Soap Making Workshop for Beginners

Learn how to make a full loaf of cold-process soap in this fun workshop

3.5 hours Class size 1 to 6

label $120 (or 4 payments of $30 Afterpay)

Have you ever wanted to try making your own organic soaps? Join Kareena for this Perth workshop where you will learn how to make beautiful cold-process soap that you can take home.

During this soap making workshop, you will learn how to make soap safely and discover the benefits of using the all-natural oils, butters, colourants and essential oils needed for your soap.

Learn all the lingo of the soap making world and gain a basic understanding of the soap calculator which is used to design recipes. You will also learn how to source soap making supplies after the workshop, so you can make more soaps from home!

You will leave the class with sound knowledge and skills and 12 bars of your own freshly made soap.

All materials and ingredients are provided and pre-measured to ensure making the soap is easy and fun! You will also be treated to coffee, tea and cake throughout the session.

Please note:

  • Limited classes are available in the warmer months. It is most uncomfortable making soap in the heat of summer due to the safety gear (long pants, long sleeves, closed in shoes, face masks) we need to wear.
  • We need a minimum of four people to go ahead with the workshop. Students enrolled in a workshop with less than four people will be offered an alternative date or a full refund.

Knowledge required
Suitable for beginners. You must be 18 years or older to attend this class. A minimum of 4 people is required for the workshop to proceed.
What you'll get
  • Different all-natural colours and essential oils available for you to choose from.
  • A 12 piece loaf of cold process soap you will make yourself.
  • A workbook with the method we use to make cold process soap, basic terminology and resources to source soap making supplies.
What to bring
  • Please wear long pants and enclosed shoes.
  • Bring with you (or wear) a long-sleeved shirt you don't mind getting dirty (your teacher will provide an apron).
  • Your laptop or tablet so we can clearly view the soap calculator.
Suitable for

This class is great for individuals and couples as well as for a birthday or hens party.

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

Kareena Preston adheres to COVID-19 government guidelines.

See additional precautions taken   

Provide gloves for making products. Hand sanitiser available. Hand washing guidelines listed.

Orelia, WA

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

Your teacher
Kareena Preston
Kareena Preston

4.9 (18)
5.0 stars (20+)

Hi, my name is Kareena and I am the owner and soap maker at Kri:ei’tiviti Natural Handmade Artisan Soap. We are a micro-business producing small-batch, hand made, cold process, natural soap, in Perth, Western Australia.

So, a bit about me and my soap making... I began making soap a few years ago now after a rather extensive career as a high-performance swim coach. I am registered with the Australian Industrial Chemicals Introduction Scheme (AICIS No 1001654) which all sounds rather important. And it is. As a Cold Process Soap Maker, this is a requirement!

I began making soap out of a need to find a suitable product for my highly reactive, sensitive skin. So research, making, testing and more research was needed to find the right recipe.

But that's not all, I also have a load of qualifications that may not seem relevant but tell you a lot about who I am... including;

  • Winner of the 2020 RKCC Solo Business of the Year Award
  • Winner of the Perth Makers Market Scholarship 2020
  • COVID-19 Safety Trained
  • First Aid with Advanced Resuscitation Training
  • Certificate 3 in MicroBusiness
  • Bachelor of Arts with Honours (Urban and Regional Studies)
  • Silver Licence Swim Coach (Advanced Coach)
  • Working With Children Check - because I want to teach kids the benefit of natural skin products too!

And what does all this mean for you?

Well, there are no formal qualifications required to be a soap maker, however, you know you are dealing with someone who knows how to research, formulate and test which is really vital in producing great quality soap.

I also LOVE to educate people on the benefits of using all-natural handmade soap and body products.
Our wish is to make a product that is kind to the earth and kind to your skin!


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Angela Horan Nov 2021

This was a great first class to do if you want to learn how to make soap, all the science behind it.
Kareena explained it in simple terms, was patient and on hand to help out all the time.

Anjanette Thomson Oct 2021

It was a great course, Kareena was welcoming and explained things well really enjoyed it ,will be coming back and dong more courses with her ,would highly recommend it .

Pam Coles Mar 2021

Had a great afternoon making our soap, Kareena is a great teacher, everything so organised with the emphasis on safety. I picked up my soap yesterday, our group shared so we all got a variety of bars, delicious smells! Bonus delicious cake and coffee for afternoon tea. Thanks Kareena

Kelly Dunford Mar 2021

Very passionate and knowledgeable teacher in beautiful grounded setting. Learnt good skills I can put to use.

Sarah Smith Mar 2021

Had a great time making my first bar of soap today and learnt a lot.

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