Little Soap School

Little Soap School

Learn how to do what we do but from your own kitchen! Once you have learned the art of crafting natural soap and organic cosmetic products, you can recreate these products anytime you wish!

Covid-19 Update

Whilst we are currently unable to do face to face schools in our HQ at Broadway and practise social distancing, we are working in the background to bring Little Soap School online!

If you are interested in being updated when our Virtual Little Soap School launches, please fill in the registration form below.

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Nestled in the Upper High Street in the picturesque village of Broadway, our HQ is located in the heart of the Cotswolds and features a picturesque cottage workshop, which is where we craft our small-batch Artisan handmade products. We also run the Little Soap School in this same workshop space, offering a place for anyone to learn about artisanal soap-making and craft their very own vegan-friendly gifts to give. We believe that the best gifts should be personal and thoughtful, and what better way to treat someone than a luxurious handmade organic soap?

Emma’s vision to make natural soap accessible to all means that we have always trained others in sudsy know-how. We’ve had visitors from all over the country and even from overseas!

Our exclusive boutique courses cater for small numbers of students at a time on designated dates.

We help create the perfect learning environment for all of our students to ensure that they thoroughly enjoy learning the art of crafting natural soap and vegan-friendly gifts. Whichever option you decide on, you’ll be guaranteed plenty of attention from our knowledgeable trainers.

You’ll learn how to do what we do, but from your own kitchen. Once you have learned the art of crafting natural soap and organic cosmetic products, you can recreate these products anytime you wish! We’re incredibly proud that some former students have even gone on to set up their own handmade soap hobby business!

  • A more unusual write up about us in the March 2018 issues of Flybe Inflight Magazine. Read more
  • Boys can make soap too! The day Tom from The Telegraph came for the day. Read More
  • From Britain with Love. Read More

Let’s join forces in transforming the cosmetic industry in creating genuine natural, cruelty free cosmetic products, and vegan friendly gifts and gift boxes that are accessible to all.

Bring the Little Soap School home…

Ever wanted to make your own soap? Well, now you can, with our Natural Cold Processed Soap Making Kits. Ideal for beginners or for someone who wants to try something new!

Grapefruit & Orange Natural Cold Processed Soap Making Kit

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Rose Geranium Natural Cold Processed Soap Making Kit

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    The Little Workshop: Where we are…

    Broadway, Worcestershire

    The Little Workshop is based in the heart of rural England, surrounded by the most beautiful countryside. We are literally a stone’s throw away of many historical, leisure and natural places of interest and ideally situated for you to make a mini break out of your day with us to make the most of the area. For a taste of where we are check out the Visit Broadway site which has a fab visual gallery of 50 reasons to visit Broadway!

    Totally accessible by road, train and plane we welcome students from all over the world to our day courses which are held at our workshop premises in the heart of Broadway village (WR12 7AL if you want to see where we are on Google Maps). There is an all day car park 5 minutes walk away. We will send directions and all the relevant Sat Nav information when you book your Soap School course…

    Birmingham: 50 miles (1 hour by car)

    Stratford-Upon-Avon: 12 miles (25 mins by car)

    Warwick: 20 miles (35 mins by car)

    London: 90 miles (90 mins-2 hours by car or 1hr 40 by train Paddington-Moreton in Marsh)

    Cheltenham : 18 miles (30 mins by car)

    Find inspiration on where to stay here.


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    What to Expect

    The Little Workshop in Broadway can comfortably cater for up to four students at a time, though most students tend to come on their own for complete 1 to 1 tuition or bring a friend to bounce ideas off and share the cost of the day with…

    Course dates & structure of the day

    Little Soap School Workshops are run on set weekdays throughout the year. Your day is just that – YOURS – we don’t do group sessions unless you organise a friend or two or three to join you.

    Courses run from 10.30 – 4pm

    There will be tea or coffee for you on arrival… we’ll start with a chat around the Little kitchen table about the day ahead and what you want from the day. We will go through the theory part (but not too much – we are hands-on and we will be itching to get in the workshop a few steps away – as we are sure you will be too!). We will explore and go through all the raw ingredients that can be used to make soap, then a more tactile touch, feel, and smell of the delicious oils and butters as we talk you through and make a batch of our Artisan soap: stockpots, measuring tubes, thermometers the lot – you’ll see our secrets before your eyes! Relax and watch as we go through the process. You will have an hour off to wander up the High Street for lunch. There are so many wonderful eateries ranging from tearooms, cafes, the deli, and Number 32, posh fish and chips, to several English pubs  (the Visit Broadway website shows them all). Then it’s back to the workshop where the afternoon is yours to make and make and make batches to your heart’s delight….!  We will then finish with tea and a chocolate brownie from another award-winning local company! The Cotswold Larder, before you head home with all your own-made goodies!

    Intro to Cold Processed Soap Making Course

    Learn the Art of Artisanal Soap Making | Perfect Vegan Friendly Gifts

    Baffled as to why you couldn’t pick up a bar or bottle of pure organic natural soap amid the weekly supermarket shop – Emma Heathcote-James, wants to get the world back to basics, creating the purest organic cruelty free soap she believes possible, and making it accessible to everyone.

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    Business Module

    Turn Your New Soap Making Skills into a Business Opportunity

    When I started Little I was on my own… and pined for someone at the end of the phone to answer my list of questions! With a background in Business and Enterprise and having done it all and with students from our courses often calling for information it made sense to put this pack together for those amongst you who have got the soap or cream making bug and are contemplating turning your new found skills into a business opportunity.

    Our Business Module is sent out as an e-pack.

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    Read our Little Soap School Terms & Conditions here.