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



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.

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.


2 days

Cancellation policy

Non-refundable - Refunds are not available



The Arienas Collective

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The Arienas Collective supports local artists and makers to earn a living by sharing their creative skills and passions with others through delivering workshops. The workshops are run from our mews home in the beautiful Georgian New Town of central Edinburgh. We believe in the wellbeing benefits of engaging in creative activity, and our class sizes are kept small so that you get the support you need to make the most of your time with us. We teach you creative skills you can continue at home.

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Accommodation offered
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • Public transport
  • Daytime (weekdays)
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Weekends
  • Intermediate level
  • Advanced/pro level
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2 Dublin Meuse, , Edinburgh, Lothian, EH3 6NW