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Courses in France

We hold day soap making courses in France at Melinda's restored farmhouse in the Dordogne in the spring & summer and at the nearby Coteau Belpech in Autumn/Winter. These soap making courses are run for a minimum of two people so if you feel like a break, you are welcome to contact us at any time and we will try and run a course to fit in with your plans.

The atmosphere is informal to say the least with two very large poodles usually in attendance around the soap pot.

We are situated in a tiny commune 8kms from four of the prettiest villages in France and the area is renowned for its gourmet food (Melinda doesn't do cooking but there are always some great cheeses and salads for lunch)

Getting here

You can fly to Bergerac airport with Ryanair or Flybe from various airports in the UK including Stansted, Gatwick,Southampton, Birmingham, Exeter & Bristol. We are a 20 minute drive from the airport.

 

We are not currently offering accommodation with these courses but there are several b&bs and gites in the area including the stunning Coteau Belpech where the proprietors Alain & Isabelle will make you extremely welcome.  Or, if you are on holiday in the region why not plan in a day's soap making !
 
There is no public transport and we advise you to hire a car so you can get about in the evenings. We are happy to circulate emails prior to the course so that you could join together to do this and share the cost.
 
Our soap making courses in France are conducted in English but whilst our French language is limited, we have had French participants with very little English on many of our soap making courses in France and they say they had no problem understanding us ! The papers, however, are currently in English.

Course Programme

 

The soap making day courses in France enable you to experiment with both cold process bar soapmaking, liquid soapmaking and creams a lotions. There is also a half day course for business studies where we can discuss your individual situation and there is plenty of time for you to relax. 
 
On the cold process day we will be making two batches of bar soap from scratch using a wonderful selection of natural oils.herbs and colourants. This process enables you to make mild, glycerine rich soaps with entirely natural ingredients.  You will be provided with complete notes and some formulation software by email, prior to the course
 
On the creams and lotions day you will learn how to make aqueous and non aqueous creams,lotions and balms using natural plant and essential oils you will also learn how to formulate recipes to suit your skin type.  We will email you complete notes prior to the course
 
On the liquid soap day we work using the paste method which produces a natural gel that you can dilute as and when you need it. This method is a hot process and we recommend you learn the basics of cold process soap making to start with.  We email full notes on liquid soap making prior to the course.
 
On the business course you will learn about. european cosmetic legislation, marketing, packaging and there is plenty of time for questions and answers, The business day ends at 2.30pm. We email you course papers including supplier contact details and software where appropriate.
 
We provide a light lunch on all course days.

18/09/14 France Soap Business Course £160.00 Ste Sabine Born


18/09/14 10:00 - 14:00

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Larocal
Ste Sabine Born
Aquitaine
24440
France


£160.00 per person

A 50% deposit is required on booking.

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09/11/14 France Cold Process Course £160.00 Ste Sabine Born


09/11/14 10:00 - 16:00

Larocal

Ste Sabine Born
Aquitaine
24440
France


£160.00 per person

A 50% deposit is required on booking.

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10/11/14 France Soap Business Course £160.00 Ste Sabine Born


10/11/14 10:00 - 14:30

Larocal

Ste Sabine Born
Aquitaine
24440
France


£160.00 per person

A 50% deposit is required on booking.

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11/11/14 France Liquid Soap Making £160.00 Ste Sabine Born


11/11/14 10:00 - 16:00

Larocal

Ste Sabine Born

24440
France


£160.00 per person

A 50% deposit is required on booking.

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