Soap Making for Beginners with Robyn Green




Suffer from allergies? Like to use natural bath products? Ever thought about making your own soap?

In this hands-on workshop you will learn how to make your own Olive Oil Soap with all natural ingredients  This introduction is all you need to start hand-crafting your own soaps. Use of other oils will also be covered, as well as the making of both soap bars and liquid soaps. You will take home your freshly crafted soaps to either keep for yourself or give away to friends and family.

Robyn will have soap making supplies available for purchase.

CERES members and concession holders are entitled to a 10% discount. Enter "ceresmember" under the promotion and gifts code field.

 *Please note that the CERES member or concession discount does not apply to "Bring-A-Friend" which are already discounted

Trainer Bio:

Robyn began making soap in October 2004 after finding commercial soap was giving her dry, itchy skin. Her own soap brought her instant relief and her skin felt normal again. Bitten by the soapmaking bug her hobby became a business within three months. Robyn 12 years later has moved her business “Robyn’s Soap House” out of home and into a factory space in Knoxfield where her soap bars and liquid soaps are still handmade and are sold in Shops, on the Internet, Overseas and at 12 Farmer’s Markets a month. She now has the help of her husband, son and a few casual workers when needed. Robyn is a qualified trainer and loves to take workshops where she can share her passion and extensive knowledge of soapmaking with others.


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Class Schedule

This workshop will run from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM

What you will learn
  • How to use other oils in the creation of your own soaps
  • How to make soap bars and liquid soaps and laundry powder
  • How to make goats milk soaps
What you will get
  • Freshly crafted soaps (approx 8 bars) and some soap paste to use at home for liquid soap
  • Full course notes
  • Access to a special soapmaking website for beginners
  • Access lye charts on the Internet to be able to create your own formulas using different oils

What to bring
  • Notepad and pen
  • Apron
  • Rubber gloves
  • Empty and clean 1 litre milk carton (square not rectangular shape)
  • 20mls of essential oil of your choice (not fragrance oil)
  • Optional: poppy seeds, oatmeal put through a blender, dried flowers such as lavendar, calendula, rose petals
What to wear

Casual, clothes you don't mind getting dirty



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CERES - Centre for Education and Research in Environmental Strategies, is an award winning, not-for-profit, sustainability centre located on 4.5 hectares on the Merri Creek in East Brunswick, Melbourne.

It is also a thriving community, an urban farm, Australia’s largest deliverer of environmental education, an event and conference venue and a place rich with social and cultural diversity. CERES is recognised as an international leader in community and environmental practice.

Built on a decommissioned rubbish tip that was once a bluestone quarry, today CERES is a vibrant eco-oasis. 350,000 people visit CERES each year. Many more engage with us through our Sustainable Schools program which takes sustainable education into schools across the state.

CERES’ green technology displays, buildings, education and training programs and social enterprises (CERES’ Organic Market, Café, Permaculture Nursery and Fair Food organics delivery) demonstrate food security, sustainable agriculture, energy efficiencies, renewables and water conservation in action.

CERES is a model for a future with sustainability, innovation and connectedness at its heart.

Come, be welcome, you never know what you will find on our rambling paths.

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07 June 2017 • Soap Making for Beginners with Robyn Green

I learnt the fundamentals of the process of soap making using natural sustainable & readily available ingredients - I never want to buy commercial chemical filled soap ever again ! I now have the skills to produce my own hard & soft soaps & washing powder & feel empowered by the whole process .


28 March 2017 • Soap Making for Beginners with Robyn Green

We learnt how to make a variety of soaps that we can make easily at home. It was a wonderful class and I now feel confident making my own soap without supervision.


22 March 2017 • Soap Making for Beginners with Robyn Green

I really enjoyed the soap making class with Robyn. She was friendly and professional, and gave us all the information we needed from her many years of experience in soap making, to give us the confidence to go and make our own at home. The other participants in the class were lovely and we had fun! I am going to definitely be making our own soap and laundry powder from now on. Robyn also taught us how to make liquid soap, I think I'll give that a go in time. It's great to know how to make natural soap, with no nasties, and save a dollar or two in the process! I came from Tassie to do this class, but I still think it was value for money :)

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