gave a good demonstration and provided us with lots of choice for recipes. Catherine was always on hand to guide us through each stage and answer our questions and was generous with the raw materials. We each managed to make two diffent batches of soap to take away with us, which was amazing. We also have the knowledge basis from which to have ago at home. Can't wait for my soaps to cure as I am really looking forward to trying them out.
I recently went to Catherine's soap making workshop & had a fantastic time! The day was really fun & I learnt a lot & was really impressed with the products we all made! My soap smells divine & looks good enough to eat! I will definitely be booking up more workshops with Catherine, possibly to made a handcream or lip balm next time