Make Your Own Soap at Home

Learn how to make your own soap using the hot process method



1 hour Class size 6 to 99     label $65

In need of productive indoor activities? In this live streaming workshop, you will learn how to make your own 100 percent natural soap using the hot process method.

This workshop is perfect for beginners. You will learn how to prepare, make and pour your soap and how to do so safely.

We'll begin with a thorough explanation of the equipment and materials required and how to do so affordably and sustainably. We will then move on to a detailed demonstration of how to mix and prepare your soap base and you will have time to experiment.

We will discuss how to scent your soap with essential oils, how to add colours, exfoliants and other ingredients.

We will use caustic soda to make the lye required to make soap. You will be shown how to use this safely.

No creative experience necessary.

This is a demonstration workshop only. No kit included due to the danger of shipping caustic soda. All ingredients can be found locally in your supermarkets and Bunnings. You may find it more beneficial to watch and take notes/ask questions then work at your own pace with the help of a recording of the workshop.


Knowledge required
Perfect for beginners.
 
What to bring
EQUIPMENT NEEDED
(All equipment should be kept separate from your kitchen equipment)
  • Rubber gloves
  • Goggles
  • Mask
  • Slow Cooker
  • Electronic scales
  • Stick blender
  • Spatula
  • Mixing bowl
  • Heatproof measuring jug
  • Small measuring bowl
  • Measuring spoons
  • Soap moulds-commercial, silicone shapes or create your own
  • Cutting tool-knife/dough scraper
  • Thermometer
  • PH test strips

BASIC INGREDIENTS
  • Oils
  • Caustic soda (can be purchased in the cleaning aisle at the supermarket or Bunnings)
  • Water

ADDITIONAL INGREDIENTS
  • Additional ingredients will be discussed during the workshop.
Suitable for

This Live streaming class is a great indoor activity idea for virtual team building activities at home.

Your teacher
Handmaker's Factory
Handmaker's Factory

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Handmaker's Factory is a studio space in West Footscray, Melbourne empowering people to confidently create in a sustainable way, share their knowledge and learn new skills through creative workshops & DIY kits.

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Polly Caldow Sep 2021


Really informative . Easy to follow . Fabulous to receive the recording and relearn it all over again . Thanks for a brilliant session

Amanda Gibb Sep 2021


This was a great course, thank you. Great resources too, the booklet and recording will be great going forward. I enjoyed it

Sadie Cuming Sep 2020

2 ClassBento workshops attended • 2 reviews


The Maker’s classes are excellent, I just love the information that is so freely shared and learning from someone who really knows their stuff.

5 stars from me!

Rini Ismail Jun 2020

21 ClassBento workshops attended • 21 reviews


A great refresher course as I had attended in class before with Nichola. Truly enjoyed it. Nichola is such a natural host and great instructor. She answered any questions we have.

With the recording and multiple camera views (image), it's a great way to keep practicing at own pace Just waiting on a few more kits and ingredients before on the way to making my own soaps.

Soap Making workshop review by Rini Ismail

Sheree Ford May 2020


This is a lovely workshop that is easy to do and follow along with. Nichola is a knowledgeable teacher and coveted everything we needed to know. Would definitely recommend.

Maribel Finnin Apr 2020


This class was great - The online platform worked well with multiple camera angles so every stage of the process could be seen clearly - it was probably better than the view in real life! Nichola is a great teacher - took us through all of the steps and was very knowledgeable about the whole process and offering handy hints, always happy to answer questions. I feel confident to have a go at this at home. Loved it and will definitely look at doing more courses Thanks for a great class!

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Amber Mawene Apr 2020


Nic is a natural host. She was patient with participants tech problems, answered all questions quickly and offered useful tips for the future.

The class was easy to follow, easy enough for someone like me who has never been a particularly 'crafty' person. I find watching and participating a more effective learning method than reading a guide. The fact that we have this recording is great as I can go back and watch it again and again.

I am based in the UK and the class was held at a convenient time for both Australian and UK residents.

Great Class, Great host, would definitely recommend.

Elaine Willis Apr 2020


Hi Nichola It was very interesting watching what goes on in making soap a lot more than i thought!
If i could give you 10 out of 5 I would of.
You make everything look so easy.
Will be joining you again soon.
Elaine
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