Melt and Pour Soap Making

Introduction to making your own soap

  • Melt and Pour Soap
  • Melt and Pour Soap
  • Melt and Pour Soap


If the scheduled workshop dates are not suitable for you, ask us for an additional date. We will try and accommodate your request where possible.

Workshop Overview

At the Rural Skills Centre, we love making our own soaps; being imaginative and creating our own favourite scents and colourways. The ‘melt and pour’ approach to soap making doesn’t involve lye which enables you to focus on the creativity of colour and colouring techniques. So, come and learn how to make your own bars of beautifully marbled soaps.  They are colourful and creative gifts … or better still use them yourself!  

At the Rural Skills Centre, we teach you the basic skills needed to make melt and pour soap. You will find out which equipment is essential and which isn’t. You will learn about the importance of safe working, the main soap bases and colouring to make your own hand crafted, artisan soap.

This half day course will enable you to make soaps that will impress friends and relatives. All ingredients and equipment required to make your soap will be provided. The workshop also makes a wonderful gift is you are looking for a present.

Melt and Pour Soap

What You Will Learn

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During this workshop, you will:

  • Apply the relevant aspects of Health and Safety relating to Melt and pour soaping;
  • Recognise what equipment is required to create your own soaps;
  • Examine the suitability of ingredients and the quantities required to create your own soaps;
  • Experiment with colour to individualise your soap; and
  • Care for/store your hand finished soap.

What You Take Home

Melt and Pour Soap
Melt and Pour Soap
Melt and Pour Soap
  • Melt and Pour Soap
  • Melt and Pour Soap
  • Melt and Pour Soap

At the end of this workshop, you will take home your batch of beautifully hand crafted soap which should provide you with approximately 12 bars of soap.

Important Details

The Rural Skills Centre will provide:

  • All materials and equipment to make your soap;
  • Tea/Coffee and lots of cake;
  • Parking; and
  • Accessible facilities.
  • Melt and Pour Soap
  • Melt and Pour Soap
  • Melt and Pour Soap


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This melt and pour soap making workshop is suitable for complete beginners to the soap making process and for those wishing to develop their skills with colour and colouring techniques.


Melt and Pour Soap
Time Activity
10:00 Tea and biscuits on arrival, registration and welcome
10:05 Equipment overview
10:15 Soap demonstration
10:30 Make your first block of soap
11:15 Tea and cake
11:30 Make your remaining soaps
12:15 Cut your soap block
12:40 Soap care and packaging
13:00 Workshop finishes
Melt and Pour Soap


This workshop is taught by Gill and Kate from Jones the Foam.