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Learn how to make your own organic soap in Sydney with this natural skin care course.

This hands-on course will teach you the basics of Melt & Pour and Cold process soaps. You’ll make and take home around 2.5kg of gently cleansing handmade soap.

You’ll make 3 batches of different Cold Process formulations, using a variety of natural oils, butters and milks, decorated with a choice of colourful micas or clays, and scented with essential or fragrance oils. We’ll discuss different techniques to make & decorate soaps, how to create our own formulations, and where to buy ingredients & equipment.

Industrially produced soaps are often much like junk food – so why not produce your own and know what is in there. Learn about your skin type and create any soap you want – it is that easy!

Ideal for…

This workshop is suitable for everyone. No previous experience required.

Course content
  • Basic history and the science of soapmaking
  • Comparison of commercial vs homemade soaps
  • How to create & read ingredient labels
  • Safe techniques for working with sodium hydroxide and other ingredients
  • The ingredients we use – what they do, how they work & how to decide which ones to use
  • Demonstration & hands-on making – the fun of making your natural soap bars
  • After the making – the cure process, cutting, storage & use of your handmade soap
Learning outcomes

By the end of this course you will have:

  • knowledge about the history & science of soapmaking
  • an understanding of the ingredients used & safety precautions
  • learned how to formulate your individual recipe to suit your needs
  • Be provided with details on where to buy additional ingredients & equipment, to continue with your making journey.
What you will get
  • All raw and natural ingredients to create 1 Melt & Pour soap + 3 Cold Process soap batches
  • All Packaging to take your creations home
  • PDF digital download with the basic recipes and lots of ideas to try at home.
What to bring
  • A pen & paper to take notes
  • A bag to take your products home

Please note: All products supplied for use in this course are provided by the tutor through her business Bath Body Bliss.

Allergy Disclaimer: An ingredient mild to one person can cause a reaction in another. All of the ingredients and recipes used in this course will be fully disclosed – if you have any sensitivities to a listed ingredient you should not use that product. As with any body product if a rash or any irritation should occur, please discontinue use & check with your Doctor.

Sydney Community College is an education organisation dedicated to the provision of quality adult education. Classes are intended to develop skills and knowledge. Classes are not intended as individual therapeutic solutions. In health related matters, guidance from a suitably qualified health professional is recommended.

Please ensure that you have given a valid email and mobile number as course changes will be communicated via sms or email.

This course has no current classes. Please join our waitlist and we will notify you when we have places available. Join Waitlist

This course has no current classes. Please join our waitlist and we will notify you when we have places available. Join Waitlist

Course testimonials:

  • said: I loved this course and Shirlee was so generous with her knowledge. Walked away knowing what to do and how to be safe making cold pressed soaps. This course met all my expectations!!

  • said: Fun to make different types of soaps. Easy to have equipment available and not have to clean up afterwards. Booklet with information on different soapmaking techniques good.

  • said: Shirlee was fantastic with regard to opening my mind regarding soaps and how they work as emulsions! Shes not just some crazy lady with a camera on youtube!

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