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How to make soap

April 24, 2022 @ 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm


Learn to make beautiful handmade soap at home using readily available kitchen tools.

I will teach you how to:

Work with lye and I’ll explain why lye is a key soap making ingredient

How to render fat to create oil and how to use that oil to create saponification

How to use and understand online soap making calculators to create your own recipes

I’ll explain superfatting, liquid and soap bars

How to use and create moulds

Cold vs hot process soap making

Why Melt & Pour is not a soap making process

How to use natural pigments such as cacao, turmeric and clays.

How to use essential oils

This will be mostly a demonstration class with some hands-on activity.

You will take home a bar of soap made from a previous class.

This class will equip you with the knowledge to create soap from oils and fats of your choice. Soap can be made from over 100 oils and fats, combined in different percentages to create a soap with the qualities you desire. It also allows you to make soap using ingredients readily available to you, locally made and with the greatest accountability.

For me the most sustainable ingredient is lard, it is readily available to me, I can access it from my neighbour who lives just a few hundred metres from me and I am able to see first hand how it is made, how the animals are treated and how the land is cared for.

For me it makes no sense to use ingredients from far away places where I have no ability to make an educated assessment of the processes used to make for example palm oil, or coconut oil, etc

What makes this class so wonderful is that you will be walked through the principles of soap making and shown online tools that empower you to take charge. Instead of giving you a fixed recipe, I will give you the skills necessary to create your own recipes.


April 24, 2022
1:00 pm - 5:00 pm


ORTO Straw Eco Farm
Blampied, Vic 3461 Australia


Village Dreaming


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How to make soap
A$ 250.00

Refund Policy: We are extremely sorry to say that it is not possible to give refunds once payment is made regardless of lead up-time. It is possible however for you to transfer your enrolment to a friend or acquaintance.

In light of on and off lockdowns due to Covid, we will do our best to reschedule classes at the earliest time possible. If the class cannot be re-scheduled then a refund will be provided. Much huge care and all the very best from mara

We look forward to meeting you!