29 March, 2020




A half-day workshop to learn how to make your own cold-processed soap with Dook's Helen Atherton.

You will learn:

The principles of cold-process soap making
Formulating recipes using different combinations of oils
How to colour soap using natural colourants
How to fragrance soap using essential oils
How to layer colours and create designs in a loaf mould.
You will go home with:

Knowledge of basic soap making processes
Half a loaf of soap – about 5 bars
Your own version of a dook salt soap
a goodie bag to get you started making at home


Dook is a small, artisanal company based in Edinburgh, Scotland. We make salt soap in small batches using organic ingredients, essential oils and natural colours. Each batch is mixed and poured by hand resulting in distinctive, high-quality hand and body soap.

Not sure? Here are some testimonials from previous participants:

“Loved, loved, loved today’s workshop!! Helen’s enthusiasm and expertise shine through in this wonderfully planned and executed afternoon. I can’t wait for my soaps to cure and apply my new-found skills in my soap kitchen” Amber, Jan 2020

“A generous sharing experience and journey into the magical world of soap making. Could be the start of a new adventure!” Jenny, Jan 2020

“My sister took me along as a Christmas gift and I had a really great time. The group is a nice size, I learned a lot and loved getting the chance to make my own soap. Our loaf didn’t go quite to plan but that was all part of the fun. Would highly recommend.” Marilyn, Jan 2020

“Helen’s passion for soap makes for a really enjoyable afternoon. It was a real treat to spend a few hours lost in scent and colour and go home with a supply of lovely soap.” Cathy, Feb 2020

“Super soap making extravaganza!!! So much fun blending fragrances and learning about the alchemy of soap making!” Leanne, Feb 2020

“Enthusiastic and friendly instructor leading you through a fun-filled and satisfying afternoon ending in fabulous soaps. What’s not to love?! Kathrin, Feb 2020