Trill Farm is well known for producing hand made soaps, but learning how to make your own gives you the opportunity to tailor soap to your own preferences and skin type, adding in herbs and essential oils that suit you best to make your own unique and personalised products.

This two-day hands-on workshop is suitable for those with some experience looking to broaden their skills. It will include:

  • The basic chemistry of soap making
  • An overview of traditional soap making, including the use of tallow and potash
  • Gathering plants from the garden for soap making -Victorian washballs
  • The properties of essential oils and which to choose 
  • Essential oil distillation
  • Infused oils for soap making
  • Cold process soap making
  • Speciality methods in soap making such as marbling and milk soaps.

This course looks at a range of potential ingredients.

You will leave with a collection of your own soaps and the knowledge and skills to carry on crafting soap at home. You will also receive a booklet that describes the process so you have a handy reference guide for all the tips and tricks.

About the Tutor:

Jonathan Code is a lecturer with the Crossfields Institute InternationalJonathan developed soap making as an educational workshop while working at Ruskin Mill College - a land-based FE college in Gloucestershire. Over the last twenty years he has taught this fascinating craft to college students and teachers, in public workshops both nationally and internationally, and in the context of professional development for staff in a number of organisations.


Course times: Saturday & Sunday 9:30am - 4:30pm.
Includes a delicious seasonal lunch each day.