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Traditional soap making

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Learn how to make soap

This revitalising day with Sami Blackford, founder of Freyaluna, will enable you to explore the processes of

soap-making using natural ingredients and traditional cold-process methods.


Working in pairs, you will create a batch of soap batter which you will divide into separate moulds so that each of you leaves with a batch of approximately 1kg of soap, fragranced to your own tastes.

This course will focus on the process of soap-making so that you can leave with the knowledge and confidence to continue making soap at home.

Traditional soap making class

16 March 2024


6 October 2024


9 November 2024

Learn how to make soap




Tuition fees & all course materials


Tea, coffee and simple lunch included in your course price 

We also offer accommodation & evening meals

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This course is aimed at adults, aged 18yrs + and is suitable for beginners to those with experience

Sami Blackford, founder of Freyaluna.jpg

In 2013 Sami Blackford founded the award-winning botanical skincare company, Freyaluna. After battling with acne for many years and unsuccessfully trying every product on the market, Sami made the decision to start researching skincare in her mid 20s. Immersing herself in the world of natural and holistic skincare and wellness, she used her knowledge to begin creating skincare products that would actually care for her skin. Her products weren’t grown in a lab, but in the meadows, hedgerows, and woodlands of rural North Wales. ​


In 2022 Sami decided to change track. She is a self professed introvert and, drawing upon 30 years of her own business success, now supports other introverted and quietly-ambitious women to create and develop their own business brands. If you have dreams of developing skincare products and perhaps one day your own small business, what better place to start than to join Sami in the variety of skincare courses she offers here in Wernog Wood.

Stories from our students
How to make soap
I thoroughly enjoyed the course. It has given me the building steps I needed to make my own. - Sian
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It's 5 stars from me for both the course I took, 'Soap Making' with Sami Blackford and the oh so gorgeous surroundings, both inside and out, of Wernog Wood.
We mixed, melted and watched as magic happened before our very eyes, leaving Wernog Wood with excellent instructions and information for making our own soap.

I also left Wernog Wood grateful for the company, the food and the sense of relaxation my body was enjoying after the day in such pleasant surroundings.
I'm now wondering which course will be my next one at Wernog Wood? - 
How to make soap

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