Artisan Soap Making Workshop

Discover traditional cold process soap making with Margaret May Soaps, hosted by local maker Karen, in her home. Watch and see how traditional handmade soaps are created, then make your own. You'll get a chance to discuss the history and chemistry behind soap making, and Karen will share what it's like to run a small soap-making business.

In this experience:

  • Learn how to make soap first-hand, using high-quality ingredients and traditional processes
  • Roll your sleeves up and create your own soaps using Karen's own recipe
  • Finish up with your own honey and oatmeal soap ‘loaf’ to take home - which you can slice into 5-6 soaps to enjoy afterwards

As an extra bonus, Karen will also show you how to make lip balms by creating a batch on the day and then giving everyone a pot of this freshly made balm to take home.

Age restrictions: 16+

Adult £55
Student (Students must provide valid ID on the day) £50

What people are saying

Zoë Palmer
Mar 2023

Tremendous fun learning about how soap is made and trying it out for ourselves. The host Karen wa...

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Clare Birch
Mar 2023

Karen is a great teacher and created a lovely welcoming environment for us with tea & homemade ca...

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Nicole Kow
Feb 2023

I had a great time learning about soap making and getting the chance to make someting of my own t...

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Tobias Thompson
Nov 2022

Fascinating session - and came away with supply of soap to last me for months! (The lip balm is t...

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How to get there

Yuup extras

  • A complimentary lip balm to take away. Tea/coffee and homemade cake


  • Parking
  • Refreshments available
  • Toilets
  • WiFi

COVID-19 guidelines

  • All workshop numbers are limited to 6 people and facemasks may be worn.
  • Sanitiser/washing facilities are readily available and the workspace is well ventilated
  • Gloves/aprons should be worn and can be provided
  • Measuring of ingredients in advance to prevent shared handling
  • All equipment is per individual/pair to prevent shared handling

On the day

  • Those with Student tickets must provide valid ID on the day.
  • You’ll find on-street parking, which is free. Or the nearest bus stop is on St Johns Lane, in Bedminster
  • Please bring an apron and latex gloves if you can, Karen can provide these if needed

Changes happen, don't worry

How to change dates
Change of plans? You can easily rebook the next available slot up to 3 days before your experience.
How to get a refund
Can't make it? We understand things happen! You can cancel and get a full refund up to 3 days before your experience.
Please note that this refund policy does not apply to gift bookings. You may reschedule your gift if outside the time period stated above. However, all gifts are non-refundable and expire exactly 1 year after the date of purchase.

You'll be hosted by

Karen Evans

Karen will be your host, and has been making traditional artisan soap for the last five years. After many years of teaching art, she decided to try making her own natural products and after refining her recipes she started running her own small local business. She loves traditional methods, natural, simple ingredients, and sharing her knowledge and enthusiasm for all things soap, oils, and wellbeing.

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