" I had an amazing day of soap making with Emma. She is knowledgeable, passionate about soap making and teaches all the basic knowledge one needs in the morning session. At the after noon hands on session, I was encouraged to choose the essential oils, colors and the ingredients. As great teacher she encourages ones ideas, joins in and helps to achieve that idea. I would defensively recommend any one who would like to learn about soap making for fun or for a profession. Well worth it".
September 2014 - Susella
"WHAT A DAY!!! With it being my friends 30th she booked us on soap making with Emma and her partner. I was made to feel at home and the smell as you walked in was amazing. It was a party of 6 and I absolutely loved it. I had a ball and a good giggle. As I had fly home the next day Emma posted my batch of soap which I received very quickly by surprise. Thanks so much for a wonderful day xx"
October 2014 - Kirsty
I had my first learning course about cold process soap making and it was a wonderful experienced with the help of Emma.I was a bit nervous to start with the course however, you've made it easier for me to understand. Thank you very much for the patience and support in providing me knowledge about soap making. I highly recommend this course to anyone who wants to do something different. Thank you again.
March 2015 - Liza
I had a one to one soap making session with Emma and Im glad I chose soap making with Emma. Thank you Emma I thoroughly enjoyed soap making with you. I felt welcome in your workshop. I would certainly recommend attending Emma's courses, The course is thorough all corners of cold process soap making covered using simple English which is easy to understand. I found Emma to be patient ensured I understood everything that was taught, most important the course is hands on. Emma is passionate about soap making .Im very grateful for sharing your knowledge and skills with me.
March 2015 - Sindiso
I had a very special day with Emma on a 121 course.
Firstly just being in Emma soap work room is a pleasure. It smells amazing and it is full of wonderful, colourful soap. The first part of the day was spent understanding the process. Emma is an excellent teacher and easily answered all my questions. The afternoon was then spent making soap itself with such a good understanding from the morning. I really enjoyed mixing, measuring, picking perfume and choosing colours. Finally I went home with loads of my own soap!
Emma is kind, generous and lots of fun. It was a brilliant day and I'd highly recommend it.
August 2015 - Liz
I went on the intensive soap making course on 29.1.16. Emma was lovely and the theory part of the day was very informative. After having a delicious lunch we started the soap making part of the day. It was very exciting to see the soap making process progress from simple ingredients. I was able to make my own recipes from the massive choice of ingredients that Emma had that I could choose from.
It was a great day and I would recommend this course.
February 2016 Cheryl
I've had an excellent day with Emma. She was welcoming and knowledgeable about soap making and offered loads and advice and tips of the trade.
I feels confident enough to go ahead with my own projects.
February 2016 - Natalee
I had an amazing 1:1 soaping day with Emma. I had watched endless soap making youtube clips but nothing prepared me for the wonderful experience of actually making it myself (with lots of guidance from Emma lol).
The day began with learning about soap which Emma made very interesting, going through the lye calculator was tricky (thank god I wasn't on my own) but Emma was great and explained everything.
After lunch we made lots of wonderful soap, I also created my own recipe and then made my own creation!! I loved my day which my husband bought me for my birthday, it was interesting, fun and inspiring, afterward I even bought Emma's soap making kit so I could go home and use my new knowledge and make more SOAP!! ha ha. It was an amazing day that I thank my husband for but mainly I thank Emma.
Really learnt a lot about soap making with a personalised service. Enjoyed the lunch too. - Caroline - June 2016
For my Birthday my children gave me a Soapology Voucher, I attended a full day course last Saturday at Emma's Studio in Farndon and had an absolutely brilliant day. Emma has a wealth of knowledge and is passionate about her craft, her patient and encouraging teaching style made it easy for me to learn and understand so much about the art of soap making during the day, along with the three batches of soap which I made, we were also given course notes to take home, these will be very useful for referral in the future. I treated myself to a 'kit' too so that I can make more soap this week (already thinking of new fragrance combinations). Emma provide a super lunch and offered lots of refreshments during the day. I would definitely recommend this course to anyone. Thank you Emma, hope to see you again soon. Mary - July 2016
My friends and I completed Emma's Introduction to Cold Processed Soap Making course and had a fabulous time! Emma was extremely knowledgeable. The day was terrific fun and excellent value. I would highly recommend the course. I can't wait to use my soap! Jacqui - August 2016
We had a lovely relaxing day with Emma and Blossom in beautiful surroundings. By the end of the session we felt confident enough to purchase a starter kit to bring home to try out the techniques we had learnt during the day. Our house smells amazing!! We will be back in the future to try out another course.
Carole and Miranda August 2016
An excellent course, guiding you through the soap making history, methods, ingredients and recipes for making a natural high quality soap.
The morning session was informative and the afternoon session a hands on workshop. I made 3 soaps and Emma was very generous with the range of additives, essential oils and colours which we could chose, and of course with her professional teaching skills.
I would recommend this course 100% - Jean - September 2016
An excellent and well taught course including everything you need to know about cold processed soap making. There was plenty to learn from the day and we all managed to make plenty of soap of our own fragrance and design to take home. If you are looking for a soap course or just want to have a dabble this is definitely the course for you.
Sam - September 2016
I had a lovely day. Emma was informative and supportive throughout the day. I made 3 batches of soap with any ingredients I wanted to choose from her stores. It was great fun experimenting. I would recommend it to anyone interested in soap making. Carol - September 2016
This was a lovely day, Emma was encouraging and supportive. The morning session was very informative, although I am not sure I totally understood the maths involved!! The afternoon was great as I got to make 3 batches of soap. It was great to use the different essential oils and other ingredients and Emma encouraged us all in using her stock. I had a really enjoyable day and would thoroughly recommend it for anyone interested in starting soap making. Thanks also to Emma's partner for giving a helping hand. Carol - September 2016
I can recommend this soap course to anyone who wants to start to create something new and natural. Emma is very nice girl and I learnt really a lot during that course from informative part to making really natural soaps, using only natural products! I purchased a starting kit and will make my own soaps for my family as soon as I get it :)
Do I recommend it?!! Yes 100% - Alina - October 2016
I really enjoyed this course - great content in the morning theory session & fun in the practical afternoon session. With 4 people in the group it was great to see other people's choices of colours or essential oils. Emma was perfect host and the whole day had a lovely relaxed atmosphere. I loved that you could purchase a starter kit - I've already made 2 batches myself. I would definitely recommend this course. Julie - October 2016
I had a very interesting day with Emma, who was welcoming, friendly and very, very helpful. The location is excellent too. I now feel ready to go it on my own having gained insight into the wonderful world of soapmaking..! I highly recommend her course. Debbie - November 2016
I really enjoyed this course, Emma was the perfect host, very knowledgable and patient. The day was packed full of information with a practical session in the afternoon making three batches of soap. Emma provided a lovely lunch with plenty of tea and coffee. I will definitely go back and do another course at a later date.
Tracy Marshall - November 2016
Had a wonderful day with Emma on her soap making course, this is something I have been wanting to do for years! She gave us a excellent hand out & talked us through it explaining all the science & calculations while still keeping our interest. After all the theory, cake & lunch we got down to the actual making of soap. With help & guidance from Emma we all made 3 batches of soap, giving us the opportunity to try different colours, essential oils & effects.
I would recommend this course to budding soap makers & as well as people who just want to have a fun day trying out a new craft. Emma also runs more advanced courses, which I will be back to learn some more. Mary Anne - March 2017
Brilliant, really enjoyable fun day out, learnt everything needed to make lovely gifts, tasty lunch and great hospitality from Emma, thoroughly recommend. Judi - March 2017
I really enjoyed the basic course that Emma took us through.
The course was split, with theory in the morning and practical in the afternoon.
A course designed not to be complicated but enough to allow you to make more soap the correct way in the comfort of your home.
I'm sure after practice I'll be considering a more advanced course.
An enjoyable course and recommended.
Steve - March 2017
Had another great day with Emma covering Advanced soap making techniques and legislation. Really helped me to be more adventurous with soapmaking using different ingredients and methods. Emma is lots of fun and explains everything very patiently - also providing detailed course notes to take away. Can't wait for her new course making body balms and butters! Aly - April 2017
I attended Soapology for the full day One to One Introduction to Cold Processed Soap course in April to gain additional knowledge on Natural Soaps for my business (I sell Soaps and Bath Treats). The whole day totally exceeded all my expectations. Informative, educational and completely enjoyable. Each stage was excellently delivered by Emma in a friendly but competent manner, no question was too silly to ask or repeat (sorry). I am a complete beginner and I'm not a craft person at all but even I didn't struggle. I left with Four soap loaves safely tucked away in my boot, which, after curing, I can't wait to try. Patchouli and orange, May Chang and Lemon Swirl, Pine and Lime Swirl and Peppermint and Lemon Layered. I will definitely be booking the Advanced course in the very near future, once I've put into practice all I learned on the day. Highly recommended. Lynette - April 2017
This is a really good course. The first half of the day is theory and lots was learnt.
A really nice lunch with a good discussion. The afternoon was spent creating three batches of soap (and thats a lot of soap!). Lots of fun and experimentation getting different smells etc. Emma is clearly an expert and the course ran smoothly.
We have just taken our soap out of the moulds twenty four hours after the course and its now drying - you get to learn all of this. We also purchased a kit from Emma that will allow us to make a batch under our own steam. Jeremy - April 2017
Big thanks to Emma for a soaptastic day! Interesting, informative and thoroughly enjoyable. I was nervous about the maths and chemistry and working with lye but Emma made it really clear. Great to go home with a guide I will refer to again and again.
The first half of the course was the necessary theory, then after a tasty lunch, we experimented with fantastic oils, butters and techniques and came out with varied soaps I'd happily pay a lot for in a shop! Not bad for a first try. Can't wait to try my own recipes with more confidence.
Overall, I can't recommend this course highly enough for anyone interested in natural soap making. Lena - May 2017