What You'll Learn

  • How to make natural soap bars from scratch using the Cold-Process (CP) method.

  • The safety associated with soap-making, and what precautions to take when making homemade soap.

  • Formulate your own soap recipes with the ingredients that you have access to, so that you don’t have to depend on other recipes.

  • Formulate your own recipes to create soap for different purposes. Eg. skincare, shampoo bars and household cleaning soap.

  • How to create layered soap.

  • How to make soap with milk (including plant-based milks).

  • How to incorporate fresh food stuff in soap bars. Eg. Carrot juice, herbal teas, purees etc.

  • How to colour soap with natural colourants.

  • How to fragrance soap with essential oils.

  • How to cut & cure soap bars.

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Course curriculum

  • 1

    Course Introduction

  • 2

    Ingredients & Safety

    • Lecture 1: Ingredients & Safety

    • Quiz 1: Ingredients & Safety

  • 3

    Tools & Equipment

  • 4

    Method (Cold-Process)

    • The Course Recipe

    • Lecture 3: Soap-making Method

    • Natural Colourants for Soap Bars

    • How to Fragrance Soap with Essential Oils

    • Revision: Another Demonstration

    • Quiz 3: Soap-making Method

  • 5

    Cutting & Curing Soap Bars

    • Lecture 4: Cutting & Curing Soap Bars

    • Quiz 4: Cutting & Curing Soap

  • 6

    Soap Recipe Formulation

    • Lecture 5: Soap Bar Recipe Formulation

    • Quiz 5: Recipe Formuation

    • Quick Reference Soap Recipes

    • Formulate Your Own Soap Recipe

  • 7

    Troubleshooting & FAQs

    • Lecture 6: Troubleshooting

    • Lecture 7: Frequently Asked Questions

    • Latest List of FAQs

    • How to Layer Soap

    • Peppermint Candy Cane Soap Recipe

    • How to Make Soap with Any Type of Milk

    • How to Use Fresh Herbs in Soap

    • Quiz 6: Troubleshooting & FAQs

  • 8

    The Finish Line

    • The Finish Line

Who This Course Is For:

  • Beginners who know nothing about soap-making

  • Melt-and-pour soapers who are ready to make from scratch

  • Vegans

  • Zero-waste advocates

  • People looking for a creative & affordable hobby.

  • People who want to make & use natural products.

  • Creative entrepreneurs and artisans

This Course Is NOT For:

  • Experienced soap-makers.

  • Soapers who want to learn advanced swirling and design techniques.

  • People who want to learn how to make soap using the Hot Process (HP) method.

  • People interested in learning about the therapeutic or medicinal benefits of natural ingredients, and how certain ingredients can treat specific conditions or skin types (eg. best ingredients for acne, eczema, psoriasis, sensitive skin etc.).

  • People interested in business advice and lessons about starting a soap-making business.

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Lecture 2: Tools & Equipment


  • How long is the course?

    You can work through the course at your own pace. There are no deadlines. You can finish the course in one sitting, or watch a lesson when you have time. You will need about 3-4 hours to complete the course material. This excludes the amount of time required to make your own soap.

  • What do I need for this course?

    Please watch the free lesson above, which goes into more detail about what you will need for the course. You will need basic ingredients and equipment that you either already have at home, or will be easy to find at your local hardware and grocery store. In terms of ingredients, you will need cooking oils, lye and water. In terms of equipment, you will need safety gloves, a stainless steel pot, stainless steel tablespoons, immersion blender, towel, heatproof glass or ceramic bowls, and a plastic ice-cream or margarine container. You do not have to buy a soap mould for this course.

  • Can I get a refund?

    No, the course is non-refundable. Before you purchase the course, I encourage you to please (1) watch all the free preview content available, (2) read through the course curriculum and objectives, (3) and contact me with your questions. I have provided this information so that you can make an informed decision about whether this course is for you. Watching a free preview lesson will help you to decide if you enjoy my teaching style, my accent, and the video & audio quality. I want you to have a positive experience, so I will answer your questions about what the course does and does not cover with complete honesty.

  • What payment methods do you accept?

    You can use any major credit and debit card including Visa, Mastercard and Visa Debit cards. At this time only cards payments are accepted.

  • Can I pay with a different currency? Is USD or Euro accepted?

    Yes, most currencies will be accepted. Here's a full list of the 135+ currencies which Stripe supports. Although the price is listed in South African Rands (ZAR), your credit card will convert the payment into your currency. Your bank may charge a cross-border transaction fee, depending on how they handle foreign transactions.

  • How secure is my payment on this website?

    Your payments are secure and encrypted, because this website uses an external payment processor called Stripe . Stripe’s platform meets the highest certification standards and has obtained regulatory licenses around the world. Please visit Stripe's website to learn more.

  • Can I use my kitchen equipment to make soap?

    If you intend on soap-making being a regular hobby, then I recommend having separate soap-making equipment. However, if you are just trying something new, and are unsure about whether you'll ever make soap again, then this course will teach you how to clean your kitchen equipment effectively so that it is safe to use for food again. There is no need to go and buy separate equipment just for this course.

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Student Reviews

Jennifer B.


I really enjoyed this course. Christina explained everything in a way that is easy to understand. Everything is laid out step by step and course notes and resources are comprehensive. I am seriously impressed - thank you for a fantastic course!

Dolores C.


Decided to take this course out of curiosity and I have soon become very passionate. Content really comprehensive and well structured! Cannot wait to make my own recipe!

Clarizza B.


Definitely enjoyed the videos so far! I knew this was the right course (and instructor) for me when she said she steers away from palm oil! Love her! and love the course!

Leonora C.


I am so glaad i found this course, you explained everything really simply and i think i have now worked out where i was going wrong. cant wait to try yr recipe:)

Joy N.


So clear, specific, and thorough! The demostration videos made it easier to understand. The quizzes really help a lot on emphasizing salient points of the course.

Heather C.


Excellent course! Very informative. Very well presented and organized. Easy to follow along. All of the information needed to start making soap. I highly recommend this course!

Antonio B.


A complete step by step guide to make soap. Really happy with it. Looking forward for a follow-up on advanced/different techniques, liquid soap and others.

Ghada T.


Just finished the course. As a beginner I benefited so much from this course. I now feel more confident to make a simple recipes soap. The instructor was very clear and the quizzes were very helpful making sure that the information shown in the videos are well understood. Thank you, Thank you. I am so happy I found this course.

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