Soap Making Workshop, 12 February 2022

(3 customer reviews)

R1,700 R1,500



Our cold-process, natural soap-making workshops are fun, vibrant, thorough and not to mention extra- informative. We spend the first half of the workshop covering theory (the science of saponification) and how to formulate your own recipes.  Druring the hands-on part, you make will get to choose your own additives suc as clays, teas or herbs and essential oils to add to our recipe that we have created for the workshope.  You will learn everything you need to know to make soap at home, including where to source your ingredients.  We provide everything you need for this 4 to 5 hour workshop, including

  • The Recipe plus 3 more recipes to take home
  • Ingredients
  • Equipment
  • Protective Clothing and
  • Lunch

You take home the class notes and the soap you make(worth R915)


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Cold Process Soapmaking Workshop – Natural Handmade Soap

This is a physical hands-on class that takes place at our studio in Cape Town, Montague Gardens.

Date: Optional as above
Time: 11am – 2 or 3pm (please  note we may finish earlier or later depending on the group dynamics, please advise ahead of time if you will be pressed for time)
Venue: Olive Handmade Soaps – Unit A7 Spearhead Business Park, Montague Drive, Montague Gardens.  The building is between a Woolworths distribution warehouse and a Caltex garage.
Skill level and class size: No prior experience is needed to join our class.  We will teach you everything beginner to intermediate level.  We host a maximum of 4 guests to allow for personal attention

In the workshop we will cover the following:
–What is soap
– Different types of soaps
– Methods of soapmaking
–Equipment and supplies needed
– Soap making oils and therr properties
– Stockists details.

What will be provided:  All soapmaking equipment, including safety  gear, and ingredients will be provided.   You will take the soap you make and leave behing all the other equipment and gear.  You will be able to buy a soap making kit or raw ingredients at the end of the workshop.
– Snacks and lunch.

You will take home:
– A soap-making workshop booklet.
– A batch of handmade soaps that you would have made, valued at R915

What to wear?
Please wear closed shoes and long sleeve t shirts.  We will provide aprons and safety gear for the day. Please wear masks.

What to bring?

Please bring a towel and a shoe box to keep your soap insulated and safe in transit.

Once payment has been made you will receive an email from us confirming your ticket/s. Attendees do not receive a physical ticket.
Ticket sales are final and non-refundable, unless cancelled due to Covid-19. If you are unable to attend you are welcome to gift the ticket to a friend. We reserve the right to cancel the workshop at any time in which case we will issue refunds.

You will soon be making your own natural soap at home, or even starting a small business with your new skill.  Do not hesitate to contact us should you need more information

Covid-19 precautions:  (As part of our GMP (good manufacturing practice), we follow a strict hygiene protocol in our studio.   However, as there is now a global pandemic, we have to take extra care in ensuring that we keep you, ourselves, family and friends safe.  Please be mindful that there are risks involved with hosting and attending a physical workshop during this time.  Let us keep each other safe by being transparent.   Masks will need to be kept on during the entire session. 




Additional information

Availability: Out of stock

14 March 2020, 28 March 2020, 11 April 2020, 25 April 2020, 16 May 2020, 30 May 2020, 1 November 2020, 14 November 2020, 21 November 2020, 28 November 2020

Additional Information

The class runs from 11am to 2 or 3pm on a selected Saturday.  Please budget enough time to attend the class.

Off-course you will take home the soap you make on the day (+- 15 bars of soap).

Please bring a towel, and wear a long-sleeve tops and closed shoes.

3 reviews for Soap Making Workshop, 12 February 2022

  1. Micaela Bradford

    The workshop was inspirational, educational and fun allrolled into one!!! Thank you again O’live Handmade Soaps the workshop was so proffesional and personalized. You have such a wonderful thing going.

  2. Sam

    I cannot tell you how much I loved this workshop! We had such fun and I met some great people. I now regularly make my own soap to sell and use in my guest house, Camissa Cottage. Zikhona is a wonderful, generous teacher and a great hostess xxx

  3. Elsie Gilmour

    As an educator, who also has experience as an entrepreneur, I was so impressed and inspired by this fabulous workshop. Zikhona’s passion, professionalism and personal touch made this a really memorable and worthwhile day for me. I have attended many developmental workshops and this has, by far, been one of my favourites. It was creative, thoughtfully and expertly delivered, and I left with my package of hand-made soaps feeling like I had really accomplished something great! Under Zikhona’s motivational leadership and engaging delivery, I managed to design and produce my own unique creation. I, for one, will most certainly be returning for another session.

  4. Dudu

    Hi please help when is the workshop starting again am in nelspruit mpumalanga.

    • Olivehandmadesoaps

      Hi Dudu,

      The workshops are back on. Please view available dates on the workshop page. There is one on the 26th of March available.

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