Training Day

Due to the ongoing Corvid-19 pandemic we are not currently taking any bookings for our Training Day. It is not possible to maintain Social Distancing during the Training Day and therefore not safe to work with people so closely.
We hope, like everyone else, that we can return to some sort of normality eventually. Until then take care and stay safe.

View of Brickey River

We offer a hands-on training day for people interested in getting started in melt and pour soap making and we offer ongoing online support.

Our ‘One Day Introduction to “Melt and Pour” Soap Making’ is an easy way for the complete novice to get soaping.

We cover basic equipment you will need and production methods, with practical demonstrations in colouring and scents. We will take you from sourcing raw materials to finished soaps.

It could be a lovely present for someone or to treat yourself and a friend. It can be for interest or to set up a small business or to add to a portfolio of crafts you already work on.

You MUST agree a date first (before paying the deposit). So please email us at to choose a date and for a complete print-out of the course summary and costs. We can cater for up to 3 people at a time.

We provide a lunch and can cater for specific nutritional requirements.

We can also suggest accommodation options close to us if you are too far away for a day visit. For location – see Google map on this page, or Lat & Long is 51.99555, -7.668092 or Loc8 code YRD-45-SJ9

What people have said about our Training Day

“The soap making course gives an excellent grounding on how to make soap. Everything from equipment, ingredients and method all the way through to packaging and presentation was covered”.
Mike Finnegan, Co. Kerry.

“I set up a soap making business for students with learning difficulties after attending the course and they felt a great sense of achievement making and selling their own soap, the course was concise and well run and got us off to a great start”.
Sally, Lewisham College, London.

“We did the soap making course as part of our honeymoon to Ireland and were pleasantly surprised. It was extremely informative and precise, we learnt the different kinds of bases, melting and pouring, design and presentation. Our trainer Clive explained things in a clear way and was able to share his knowledge. We were empowered by the practical elements of the course and would recommend it to entrepreneurs or hobbyists. Great Fun. Thanks Clive and Rachel for a wonderful experience”.
Amos Gustavus & Sophia Valentine, Beckenham, Kent.

“My head is still buzzing and full of ideas I can’t believe how much we covered – I would certainly recommend your course to anyone.”
Sarah Mallen, Co. Wicklow.

“It was informative, hands on and fun and very good value for money. My family were very impressed and I am full of ideas and enthusiasm about getting started. Thanks again for your hospitality (and for the lovely lunch Rachel). Thank you once again and continued success in all your ventures”.
Karen Cottier, Co. Waterford.

“I arrived home safe and sound after my lovely time in Co Waterford. I cannot thank you and your family enough for your kindness and hospitality. I really enjoyed the soap making and can’t wait to get some supplies and have a go. Your information and advice and the hands on opportunity was worth more than reading a stack of books. I’m still in awe of the soaps I made, thanks to your relaxed and no nonsense approach”.
Eileen Fitzgerald, Co. Kerry.

“I want to thank Clive and Rachel for organising this course, I left feeling welcomed and crazily inspired. Clive is a great teacher and of course thank you to Rachel for the great lunch! Don’t hesitate, if you want to learn how to make soap this course is the best”.
Olga, Shannon.

‘I really enjoyed the soap making course with Clive. It was hands on, informative and fun. It was great to be able to learn from an experienced and skillful soapmaker. I feel confident to start experimenting with soap making at home now. The day provided lots of inspiration for that. Besides that, I also felt very welcomed into Clive and Rachel’s beautiful house. So definitely a day I would recommend!’
Mara van Twuijver, Co Cork.

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