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Teaching and Making Soap Since 1997

  • Join the Soap Making Revolution with Soap Making School
  • Learn to craft Palm Oil-Free Soap and elevate your self-care game
  • Easy-to-follow, step-by-step videos for Cold Process, Hot Process, Liquid Soap, Cream Soap, and Transparent Soap
  • Lifetime membership for access to all exclusive content and updates
  • Create ethical, eco-friendly palm oil-free soap
  • Personalize your self-care routine with our chakra products
  • Enroll now and elevate your self-care game!

Soap Making School Online Courses

Welcome to the ultimate destination for soap and self-care product making!

Soap Making School is your one-stop solution for all your online video soap making courses and self-care product making needs.

Our videos and recipes are exclusive, providing you with a unique learning experience that you won’t find anywhere else. Plus, with Soap Making School, you get to learn at your own pace, and your membership never runs out, giving you the freedom to master your craft without any time restrictions.

Don’t get overwhelmed with conflicting information on the internet when it comes to soap and self-care product making. We understand how stressful it can be when you’re just starting out, and that’s why we offer real, proven recipes and easy-to-follow, step-by-step techniques through our online classes.

With Soap Making School, you’ll save time and money by learning from the best in the industry, creating high-quality products that you can be proud of. So, why wait? Join our community of passionate students and unleash your creativity today!


Take your time and work at your own pace. There is no rush. 

I have students from 13 years ago still working their way through the videos, asking questions, keeping in touch, sending pictures. It’s always great to hear from them and help them when they need it. 

Soap making and self care product creation is such a great craft to learn.  

Each of the videos comes with a recipe and information you’ll need to make the products. You can customize all of the products in these videos and make them your own. 

With members from all over the world, there are so many ways you can change ingredients and make products from locally sourced ingredients.

I encourage you to use the videos and the recipes as a launch pad and create your own signature products.

See what our students are saying about us...

“I learnt to make cold process soap some years ago now but always had difficulty getting certain fragrances to stick & had many differing versions on the amount of water to use. 

I actually only wanted to purchase the Hot process soap making, but ended up purchasing the full course instead.

So glad that I did, as I did not realise what a wealth of information was going to be available to me. 

And for the first time in my life, I am happy with the outcome of my hot process soap which I had always avoided after trying it once or twice and never having had good results.

So far, I have made a Goats milk & lemon Myrtle Hot process and the Rooibos tea and Vanilla one. 

They are just wonderful and were ready to use in a few days.  I think I will now make many more of the HP soaps instead of the CP ones. 

I am most impressed and the formula for finding the correct water amount is easily understandable, once I actually looked at the formula & worked it through. “

– Carmel Leonard

Really Natural Skin Care



Available Courses from Soap Making School


Creating Self-Care Products to Balance and Cleanse Your Chakras $85

Chakra Balancing with self care products.


Haircare, Masks, Scrubs and beyond $32

Dry Shampoo, conditioner, masks, scrubs, cleanser, toner and make up remover plus a wonderful night serum.


Bath Indulgences and Candles Course $32

Bath Bombs, oils, bath salts and bath teas along with candles to make your bathing extra special.


Lotions Butters and Balms Course $32

Moisturizers, body butters, lip balms and foot balms to sooth tired feet


Liquid Soap Making Course $72

Make Liquid soap with natural oil. This is not surfactant soap with Sodium Laureth Sulphate or other detergents. It is a natural process soap that you can use for shampoo, hand washing, laundry, surface cleaner and skin care use.

Hot Process Soap Making Course

Hot Process Soap Making Course $68

Hot Process Soap allows you the freedom to add special ingredients such as vitamins and delicate essential oils that would otherwise not survive the Cold Process Soap Making method.


Cold Process Soap Making Course $62

Learn to make soap step by step then I teach you to create your own recipes using a foolproof formula to make any soap with any oil you choose.

complete package course for soap making school

Complete Package Course $94

Complete Package Course includes Cold Process Soap Making Course, Hot Process Soap Making Course, Liquid Soap Making Course, Lotions, Butters and Balms Course, Bath Indulgences and Candles Course, Haircare, Masks, Scrubs and Beyond Course and much more such as Cream Soap Making and Glycerin Soap Making

Meet The Teacher

Hey there!

I’m Rene Whitlock, the passionate founder of Soap Making School. With over 23 years of teaching experience and 12 years of online presence, Soap Making School has grown faster than I could ever have imagined.

Soap making is not just my job, it’s my lifelong passion. Since I first started in 1997, I’ve been constantly pushing myself to experiment with new soap-making methods that challenge the status quo. My curiosity has led me to create unique, logical, and simplified techniques that are easy to understand and replicate. If I can’t find a better way to do something, I’ll invent one myself!

At Soap Making School, we pride ourselves on supporting  sustainable practices. We advocate for palm oil-free soap making and even sponsor orphaned orangutans through the Orangutan Foundation International. When you join our community, you become part of a movement that cares about the environment and the world around us.

So, if you’re ready to embark on a journey of creativity and self-discovery, come join us! Let me share my expertise and enthusiasm with you and help you unleash your inner soap-making guru. Together, we’ll create amazing products and build a brighter future.

See you in class!

What is Soap Making School?

Soap Making School is self paced online courses.  You can take your time and work at your own pace.  There’s no rush. 

There are 8 courses to choose from:  

  • Complete Package Course

    This is our signature course and it includes all the other courses except the Chakra Balancing Course. It also includes Cream Soap Making and creating your own melt and pour soap base. Includes 2022 updated video for cold process beer or wine soap.

  • Cold Process Soap Making Course

    You'll learn to make several different cold process soaps including milk soap and beer or wine soap. You will also learn how to create your own recipes using a formula and your own imagination. Includes 2022 updated video for cold process beer or wine soap.

  • Hot Process Soap Making Course

    In this course you'll learn to make several different soaps and also create your own recipes. This course includes shampoo bars.

  • Liquid Soap Making Course

    In this course you will learn how to make Liquid soap using base oils like coconut and olive. There are no chemical surfactants and no artificial ingredients used. It's a game changer if you want to eliminate chemical cleaners in your life.

  • Bath Indulgences

    This Course teaches you to make beautiful self care products without the artificial and synthetics that fill the store bought products. Make bath bombs, bath tea and several wonderful skin loving products.

  • Lotions, Butters and Balms Course

    Making safe, effective product that protect your skin is a great skill to learn. Balms that contain paraffin wax and mineral oils can cause problems with your immune system. The best way to avoid this is to be in charge of what goes into your skin care products.

  • Hair Care, Masks, Scrubs and Beyond Course

    Featuring a dry shampoo that doesn't contain chemicals or corn. Making masks for specific skin types can be a lot of fun. There are so many options.

  • Create Self Care Products to Balance and Cleanse Your Chakras Course

    This course goes deep into each of the Chakras. You'll learn how to recognize which ones are out of balance and be able to provide self healing by creating products for each of the 7 major Chakras.

If you are confused with all the information on soap making  that is roaming around the internet and you’re ready to learn Soap and Self Care Products from a professional who has been in the business for over 25 years, and get all your questions answered, go ahead and check out all the courses!

Who is Soap Making School for?

More Information on our Featured Class

Featuring Our Certificate Course:

Complete Soap and Self Care Product Making Online Course

This is our most popular course.

It includes Cold Process, Hot Process, Liquid Soap, Cream Soap making, make your own glycerin soap base, Skin Care, hair care, self care products and much more.

There are over 78 videos, with more to come. 
There is almost 12 hours of videos to help you with every step .

There is so much conflicting information on line with regards to soap and self care product making.

It can be quite stressful when you are starting out.

It’s hard to know where to turn for real information.

Soap Making School online soap making classes has the solution.

Save time and money by creating real, proven recipes and using easy to follow,

step by step techniques shown through many of the available videos.

What Do We Learn in Soap Making School's Complete Package Course:

  • Soap Making Safety pdf
  • Equipment you will need pdf
  • Recycled Soap Mold pdf and video
  • Cold Process Soap Making Guide pdf
  • Indigo Soap Making pdf and video
  • Indigo Soap cutting video
  • Packaging your Soap video
  • Quebracho Rosemary Mint Soap pdf and video
  • Quebracho Rosemary Mint Soap cutting video
  • Wine and Beer Cold Process Soap making pdf and video
  • Organic Goat’s Milk Soap pdf and video

The first project we take on is Cold Process Soap making.

This is the beginning and foundation of all the other soap making techniques.

Find out more about Cold Process Soap Making here.

Each product that you will be making in Soap Making School, comes from my exclusive collection of recipes that I have developed over the last 24 years.

During your time at Soap Making School,
you will work your way through many soap and self care product videos.


The first cold process soap is a detailed step by step video and instruction guide for making a batch of Indigo Blue Soap. The soap is actually colored with natural Indigo. 

Along with making a batch of soap , you will also be able to make a recycled Mold. It’s easy and there is a video for this too. In fact, EVERYTHING that you will be making in Soap Making School is presented to you through detailed soap making videos.

  • Soap Making Safety pdf
  • Equipment you will need pdf
  • Hot Process Soap Making Guide pdf
  • Lime Soap Making pdf and video
  • Lime Soap cutting video
  • Chocolate and Silk Soap making pdf and video
  • Chocolate and Silk Soap cutting
  • Make your own soap recipes pdf and video
  • Fix Your Messed up batch of soap pdf and video
  • Chunk Soap Making pdf and video
  • Rooibos Tea Soap Making pdf and video
  • Non milled soap making pdf and video
  • Beer and wine hot process soap making pdf and video
  • Conditioning Shampoo Bar pdf and video

Once we have made a few different batches of cold process soap, we move into Hot Process Soap Making Classes.
This is where the real fun and creativity begins. The rules change and all of those ingredients that don’t survive the chemical reaction of cold process soap are now available through hot process soap making.  Hot process is NOT melt and pour and it is NOT rebatching.

Learn more about the hot process soap making method here.

Hot Process Soap Making takes the cold process method a bit further and you accelerate the chemical reaction before you add all of those wonderful oils and natural colors.

You will be shown how to make several batches of hot process soap, such as African Rooibos Tea Soap, Chocolate and Silk Soap, and Pure Lime Soap.

You will then learn how to make your own recipes and how to fix batches of soap that have no hope.  Again, this is all on video.

  • Soap Making Safety pdf
  • Liquid Soap Making Guide pdf
  • Coconut Liquid Soap making pdf and video
  • Completed Coconut Liquid Soap video
  • Olive Oil Liquid soap making pdf and video
  • Olive oil liquid soap next day video
  • Soy liquid soap making pdf and video
  • Almond Oil Liquid soap making pdf and video
  • Hemp Seed oil liquid soap making pdf and video
  • How to make your liquid soap clear video
  • Chamomile Hand Soap pdf and video

Then it’s time to move on to liquid soap making.

Here is where we begin making pure cleaning products, amazing shampoos and face washes too.

All without Sodium Laureth Sulphate, or any other detergent or harsh chemicals.

The money you will save on laundry detergent alone will make you very happy you learned soap making.

Learn more about the natural liquid soap making method here.


  • Melt and Pour Soap Base making pdf and video
  • Using your melt and pour soap base to create soap bars video

Glycerine Melt and Pour Base Soap Making

Make Cream Soap Base


  • Cream Soap making pdf and video
  • Cream Soap facial cleanser
  • Cream Soap facial scrub
  • Cream Soap Shaving Cream
  • Making Herbal Oils pdf and video
  • Making herbal extracts video
  • Dark Chocolate Massage Bars pdf and video
  • White Chocolate massage bars pdf and video
  • Aura Mist and Room Mist pdf and video

other Interesting Products

Bath Products

  • Bath Bombs the wrong way video
  • Bath Bombs the right way pdf and video
  • Bolivian Mountain Bath Buzz pdf and video
  • Making Bath Tea bags video
  • Lavender Mint Bath Tea pdf and video
  • Green Tea and Roses Bath Tea pdf and video
  • Chamomile and Ylang Ylang Bath tea pdf and video
  • Vanilla Bath Melties pdf and video
  • Chakra Salts pdf and video
  • Buttermilk Bath pdf and video
  • Spa Salt pdf and video
  • Grapefruit Vanilla Bath Oil pdf and video

You will also be able to see how to make bath bombs. I will show you what your bath bomb mix SHOULD look like and I will also make a batch to show you how NOT to make the bath bomb batch. All on video.
You’ll be introduced to essential oils.

This is just the beginning.

  • Shampoo pdf and video
  • Hair Peace mineral hair mask pdf and video
  • Hair Peace mineral hair mask packaging video
  • Weekly intensive hair conditioner pdf and video
  • Daily hydrating hair conditioner pdf and video
  • Dry Shampoo pdf and video

Hair Care

Skin Care

  • Facial Cleanser pdf and video
  • Mocha Bubble body sugar pdf and video
  • Shaving cream pdf and video
  • Cream soap facial cleanser pdf and video
  • Goji Berry Body Scrub pdf and video
  • Coconut Lime Body Sugar pdf and video
  • Microdermabrassion pdf and video
  • Night time facial serum pdf and video
  • Natural Laundry Soap pdf and video
  • Scrubbing Bubbles all purpose cleaner

Cleaning Products

Masks and Scrubs

  • Cream Soap face scrub pdf and video
  • Chocolate face mask pdf and video
  • Oily and acne prone face mask pdf and video
  • Sensitive skin face mask pdf and video
  • Vegan lip balm pdf and video
  • Lime lip balm pdf and video
  • Chocolate lip balm pdf and video
  • Detox Foot Balm pdf and video

Butters and Balms

Lotion Making

  • Lotion making pdf and video
  • Dancing Feet foot lotion pdf and video
  • Hibiscus Day Cream pdf and video
  • Old fashioned cold cream pdf and video
  • Make your own lotion test kits pdf and video
  • Testing your products part 2 pdf and video
  • Final look at the test batch video
  • 4 element tea lights pdf and video
  • 4 element tea lights packaging video
  • Lemon Verbena Candles video

Candle Making

Please watch all of the videos  in order.  You learn certain Soap Making Skills as you go along.

You don’t have to make all the products, but at least watch the videos so you are familiar with the steps.

I put the classes together so that you can develop your skills little by little.

By the time you get to the Liquid Soap Making Videos, you will be comfortable with all the steps.   You will know what to look for because you have developed your Soap Making techniques and are ready.

  • Each video is step by step and detailed.
  • These recipes are all created by a soap teacher who has been in the business for over 24 years.
  • Each step is explained thoroughly, but if you need better clarification, I am available for you through email.
  • Soap Making School is on line soap making videos that teach you the different soap making methods  and skin care recipes, all through on-line videos.
  • Several Soap Making School Members have gone on to create their own Soap Making Businesses.