• Learn to Make Soap!

    • Rated 5.00 out of 5 based on 10 customer ratings
      (10 customer reviews)


      Learn how to make your own handmade, natural soap with Tanya from Lovely Greens


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    Soap Making Lessons on the Isle of Man

    Making your own soap is a creative and useful skill to have and once you learn how, you can make your own bars of natural soap for personal use or to give as gifts to friends and family. Read reviews of this workshop here.

    In this class you’ll make two batches (10-12 bars) of handmade soap using pure oils, natural fragrance, natural colours, and dried flowers and botanicals. After the class you’ll take your soap home, slice it into bars, cure it, and be on your way to being self-sufficient in cold-process soap making.

    Two batches of your own Handmade Soap

    During the lesson you’ll learn the basics in making the first batch and then move straight into making a second batch after finishing the first. In making both you’re able to choose your own fragrance and colours.

    Some of the essential oils you can choose from include: Lavender, Patchouli, Citronella, Lemongrass, Peppermint, Rosemary, Sandalwood, Ylang Ylang, or you could go for pure and unscented. Dried flowers and minerals can also be used to decorate and to naturally color your bars.


    Further Details

    Choose to book your own private lesson (£65), private group lesson for you and your friends (£39-49pp), or join an open class (£39). If you book a private lesson for yourself and friends, prices per person are £49 for groups of two to three and £39 for a group of four.

    Open classes are mixed groups that are open to anyone to book into to. That means that if you’re booking a place for yourself, you will be learning with up to three other people. They’re held on the last Saturday of the month so be in touch if you’d like to book a place.

    Classes are held on Clay Head Road in Baldrine on the Isle of Man and the duration is about 2 to 2.5 hours. Light refreshments and beverages will be served afterwards so please indicate if there are any special dietary requirements.

    For the class, please bring an apron, a cardboard box/shoe box, and (optionally) an empty paper milk container. You may also bring your own soap moulds if you wish to purchase them beforehand. Silicone muffin trays are perfect!

    Learn to make handmade soap in group or individual classes on the Isle of Man. Great for hen-do’s, birthdays, or just to learn a new skill. Contact Lovely Greens for further information.

    Additional information

    Pricing Options

    £65 Individual instruction, £49pp (private groups of 2-3), £39pp (private groups of 4-6), £39pp (place in an open lesson)

    10 reviews for Learn to Make Soap!

    1. Rated 5 out of 5

      June Whiteman

      Thank you for a special day yesterday. I love learning new things and your workshop was well organised and so enjoyable. Lovely meeting new people too.

    2. Rated 5 out of 5


      I would thoroughly recommend an afternoon of soap-making with Tanya. We had loads of fun and it was interesting to learn how natural soap is made, with the bonus of being able to keep 2 large batches each. Roll on 20 November when we can road-test our creations…! Thanks again.

    3. Rated 5 out of 5

      Katy Duff

      We made some lovely chocolate and vanilla soaps which made great Christmas presents and felt lovely and soft to use in the shower. It was a excellent way to spend the afternoon with your friends and we were given plenty of tea and very tasty honey cake to keep us going. I would recommend this work shop as we were looked after extremely well by Tanya.

    4. Rated 5 out of 5


      Hi Tanya
      I just wanted to send a message to say how lovely the soap that I made at yours is! I’m really enjoying using it. I’ve also started using it to wash my hair! An experiment that seems to be working well so far.

    5. Rated 5 out of 5

      Heather Paisley

      This was my second of Tanya’s workshops, so you can see that I enjoyed it. The first time was with a larger group and I went again with just two of us to reinforce the skills because I want to make soap at home, and also to learn how to do swirls and so on in the soap. I had a lovely day and am really feeling confident about making my own soap now. I am really pleased with how my soaps turned out and can’t wait to use them. As before, the session was really well organised and Tanya makes it all so easy. Highly recommended – don’t hesitate, treat yourself. All the materials are included and you come out with two batches of gorgeous soap.

    6. Rated 5 out of 5

      Swasti Behari

      After a month in hibernation (dehydrating), they [the soaps] are ready to use. And smell amazing :D just used one. They lather well and non drying. Highly Recommend the class. See photo of the soaps: http://bit.ly/1Vqc7TV

    7. Rated 5 out of 5

      Aly Lewin

      I had great fun on the Lovely Green soap making workshop. I hadn’t actually appreciated the chemistry that goes into soap making and I’m quite glad I didn’t try to attempt it myself at home! I still have the soaps I made and people love to receive them as presents.

    8. Rated 5 out of 5

      Janet Wild

      A small group of us booked a soap making class with Tanya and had the most amazing time. Everything was well organised, relaxed and fun. We were able to choose our own essential oils and colours with the help of Tanya’s expert knowledge and came away with lots of beautiful natural soap. All Lovely Greens products are of the highest quality but there is something very special about beautiful handmade soap. Another delight was the tea break with freshly baked cakes! I have enjoyed giving my soap as gifts and will be booking another session with Tanya soon to re-stock. Thank you Tanya for a lovely green experience x

    9. Rated 5 out of 5


      I went to one of Tanya’s soap making one to one sessions after receiving a voucher as a birthday gift. I can confidently say it was one of the best birthday presents! I’ve wanted to learn to make soap for a while but have always been put off by the chemicals involved. Tanya was a patient teacher and really explained things well – I felt totally confident in learning to make soap safely!

      The afternoon was loads of fun and the honey cake was delicious! Plus you get to bring home plenty of soap to use later – a gift that keeps on giving! Getting to try out different essential oils and play with colors was really cool and the actual transformation of raw ingredients to soap was fascinating to see up close.

      I feel totally confident in trying to make soap at home now and with the clear written instructions Tanya provided I am sure I will be able to have a go at home. Now all I need to do is buy some ingredients to start what I am sure will be an addictive hobby!

      Thanks Tanya!

    10. Rated 5 out of 5

      Jayne Evett (verified owner)

      Although there are plenty of articles on the Internet about making soap there’s nothing like one to one training. Tanya’s course covers all of the basics and really sets you up for going home and trying it by yourself. The course really gave me the confidence to make my own soap and it is so fulfilling to create you’re own soap with you favourite essential oils and knowing that there is nothing nasty in the soap. And on top of this there was tea/coffee and flapjacks! You can do the course on your own or with friends and Tanya is a great teacher.

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