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Soap Making for Beginners

Make your own soaps with blends of essential oils, clays & other beneficial ingredients

This 3-hr workshop runs on the following dates in 2022:

Sun 13 Feb /Sat 28 May / Sat 18 June / Sat 27 Aug / Sun 9 Oct / Sat 3 Dec

from $103 | 1/2 day

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Whether you’re looking for some skin condition relief or you just want a luxurious, moisturising bar of soap. Made with your own secret blend of essential oils, clays and other beneficial ingredients.

Come along and create your very own high-quality natural soap!

In this hands-on 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 Ess. 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

You will be learning the “cold process” hands-on method.

On completion of the workshop, you will also take home:

  • Approx. 6-8 bars of your very own soap
  • Knowledge and skills to create your very own soap recipe variations

Anna Struth has been passionately exploring the craft of soap making for around 15 years. She began this journey through her love for the environment and her determination to find new ways of protecting it. Always looking for ways to promote a less wasteful lifestyle, Anna relishes the opportunity to empower others by sharing her skills and knowledge in a fun and meaningful way.
Anna currently runs a micro business, ‘The Singing Soaper’, specialising in vegetable-based soap and body care products with eco-friendly packaging. Having worked in a laboratory for many years, and also as a professional singer, Anna has found a perfect balance in soap making’s fulfilment of her two major interests; science and creativity- an addictive combination whose foundations Anna’s workshops will help you to explore so that you may begin your own journey of discovery.

What you will learn

  • How to use other oils in the creation of your own soaps
  • How to make soap bars
  • Benefits of adding and how to add ingredients

What you will get

  • Freshly crafted soaps
  • Workshop handout

What to bring

  • Notepad and pen, apron, rubber gloves
  • 2 x clean, 1 litre milk carton or tetra pack
  • 25mls Essential Oil or 25mls Essential Oil Blend (not fragrance oil) – optional

What to wear

Casual, clothes you don’t mind getting dirty. Closed toe footwear

Appropriate for

Anyone interested in making their own natural soaps

CERES reserves the right to cancel workshops due to insufficient numbers.

If we cancel the workshop you will be entitled to a 100% refund, or you may choose to transfer to another date, subject to availability.

If you decide to withdraw 7 or more days prior to the workshop date CERES will retain a 10% administration fee.

If you decide to withdraw less than 7 days prior to the workshop date CERES will retain 100% of your workshop fee.

Should CERES have to cancel the course due to Government changes relating to the COVD-19 response, we will let you know as soon as possible. Affected participants will be sent a notification that includes details on how to re-book another date or workshop. While cancellations on our part remain refundable within the specified time period, we do hope you will consider bearing with us in these precarious and trying times, and consider the rescheduled date where possible.