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Botanical Soapmaking

  • £20.00
  • £37.00
Tax included.

I was convinced I was going to blow up the house the first time I made soap. The magic ingredient in soap making, lye, is a hazardous chemical when handled incorrectly, but when done with the right precautions, soap making is a very safe and enjoyable task.

This course takes you through the basics of soap making, teaching the basics of bar and liquid soap making as well as making milk based soaps like the ones we sell in the shop. 

Course Overview

    • Soap Making Basics, Safety and Equipment

    • Basic Soap Making Techniques: cold and hot process

    • Advanced Soap Making Techniques: castille soap and goat’s milk soap

    • Working with botanical ingredients (each herbal focus includes harvesting tips, processing guidelines, a printable herbal monograph and a soap recipe specific for that ingredient). We will cover,

      • Calendula

      • Nettles

      • Bog Myrtle

      • Horsetail

      • Yarrow

      • Working with honey and beeswax

    • Using Soap Additives and Colours

    • Getting a license for selling your soap

Course Format

This course is hosted on Mighty Networks - a comprehensive platform that allows us to host the community, live sessions and online courses all in one space.

Click here to see an example of the video and recipe material presented in the course.

Once your purchase is completed, you will receive an email with the details you need to join the network, or add this course to your profile if you are already a member.

The course is available to work through at any time. 

Buying this course as a gift?

Our pdf gift voucher is available at no extra cost. On completion of your purchase, you will receive an email from our automated system. 

I'm already a member of Gartur Stitch Farm School, how can I purchase the course?

For instant access to this course, simply log in to your Gartur Stitch Farm School account on a browser, rather than the app, then click on Courses in the left hand menu. From there you can purchase the course within the school and have access as soon as your payment completes.