Introduction to Soap making workshop

Upcoming Workshops:

Wednesday July 19th-6pm to 8pm Tentatively full (pending registration payments)

If you have 2 or more people please get in touch and I will schedule a workshop or submit 

your name for a wait list 


The Introductory soap making workshops normally will run from 12 noon to 2pm on a sunday  or 6-8pm on a weeknight and are for adults only.
We do not host soap workshops for anyone under the age of 18 at this time

Learn the art of making soap using a traditional hot process method that involves blending oils, and lye.

Rebecca from Cuardach Organics will show you how to make an all vegetable soap based from oils that can all be purchased in local shop's and grocery stores.

During this popular hands-on workshop each participant will learn to make their own batch of soap from scratch. At the end of the workshop each participant will take their own batch of scented or unscented soap home.

In the introduction to soap making workshop we will be make a non scented mild soap.

However for those that would like a scented soap, you can scent your soap with your choice of  up to 30ml of  fragrance/ or 15ml of essential oils

If you would like a more intense scent extra is available to be purchased at the workshop.

We will have a number of fragrances available to scent your soap. Participants are also encouraged to bring their favorite scent for their soap if they like.

Suggestions include essential oils or fragrance oils such as lavender, sweet orange oil, body shop fragrance oils are popular, or your favorite cologne or perfume

We have approximately 15 to 30 different scents to choose from:

Lavender, lily of the valley, coffee, green tea,sweet orange, grapefruit, baby powder,vanilla ,eucalyptus,velvet jasmine, lavender,water lily, peppermint,lemongrass, pomegranate are some of the fragrances and essential oils we have available

Not offered as part of the workshop:

Some essential oils due to thier high cost are not offered in the workshop such as : jasmine, sandlewood. rose, neroli. We have fragrance oils for some of these

Exfoliants and colorants are not included in the workshop fees, if you would like these the charge is 5$ per item.

Any additional scents and or additives are a 5$ charge

Workshop fee $75 includes: instruction and demonstration, recipe, and all ingredients including up to 30ml of fragrance or 15ml of essential oil

Important points:

Participants must pre-register and pay to secure your spot in the workshop. SIgn up and pay now

We are sorry but drop-ins without pre-registration are not permitted

If the minimum number of participants is not reached the workshop will be re-scheduled.

Contact us to register and send a cheque/or etransfer  Workshop Cost: $75


We would like to limit the workshops to small groups.

For the space and equipment used 4 is ideal but if there is a need we will take up to 6 participants

If workshops are rescheduled or cancelled participants will be notified as soon as possible via email.Or telephone


If you have a date in mind please get in touch

(if enough  participants are not registered the workshop will be re-scheduled)

All Introductory soap making workshops run from 12noon to 2pm

For the workshop you will be required to bring:

-some rubber dish gloves,
-a smock or loose shirt (similar to something you would use for painting)                      

-a pringles can  for a mold for the soap ( or any container capable of holding 16 ounces(500ml), with cellophane or parchment paper) there is no need to bring cellophane or parchment paper if you are bringing a pringles can for a mold.

We will provide:

- the soap making ingredients ( you will have between 10-16 ounces/ 284 to450 grams of soap to take home)

- eye protection

- up to 30ml of fragrance or 15ml of essential oil.

Once you register a confirmation email will be sent with directions and any additional information regarding the workshop. 

We will also remind you the day before via email

Please Note:
We are taking names for all workshops. But payment must be in advance to secure your spot.
If the minimum number of participants is not reached the workshop is cancelled

Payment may be made in the following ways
1. Email money transfer
2. Cash prior to workshop
3. paypal  SIgn up and pay now
4.  mailed cheque (please contact us: preferred methods of payment are those previously listed)

Please note our refund policies on workshops

Mailing address and location of workshop:

6619 Franktown Road
Richmond Ontario
K0A 2Z0

This location is a private home and although the workshop room is pet free, there are pets in residence at this location for those that suffer from any allergies. 

We will also be going in and out of the room to the deck outside.

Extra Ingredients available for purchase at Workshops


Exfoliants  are not included in the workshop but extra scent and additives are available for purchase.
Any additional scents and or additives are a 5$ charge

What I have in stock for exfoliants  and colorants are
-poppy seed
-dryed brewed coarse ground coffee beans
-Coarse sea salt granules
-ground pumice stone
- dried citrus peel-lime, grapefruit,& orange
-ground lavender buds
-oat straw
- dryed brewed green tea leaves
- ground loofah
-ground sage - adds a green color
- ground cinnamon- Also makes the soap dark brown
-turmeric- colors the soap orange, very mild exfoliant
-ground oatmeal
- cornmeal

Various oxides in blue, pink,black,  and red

Natural colorants
brown- cinnamon

Clays and Additives (reference material courtesy of the natural beauty workshop)
French Green Clay:
has a unique molecular structure that makes it an exceptional detoxifying ingredient. It draws out toxins, dust, dead skin cells, and other impurities commonly found on the skin. French Green Clay contains a large amount of nourishing minerals, including: Calcium, Potassium, Silicon and Copper. The detoxification properties also help to reduce and eliminate free radicals from the skin. Free radicals are unstable atoms that we are exposed to when we come into contact with toxic substances like smoke, UV rays, and pollution. They can damage cells, and are thought to accelerate aging.

Bentonite Clay is primarily composed of volcanic ash and the mineral, Montmorrillonite. The presence of ferrous and magnesium ions give Bentonite Clay it's subtle greenish grey color. The feel of dry Bentonite
clay is soft and velvety. When added to water, Bentonite Clay can expand to many times it's dry volume. Bentonite Clay has long been known for its therapeutic abilities. It was called "Ee-Wah-Kee" or "The-Mud-That-Heals" by the Native Americans. Due to its high absorbency, and it's ability to pull oils and toxins from the skin, it is one of the best clays for making poultices. These same abilities make it an excellent ingredient for skin care and spa treatments.

French Green Clay and Bentonite Clay are suitable for use on normal to oily skin types. Due to the intensive properties of these clays, they are not recommended for use on dry or sensitive skin. Even those with oily skin should limit the use of French Green Clay or Bentonite Clay to a maximum of one use per week.

Moroccan Rhassoul Clay has been treasured for centuries by beauticians, nobles, and royalty. From ancient Egypt to modern spas worldwide, Rhassoul is a traditional ingredient in natural skincare. You can pamper yourself at home using the same mineral rich, detoxifying clay. Rhassoul Clay has a superb texture that blends easily with other ingredients. This dusty beige clay can be used in a facial to gently exfoliate, reduce redness, and improve skin's texture and clarity. This beautiful, dusty colored clay originates in the Atlas Mountains of Morocco. Moroccan Rhassoul Clay boasts superior drawing abilities, making it ideal for oily skin formulations, body wraps, and detoxification. Like its spearmint colored counterparts, Bentonite Clayand French Green Clay, it should not be used more than once per week.

Charcoal- Natural Charcoal, known for its ability to draw out and trap deep-down impurities.