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Clovelly Soap School

Our successful Soap Business School allows you to learn every aspect of cold process soap making as well as all the necessary regulations and legal information to have a fully EU regulations compliant business.  The 1 day course is suitable for complete beginners and more experienced soap makers as we tailor it to you exact requirements.


You will learn from our 11 years in the industry and benefit from our experience growing from a small craft fair business to a successful business with our own shop and stockists throughout the uk and beyond.  The course will cover different types of soap, use of fragrance, colours and botanicals as well as sourcing ingredients, equipment and making in bulk for commercial purposes.

The course will equip you to have a fully legal business within the EU selling safe natural soap.  We also cover marketing, packaging, sales, pricing and business models.  You will make 3 batches of different soap to take home as well as full notes to refer to afterwards and ongoing support throughout your journey to becoming a fully fledge cottage industry.

We will tailor the course to your interests for example making honey and beeswax soaps,  goats milk soaps,  herbal soaps and pet soaps.


The price for a 1-2-1 session is £130 for a half day and £250 for a full day including all materials, notes and ongoing support  This is for 1 person, for any additional people it is £50 per person.


You can also combine candle making and natural products into this course if you wish to extend the number of products that your business has.  


You will start the day learning all there is no know about soap production both small scale and larger scale for business, the course covers:


Ingredients: Including properties of oils, blending your own recipes, making Shampoo Bars, blending essential oils, use of botanicals and Colours

Method and a basic recipe that you will turn to again and again

Where to buy ingredients & equipment

Pricing your soap

Legislation for starting your business

Business models


You will make 3 batches of soap to take home using a selection of botanicals and essential oils

Unmoulding, ph testing, cutting, curing

Create your PIF file

Decorating soap for gifts or for sale

Included in this is after course support and class notes


To book a course or enquire about availability please call Sarah on 01237 432153 or email