During this 1.5 to 2 hour workshop you will learn how to use different ingredients to make lovely natural soaps. We show you how to make two kinds of soap: a traditional soap made from natural oils and lye and a soap with a soap base. Furthermore, we will discuss how you can make soaps with different properties, which oils you should use and we will discuss the different techniques of soap making. After this we'll start working together to make soap. As a group we'll make one big soap bar (loaf) according to the cold process method and then a soap with a soap base. The last soap you will decorate yourself and add scents etc. You leave with an instruction booklet and two pieces of soap: the soap that you decorated yourself and a slice of a traditionally made soap.
Before starting the business, I had been looking for good and natural skincare and hair care products because my eldest daughter has a very dry and sensitive skin and eczema. I couldn’t find anything suitable for her in a normal drug store because her skin would immediately get irritated. So I started looking for an alternative. After doing some research on the internet I started making my own body cream with a couple of pure and simple plant based ingredients. This homemade cream worked really well for her skin and I wanted to spread the knowledge with our people and later I create a business out of my experience. I self taught myself a lot and nowadays I can make a wide range of natural products. Study and research are never-ending.
The workshop takes place in our lovely store in Van Woustraat 48, Amsterdam. We will spend our time there, surrounded by amazing natural ingredients and scents.
The workshops are in English, as well as the materials and the booklet. But there is always the possibility to get an explanation / translation in Dutch. In case of insufficient entries, the workshop can be canceled.
Natural Soap Making Workshop