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Introduction to soap making



Saturday 27th February 2016 10.00am - 4.00pm £50 FULL

Saturday 19th March 10.00am - 4.00pm £50 

Saturday 23rd April 10.00am - 4.00pm £50

Saturday 21st May 10.00am - 4.00pm £50 4 PLACES LEFT

Sunday 3rd July 10.00am - 4.00pm £50 

Hand made soap is very different to commercial mass produced soap, it contains nourishing oils, natural scents, skin healthy botanicals and much more.  Soap making is an essential traditional skill that allows you to tailor make products for your own family based around their skincare needs.  Many people are intimidated by the techniques and the use of caustic soda but here you can learn how to safely make your own soap using centuries old traditional methods.  Rowan Tree Studio was founded by Sarah Harper who also runs The Clovelly Soap Company with her family and has been making soap for 9 years.  On our popular one day soap making course you will learn the basics of cold process soap making and take away 3 batches (approx. 24 bars) of your own luxury soap to use at home or give away as gifts.   The course covers the following and more...

Short history of soap making & the science behind it
Ingredients & equipment needed
Health & Safety of soap making including safe use of Sodium Hydroxide & Essential oils
Moulds to use and preparing them
Use of essential oils, herbs, botanicals and other nutrients
Fragrances & Colours
Where to buy ingredients and get recipes
Unmoulding, cutting & storing your soaps
Decoration & packaging for gifts
Ph Testing

Our course includes all your materials, a homemade lunch & afternoon tea with homemade cakes.  You will be asked to bring the following:

 Apron,  Large Cardboard box (to insulate and protect your soap),  2 large towels or an old blanket

This course is available for groups of up to 8 people as a private course, please contact us for a choice of available dates.  Price for a group of up to 8 people is £400 including materials, lunch and afternoon tea

We offer Soap Making for Business Private 1-2-1 days  at times to suit you & can be tailored to the type of soap you wish to make and the business you wish to start, if you have specific products in mind such milk soaps, honey & beeswax soaps,  herbal and aromatherapy soaps or any other products that you want to learn to make please call me to discuss your requirements.  The price for a 1-2-1 session is £100 for a half day and £200  for a full day including all materials.  This is for 1 person, it is an additional £30 per person up to 8 people .  We cover all aspects of business soap making on these course including legislation, labelling law, wholesale materials and equipment, business models, packaging and marketing.  You can take advantage of our 10 years in the industry.

Please call  Sarah to discuss dates on 01237 431942