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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
Workshop Specifics

What will I learn?

  • Knowledge and skills to create your very own soap recipe variations
  • How to use oils in the creation of your own soaps
  • How to make soap bars
  • The benefits of adding, and how to add ingredients

What will I get?

  • Approx. 6-8 bars of your very own freshly-crafted soap
  • Workshop handout

What should I bring?

  • Notepad and writing materials
  • Apron
  • Rubber gloves
  • Two clean, 1-litre milk carton or tetra packs
  • 25ml essential oil or 25ml essential oil blend (not fragrance oil) – optional

What should I wear?

  • Casual clothes you dont mind getting dirty
  • Enclosed footwear

Terms and conditions

Our booking and refund policies, concession pricing information, FAQs, as well as other general terms and conditions can be viewed here.

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!


September 21 @ 10:00 am 1:00 pm

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

Concession Available.


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Soap Making Sep Full Fare
$ 150.00
10 available
Soap Making Sep Concession
$ 135.00
10 available
Soap Making Sep CERES Member
Members with a valid 2024 membership to CERES. Join at ceres.org.au/membership
$ 135.00
10 available

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