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Learn how to make your own organic soap with our DIY courses in Sydney!

This hands-on soap making course in Sydney 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, butter and milk, 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!

Learning outcomes

By the end of this soap making course, you should have:

  • knowledge about the history & science of soapmaking
  • an understanding of the ingredients used & safety precautions
  • learnt how to formulate your individual recipe to suit your needs
  • been provided with details on where to buy additional ingredients & equipment, to continue with your making journey.

What will be covered in this course?

  • 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 curing process, cutting, storage & use of your handmade soap

Who is this course for?

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

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 to class

  • 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 other product, if a rash or any irritation should occur please discontinue use & check with your doctor.

Sydney Community College is an educational 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.

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Soap Making: DIY Course

<p>Learn how to make your own organic soap with our <a href="https://www.sydneycommunitycollege.edu.au/courses/lifestyle/diy">DIY courses</a> in Sydney!</p>

<p>This hands-on soap making course in

...
$175 Limited inc GST / $131 / $140 / $157.50
The course fee include materials pack valued at $40. You will go home with your own beautiful soap products.
Soap Making: DIY Course

<p>Learn how to make your own organic soap with our <a href="https://www.sydneycommunitycollege.edu.au/courses/lifestyle/diy">DIY courses</a> in Sydney!</p>

<p>This hands-on soap making course in

...
$175 Limited inc GST / $131 / $140 / $157.50
The course fee include materials pack valued at $40. You will go home with your own beautiful soap products.
Soap Making: DIY Course

<p>Learn how to make your own organic soap with our <a href="https://www.sydneycommunitycollege.edu.au/courses/lifestyle/diy">DIY courses</a> in Sydney!</p>

<p>This hands-on soap making course in

...
$175 Limited inc GST / $131 / $140 / $157.50
The course fee include materials pack valued at $40. You will go home with your own beautiful soap products.

If there isn't a class to suit you, please join our waitlist and we will notify you when we have places available. Join waitlist for Soap Making: DIY Course

If there isn't a class to suit you, please join our waitlist and we will notify you when we have places available. Join waitlist for Soap Making: DIY Course

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Course testimonials:

  • said: The challenge of doing something new and finding the course very interesting.

  • said: Teacher knowledge was great. Would have liked a bit more time.

  • said: The class was great and really hands on. Shirlee was lovely and very knowledgeable and we made a fair amount of soap to take home. Really loved it!

  • said: Comprehensive set of course notes. Shirlee was amazing in her knowledge, desire to share her knowledge and experience. I have done a number of SCC courses and this is by far the best one that I have attended.

  • said: The tutor was very generous sharing the myriad tips and tricks to making hr beautiful soaps and we went home with a number of creations to inspire further experiments!