On this two-day soap-making and skin-care course with Jenny Smith from The Scottish Soapworks, you will learn how to make traditional cold process soap, organic 'melt and pour' glycerine soap, lip balms, and hand and body cream.
You will discuss marketing ideas, ingredient and packaging suppliers, equipment, recipe creation, costs and legislation, and will take home a detailed information handout.
Your cold process soap will remain with Jenny for 3 weeks for curing, and will then be cut and packaged for sending to you by post (please allow 4-5 weeks). You will take the other products you make home with you on the day.
A one hour post-course follow-up with Jenny is included in the cost, as are all ingredients and access to all the equipment you will need. Refreshments and lunch are also provided on both days. You can also book further 1:1 follow-up sessions with Jenny if needed.
This course is booked at a date to suit you, so please contact us to discuss availability.
If you need overnight accommodation we have one, en-suite double bedroom available at the venue - please email Lynn for availability and prices.
Please note that The Arienas Collective experiences are run from a first-floor space and unfortunately we do not have lift access.
Two-day Soap and Skin-care Business Course: 10.30am-4.30pm contact us to book
The Arienas Collective experiences 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 creating something unique.
Refreshment breaks are an important part of The Arienas Collective experiences. They are a time to socialise, make new friends and chat to the artists and designer-makers. We are fortunate to have a fantastic range of independent shops and producers nearby and are proud to feature locally sourced food and drinks.
The price includes all materials and refreshments, and of course you get to take home all the unique products you have created.
All our experiences are also available to book as a private group for up to 8 people. If you would like to book an experience for a larger number please email us.