Saturday 26th October 2019
11am – 4pm
Learn to make your own cold pressed soap in the beautiful surroundings of the Southsea Bathing Hut natural skincare apothecary.
Using a base of Olive Oil, Coconut Oil, two speciality oils and one essential oil of your own choosing*, your unique recipe will create soap bars to gently cleanse, nourish and protect your skin.
After making, your 12-bar ‘soap loaf’ will stay in its mould overnight and will be sent to you by courier 1-2 weeks later**.
In a fun and informal group workshop (limited to 4 places), we will cover the following:
Brief history and chemistry of soap making
An introduction to soap making equipment and recommended suppliers
Safety aspects of soap making, including working with sodium hydroxide
Using and blending speciality oils and butters
Using and blending essential oils
Preparing a soap mould and alternative mould options
Mixing, curing, cutting and storing soap
Please note this workshop is intended for hobbyists and will provide all the skills needed to make soaps for your friends and family. This workshop will not provide information on how to legally sell your soap creation to the general public.
This workshop is not suitable for expectant mums as we will be working with neat essential oils. However we can offer bespoke private workshops for expectant mums. Contact us for details.
A light lunch and coffee/tea/biscuits will be provided. Please email any special dietary requirements to email@example.com a5 least two weeks before the workshop.
*You will be able to make your choice from 3 x butters, 4 x speciality oils and 4 x essential oils provided.
** The dispatch time will be determined by the lovely unique recipe you create and how long your soap takes to sufficiently harden.
When booking this workshop, please note that we can only provide a full refund (less a 10% admin fee) for cancellations made more than 14 days before the start date of the workshop. For any later cancellations there will be no refunds but if the course or workshop is booked to run again at a later date a booking may be transferred subject to availability.