Soap and Shampoo Making Class

Learn how to make your own natural shampoo bars and soap bars



2.5 hours Class size 3 to 10

label $120 - $140 ($140 per guest when you book for 3+ guests, $130 for 5+ guests, $120 for 8+ guests. $100 per class surcharge applies for private classes)

In this workshop, you will learn how to make your own 100 per cent natural soap and shampoo bars using the hot process method. This workshop is perfect for beginners. You will learn how to prepare, make and pour your soap and shampoo bars 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. There will be a few bases available and a selection of essential oils, colours, exfoliants and other additives to add to your soap. We will also make a batch of shampoo bars that will be shared among participants.

All materials and tools are supplied on the day. You will go home with your very own custom made soaps and a few bars of shampoo each, plus instructions for how to continue at home.

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 workshop is great for individuals and couples as well as for a hens party, baby shower, birthday, special occasion, team building activity, corporate event, bucks party or Christmas party.


Knowledge required
Perfect for beginners.
 
What you'll get
You will go home with your very own custom made soaps and a few bars of shampoo each plus instructions for how to continue at home.
 
What to bring
No need to bring a thing!
 
Suitable for

This class is a great indoor activity idea for a birthday or hens party.

This would also be a nice gift for her, gift for mum, anniversary gift or Xmas gift.


Handmaker's Factory has had both doses of the COVID-19 vaccine, and adheres to COVID-19 government guidelines. They won't run this class if they've had flu symptoms in the last 14 days.

See additional precautions taken   

All students must sign in upon arriving, sanitise their hands and adhere to social distancing and mask restrictions.
Our studio is large and allows students to be spaced out. Regular cleaning is practiced throughout the studio.

Location

Handmaker's Factory - 579 Barkly Street, West Footscray VIC

Your teacher can also travel within 30 kms of West Footscray for private classes

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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Julie Peacock Jul 2021


Started with a warm welcome into the spacious and well laid out studio. The process was well explained including a thorough explanation of the equipment. there were lots of different options to choose from to add to your soap. A friendly atmosphere and we left with an abundance of soap. Loved it

Soap and Shampoo Making Class review by Julie Peacock Sydney

Sarah McConchie Jul 2021

9 ClassBento workshops attended • 4 reviews


Great class with lots of tips on fragrance and colouring of soaps, and our teacher could not have been more encouraging.
Can't wait to make my own soaps at home after all we were taught today

Soap Making workshop review by Sarah McConchie

Slavica Grbin Jul 2021


I will enjoy my healthy soap and shampoo. Great teacher, fun class.
Can't wait for my next class.

Tamara Oakley May 2021


Was a great class was very informative. Nicola was great.
Cant wait for the candle making class next week.

Danielle Rintoule May 2021


Nichola is so lovely and she is patient and
Very accommodating to everyone. She made everything seem easy. Thoroughly recommend this course to anyone

Carissa Stevenson May 2021


Great selection of ingredients to make a wide variety of soaps. Will be simple enough to continue making at home which is awesome

Soap and Shampoo Making Class review by Carissa Stevenson Sydney

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Crystal Spiteri May 2021


Nicola is a great teacher, answered questions, friendly, talked through every step. Took home everything I made. Would definitely recommend this class.

Beckett Sievewright Jan 2021

2 ClassBento workshops attended


The teacher was very friendly and we brought home heaps more soap and shampoo bars than we thought we would

Soap Making workshop review by Beckett Sievewright

Joanne Natoli Jan 2021


Nicollett was great, she answered all my questions, was very helpful & patient. The money I paid was worth spending on the workshop. The only thing I would suggest is maybe a little kitlike - indicator paper, thermometer, little wooden spoon along with the information that she gives you.
I really enjoyed my time at the Handmakers Factory.

Nicole Mackie-Jones Dec 2020


The class was great
Quite a relaxed vibe and Nichola is friendly and approachable, you come out of the session with lots of soap.

Mina Park Mar 2020


We had a great time at our class today. The teacher was great she answered all our questions and gave us good tips.
We had 5 students in our class. The space was intimate and great.
There were so many types of oils, herbs, clays and colours to make different kind of our own soap.
We were lucky to have less people in the class so we all can take a lot of soap home.

Soap and Shampoo Making Class review by Mina Park Sydney

Marie Vilchez Feb 2020


Teacher was good and had a lot of helpful tips. We made over a kilo of soap each so its value for money.

Maria Fichera Feb 2020


I really enjoyed the soap and shampoo bar making class today. Left with a good amount of soap The lesson was very easy to follow and fought very well.
Thank you so much!

Isata Kabia Sep 2019


The class was interesting. I had no experience, the teacher makes it easy for me to understand every details and she was patiently answering to all our questions. I can say I am 100% confident to make soap and shampoo. She also give us websites to buy equipment and ingredients and that we can call her if we needed help in the future.
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