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The Soapmaker

Rated 4.87 out of 5 from 15 reviews.Berlin, Germany

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Experience hosted by Xenia

3.5 hours
Includes drinks, equipment
Up to 4 people
Hosted in German

What you'll do

Learn the ancient art of soap-making

Join me for a workshop in which I share with you the secrets of the ancient art of soapmaking. You’ll learn how to make nourishing, beautifully-scented soaps from a blend of vegetable oils. Each participant will produce their own personalised soap using ingredients including pure essential oils and herbs.
People have been making soap for thousands of years, blending oils, herbs and fragrances to create cleansing agents that remove impurities and care for the skin. I’ll give you a basic introduction into the art of fragrance blending and you can create your own scent for your soap according to your preferences. Finally, you’ll leave with the soap you have created, an unforgettable, evocative souvenir of your experience.
Learn the ancient art of soap-making

Join me for a workshop in which I share with you the secrets of the ancient art of soapmaking. You’ll learn how to make nourishing, beautifully-scented soaps from a blend of vegetable oils. Each participant will produce their own personalised soap using ingredients including pure essential oils and herbs.
People have been making soap for thousands of years, blending oils, herbs and fragrances to create cleansing agents that remove impurities and care for the skin. I’ll give you a basic introduction into the art of fragrance blending and you can create your own scent for…

What's included

  • Drinks
    Refreshments and teas
  • Equipment
    We speak German and English.
From £92
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Xenia

Host on Airbnb since 2017
  • 15 Reviews
  • Identity verified
A born and bred Berliner, I’m the founder of “1000&1Seife”, a luxury soap brand. I’ve been making soap for over 15 years and have published a book on the craft. My soaps, shaving soaps, bath melts and perfumes are sold in stores in the US, Spain, Italy, Switzerland, France and Taiwan. I love sharing my soap-making skills with others.
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Where you'll be

We’ll meet in my perfumed workshop in the back of my soap shop “1000&1Seife”, where I create and sell my soap. Located in the beautiful, residential district of Karlshorst, we’re 7 stops by S-Bahn from Alexanderplatz. The journey takes 25 minutes, including a 4-minute walk from the station.

Rated 4.87 out of 5 from 15 reviews.

Melissa
December 2018
Thoroughly enjoyable afternoon with Xenia. The workshop was very educational, with a really nice atmosphere. Alles ist gut gegangen; auf jeden Fall empfehlen. Vielen Dank, Xenia.
Jia
December 2018
It was so lovely to spend an afternoon with Xenia learning how to make soap. She is lovely and so informative and patient, making the experience fun and educational. Highly recommend it!
Marilu
June 2018
The workshop was just great and it met all my expectations! I was warmly welcomed by Xenia. She explained things in details and was very clear about the process. I would definitively recommend this workshop! It's a great way to learn a new skill and making my own natural soaps is way more gratifying than buying cosmetics in the supermarkets that are full of chemicals. I can't wait to use the soap I made, it smells and looks great!
The workshop was just great and it met all my expectations! I was warmly welcomed by Xenia. She explained things in details and was very clear about the process. I would definitive…
Gábor
March 2018
Der Workshop mit Xenia hat uns sehr gut gefallen und wir sind total begeistert von der Seife die wir, dank Xenia's großartigen Anleitung, herstellen durften.
Reinette
October 2017
I really enjoyed my afternoon of soap making with Xenia. She loves what she does and it shows. She also had to do the workshop in German and English and she managed perfectly. I will recommend this experience for men and woman who enjoy crafting and learning. Can't wait to use my soap!!!
I really enjoyed my afternoon of soap making with Xenia. She loves what she does and it shows. She also had to do the workshop in German and English and she managed perfectly. I wi…
Nir
October 2017
The soap workshop was a great adventure for us. Xenia welcomed us with a magical way of creative our own soaps. It was very interesting to learn all the stages of making real , natural soaps! I would like to recommend this experience to everybody who likes to create and learn new ideas. thank you xsnia!!!👏👏 Rachel
The soap workshop was a great adventure for us. Xenia welcomed us with a magical way of creative our own soaps. It was very interesting to learn all the stages of making real , na…

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be cancelled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 4 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

More tips

The soap you create will need to cure for 24 hours before it becomes solid and ready for use.
The minimum age for participants is 18.

What to bring

Closed firm shoes, clothing: arms and legs covered