Soapmaking Workshops

Come & join me in my Dorset studio and learn to make your own natural soaps & skincare


At Herbal Harmony, I regularly run a range of different Soapmaking & natural skincare classes, the most popular being

Traditional Cold Process Soapmaking.   Classes are run with only 4-6 people so everyone receives plenty of help

and each person gets to design and make their own products, using a range of ingredients. 


Workshops & Classes - Summer 2020* 




Workshop Prices 2020 - Prices include all materials

Cold Process Soapmaking (beginners) - £65 per person 

Face Creams & Facial oils - £46 per person

Hand & Foot Creams - £35 per person

Felted Soaps - £40 per person

Bath Melts - £25 per person


Classes are held at my Soapmaking studio at Mapperton, Beaminster, Dorset, DT8 3NR.

Cnce a year I run Soapmaking classes from Holton Lee in Poole, Dorset.

This year's classes at Holton Lee in early June have sadly been cancelled due to the Coronavirus outbreak and will be rescheduled.

More class dates will be coming soon.


Contact Catherine to book a place on any of the classes or find out the next class dates.


Details about each class


Cold Process Soapmaking (beginners) - Learn to make traditional cold process soap from scratch using natural ingredients.  There will be detailed  information about the soapmaking process, ingredients, equipment and method, followed by a demonstration of the soapmaking process.  Each person will then get to make their own 2 different batches of soap to take home (approx 10 bars/1.2kg of soap in total) plus a detailed worksheet with recipes to continue making your own soap at home. Recipes are all palm free and suitable for vegans. Over 16s only.


Felted Soap - Felted soaps are a soap & wash cloth in one. They help to make the soap last longer, help prevent sogginess in the soapdish and are gently exfoliating.  During the class each person will get to have a go at wet felting merino wool onto several soaps along with needlefelting a design onto some pre-felted soaps.  You will take home 4-5 soaps at the end of the 3 hour session.


Hand & Foot Creams- Learn to make your own hand & foot creams using natural ingredients including herbal infusions, infused oils, butters, floral waters and essential oils.  Each person will make 2 x 50ml pots of hand or foot cream, plus worksheet with recipes.


Face Creams & Facial oils - Learn to make your own face cream & facial oil to suit your skin type.  Each person will get to use a range of oils, floral waters and essential oils to create 2 x 50ml pots of face cream and a small bottle of oil to take home, plus worksheet with recipes. 


Natural Bath Melts - Learn to make moisturising bath melts using butters, oils, essential oils and floral decorations.  Each person will take home a gift box of approx 6 x beautifully scented bath melts. 


Soapmaking photos

Felted Soap photos
Bath Melt photos