Introduction to Soap Making

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


$51.00 per person


2h 30min

About this experience

Learn how easy it is to make your own soap in this introductory soap making workshop. Together you will make a gentle and non-drying soap that contains shea butter, coconut oil and olive oil. In this class you'll learn about the soap making process and how you can develop it to suit your needs and become confident in making your own soap at home. Plus you get to 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. Protective glasses are supplied. Please bring reusable dish gloves to protect your hands and wear long sleeves. We also suggest that you bring along a face mask for the mixing portion of the workshop. Children must be over 13 years and come with one adult per child. Children over 16 years old are fine to come on their own.



Bookings are Non-refundable 

If for any reason (this includes illness, COVID, 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, and from Te Matatiki Toi Ora The Arts Centre.

Your Host

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Sonia Barrish has a passion for living simply and sustainably. She enjoys and respects nature’s bounty and believes in making use of what can be found in nature to fulfil our everyday needs. Much of what she has learnt has been self-taught through extensive research, as well as trial & error. Sonia is now keen and ready to pass on this knowledge to others to enable their own sustainable lifestyle journeys.