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Introduction to Soap Making

Hand made soap is very different to commercial mass produced soap, it contains nourishing oils, natural scents, skin healthy botanicals and much more.  Soap making is an essential traditional skill that allows you to tailor make products for your own family based around their skincare needs.  Many people are intimidated by the techniques and the use of caustic soda but here you can learn how to safely make your own soap using centuries old traditional methods.  


The courses are run by Sarah Harper the Founder of The Clovelly Soap Company and Author of The Natural and Handmade Soap Book.  Sarah has been making soap professionally since 2004 and brings her wealth of knowledge to the course as well as an easy and approachable style of teaching.



On our popular one day soap making course you will learn the basics of cold process soap making and take away 3 batches (approx. 24 bars) of your own luxury soap to use at home or give away as gifts.   The course covers the following and more...


Short history of soap making & the science behind it

Ingredients & equipment needed

Health & Safety of soap making, safe use of Sodium Hydroxide & Essential oils

Moulds to use and preparing them

Use of essential oils, herbs, botanicals and other nutrients

Fragrances & Colours

Where to buy ingredients and get recipes

Unmoulding, cutting & storing your soaps

Decoration & packaging for gifts



Our course includes all your materials, a homemade lunch & afternoon tea with homemade cakes.  You will be asked to bring the following:


Apron,  Large Cardboard box (to insulate and protect your soap),  2/3 large towels or an old blanket


This course is also available for groups as a private course, please contact us for a choice of available dates.  


We offer Soap Making for Business Private 1-2-1 days  at times to suit you & can be tailored to the type of soap you wish to make and the business you wish to start, if you have specific products in mind such milk soaps, honey & beeswax soaps,  herbal and aromatherapy soaps or any other products that you want to learn to make please call me to discuss your requirements.  The price for a 1-2-1 session is £130 for a half day and £250  for a full day including all materials.  This is for 1 person, it is an additional £50 per person up to 6 people .  We cover all aspects of business soap making on these course including legislation, labelling law, wholesale materials and equipment, business models, packaging and marketing.  You can take advantage of our 10 years in the industry.


Please call  Sarah to discuss dates on 01237 431942

Soap Making stir soap making Business Soap School


Saturday 29th February 10.00am - 4.00pm £55 FULL

Saturday 4th April 10.00am - 4.oopm £55 1 Place

Friday 15th May 10.00am - 4.00pm £55 2 Places

Saturday 6th June 10.00am - 4.00pm £55 8 Places

Saturday 18th July 10.00am - 4.00pm £55 8 Places

Sunday 16th August 10.00am - 4.00pm £55 8 Places

Sunday 4th October 10.00am - 4.00pm £55 8 Places

Sunday 15th November 10.00am - 4.00pm £55 8 Places