CERES Workshops and Courses

At CERES, we offer more than 70 learning programs for all ages. Take a weekend workshop to learn a new skill, or embark on a long-term course that might just change the course of your life.

Give the gift of new skill with a CERES gift voucher:
Purchase a CERES Gift Voucher

Got a voucher to redeem? Click here.

Loading Events

« All Events

Soap Making for Beginners

Soap Making for Beginners

Learn to make your own soaps with blends of essential oils, clays and other beneficial ingredients.

Homemade soaps wrapped in twine

In this hands on workshop you will create your very own high-quality natural soap. Whether you’re looking for some skin condition relief or you just want a luxurious, moisturising bar of soap that’s made with your own secret blend of essential oils, clays and other beneficial ingredients you’ll find the “cold process” hands-on method of soap making engaging and fun.

In this workshop you will explore:

  • A brief history of soap
  • Chemistry of soap making
  • Necessary materials and equipment for cold process soap making
  • Safety – working with sodium hydroxide
  • Choosing oils for your soap
  • Benefits of adding and how to add ingredients such as essential oils, creams, milks, scrubs, clays, herbs, spices and botanicals.
  • Colouring soap naturally
  • How to create layers
  • Preparation of your moulds and moulding options
  • Cutting, curing and storing your finished soap
Trainer Profile

Jo Harris is the founder & formulator of Soularoma. Jo is an aromatherapist and very passionate about caring for the environment and minimising our impact while maximising nourishing self-care. She has been making natural soap for around 15 years and still loves the process!


COURSE DETAILS

August 24 @ 10:00 am 1:00 pm

3 Hours
CERES Brunswick, Corner of Roberts & Stewart Streets, Brunswick East, Victoria.

$150*
Concession Available.


Tickets

The numbers below include tickets for this event already in your cart. Clicking “Get Tickets” will allow you to edit any existing attendee information as well as change ticket quantities.
Soap Making Aug Full Fare
$ 150.00
10 available
Soap Making Aug Concession
$ 135.00
10 available
Soap Making Aug CERES Member
Members with a valid 2024 membership to CERES. Join at ceres.org.au/membership
$ 135.00
10 available

Share this story – choose your platform