Workshop: Natural Soap-Making

Make Soap from Scratch (Cold Process) with Liza Witte

4 Aug 2018

During this workshop you will learn how to make your own natural soap from scratch. You are guided into making your first own block, and learn how to do it yourself. Under expert eyes of product designer Liza Witte, this day-filling workshop covers a broad range of natural soap making, from material knowledge to how to transform oil into soap, to different recipes, smells and tastes. Using only exclusive, delicious and nourishing vegetable oils, this workshop uses no animal products, and is also suitable for vegans.

At the end of the workshop you will gain enough knowledge to start making your own soap later on and take home about 1kg (10 pieces of 100g), of your own handmade soap. 

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Natural Soap - Block of soap made with ashes and frankincense. Liza Witte

With: Liza Witte

What we will cover

A brief history and basic chemistry of soap making

The basics of how soap is made

How to formulate your own recipes

Technicalities of transforming oil into soap

How to use a lye calculator

Safety aspects of working with sodium hydroxide

Insider knowledge on the best oils and ingredients

More knowledge on natural colors, fragrance/essential oils

How to add nutrient oils or additives like clay, for various skin conditions

How to use moulds, tools and other equipment

Working on cutting, curing and storing your finished soap


Liza Witte in her Lab Studio -

Liza Witte

Liza Witte works on the intersection of Art and cosmetics. Being a product designer by profession, she now focuses solely on olfactory design, soaps and body oil. She has extensive experience with cooking natural soaps and uses only natural products. With her Silhouette Collection, she designed a series of perfume bottles, that are both interior fragrances, but can be used as soaps as well. For the Hoxton Hotel in Amsterdam she designed a line of shampoo, body milk and -of course- soap.


Liza Witte at Alternative Perfumery - Liza Witte is showing one of the scented perfume bottles. The series of hand sculpted bottles give body to transient perfumes which slowly dissolve into thin air. Margherita Soldati

With: Liza Witte


Workshop: Natural Soap-Making
Saturday 4 August, 13:00 - 18:00
Tickets: Regular: €94,- | Students / Artists: €69,- 
Attendance limited to 6 people
Mediamatic Biotoop, Dijksgracht 6, Amsterdam