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Soap making can seem a little daunting until you actually understand the chemistry, know the safety precautions and see the process demonstrated – before having a go yourself.

During the class, each participant will make either a 2kg batch (around 18 bars) or 1 kg batch (around 8-10 bars), which will be yours to take home with you.

What’s included…

  • tea and organic offee on arrival
  • morning tea
  • all ingredients and utensils to make your soap
  • soap making instructions and notes
  • safety glasses, gloves and apron for your use during class
  • a delicious, healthy lunch
  • your own handmade soap to take home

Classes will run from 9am until 2-3 pm and class size is limited to 8 participants.  The cost is $195 (2kg) or $175 (1kg) per person.  

Due to the nature of materials being handled, this is an adult class.

Full payment is required to reserve your place, as classes often have a waiting list. A full refund will be made for cancellations received 10 days prior to the class date. A $50- charge will be retained for cancellations received less than 10 days prior to class, as catering will have been booked by then.  

Customer comments...

Just a note to thank you VERY much for the amazing course on Saturday. It was excellent, fun and educational – we learnt so much more than we expected and are inspired to make more soap in the future!
In addition, the food you lovingly made was absolutely delicious, especially the EGG PLANT DIP which I couldn’t seem to get enough of…haha!
All the best and well done.

Paula - August 2016

Hello Melissa, 

I just wanted to drop you a line to once again thank you so much for the workshop on Saturday. 

If only Kylie and I started our journey of making soap with you we would be so much further along.  Your sharing of your knowledge and information was truly a blessing for us as I love your ethical attitude towards your techniques/ingredients which I also share.  This was the main driver for us to continue through until we discovered someone just like you.  We have wasted so much time and money trying to understand and wrongly interpret information from the USA to the point we were talking about giving up until now.  Soap making is something that we enjoy to do together for our families and it will just be so much more fun now.  (I almost feel the need to do a before and after video just to show you how much rubbish and stress we were adding to the process, we had a million containers weighing everything to the exact 0.00 gram – even bought expensive scales that could do this, thermometers everywhere not to mention our wastage with the essential oils). 

Your skill of being able to talk the science of soap making I could only imagine would match any science buff out there that would love to know more about the molecules etc. but only mentioning ‘saponification’  a couple of times made me laugh to myself…. all the other classes I have been to have spent more time talking about saponification and what it is to the point of not covering anything about the process of making the soap. 

Your promises of ‘I will show you how’ or ‘I know it will work’ has filled me with lots of confidence to now be making soap which I am proud of. 

I feel very privileged to have met you and to do a class with you.  A big thank you to your family for making the atmosphere a wonderful place to be.  

Loving my soap already! 



Suzie - October 2015

Hi Melissa & Family

Thank you for making the Soap Making workshop a restful and informative day.  Your insight into soap making, including the technical aspects, made for an interesting day.  The pace was very good and everyone felt part of the journey. 
The handouts were informative and will be very good to use in the future.  You have a love for what you do and it showed.  Your insight into where to obtain the products from hardware and other type stores including safety equipment was very helpful and in future will help to keep the costs within reason. 
We enjoyed the company of Warren and your daughters, they made the day more friendly and we welcomed the family atmosphere. 
Morning tea and lunch were excellent.

Joy & Jack - March 2015