Discover how to make your own beautiful organic, scented soaps, using all natural ingredients.

Meet our students Ethan Thorne

Ethan Thorne

“I chose Newbury College because it has a healthy environment in which I can enjoy creative freedom.”

Meet our students James Lockhart

James Lockhart

“My time at college has been really positive. I’ve been able to focus solely on one subject that I really enjoy and I’m progressing onto university with an unconditional offer at the university of my choice.”

James Lockhart
Art and Design

Meet our students Thea Clarke

Thea Clarke

“I would recommend Newbury College as I have had so much support. I have enjoyed developing my skills in spray painting and printmaking techniques.”

Meet our students Willow Hammond-Ellaway

Willow Hammond-Ellaway

“I chose to study at Newbury College because it was conveniently close. I also loved the course choices, such a huge range, it was very difficult for me to decide what would be best. I had a lot of support to help me choose what course would be best for my future. I have enjoyed the confidence that I have gained from my course and I am very thankful for everything the college has done for me.”

  • Description

    This one day workshop is aimed at completed beginners and will cover the following:

    • An introduction to the art of soap making
    • An introduction to the melt and pour process
    • An introduction to soap making tools
    • Design and create your very own soap, using only organic and natural ingredients

    Once students have designed their soaps they will:

    • Add their chosen colours, which can be mixed, marbled or layered
    • Add their chosen essential oils
    • Add any desired herbs for dermatological properties or dried flowers
    • Pour into chosen soap moulds or cut soaps into desired shapes.

    Students should be able to make around five soaps each, time depending.

    The day will finish with learning how to package soap in sustainable gift wrap, for those wishing to create soaps as gifts.

    All ingredients used are 100% vegan and cruelty free.

    *PLEASE NOTE - The running of this course is subject to receiving sufficient enrolment numbers. Newbury College reserve the right to close, cancel or postpone a course if it has not received the minimum required enrolment number by the scheduled start date. In the case of cancellation, enrolled learners will be notified approximately one week prior to the start of the course.

  • Entry Requirements

    There are no formal entry requirements for this course.

  • Qualification

    This course does not lead to a formal qualification.

  • Progression

    Students could progress onto other craft based courses at Newbury College.

  • Assessment

    Learners' work will be assessed by the tutor throughout the workshop and progress will be discussed with each learner.

  • Home Study

    This is a one-day course; therefore, no homework will be given.

  • Work Placement

    Students do not need to be in relevant work to undertake this course.

  • Fees and Additional Costs

    The price below includes an additional £5 materials fee, which covers the cost of the majority of materials used during the session. Learners will be required to purchase their own soap block.

Code Day Start End Times Fees*
97047 202102 Saturday 06/03/2021 06/03/2021 10:00 - 13:00 £35

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Code Day Start End Times Fees*
97047 202103 Saturday 24/04/2021 24/04/2021 10:00 - 13:00 £35

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* Terms and conditions apply. The fees stated on this website are for guidance purposes only and should be checked before enrolment. Unless otherwise stated, fees shown are for tuition only, over one term (Community Learning courses) or one academic year. Where a course is longer than one academic year, the fees stated are for the first year, and the cost of the second or subsequent years will be discussed at interview. For details of fee remission for students over 19 click here. If you think you may be entitled to a concession or fee remission, or you would like more information on the additional costs associated with your chosen course, please contact us on 01635 845000 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Fee information

14 - 18 year olds

In most cases students aged 14-18 years old on a substantial study programme will NOT be required to pay fees and most course-specific equipment and materials will be funded by the College. This excludes stationary, non-curriculum trips and a £15 enrichment fee.

19 years and over

Students aged 19 years and over may be required to pay fees. For details of fee remission and loans for students over the age of 19 click here. Please note that some courses may have additional registration, examination and/or materials fees. Where we have been unable to provide these additional costs in this information, they will be discussed with you prior to enrolment. If you think you may be entitled to financial support or fee remission, or you would like more information on the additional costs associated with your chosen course, please contact us.