One-day soap-making business course: 10.30am-4.30pm

On this one-day, hands-on workshop with Jenny Smith from The Scottish Soapworks, you will cover the soap-making methods in detail including: ingredients; suppliers; equipment; safety issues; recipes and essential oils. You will receive with a pack of information including details of suppliers, legislation on creating recipes, and practical hints and tips.


Our business workshops are arranged at a time to suit, so please contact us to arrange a date and to discuss any questions you may have. The contents of the day are flexible, and there is a choice about which products to make which can include cold process soap, organic glycerine 'melt and pour' soap, shampoo bars, liquid soap and other skincare products such as hand/body cream and lip balms.


There is also the option to book a two- or three-day course so that you are able to cover making more products, and/or to add time to discuss creating a new brand or identify if your are planning to start a new business. 


If you wish to cover making more than one or two products, or would like to add on getting advice and on developing a unique brand identity, we have a two-day business course option.


The price includes all materials, access to all the equipment you will need, refreshments and lunch; plus handouts. If you have another colleague who would like to attend with you, a second space can be booked at a 20% discount: please let us know when booking.


Please note that The Arienas Collective experiences are run from a first-floor space and unfortunately we do not have lift access.

One-day soap-making business course: 10.30am-4.30pm

  • The Arienas Collective workshops and courses are run from a supportive and welcoming home environment in the Edinburgh New Town. Spaces are limited to allow our artists and designer-makers to offer hands-on help and support. All equipment is provided and all the materials you will need (unless stated otherwise). Just turn up, leave any day-to-day worries behind, and immerse yourself in learning a new skill and creating something unique.


    On our business courses we include a soup and sandwich style lunch.


    The price includes all materials and refreshments, and of course you get to take home all the unique products you have created.

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