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Soap Making Business Diploma



£69 inc VAT
Or £23.00/mo. for 3 months...
Study method
3 hours · Self-paced
No formal qualification
  • Certificate of completion - Free
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This soap making course, you will discover how to produce a whole range of completely natural products, from traditional bars of soap to liquids and creams. You’ll learn how to package your creations as perfect presents, and even pick up tips to kick-start a successful soap-making business!


Certificate of completion

Digital certificate - Included

Course media


Course Highlights

  • 20 lectures including, 1.5 hours of video content plus supporting PDF files
  • Video tutorials on a wide range of soap products, from bars to creams. PLUS loads of recipes!
  • A focus on natural ingredients – no artificial products here!
  • Learn how to build your soap-making hobby into a profitable business.
  • Guidance on how to package your products to sell your products and impress your friends and family!

Course Overview

In this course, you will learn about soap-making equipment and ingredients. Maxine teaches you key processes for making amazing bars of soap, and introduces the procedure for creating delightful liquid and cream soaps. Then you’ll learn how to personalise your products to create fantastic gifts, and discover tips and tricks for selling your soaps and creating a successful business!

Instructor Bio

Maxine Clarke was taught about making soap and the benefits of natural ingredients by her grandmother. For many years, Maxine used this skill to earn money alongside her day job and create stunning presents for friends during tough financial times. Now, she owns a successful soap-making business, and is author of a book dedicated to making natural soap products!

Course Curriculum


  • Intro
  • Say hi and tell your fellow students why you're taking this course
  • Share your new course with your friends!
  • Introduction to Soap-Making
  • History of Soap-Making

Fundamentals of Soap-Making

  • Fundamentals of Soap-Making
  • Why Make Your Own Natural Soaps
  • Basic Soap Chemistry
  • The Fundamentals: measuring, temperature, trace, super fatting, setting, cutting, curing etc


  • Handout - Equipment You Will Need
  • Equipment You Will Need


  • Handout - Key Ingredients
  • Key Ingredients
  • Fragrances and Colours
  • Botanicals for Well-Being, Skin Nourishment and Dyes
  • Aroma Crafting: the Art of Blending Oils

Processes of Soap-Making

  • Handout - Cold Process Soap-Making and Recipes
  • Cold Process Soap-Making
  • Handout - Hot Process Soap-Making and Recipes
  • Hot Process Soap-Making


  • Handout - Rebatching
  • Rebatching

Varieties of Soap-Making

  • Handout - Liquid Soap-Making and Recipes
  • Liquid Soap-Making
  • Handout - Cream Soap-Making and Recipes
  • Cream Soap-Making

Beyond the Basics: Finishing and Selling Your Soap

  • Handout - Finishing, Decorating and Packaging
  • Finishing, Decorating and Packaging
  • Crafting your own soap recipes
  • Selling Your Soap

Summary Quiz and Extra Resources

  • Glossary
  • Resources


  • Course Quiz

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Who is this course for?

  • Complete beginners to the world of handcrafted soap products.
  • Experienced soap makers wanting to ditch artificial products for all-natural soaps!
  • Anyone who wants a way to give creative, budget-friendly gifts.
  • Entrepreneurs looking for tips on how to start a flourishing natural products business!


This course has no prerequisites

Career path

Establish your own soap making business.


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