We teach 3 hour taster sessions a few times a year. The next one is Saturday 20th October 2018.
£50 per person
no lunch included
•You want a brief introduction into soapmaking
•You have a short attention span
•You don't want a lot of soap to take home (1 batch is 6 bars)
•You want a fun morning out
•You want to give the course as a gift to someone and don't want to spend £99 for our full course
• You want to see if you like soapmaking before comitting to a 121 course with Emma
Theory Session :
Brief history and basic chemistry of soapmaking
Everything you'll need to get started - ingredients and equipment
Sodium Hydroxide and Safety
Preparation of moulds and moulding options
Calculating the capacity of your chosen mould
Using additives in soap such as flowers, seeds, oats, oxides, herbs, spices and clays
Colouring your natural soaps
Adding nutrient oils for various skin conditions
Mixing, pouring, cutting, curing and storing your finished soaps
1pm - taster session ends
SUMMARY OF THE COURSE :
On arrival we will start with a tea or coffee while we have a chat about how the day will run and what we will achieve by the end of the course.
We will be thorough with the theory aspect of the day and ensure that you understand everything you need to so that you can maximise the enjoyment of the practical session.
You will be itching to get started in the workshop and we are on hand to answer any questions you may have throughout the session
We will then explore all of the raw ingredients that we will be using, we will look in detail at the different consistencies of the ingredients and discuss how this will affect the finished bars of soap.
Emma will give a demonstration of the practical step by step process that you will have learnt about, now you will begin to see all of the stages of soap making that were discussed earlier.
Making one batch of soap per person you will follow the soapology recipe that Emma has already created. You will have a choice of essential oil, colour and additive.
Whatever you have made is yours to take home on the day (if you have come by plane or train we can post your soaps out to you the next day if you prefer - postage charges apply if you are out of the UK)