Soap Boot Camp

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

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COURSE INFO

COURSE DATES

CURRICULUM

Course Fee: £250
(£100 Deposit option available on registration page)

Course Times: Day 1 - 9.30 am to 6 pm
                          Day 2 - 10 am to 4 pm

Venue:  Huddersfield & London

Suitable For: Beginners

Requirements: None

Printed Handout Provided: Yes

Post Training Support Provided: Yes

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The Soap School are opening the doors to it's Soap Boot Camp being held in Regents University, Central London and in Huddersfield.
 


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 with tutor support.  

A full handout and recipe sheets are supplied as well as useful top tips plus free soapmaking resource information. And just wait until you check out our BONUS for you too!
 

 
There is no requirement for any previous experience but even experienced soapers will still learn plenty of new techniques and tricks on this 2 day course.
 





Starting with the fundamentals and simple natural soaps and then moving on to more advanced techniques such as layering and swirling soaps.  You will have lots of fun in a hands on soap class, learning the skills of making traditional soaps using natural ingredients to a professional level.

The numbers are strictly limited and always go fast, so ensure you get your place booked!

If you would love to learn how to make beautiful natural moisturising 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. 

On completion of the hands on making section of the soap making workshop, you will begin the Labelling & Compliance workshop.  We will work over the main elements of the information together and you will then be able to continue with the more extended course in leisure at your own home via our online learning site.  There is no additional fee, we just want you to be able to go over the information as many times as you need and recap with the step by step videos and printouts to guide you.


About the course

See the curriculum below!

What's Covered - Day 1

Cold Process Soap Making 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 Will I Learn to Make

Make natural botanical soaps from scratch

Create layers & sculpted layers within the soap

Make a beautiful in the pot swirled soap

Learn how to create swirl designs and effect soaps

Discover how to make creative surface designs and texture

If you would love to learn how to make beautiful natural moisturising soaps using traditional oils, exotic butters and essential oils, and herbs or botanicals, from scratch the traditional way, then this is the course for you! 

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What's Covered - Day 2

Liquid Soap & Cream Soap Making Course

If you thought day 1 was fabulous, just wait until day 2! 



Start the day with the Soap School taking you through the skills and techniques to make your own


Liquid soaps, in all their forms, outsell bar soaps 8:1 so this a real bonus in any soap making repertoire.  

We will teach you all the differences between making solid bar soaps and natural liquid soaps. You will learn about the ingredients that will produce the best results and how you can utilise your own favourite additions into your recipes.

Whilst the cooking process of the liquid soaps takes a couple of hours we will have plenty of time to talk about the Luxurious Cream soaps.  

Cream soaps are one of the most delicious and exciting soaps to create. Their natural soft silky texture and naturally pearlised appearance lends itself to several exclusive products and we will explore these including making a luxury shaving cream and delicious foaming shower smoothies.



Brief history and basic chemistry of soap making

Necessary materials, ingredients and equipment

Brief discussion about the basic chemistry and method of liquid soap making

Safety aspects of working with sodium & potassium hydroxides (caustic soda & potash)

The most effective oils and butters to use in liquid soap making

Understanding the differences between the hydroxides and their Saponification values

Supercreaming your cream soaps

Lye calculators 

Colouring liquid soap

Alternative colouring options for soap making

Understanding the different “trace” in liquid soap compared to solid bar soaps

Adding exfoliants and scrub ingredients for texture

Working with powders and clays in soaps

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

Understanding the hot process method

Ph testing your finished soaps

Packing options

Troubleshooting common problems

What Will I Learn to Make

Liquid Soaps

Shower Foams

Cream Soap

Silky Shaving Cream

Whipped Shower Smoothies

The numbers are strictly limited and always go fast, so ensure you get your place booked!

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We Will Be Covering

 • 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 - Day 1

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What Will I Learn to Make

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

If you would love to learn how to make beautiful natural moisturising soaps using traditional oils, exotic butters and essential oils, and herbs or botanicals, from scratch the traditional way, then this is the course for you! 

BOOK NOW >

Cold Process Soap Making 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 Will I Learn to Make

 • Liquid Soaps
 • Shower Foams
 • Cream Soap
 • Silky Shaving Cream
 • Whipped Shower Smoothies

BOOK NOW >

 • Brief history and basic chemistry of soap making
 • Necessary materials, ingredients and equipment
 • Brief discussion about the basic chemistry and method of liquid soap making
 • Safety aspects of working with sodium & potassium hydroxides (caustic soda & potash)
 • The most effective oils and butters to use in liquid soap making
 • Understanding the differences between the hydroxides and their  Saponification values
 • Supercreaming your cream soaps
 • Lye calculators 
 • Colouring liquid soap
 • Alternative colouring options for soap making
 • Understanding the different “trace” in liquid soap compared to solid bar soaps
 • Adding exfoliants and scrub ingredients for texture
 • Working with powders and clays in soaps
 • 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
 • Understanding the hot process method
 • Ph testing your finished soaps
 • Packing options
 • Troubleshooting common problems


What's Covered - Day 2

Liquid Soap & Cream Soap Making Course

If you thought day 1 was fabulous, just wait until day 2!  



Start the day with the Soap School taking you through the skills and techniques to make your own


Liquid soaps, in all their forms, outsell bar soaps 8:1 so this a real bonus in any soap making repertoire.  

We will teach you all the differences between making solid bar soaps and natural liquid soaps. You will learn about the ingredients that will produce the best results and how you can utilise your own favourite additions into your recipes.

Whilst the cooking process of the liquid soaps takes a couple of hours we will have plenty of time to talk about the Luxurious Cream soaps.  

Cream soaps are one of the most delicious and exciting soaps to create.  Their natural soft silky texture and naturally pearlised appearance lends itself to several exclusive products and we will explore these including making a luxury shaving cream and delicious foaming shower smoothies.

We will be covering:

The numbers are strictly limited and always go fast, so ensure you
get your place booked!

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

"After a weekend soap “boot camp” at Regent’s College, I left full of ideas and enthusiasm, thanks to Shawn and Sarah’s great advice and teaching. If you’re keen to learn how to make soap but a bit puzzled – not to mention a bit nervous! – about cold processing, this course takes the fear out of it all and makes it great fun. Can’t recommend it enough, had a great time and made lots of new friends. 
Thanks Shawn and Sarah!"



- Sian

- Ann

- Pietro

“What a fantastic course….Thank You so much to Shawn and Sarah for a wonderful experience. 
If you love soap and want to know more about the process of making soap i strongly recommend you take up one of the courses. 
Shawn and Sarah are one of the nicest couples i have ever met and have a really great way of teaching. 
Thanks Again, Pietro

“A massive thank you to Shawn and Sarah for two fantastic days at the Soapschool in Huddersfield. I had already made some soap and attended other workshops so was not a complete newbie, but the instruction I received and the techniques shared far outweighed any previous soaping knowledge I had. I am absolutely buzzing with ideas and creativity and cannot recommend your workshops highly enough – they are the best. Thank you so much."

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WATCH THE 30+ 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

THE PERFECT SOAP 
BUSINESS STARTER COURSE

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 offer you FREE ACCESS to:

ONLINE COLD PROCESS COURSE PROGRAM

PLUS THE 
COMPLETE ONLINE LABELLING & COMPLIANCE COURSE

Review the entire course material online
Watch the 30+ step by step videos to recap on any points

View in the comfort of your own home, as many times as you like

Add to your knowledge of labelling & Compliance 
Receive downloadable templates to make life simple

Receive “bonus downloadable recipes” 
Additional soap making projects including a simple milk soap recipe.

Ingredient and equipment suppliers information provided

Video tutorial on “fragrance suitability and testing”

Video tutorial on “what’s going on inside”


We've got some great bonuses for you!

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Payment can be made in full or your place can be secured with just a £250 deposit.

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:

We've got some great bonuses for you!

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We would like to offer you 





Review the entire course material online
Watch the 30+ step by step videos to recap on any points
View in the comfort of your own home, as many times as you like
Add to your knowledge of labelling & Compliance 
Receive downloadable templates to make life simple
Receive “bonus downloadable recipes” 
Additional soap making projects including a simple milk soap recipe.
Ingredient and equipment suppliers information provided


Video tutorial on “fragrance suitability and testing”
Video tutorial on “what’s going on inside”

Plus two tutorials to help prevent common mistakes:

ONLINE COLD PROCESS COURSE PROGRAM 
PLUS THE
COMPLETE ONLINE LABELLING & COMPLIANCE COURSE

Free Access

to:

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: Sat 2nd & Sun 3rd Feb 2019
Location: Huddersfield

Date: Sat 9th & Sun 10th Feb 2019
Location: LONDON

Date: Sat 6th & Sun 7th April 2019
Location: Huddersfield

PAY IN FULL - £250

PAY IN FULL - £250

PAY IN FULL - £250

PAY DEPOSIT - £100

PAY DEPOSIT - £100

PAY DEPOSIT - £100

Date: Sat 15th & 16th June 2019
Location: LONDON

PAY IN FULL - £250

PAY DEPOSIT - £100

Date: Sat 10th & Sun 11th August 2019
Location: Huddersfield

PAY IN FULL - £250

PAY DEPOSIT - £100