Soap Making Workshop

Soap Making Workshop

Get creative and make your own soap, the easy way

Hand Made
Elena Martarello

Elena Martarello
(Bellanina Creations)




1 - 10




If you’ve been curious about how to make natural soap completely from scratch, but perhaps a little daunted by how to start, then this is the workshop for you!

Not only is it a wonderful skill to have, but once you can make your own nourishing, moisturising soaps, you won’t need to go back to mass-produced “soap” again, with its artificial ingredients and drying detergents.

Much like cooking, soap making uses some ingredients and equipment you might already have in your kitchen. However, since the authentic process of soap making involves the use of lye or caustic soda, extra care must be taken.

During this workshop you will be taught the essentials of cold process soapmaking using only premium natural ingredients, like Organic Coconut Oil, Olive Oil, Castor Oil, Sunflower oil, Essential oils, Botanicals, Mica and more. You will then make your own batch of soap choosing your favourite Essential Oil and you will receive instructions on how to cut and cure the soap by yourself at home. You will be decorating your creations with dried flowers like Rose petals, Rose Buds, Chamomile, Lavender, Calendula, Cornflower, White Jasmine Buds. Create your own personal recipe with our premium supplies!

This workshop is suitable for everyone who is interested in learning how to make soap products with natural ingredients that suit your skin.

No prior knowledge is required.


- Safe techniques
- Comparison between commercially manufactured soap and handmade
- Natural ingredients & their benefits for your skin
- Discussion on the different methods to make soap by hand
- Making melt & pour glycerine soap
- Making soap with sodium hydroxide


By the end of this course you will have:
- Knowledge about the soapmaking processes
- An understanding of natural ingredients & their benefit to your skin
- Learned how to formulate different soap recipes to suit your individual needs
- Produced 2 different soaps to take home with you
- Knowledge on how to make your own soaps from home in the future
- How to use a lye calculator in forming your own recipes


- All raw and natural ingredients
- All packaging
- Handouts kit with all the information you need

Upon completion of this workshop you should have the confidence to make more soap at home, experimenting with different ingredients, fragrances, exfoliants and colours. Soap making can be very addictive, with endless possibilities for creativity!


- Class runs for approximately 4 - 4.5 hours, including time for a tea break
- Included in the cost of the class: all materials and use of equipment, class notes & recipes, about 2 kilograms of soap.

Class size is limited at 4/5 people. Participants must be aged 16 or over.

This class is suitable for vegans.

What to bring
- A long sleeved shirt and wear closed shoes
- A bag such as grocery enviro bag, and old towel to carry your soap home
- Optional: Safety goggles and disposable gloves will be provided in class, but you may bring your own if you prefer.
- Optional: If you have your own oils or moulds that you would like to bring to use in class, you are welcome.


We will take precautions and nobody has been hurt in this class before, but if you partake in this class, you must agree to take full responsibility for any damages, injuries to yourself and/or your personal property, which you may incur whilst participating in this class.

Regular classes can have up to 4 students; however this teacher can take up to 10 students for special events.

Booking larger group events is easy. Just Request it.

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No prior knowledge required

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


Soap Making Workshop class location

Annandale, NSW

Exact location is anonymised for privacy. You'll get the specific address after booking.


Elena Martarello
Elena Martarello
(Bellanina Creations)

3+ years experience of candle making and soap making

465 Instagram followers

Elena is the owner of the Bellanina Creations Business, making candles and soaps for weddings, baptisms and other special events. She'd love to meet you at her next workshop!

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Verified reviews for this class


By (attended on 26 Sep 2018)

Elena was wonderful. I had gone to her candle class and was really happy that I decided to do the soap one too! She is very informative and provides information and resources for equipment and more. I learned a lot from soap making and it was a great experience.


By (attended on 30 Sep 2018)

The workshop was just what I was after. Elena knows her subject well, and supplied notes for us to continue with at home. We were able to make two different batches to our own design. I would recommend it as a very good introduction to making soap.

Hand Made workshop review by Anne Foy


By (attended on 30 Sep 2018)

I enjoyed the soap making course alot. It was highly informative with lots of info at the beginning but we got to make two 400ml tubs of our own soaps to take home (about 10 slices altogether) Venue was small but so cosy and elena offered herbal tea and muffins before we started our work. Elena made a big effort to give us as much information as possible and she was fun and relaxed in her teaching. V small class so we received good 1 to 1 help. Excellent value. Elena went over the 3.5 hrs but didnt rush us which was great. Tools and materials provided were really good. A definite recommendation to this class if you want to have fun but also go home with the knowledge to make your own soaps to sell or give as beautiful gifts.

Soap Making Workshop review by Lucienne Calvi

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