Updated: Apr 14, 2019
Good news! We are now hosting natural soap making workshops at our Sittingbourne production unit. These are in addition to the workshops we currently do with the Kent Wildlife Trust at Tyland Barn on selected dates.
Our new workshops will be hosted right here at Kentish Soap HQ, Sittingbourne. You can learn the basics of making traditional cold process soap from Jayne (our resident expert and founder of the company) to help get a jump start on a new crafting hobby. She will first be giving a talk and demo on how you can set up for your soap making fun at home and how the soap is made, explaining each step as she goes. Then it will be your turn! You will be able to choose your own fragrance and decoration from a selection of essential oils and botanicals that are provided.
We will be there to help you along the way. We will be providing all the equipment such as bowls, disposable gloves (all our gloves are fully compostable), goggles, aprons, blenders and so on. All you need to do is make sure your wearing long sleeves, long trousers and no open-toed shoes to protect your skin from any splashes.
Traditional cold process soap needs to cure for 6 weeks so we'll hold on to your batch for the first week and cut it into bars. Then we'll send it to you so you can care for it in the last 5 weeks of curing (instruction will be given!) If you're unsure or just want to chat about your soap you'll be welcome to message us with any queries.. We here at Kentish Soap HQ will never get bored of talking about soap!
Then the final (and best in my opinion) phase... using the soap. Lather up the lovely nourishing bars and use to wash your hands and body. Pop it in the downstairs loo and show off your handmade soap to all your guests. You could even wrap the soap up and give it as a gift to a special someone! Or if it's too good to use pop it in your chest of drawers to make your clothes smell divine.
To book your place in a Kentish Soap natural soap making workshop go to: www.kentishsoap.com/workshops
And if you would like to book one of our workshops with the Kent Wildlife Trust check out: https://www.kentwildlifetrust.org.uk/events
We hope to see you there!