During my role as Senior Health & Beauty Buyer for Safeway Melinda Coss worked with my team in the design and manufacture of over 40, unique soap products for premium Soap Displays in our Megastore store format. Melinda also designed, produced and delivered a display stand carrying a dozen custom made soaps for our 12 Welsh stores and she created two handmade soaps which we stocked in 98 stores. Melinda was always a pleasure to work with and understood the pressures of the retail environment - she was always flexible and delivered within project timescales. Working with Melinda and her company was a great success for Safeway and a great pleasure for the team.Helen Burch - Senior Health & Beauty Buyer for Safeway
Just a note to say I thoroughly enjoyed the soap making course in France. I left feeling inspired and spoiled by your relaxed hospitality and delicious French fare. I would certainly recommend the experience, not only to those aspiring to take the soap industry by storm, but to anyone ready to learn a new skill in wonderful surroundings.Jenny S. –Berkshire
''The business course was well worth attending. It gave me some focus on what I should do, where to start, and how to start. I'm a lot clearer now on how I should go about with my aims. Thank you. I may want to do more courses in the future. '' K.K. - LondonK.K. London
Thank you so much for a fantastic experience. You have a beautiful home. Thank you for making me feel so welcome. I loved every minute and I am so grateful for you sharing your knowledge.Natalie A - London
This course was brilliant - I definitely recommend attending anything she runs as she really knows her onions (this is Melinda Coss).UK Melt & Pour List
I am so very glad that I attended this course and may very well attend more in the future. I had several questions answered and felt quite inspired and excited coming back home to Sweden.Karyn S. Sweden
I just wanted to say how much I enjoyed my 'liquid' day with you, it was great fun and also very useful for working out where liquid soaps can come into a product range. Thanks also for the delicious lunch!Kate J - France
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We run one day,courses in London and in Colchester, Essex where you can learn how to make natural bar or liquid soaps and creams and lotions. Our courses are suitable for both beginners and for those who wish to improve and add to their skill set. We also offer a one day business course that will teach you all you need to know about EU Cosmetic Legislation and will give you the tools to build and market your business for success.
Courses In France
Our courses in France run throughout the year at Melinda's home near Bergerac in the beautiful Dordogne region of South West France. Designed for a minimum of two, maximum of five people our dates and content are flexible so if you wish to combine your soap making experience with a holiday just email us with your best dates and we will try and work with you.
If you love natural soaps and creams and want to learn how to make and/or sell them you are on the right page. Makesoap.biz Ltd., was set up in 2006 by soaping guru and author, Melinda Coss with the mission of sharing her extensive natural products formulation and business building knowledge through training and consultancy. Welcome to Makesoap - come in and have a look around.
Makesoap.biz promotes the use of natural and fairtrade products whenever possible. We do not use artificial fragrances or animal fats in any of the products made at our courses. Because of this policy you can be sure that the products you will learn to make will be of the highest quality and suitable for the most sensitive skin types.
As a company we also support the creation of social enterprises and have worked extensively in Africa. Click here to read more
In just four years Melinda Coss took cold process soap making from a hobby in her kitchen to industrial premises where,she supplied products to Harrods, Tesco, Safeway, Asda and Sainsbury as well as many exclusive shops and hotels in the UK and in France. She has also helped set up soap making units in Africa and has written three best selling books on soap making. Melinda's unique Soap Making Consultancy service gives you the opportunity to benefit from her wealth of experience. Click here to read more