How To Make Soap – Cold Process Soap Making for Beginners

How to make your own soap at home using the cold process soapmaking method. A step by step guide for beginners

About the Course

In this course, you’ll learn how to create your own unique, beautiful, and natural handmade soaps at home. Using the ingredients of your choice, you will gain all the necessary knowledge about oils, butter and fragrances to easily customise your recipes.

I will share my own soap recipes to give you a head start, whether you prefer animal fats or vegan alternatives. With the knowledge you get from this course, you won’t have to be limited to following other people’s recipes – you will be able to create your own unique handcrafted soaps.

Soapmaking, like any hobby, can be costly, but fear not! I will guide you in getting started with regular kitchen equipment and inexpensive ingredients found at your local supermarket and health food store. Discover how you can use household items or dollar store finds as moulds, eliminating the need for costly alternatives. I’ll even show you how to make a wooden mould for a fraction of the price.

Additionally, you’ll learn techniques to colour your soap naturally or with cosmetic colours. The course will also show you a colour swirling technique, as well as how to make a shaving soap and an exfoliating soap.

Here’s What You’ll Learn on This Course

  • How to make natural soap, from scratch, using ingredients you probably already have in your pantry
  • Using colours and fragrances to create fabulous looking, amazingly scented soaps that are good enough to gift or sell
  • How to colour your soaps naturally, or with cosmetic colours
  • A colour swirling technique to create visually stunning soaps
  • The secrets to using inexpensive items to create eye-catching packaging
  • Design and develop your own soap recipes, free from irritants, to help with skin conditions
  • In addition, you’ll learn how to make a shaving soap, as well as an exfoliating soap

No previous soap making experience necessary.

Learn to Make Cold Process Soap Today!

Here are just SOME of the many benefits you’ll gain from making your own soap…

Learn to Make Cold Process Soap Today!

Here are just SOME of the many benefits you’ll gain from making your own soap……

Eco Friendly

Eliminate packaging, for a sustainable and eco-friendly choice

Perfect for You

Develop a new hobby or a money-making sideline

Skin Friendly

Tailor your soaps to be perfect for your skin

Gentle Cleansing

Natural ingredients. No harsh chemicals or harmful preservatives


Learn how to customise your recipes to make them perfect for YOU

Ideal Gifts

Create unique and personal gifts

Check Out the Course Curriculum...

This comprehensive course will take you step-by-step through exactly what you need to know to become a competent and confident soap maker. The course assumes no prior knowledge or experience and is packed with online videos and downloadable resources to help you become an expert in no time at all.

To ensure your success I have structured the course so that each section builds on the skills learned in the previous sections.

Check out the curriculum below to discover the details of what the course covers, and make sure to take a look at the free previews to see some of the lectures before you buy!

Module 1All About The Course
Unit 1What You Need to Know About This Course  - Preview 
Unit 2The Cold Process Soap Making Method  - Preview 
Unit 3Soap Making Terms 
Module 2What You Will Need to Get Started
Unit 1Section Introduction 
Unit 2All About Lye Safety and How to Create a Safe Workspace 
Unit 3Quiz - Lye Safety & Creating a Safe Workspace 
Unit 4Safe Workspace Checklist 
Unit 5Equipment You Will Need to Make Your Soap 
Unit 6Equipment List 
Unit 7Quiz - Soap Making Equipment 
Unit 8Where to Source Molds For Making Your Soap 
Unit 9Quiz - Soap Making Molds 
Unit 10Overview of Ingredients You Need To Make Your Soap 
Unit 11Finding Suppliers For Your Soap Making Ingredients 
Unit 12Section Summary 
Module 3What You Need to Know Before Making Your Soap
Unit 1Section Intro 
Unit 2Course Recipes 
Unit 3Find Out The Most Accurate Methods for Measuring Your Ingredients 
Unit 4All About the Lye You Will be Using to Make Your Soap 
Unit 5Quiz - Using Lye 
Unit 6Which Type of Water is Best For Using in Your Soap 
Unit 7Shopping List 
Unit 8Ingredients You Will Need to Make Your Soap 
Unit 9Colours That Are Best to Use in Your Soap 
Unit 10Using Lab Colours in Your Soap 
Unit 11The Best Way to Mix Your Colours Before Adding Them to Your Soap 
Unit 12Colour Resources 
Unit 13Which Fragrances Are Best to Use and How to Add Them to Your Soap 
Unit 14Quiz - Fragrancing Your Soap 
Module 4Making a Plain Bar Of Soap
Unit 1Section Introduction 
Unit 2How to Safely Mix The Lye Water 
Unit 3Quiz - Let's see what you remember about making the Lye water 
Unit 4The Best Method For Melting The Oils and Creating Soap Batter 
Unit 5Putting The Plain Soap Into The Mold 
Unit 6Clearing up After Your Soap Making 
Unit 7Turning Out and Cutting The Plain Soap  - Preview 
Unit 8Curing And Storing Your Soap 
Unit 9Quiz - Curing and Storing Your Soap 
Unit 10How Temperatures Affect Your Soap Making 
Module 5Making Olive Oil Castile Soap
Unit 1Making Castile Soap 
Unit 2Turning Out And Cutting Castile Soap 
Module 6Making Soap Using a Natural Colourant
Unit 1Section Introduction 
Unit 2Making The Coloured Soap 
Unit 3Cutting The Coloured Soap 
Unit 4Section Summary 
Module 7Making The Drop Swirl Loaf Soap
Unit 1Section introduction 
Unit 2Making Drop Swirled Loaf Soap 
Unit 3Cutting Drop Swirled Loaf Soap  - Preview 
Module 8Making Honey and Oatmeal Soap
Unit 1Introduction to Making Honey and Oatmeal Soap 
Unit 2Lining mold for Honey and Oatmeal Soap 
Unit 3Making Honey and Oatmeal Soap 
Unit 4Turning Out Honey and Oatmeal Soap 
Module 9Making Exfoliating Soap With Pumice
Unit 1Section Introduction 
Unit 2Making Exfoliating Soap 
Unit 3Turning Out and Cutting Exfoliating Soap 
Module 10Making Confetti Soap - A Great Way to Use up Leftover Soap
Unit 1Section Introduction 
Unit 2Making Confetti Soap 
Unit 3Tuning Out and Cutting Confetti Soap  - Preview 
Module 11Making Shaving Soap
Unit 1Making Shaving Soap 
Module 12How to Create Your Own Recipes So That You Can Use Ingredients of Your Choice and Any Sized Molds
Unit 1Section Introduction 
Unit 2Calculating Your Base Oils 
Unit 3How to Calculate The Volume of a Rectangular Mold 
Unit 4How to Calculate the Volume of a Cylindrical Mold 
Unit 5How to Choose Your Base Oils To Get The Qualities You Want in Your Soap 
Unit 6Other Ingredients You Can Add To Your Soap To Give Additional Qualities to Your Soap 
Unit 7How to Use a Lye Calculator 
Unit 8Creating Your Own Recipes Resources 
Module 13Soap Making Tips
Unit 1Section Introduction 
Unit 2Why And When to Cover Your Soap 
Unit 3Understanding What The Gel Phase is And How it Affects Your Soap 
Unit 4How To Prevent and Get Rid of Soda Ash in Your Soap to Improve The Appearance of Your Soap 
Unit 5How to Prevent Fragrances From Accelerating Trace And Ruining Your Soap 
Module 14Rebatching Your Soap
Unit 1Section Introduction  - Preview 
Unit 2Making Rebatched Soap 
Unit 3Cutting Rebatched Soap 
Module 15Labeling and Packaging Your Soaps
Unit 1Labeling Your Soaps 
Unit 2Packaging Your Soaps 
Module 16Troubleshooting Tips to Avoid and Deal With Problems in Your Soap
Unit 1Introduction to Troubleshooting 
Unit 2Troubleshooting 
Module 17Bonus Section
Unit 1Making a Wooden Loaf Mold 
Unit 2Lining a Wooden Loaf Mold 
Unit 3How To Decide What Size Mold To Make 
Module 18Course Summary
Unit 1Course Summary 

About Your Instructor

Shona has been making soap, candles and bath products for over 25 years and over the last 20 years, has taught face to face courses and created a number of online courses with over 34,000 students.

She has always loved teaching and the satisfaction of taking students to the next level and seeing them succeed in making stunning creations and hearing about their delight in the fabulous results they have achieved.

Here Is Some of the Feedback We’ve Received About Your Instructor…

The instructor is through and makes the soap making doable and interesting.
Annie Kim

I love all of these classes every product we have made has come out very professional and top quality! Thank you for all your hard work on these classes!
Ashley and Gwendolyn Rocks

Shona is a very good instructor. She goes through each step thoroughly and if you still have any questions, answers you pretty quickly. All her soap making courses has helped with clarified a lot of things that books where confusing.
Zoe Reeves

The course was amazing. I learned so much about it, and I’ll keep going with Shona’s courses because she was clear, detailed and concise.

Very detailed. I enrolled in other courses and I see the big difference in content. Thank you so much Shona for putting so much emphasis on safety protocols and explaining why a particular equipment must be used instead of another. I already knew this is the best course for soap making and I was right!

Shona is a very great instructor and informative in each class she teach. I enjoy her classes very much and I learn a lot from her as she explains everything and also provide resources to refer to for your understanding.
Shanitra Harris

Frequently Asked Questions About the Course

Q. What soap making method is used in this course?

A. This course covers the cold process soap making method.

Q. In the course do you show how to make soap using the hot process method or melt and pour soap making?

A. No. This course is focused on teaching you how to make soap using the cold process soap making method. If you are interested in learning how to make soap using either the hot process, or melt and pour soap making methods then please check my other courses where I cover these methods in detail.

Q. Can I add milk to my soap?

A. You can add milk to your soap, but that subject is not covered in this course, as I want you to master the basics first.

Q. Is this method of soap making suitable for children?

A. Some people allow their children to do soap making, however, that is usually using the Melt and Pour method. The lye used in cold process soap making is caustic and will burn the skin, so I would not recommend children or animals to be around while soap making.

Q. Does this course teach how to make soap without lye?

A. No, you cannot make soap from scratch without using lye. All soap-making methods use lye, even melt and pour soap, where the soap base has been made using lye. If you didn’t have lye involved in the process then you would be left with just oils and water, and NO soap.

Q. Can I download the videos?
A. No, but you can stream them whenever you want.

Want To Prove You Are Skilled in Making Cold Process Soap?

Once you’ve successfully completed all the components of the course you will receive a personalised certificate of completion.


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