Two-day soap-making and skincare business course with The Scottish Soapworks at The Arienas Collective in Edinburgh

Soap cut and ready for melting


On this two-day soap-making and skin-care course with Jenny Smith from The Scottish Soapworks, you can choose from a range of products to make including traditional cold process soap, organic 'melt and pour' glycerine soap, shampoo bars, lip balms, liquid soaps and hand and body cream.

You will discuss marketing ideas, ingredient and packaging suppliers, equipment, recipe creation, costs and legislation, and will receive a detailed information handout.

Your cold process soap will remain with Jenny for 3 weeks for curing, and will then be cut and packaged for sending to you by post (please allow 4-5 weeks). You will take the other products you make home with you on the day.

The price includes access to all the equipment you will need, all materials, welcome refreshments and a sandwich style lunch. You can also book further 1:1 follow-up sessions with Jenny if needed.

This course is booked at a date to suit you and Jenny, so please contact us to discuss availability. A three-day option is also available to allow for the making of a wider range of products, or to add on time for discussing branding and packaging for example.

If you need overnight accommodation we have one, en-suite double bedroom available at the venue. Please contact us for information and to check availability.

Please note that The Arienas Collective experiences are run from a first-floor space and unfortunately we do not have lift access.

Refunds are not available on this booking. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

Materials and access to all the equipment you will need is included in the price, as are refreshments including a sandwich style lunch. You will also receive a pack of detailed handouts.


Lynn Powell at The Arienas Collective


2 Dublin Meuse

Suitable for

  • Accommodation offered
  • Adults
  • Advanced/pro level
  • Intermediate level
  • Public transport
  • Suitable for beginners


2 days (flexible times to suit)

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In-person course
Hazel Adair - - #25485

Lynn and Jenny could not have been more accommodating. They tailored the course to suit my business needs and more than fulfilled the brief.
In addition the accommodation and breakfast were both excellent ( high praise from a well seasoned traveller) and the welcome warm.
Thank you to all - I will be back - and have no hesitation in recommending you!

Response from The Arienas Collective:

Hello Hazel. Thank you so much for taking the time to leave a review, and for your very kind feedback. I'm glad the course met your business needs, and we were both super impressed with your soap-making ideas, plans and creative ideas! We look forward to hearing how your business progresses.

It was also a pleasure having you stay with us, and we look forward to welcoming you back.

With very best wishes, Lynn, John & Jenny

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