Cold Process Soap Making Workshop for Beginners

What is Cold Process Soapmaking?

CPSM is a traditional natural method of soap making. Most commercial bars are not actually soap at all, they are mostly ‘synthetic detergent’ bars.

With the traditional CPSM method you are making your soap from scratch using oils and butters (which may need to be gently melted). The soap making process creates a glycerine rich soap which is highly moisturising for your skin. In mass produced soap making the glycerine is extracted and sold as a valuable by-product.

What will I learn on the workshop?

This is a fully hands-on workshop, working in small friendly groups.

We will teach you about oils and the properties they bring to soap, and how to develop a basic soap formula. You will then make a batch of soap from beginning to end using a pre-determined formula.

You will be taken through each stage of the process and trained thoroughly in all aspects of safety, particularly when handling lye (Sodium Hydroxide and water) and how to use a Lye Calculator.

You will learn the different options for colouring, fragrancing and using botanical additives in your soap.

You will also receive comprehensive notes for the course and get to keep all soap that you make on our courses to impress your family and friends with!

Do I need prior experience?

There is no prior experience required just a willingness to experience the joy of creating your own soaps from scratch, whether its for your own personal use, or to fan a desire to start a soap business.

Where, when and how much are classes?

In addition to open courses which will be announced from time to time, we offer one-to-one/small group workshops. Duration is usually about 3 hours.

Please leave a comment below and I will get back in touch with you within 48 hours.

18 thoughts on “Workshops

  1. Hello,
    I just came across your blog today-nice job…really nice.
    I would like to know when next you would be hosting a workshop, the cost and the venue.
    Thank you

    PS: Where can one buy these soaps and which one of them would help to clear dark marks from acne, keep acne at bay and not dry the skin?

    • Hello Lily,

      Thank you for your compliment.

      I don’t have any classes scheduled this quarter, but things can change. I will definitely let you know.

      Re acne soap, I cannot claim any of the soaps can clear dark marks from acne but someone buys the salt bar with activated charcoal and she says so far (most of this year) it’s hasn’t caused her to break out. She follows up with an oil moisturizer with some acne fighting essential oils mixed. Another lady buys just plain activated charcoal coconut oil soap (without the salt) for the same reason.

      I’ve read many articles about fading acne scars but I’ve honestly not tried any for myself.

  2. Ok, thanks for the prompt response.

    Where can one buy the soaps?
    And you mentioned an oil moisturizer for acne-prone skin. May I know what oils it contains?
    (Sorry for all the questions, I think my name should have been “CURIOUS”)


    • Curious Lily,

      Please email main @ ninibodytreats dot com on how to buy the soap.

      The oils are a coconut oil/tea tree/lavender/rosemary/lemon. So in short you have antiseptic, anti inflammatory, etc properties all mixed in. I infuse my coconut oil with calendula.

  3. Hello Nini,

    Happy New Year! I’ve never made soap but your blog has me very interested. Do you still offer one on one classes? Would be interested please.

  4. Hello Nini,

    My name is Alexis Udegbe and I am very interested in attending your workshops.
    Open and small group.
    Thank you.

  5. Hello Nini, Read through your pages and i’d like to learn how to do same. Please, can i know your when your next class will be holding and the cost.
    Also, how can i get any of products too?

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