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Release your inner creative on our Introduction to Glycerine Soap-Making workshop run by Edinburgh designer-maker Jenny Smith of The Scottish Soapworks.


In this workshop, you will begin by learning about the properties of our organic glycerine soap and selection of essential oils. You will then chop, melt, blend and pour your own soap into shapes and sizes of your choice. As your soap is setting, you will select your chosen decorations and packaging, and then gift wrap your soaps in your individual style ready to take home.

Refreshment breaks - featuring locally sourced products - are an important part of The Arienas Collective experience. We are fortunate to have a fantastic range of independent shops and producers nearby who we love to support. You will start the day with a welcome coffee served with a selection of pastries, and our buffet-style lunches feature summer platters or warming winter soup with bread and cheese. Our breaks allow time to socialise, make new friends, and chat to the artists.

Our artists will support you throughout the day offering one-to-one guidance and tips on design, as well as encouraging collaboration through sharing of ideas within the group. They will do their best to answer any questions you may have.

The Arienas Collective experiences are run from a supportive and welcoming home environment in the Edinburgh New Town. Spaces are limited so our artists can offer hands-on help and support. All equipment is provided, as are all the materials you will need. Just turn up, leave any day-to-day worries behind, and immerse yourself in creating something unique.


The price for the day includes all materials, coffee, tea, lunch and of course you get to take all the products your have created home to enjoy and inspire you, or to give to family and friends as unique gifts.

Please note: The Arienas Collective experiences are run from a first-floor open plan reception room and unfortunately we do not have lift access. Please let us know of any skin or food allergies when booking.


Price: £45 per person

Duration: 4 hours

Timings: 1:30pm - 4:30pm

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