I had a very enjoyable and relaxing day on Catherine's soap making course. Catherine was very friendly and knowledgeable on her subject. The day was really well structured and very clear handouts were given out to keep. Once we had learnt the fundamentals, we had different recipes to choose from, absolutely loads of ingredients to choose from, and we each made two beautiful batches of natural soap to take home. It was a very inspiring day and I can't wait for my soaps to cure so I can cut them to see how pretty they have turned out !
Thoroughly enjoyed this course. Catherine's knowledge is amazing as is her patience when asked a multitude of questions. This course will give you a very firm foundation into soap making and will definitely inspire you to create beautiful things. If you are interested in learning how to make soap, do this course you will not regret it.
We had simply the best time! Cat is super welcoming and comforts you with herbal teas, treats and a really great atmosphere. The lovely garden surroundings also just makes the whole experience that little bit more genuine and special. Thanks again Cat for bringing out my hidden soap felting skills!
I Really enjoyed this course. It was well organised and Catherine is so knowledgeable about soap making, an inspiring lady! There was a good balance of demo's and practical and I now have 10 bars of soap curing nicely at home that I can't wait to use. The value for money is excellent and the location is idyllic.
I thoroughly enjoyed the soap making course with Catherine. The day was very well organised with informative handouts and easy to follow recipes included. Catherine is very knowledgeable and inspires confidence. I would happily recommend the course to everyone.
Wonderful day and excellent value. I attended the course in Febuary and came away buzzing with ideas to try at home. Catherine is a welcoming experienced host & provides great atmosphere in her studio. I attended on my own, but we all sat round a big table learning the background to soap making, helpful tips and then made our 2 batches of soap together. The day flew past and Catherine expertise and support to all of us as a group and individuals increased our confidence in experimenting with different formulations. Would highly recommend this course.
What a great day! I took my mum as a birthday treat experience.
We learnt a lot about the soap making process and came home with our very own hand made soaps.
Catherine is very knowledgeable on the subject, a very patient teacher and a welcoming host.
Highly recommend this.
I have just come back from the (Beginners) Soap Making Course with Catherine Marshall and cannot recommend it highly enough. There were 5 of us on the course which was held in her beautifully equipped studio in her garden. Catherine started by explaining the theory and science of soap making including the method of calculating the lye - which was not at all as scary as it sounded! She then demonstrated making a batch before we all set work on our own creations. She was incredibly generous with both her knowledge and supplies. We all made two soaps to take home and were given a choice of 5 recipes to work from customising our creations from a plethora of natural and mineral colours as well as a huge variety of exfoliants and dried flower petals. The equipment provided was excellent, nobody had to share and we even had a hob each to heat our butters. I came home excited and inspired! If you are thinking of dipping your toe into soap making then you could not do better than book one of Catherine's workshops.
Great course; fun, friendly, informal, safe and well taught. Cat explained clearly, gave a demo then we had a go. My soap looks and smells great and is all natural. The notes & recipes provided are excellent and I am confident and excited to make soap at home. Thanks Cat!
Cat is a very thorough teacher. Really enjoyed the day and feel confident enough to do make soap at home now. Group size brilliant - we all had space and attention from Cat when we were making our two batches of soap. Really enjoyed the day.
An enjoyable and informative day, very inspiring! Learned a lot and had fun. Feel ready to try making soap at home now. Lovely studio, delicious fragrances, beautiful natural colours. Catherine is friendly and knowledgeable. AAA+
The introductory soap making workshop yesterday was a lovely day. We were given lots of information but were never overloaded. We had a chance to see all the different colours and natural essential oils that were available and watch a demonstration before making two batches of our own soap. The day was friendly, well paced, and great fun. I would definitely recommend Catherine and her Herbal Harmony studio to everyone.
Really lovely day, well paced, clear instruction, informative and fascinating! There's something rather special about making your own natural soap, the chemistry and alchemy...can't wait to make more (and my two batches from the workshop smell divine and are about to be cut!)
Catherine has a clear and relaxed style of teaching, and is generous in sharing ideas and recipes. Highly recommended.
I've just spent a lovely day with Catherine in her new, light and airy studio and have really enjoyed learning about and making cold process soap.Catherine's teaching style is friendly and relaxed, her notes are good and her demonstration was clear. When I made my own soap she was very supportive with ideas for essential oils and other additives. I've cut my two lots of soap and am delighted with the results. I've already got an order going in for more supplies so I shall soon be giving soap away to all my friends. Christmas may be 'sorted' already .
A truly lovely day doing something that I have wanted to do for a while now. I brought my mum along, who was convinced she would cause chaos by her lack of skill; but in the end really enjoyed herself. Catherine was truly lovely; she explained everything, then did an equally good demonstration and then unintrusively monitored our progress, correcting where needed, as we got on with making our own soaps. I cut my soap last night - the final proof that it had all gone to plan - and all was smelling and looking (reasonably - for a beginner!) glorious!
We thought the day was enjoyable and educational. We learnt a lot on the course. Catherine presented the course extremely well and we came away looking forward to trying to produce our own soap. Handouts were easy to understand. Would highly recommend the course to people who are interested in making their own soaps.