Workshop: Natural Soap-Making

Make Soap from Scratch (Cold Process) with Liza Witte

9 Feb 2019

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 5 hour 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. 



Mixing all the ingredients in the Natural Soap-Making Workshop - Maxim Damper


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



Organic Handmade Soap - Maxim Damper


Adding organic oils to the Soap - Jiwei Zhou

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 leert deelnemers hoe ze cold-process zeep maken -

With: Liza Witte


Workshop: Natural Soap-Making
Saturday 9 Februari, 13:00 - 18:00
Tickets: Regular: €94,- | Students / Artists: €69,- 
Attendance limited to 6 people
Mediamatic Biotoop, Dijksgracht 6, Amsterdam