Soap making (Ōtautahi)

Learn to make your own gentle, non-drying soap in this introductory soap making workshop.


$57.00 per person


2h 30min

About this experience

  • July 28, 9.30am-12pm SOLD OUT
  • Sep 22, 9.30am-12pm
  • Nov 9, 9.30am-12pm

Discover how easy it is to make your own soap in this introductory soap making workshop. Sonia will share her gentle and non-drying soap that contains shea butter, coconut oil and olive oil. Learn about the soap making process and how you can develop and adapt it to suit your needs and become confident in making your own soap at home. You’ll go home with a bar of soap to cure and sample.

Please note:

  • Safety is important in this workshop as we will be working with lye. 

  • Please bring safety glasses. Regular glasses or sunglasses are fine if you are comfortable with this, however safety glasses are preferable.           

  • Please bring reusable dish gloves to protect your hands (not disposable gloves).

  • Please wear long sleeves and long trousers. You will also need to wear closed toe shoes.

  • We also suggest that you bring along a face mask for the mixing portion of the workshop.

  • All OTHER materials and tools will be supplied.

  • Children must be over 13 years and come with one adult per child. Teenagers over 16 years old are fine to come on their own.


Bookings are non-refundable. If for any reason (this includes illness, travel delays, and injuries) you need to cancel your workshop, you will receive a refund minus a $30 administration fee. This is provided you contact us at least 14 full days before your booking

Please see our Cancellation Policy for more details.


We are grateful to be able to offer this workshop because of support from Creative New Zealand.

Your Host

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With a passion for living simply and sustainably, Sonia enjoys and respects what the wilds can provide. She believes in making use of what can be found in nature to fulfil our everyday needs, making by hand and cultivating as much as she can on her urban section in Kaiapoi, to support her growing family. Sonia is teaching soap making and how to make natural body products in the later part of the year.