Our Soapmaking Workshops are now paused for the winter. They'll be back in spring!
- Workshop cost: £65
- Suitable for: Beginners (minimum age 18)
- Duration: around 4 hours (depending on group size)
- Location: The Treehouse, Gower Heritage Centre, Parkmill, Gower SA3 2EH
- Materials and equipment provided
- Take away workshop sheets
- Take home what you make (around 10 bars of soap)
- Post-workshop support
About this workshop
Unleash your inner witch (or warlock!) by learning the ancient craft of “Hot Process” soap making.
A hands-on and immersive workshop where you will learn to make sumptuously moisturising, all-natural and vegan soap. All ingredients and equipment are provided, and you will take away what you make: a loaf of soap which is approximately 10 bars. Perfect for gifting or to keep all to yourself.
This is a friendly and fun experience that will cover the core basics of soap making, including:
-- The fascinating history and chemistry of soap making
-- The different characteristics and interactions of ingredients
-- Growing and infusing your own botanicals
-- Step-by-step soap making
-- Blending essential oils
-- Curing and storing your soap
-- Sourcing your own ingredients and equipment to continue your soap making journey
This workshop will give you the foundation knowledge and skills you need to begin your own soap making journey, and the confidence and knowhow to adapt your recipes for future making.
About the location
Wow. Where do we start?! There is only one place on Earth to learn the craft of soap making...:
.. in a magical treehouse frequented by a cote of friendly doves
.. next to a genuine working 12th century mill
.. in the UK's first designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
.. a short walk from the breath-taking beauty of Three Cliffs Bay and Pennard Castle
.. with easy, no cost and hassle-free parking for any size vehicle
.. set among a community of makers, bakers, trades folk and artisans
.. with a wonderful farm shop packed with delicious local produce
Is this workshop for you?
If you’ve read to this point, you’re at least curious, or possibly even fired up about learning the craft of soap making. So, YES, this is for you! But if you’re still not sure, just drop us a line with any questions. We’re always happy to chat.
Whether you have dreams of starting your own natural skincare brand, or just want to learn a new craft and make some bars for yourself or gifts for others, this workshop is the place to begin.
No previous experience required
Classes are run in small, informal groups, and you will be able to ask questions throughout and after the workshop as part of our ongoing support for our maker community.
Light refreshments will be provided.
An information pack with additional details will be sent after purchase.
We also cater for private groups, parties, special occasions, gifts and corporate experiences. Just drop us a line with your enquiry.
OUR CANCELLATION POLICY
COVID-related cancellations: We will offer a full refund or gift voucher in the event of entering lockdown or other COVID restrictions that prevent the workshop going ahead.
Cancellations within two weeks of the date of the workshop: full refund.
Cancellations within less than two weeks of the workshop: 50% refund.
Cancellations within 72 hours of the date of the workshop: no refund as we will not be able to fill your space at this short notice and will therefore have to run the workshop on reduced numbers.