Cold Process Soap Course

This course is devoted to the skills and fascinating art of traditional Cold Process Soap Making, and one of the most popular soap making methods.

Course Fee: £125

Course Times: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Venues: Huddersfield

Suitable For: Beginners

Requirements: None

Printed Handout Provided: Yes

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Post Training Support Provided: Yes

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On this hands on workshop with Soap School, you will learn to make beautiful moisturising soaps using all natural ingredients. If you would love to learn how to make luscious natural handmade soaps using traditional oils, exotic butters and essential oils from scratch the traditional way, then this is the course for you! You will also learn how to use a wide range of herb and natural botanicals effectively in your soaps.



There is no prior experience required, just a willingness to experience the joy of creating your own soaps from scratch.   Learn in a hands on environment in small friendly groups. A full handout and recipe sheets are also supplied as well as useful top tips plus free soapmaking resource information.

Whether you just want to make a couple of batches a year for your own use or you have a passion to starting up your own soap business, this is the ideal course to help you realise your soap making dreams. 

We provide a great collection of recipes within the course, but you will also learn how to formulate your own recipes. This will allow you to easily swap things for your own preferred alternatives or even use fully organic ingredients if you desire.


About the course

 • Brief history and basic chemistry of soap making
 • Necessary materials, ingredients and equipment
 • Understanding the wonders of saponification (oils turning into soap)
 • Safety aspects of working with sodium hydroxide (caustic soda)
 • The most effective oils and butters to use in soap making
 • Choosing additional oils or hero ingredients
 • Understanding saponification values
 • Superfatting & lye discounting
 • How to use lye calculators 
 • How to formulate your own soap recipes
 • Preventing rancidity and DOS
 • Colouring soap naturally with herbs & spices
 • Effective use of botanicals in soap
 • Understanding the different levels of “trace”
 • Adding exfoliants and scrub ingredients for texture
 • Working with powders and clays in soaps
 • Alternative colouring options for soap making
 • Alternative liquids in soap making and how to use them
 • Using pure essential oils to fragrance your soap effectively
 • How to work with cosmetic fragrance oils
 • Preparation of your moulds plus mould and lining options
 • Understanding insulating & gel stages
 • Cutting, curing and storing your handmade soaps
 • Ph testing your finished soaps
 • Wrapping & packing
 • Troubleshooting common problems

What's Covered

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Brief history and basic chemistry of soap making

Necessary materials, ingredients and equipment

Understanding the wonders of saponification (oils turning into soap)

Safety aspects of working with sodium hydroxide (caustic soda)

The most effective oils and butters to use in soap making

Choosing additional oils or hero ingredients

Understanding saponification values

Superfatting & lye discounting

How to use lye calculators 

How to formulate your own soap recipes

Preventing rancidity and DOS

Colouring soap naturally with herbs & spices

Effective use of botanicals in soap

Understanding the different levels of “trace”

Adding exfoliants and scrub ingredients for texture

Working with powders and clays in soaps

Alternative colouring options for soap making

Alternative liquids in soap making and how to use them

Using pure essential oils to fragrance your soap effectively

How to work with cosmetic fragrance oils

Preparation of your moulds plus mould and lining options

Understanding insulating & gel stages

Cutting, curing and storing your handmade soaps

Ph testing your finished soaps

Wrapping & packing

Troubleshooting common problems

What Will I Learn to Make

 • Make natural botanical soaps from scratch
 • Create layers & sculpted layers within the soap
 • Learn how to create swirl designs and effect soaps
 • Discover how to make creative surface designs and texture

This course is for you if:

You love to use natural ingredients and essential oils

You want training from industry experts with over 25 years in the industry

You want to learn how to make professional quality products

You want to start your own soap or cosmetics business

You want to enjoy the fun and passion of a new hobby

Testimonials

"I thought Shawn explained all aspects of the course really well and was more than happy to answer all my questions. 
Its actually one of the best courses I have attended. 

 I loved making all the different types of soaps and loved how you can make these without having to buy expensive equipment. 
 I’ll be booking more courses with you and would highly recommend you to others."






- Rachel Court

- Sandra McKelvie

- V Alton

"From start to finish Sarah & Shawn have been helpful and I learnt so much and many techniques in soap making. 
 
Loved, loved, loved it. 

 Many thanks to both of you, it was fantastic"

"Very intensive, packed with valuable information. Excellent practical exercises to reinforce learning. 

Course covered everything you could possibly need to start or expand your business. 

Got loads of new ideas for product and methods of production."

Review the entire course material online

WATCH THE 25+ STEP BY STEP VIDEOS TO RECAP ON ANY POINTS

VIEW IN THE COMFORT OF YOUR OWN HOME, AS MANY TIMES AS YOU LIKE

Online Support

Small Friendly Group Sizes

Free Access To Exclusive Online Resources

We cannot wait to meet you and share our passion and knowledge on the course.

Once you have shared a fun day of soap making with us we want to offer you some special thank you BONUSES!

We would like to invite you to join our online course program free of charge where you can:

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* Review the entire course online with over 25 full step by step videos
Gain access to additional recipes 
Access additional soap making projects to enjoy after the course
Join in our online community and share with like minded people
Watch a full tutorial on "fragrance suitability and testing" in soaps
Learn about "whats going on inside" video tutorial to help reduce errors

If you really want to learn how to make your own handmade soaps from industry experts with over 25 years experience, just click on the button and book your place right now!

At the end of your day with us, you will also receive your certificate of completion for this course.

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Dates & Booking

Date: Saturday 27th October 2018
Location: Huddersfield

Date: Saturday 20th January 2019
Location: Huddersfield

Date: Saturday 23rd March 2019
Location: Huddersfield

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