Thank you Ruth, this workshop was great. I learnt loads and it was good to meet other interested soap makers. I’d highly recommend your course! A thoroughly positive & enthusiastic experience. Best wishes Sarah
Sarah - - #19473
Response from Ruth Romano:Thanks for your recommendation Sarah. It was lovely to meet you!
I attended Ruth's soap making course with my wife and we loved it. Ruth's teaching style was professional, clear, interactive and fun. Ruth has a big focus on natural products, which was our main interest. My wife and I left the course with a good understanding of how to make a variety of natural soaps. Thanks Ruth for an excellent course. Best G
Godman - - #19459
Response from Ruth Romano:Thanks for your review Godman. I'm glad you both enjoyed the day!
An excellent day very well taught! Ruth clearly knows a great deal about the process of soapmaking and is extremely generous with her help and support!
Alison Wright - - #19416
Response from Ruth Romano:Thanks for your review Alison - have fun making soap!
Thanks for a wonderful day on Saturday Ruth! The course was really well thought out and structured with just the right amount of information and lots of encouragement to begin with soap making adventures. The relaxed delivery meant that we were able to meet and share info with other people too - all made for a really fun day!!
Ann - - #19316
Response from Ruth Romano:Thanks for your review Ann I am really pleased that you had a great day!
Just to say that I really enjoyed your one day soap making course yesterday.
You have a wealth of knowledge on the subject which you are more than happy to share. The day was well organised and ended for me with a sense of achievement after having made two different batches of soap.
I would happily recommend this course.
Chris - - #19313
Response from Ruth Romano:Thanks for your review Chris great to hear that ended the day with a sense of achievement. Look forward to seeing you on my business course!
Thank you Ruth for such an interesting day of soap making. I have always been a fan of using soap over shower gel and now you've given me the tools to make my own. Interesting to know the benefits of homemade soap over the shop-bought stuff too!
Edward Green - - #19303
Response from Ruth Romano:Thanks for your review Edward do keep me posted if you have a go at making your own lye!
Many thanks for the course, I really enjoyed it. It was well organized and very informative with hands on exercises.
Ruth was friendly and helpful. She is a very knowledgeable tutor. I would highly recommend the course to anyone who wants to make natural soaps.
Zsuzsanna - - #19302
Response from Ruth Romano:Thank you for your review and recommendation ZsuZsanna!
Absolutely fab day with Ruth and the other soap makers on the course. From being a bit unsure whether I would understand the science behind soap making, Ruth very quickly and simply explained everything. Following an initial demonstration we made two batches of soap each and this has given me the confidence to make my own soap. Ruth gave out lots of tips and advice and answered all our questions. This course is a must for anyone like me who has thought about making soap but not got round to it. Thanks Ruth. Janice
Jan - - #19300
Response from Ruth Romano:Thank you Janice it's great to hear that you are confident to make your own soap now!
Really enjoyed this day. Ruth was friendly and gave good andd interesting information. The practical side was the most enjoyable and I feel well equiped to make my own soap at home. A really worth while day.
Fie - - #19298
Response from Ruth Romano:Thank you Fie I am really pleased that you enjoyed my course!
I was really excited to find Ruth’s course on soap making as I’d been considering making soap for a while and didn’t know where to start, I booked it but couldn’t wait to give soap a go, I went ahead and made a few batches, I got on reasonably well (or so I thought). What I realised after attending the course is the wealth of knowlendge a professional has to share, Ruth answered so may queries I had a put me right on things I’d been getting completely wrong.
The course itself is brilliantly arranged with enough theory to keep you interested and lots of practical hands on practice to allow you to take home nearly a dozen different varieties of soap!!
Ruth’s lovely. She really knows her stuff and the coffee was free flowing all day which is great for an addict like me, the day flew and I can’t wait to get back to soaping!!!
Carla Woodings - - #19293
Response from Ruth Romano:Thank you Carla it's great to be part of your soap making journey!
Ruth looked after everybody answering all our question.
It was hands on making you own soap, so confident to try my own soap now.
Thanks for an enjoyable day
Linda - - #18564
Response from Ruth Romano:Thanks for your review Linda.
I really enjoyed the day. Ruth gave very clear information and created a very relaxed atmosphere.
I would whole heartedly recommend the course to anyone who has an interest in making their own soap.
Gill White - - #18557
Response from Ruth Romano:Thanks for your recommendation Gill.
Interesting and informative course in light, airy, warm and easy to find venue. Started with a talk and then a couple of hands on sessions with Ruth moving between groups to make sure we were all ok. Between us we made eleven different soaps which were divied up at the end so we have a lovely mixed box and a guessing game trying to work out which is what. Can't comment on the soaps themselves yet as they have to cure for four weeks before use. Ruth is generous with knowledge and materials. You will end up wanting one of the zappy thermometers!
Val - - #18494
Response from Ruth Romano:Thanks for your review Val. The 'zappy thermometers' are a must have!
Many thanks for the course and I thoroughly enjoyed it, especially the fact that it had some hands on exercises which I will take on board when making my own soaps. Thanks Ruth and keep it up.
Purazen Chingombe - - #18477
Response from Ruth Romano:Thanks for your review Purazen I am really pleased you enjoyed my course!
I went on one of Ruth's soap-making courses on Sat 24 Nov 2018. I found it to be very helpful.
Ruth certainly knows her subject and talked us through everything very clearly and at a steady pace.
It was a very enjoyable day with lots of friendly people attending the course.
I thoroughly recommend this course to anyone wishing to start making soap as a hobby.
Gunawathi - - #18441
Response from Ruth Romano:Thanks for your recommendation Gunawathi. It was a pleasure to meet you and get you started on your new hobby!
I really enjoyed this course – lots of hands on practical experience in a fun and friendly atmosphere, with a very knowledgeable tutor to guide us. The day started with a chat around the basics of making soap, including safety info, before the practical side kicked off a demo from Ruth. After that we were off making soap ourselves with Ruth there to guide us if needed. Working in pairs we made one batch before lunch and another after. We could choose from a selection of recipes and each one made 12 individual soaps. At the end of the day they were shared out between all the participants so we all got to home with an amazing selection of handmade natural soaps (including 2 shampoo bars). The only difficult part is now waiting until they’re properly cured before I can use them! I have come away confident in the use of ingredients (lye did sound a bit scary beforehand) and so inspired that I’m going to enrol on Ruth’s business course too.
Lisa Page - - #18438
Response from Ruth Romano:Thanks for your review Lisa. It's great to be part of your soap making journey!
What a great course, I really enjoyed the day, Ruth was so friendly and helpful and made the course great fun. Everything is provided and we made a batch in the morning and one after lunch. Lots of lovely soaps and shampoo bars to taje home too.
Lynn - - #18416
Response from Ruth Romano:Thanks for your review Lynn. Enjoy your new hobby!
Really enjoyable day, Ruth is very knowledgeable about the making and history of soap and I learned a lot.
The actual making of soap was much simpler than I expected with straightforward recipes made up of easy steps to follow. Safety is taken very seriously with protective gear provided for each participant.
We worked in pairs to make a variety of lovely soaps and had a selection of 13 to bring home at the end.
Jane Brown - - #18408
Response from Ruth Romano:Thanks for your review Jane. I'm really pleased you enjoyed the day!
Many thanks for a wonderful and informative day. Really enjoyed the course and appreciated all aspects of the training. My fellow students were pukka too!
Tendai - - #18253
Response from Ruth Romano:Thank you Tendai have fun making soap!
A great introduction to soap making.
A well structured course, with a little basic history, instructive demonstration and plenty of time for putting what we'd learned into practice with two soap making sessions.
All equipment and ingredients were supplied. (The huge bonus for me being that the latter were all natural and cruelty free).
In addition,the cold process technique which create soap from 'scratch' - made you feel that you'd really achieved something, in contrast to merely adding fragrance to a pre made base.
The time just flew by and everyone took a box of mixed goodies home.
Hopefully the start of something new
sara cooper - - #17980
Response from Ruth Romano:Thanks for your review Sara. Enjoy your new hobby!