Learn How to Make Soap at Home

Soap making is an incredible hobby or business that blends creativity, natural skincare, cooking, chemistry, and a lot of fun! In the Lovely Greens Soapmaking Course, you’ll learn how to make soap at home from the comfort of your kitchen through instructional videos, printable worksheets, and step-by-step recipes. You’ll learn to make bar soap with gorgeous natural ingredients such as clay, goat milk, herbs, and essential oils.

Welcome to the Natural Soapmaking Course

This beginner course will teach you the basics of natural soapmaking and get you on the path to making your own soap today! You’ll learn to make soap recipes, including herbal soap, rose-geranium soap, goat’s milk soap, and natural calendula soap. You’ll also be taught to understand basic soap formulas, ingredients, equipment, and curing. By the end of the course, you’ll have the confidence and know-how to make practically any cold-process soap recipe.

Ready to get started?

Soap making can seem daunting, but I’m here to help

some of the things I can help you with

You’re a little nervous about handling lye and its fumes.


You don’t fully understand certain soapmaking terms or steps, such as ‘trace.’


As a beginner, you’re unsure where to start or which recipes to make first.

“Your Videos are So Clear”

“I’ve always wanted to learn how to make soap, but I’ve been terrified of using the chemicals. Your course has taken away that fear as you guide me through the process. It’s not nearly as scary as I imagined. The videos are so clear, and it’s just like watching over your shoulder in one of your in-person workshops. I’m so thrilled with this course. Thank you!!”


Introducing the

Natural Soapmaking for Beginners Online Course

In this 16-video course, you’ll be introduced to natural cold-process soapmaking, including the ingredients, equipment, safety, the soapmaking and saponification process, and simple natural soap recipes. The vegan and vegetarian recipes are natural, have excellent lather, and do not contain palm oil. There are also bonus soap recipes at the end.

Each of the small-batch soap recipes in this course is formulated to teach you how to make soap with various natural ingredients. They include essential oil, clay, botanical-infused oil, and goat milk. You’ll be led through making each recipe step-by-step and guided through curing and storing handmade soap. You’ll be a soapmaking pro in no time and will never need to buy store-bought soaps ever again!

Let’s get down to business.

Here is what the course covers…

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Module one

Natural Soap Ingredients

In the first part of the course, you’ll learn all about the ingredients needed to make homemade soap from scratch. That includes essential soap ingredients like shea butter, olive oils, coconut oil, distilled water, and sodium hydroxide. You’ll also learn about soap additives such as natural colorants and scents.

Module Two

Soapmaking Equipment

The second section of the course gives you an overview of the equipment needed to make cold-process soap, including an immersion blender, thermometer, stainless steel pan, silicone mold, gloves, and safety goggles. The section will show you how to make soap safely and set up your soapmaking station.

Module Three

Natural Soap Recipes

The course has four main recipes, each intended to teach you how to make soap and work with specific ingredients and techniques. You’ll learn to make soap with goat milk, calendula soap with a homemade infused oil, use fresh herbs in soap recipes, and work with clay colorants. In this section, you’ll see step-by-step how to make each recipe, including making the soap batter and how to pour soap into molds and decorate it.

Module Four

Curing Soap

The last section of the course covers what to do after you’ve made the soap recipes. How to take soap out of silicone soap molds, safely clean up your kitchen and equipment, how to cure soap, and the best way to store it. It also includes a resource section with printables and bonus recipes, such as the chamomile soap recipe.

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Here is what students have to say about the course


I’m very excited about this course! I, like you, Tanya, am an allotmenteer. I love your videos – thank you!
Sharon P.

Thank you for a great recipe

I did my soap today – I also infused the oil with dried calendula! It turned out to be a beautiful color! So my soap has a great color and aroma, too! Thank you for a great recipe
Mariela C.
Comment about the Calendula Soap Recipe

Your teaching style is easy to understand

I really enjoyed this class. Your teaching style is very easy to understand for a beginner. Thank you so much!
Molly M.

My soap turned out great

I made two batches of this recipe the other night, and my soap turned out great. I don’t think I’ll go back to freezing my goat’s milk again. So good not to be waiting half the night for temperatures.
Michelle T.
Comment about the Goat Milk Soap Recipe

Learn from an Experienced Soapmaker

Over a decade of teaching natural soap-making

Your instructor, Tanya Anderson of Lovely Greens, is a soapmaking entrepreneur and has taught others to make handmade soap since 2014. She runs in-person workshops in the Isle of Man and regularly shares recipes and advice on her website. Tanya works with natural soap-making ingredients and has helped hundreds of soap makers make their first batch of natural soap. Watch the video below to learn more about the soapmaking course.

Course Curriculum

Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The full course is available right now!

Where is the course?
The course is online and hosted on an educational site called Teachable. You can access the videos and content on your computer, tablet, or mobile phone. You can also download the recipes and worksheets to print out.

How long do I have access to the course?
You have access for the lifetime of the course. After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like – across any and all devices you own. If the course is updated or moved to a new platform, you will have access to the new version as well.

The price is in American dollars, but I live in a different country. How can I enroll in this course?
Payment can be taken worldwide from all major credit and debit cards. Your bank or credit card company automatically does the currency conversion for you, and the transaction will show up on your statement in your own local currency. For example, the $49 payment will end up displaying as around £39 for those in the UK.

How do I access the content? Do I need to download anything?
After you’ve placed your order, you’ll be asked to create an account and choose a password. Then, you can log in to your account on any device or computer to access the content. You can watch the videos and read the course notes at any point.

Is there a book that I can get to go along with the course?
This course was created to be a video guide, but there are worksheets, including all of the recipes, that you can print out. You can also get the Lovely Greens Guide to Natural Soapmaking Ebook to help you on your soapmaking journey.

Any other questions? Email Tanya