What you will do
3 hour workshop
This workshop will introduce you to the melt and pour soap making technique. Unlike other soap-making techniques, the melt and pour technique offers the opportunity to create soaps and have them set and packaged within a few hours, without the need to wait for weeks for the ingredients to cure. Goldfish Soapies is all about using natural soap bases, fragrances and dyes and we use materials from quality suppliers, which means that you will walk away with soap that truly is naturally hand made by you using sustainable materials. In addition, you will be given a starter pack recipe to help you start your soap making at home.
Soap making will give you the opportunity to create something beautiful, whether you are all about the arts and crafts, or have never even considered yourself doing anything like this before. This is a hands-on workshop that is accessible to everyone and is a therapeutic and relaxing way to spend a few hours. We welcome soap makers of all levels, as well as children. Best of all, you will go home with a bag full of professionally made and wrapped soaps that you can use yourself or gift to your friends and family!
You will have the opportunity to experiment with the creation of large or small block soaps and a selection of simple embeds that can be sliced in a variety of ways to create stunning effects. We will also experiment with a selection of natural fragrances and dyes which you can use to customise your creations to make something that is truly unique. There will be a break for tea or lunch (depending on the time of the class) while the soaps set and we will then look at different ways of wrapping and packaging your work to make it look professional! Following the workshop you will be armed with the right knowledge to start experimenting with soap making in a home setting, and will have the confidence to develop your skills and experiment with different effects.
This workshop is a great way to celebrate a birthday, children’s party or hen do. It is a great gift for someone who you know would enjoy this experience or indeed someone who you know should get out there and try something new!
Here is what you can expect to find yourself doing at the workshop:
- Introduction to soap making and the melt and pour technique
- Choose from a selection of soap bases: white, crystal clear, oatmeal, goat’s milk
- Choose the fragrance(s) that you would like to add to your soap (optional): apple, cherry, coconut, mango, strawberry, lavender, rose, eucalyptus, lemongrass, ocean fragrance, jasmine, spring flower
- Add natural pigments to your soap (optional): a selection of over 30 colours
- Select the soap moulds that you would like to use: these can be plain or can have writing, such as “Thank you” and “100% Hand Made,” or can be a variety of shapes and have patterns on
- Learn about the process of soap melting and have a go at preparing the soap to be melted
- Learn about the process of soap setting
- Learn about a variety of soap wrapping techniques to make your creations look professional
- Wrap your soaps using a selection of packaging material: colourful ribbons, cute tags and wrapping paper
- Learn about how to make soap in a home setting, which ingredients to buy and where to find the best materials
- Take home a starter pack soap making recipe to help you with your soap making at home
- Walk away with a goodie bag of soaps that you have made on the day!
Rivercourt Methodist Church is a lovely, family friendly venue located in Hammersmith on it’s high street, King Street. It is opposite Ravenscourt Park station (District Line) and a short 10 minute walk from Hammersmith (Circle, Hammersmith & City, Piccadilly and District Lines). The venue is also accessible via a variety of bus routes: 267, 391, H91, 190 to a bus stop just opposite the church entrance, called Dalling Road. Parking is free on neighbouring Rivercourt Road at weekends.
During the break, you will have the opportunity to grab some food in one of the great local restaurants or shops and do some shopping on King Street or in one of the two malls nearby: Kings Mall and Hammersmith Broadway, both just a short walk or a few bus stops away. And of course, you can enjoy a selection of coffee shops, including a cute French bakery just opposite the venue!
We ensure quality. If your class doesn't reach your expectations, we'll give your money back.
This is a Flexitime class, which means the teacher can run this class around your schedule.
Time & Location
Select a date and location you want and your teacher will get back to you to confirm their availability.
About your host, Goldfish Soapies
Goldfish Soapies is a new and exciting pop-up in London! Workshop participants are taught how to create wonderful hand made soaps using the melt and pour technique and are given plenty of opportunity to experiment with different shapes, patterns and fragrances. We use a variety of natural soap base ingredients, scents, oils, fragrances and dyes. Participants leave the workshop with beautifully wrapped soaps to enjoy themselves or gift to their family and friends.
A soap making workshop is a great way to treat yourself to a few hours of a therapeutic craft, after which you will leave with your own hand made bundle of professionally gift-wrapped soaps to use at home or gift to your friends and family. The workshop is also a brilliant experience idea for birthdays, hen-dos, children's parties and work events. We welcome participants of all abilities, including absolute beginners and children! Any special requests can be catered to as well.
The classes are held in Rivercourt Methodist Church, W6 9JT - just a 2 minute walk from Ravenscourt Park station (district line) or a 10 minute walk from Hammersmith Station (district, piccadilly, circle, hammersmith & city lines).
All students under the age of 16 must be accompanied by a parent/guardian.
Flexible cancellation policy
Any class can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase. See cancellation policy.