Soap making is a very satisfying and creative activity.  This is a hands-on course where each participant will be able to make their loofah soapown products to take home.


The course will cover:

  • The chemistry of soap
  • Methods and techniques
  • Health & Safety
  • Recipes and quantity calculation
  • Fragrances, colour and other additives
  • Troubleshooting

We start with some demonstrations before moving on to practical soap-making. soap Participants will be able to create their own products to take away using melt and pour techniques.  We incorporate Health & Safety considerations.  All ingredients and recipes are provided.  We cover  basic melt and pour skills.    Moulds and equipment, colouring and fragrance mixing, testing and trialling techniques, as well as more advanced options such as embedding are covered.

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The workshop can provide an accessible way to assess students against NCEA Level 1 Technology Achievement Standard AS91082 Implement basic procedures to process a specified product (4 credits). This relates to NZ Curriculum Level 6 Achievement and Learning Objective PRT 6-1.

It is recommended that students have the opportunity to perfect their techniques through further practice after the workshop and before assessment takes place.

We can offer additional teacher support with assessment templates, suggestions for gathering evidence, scaffolding assessment, writing specifications, health and safety considerations and assessment and moderation best practice.

Contact us for further information.

For groups of up to 10, all materials and equipment are provided.  For groups that are larger than this, participants will need to provide some basic equipment but all materials will be provided.

Cost   $750 + GST (Includes materials for each participant)

Cost is per workshop based on a maximum attendance of 20 participants within the Auckland Super City region.  Each workshop takes 2-3 hours.

Please contact us to discuss your specific needs if you are outside the region or have larger groups.