DATE: May 18, 2018 (FRIDAY), 1:00PM - 5:00PM


    VENUE: Echostore Davao - Unit 1 Lenel Bldg., Robinsons Highlands, Carlos P. Garcia Highway (Diversion Road) Buhangin, Davao City


    SESSION FEE: Php 5,500


    Learn the basics of cold process soap making from “Soaper Mom” Mary Pilares. In this workshop, you’ll discover the basic soap formulation as well as the key differences between natural and commercial soaps. Not only will you learn lye calculation and lye safety procedures, but you’ll also understand what you can put as natural additives and colorants. Participants get to make and take home a Dark Chocolate Soap and Honey Oatmeal Soap.


    Participants will make:

    1. Honey Oatmeal Soap
    2. Dark chocolate soap


    Looking for something to sell at bazaars or to make as personalized gifts to friends & family? This workshop is a great place to start!

    All materials for the workshop will be included. Extra raw materials and soaping tools are available for purchase on site.


    PROMO: Register for 2 paying participants and get 1 free slot for another friend.

    Course Outline

    • Introduction to Soap Making
    • Basic Formulation
    • Basic Materials
    • Customizing your soap based on oils used
    • Natural Additives & Colorants
    • Basic Lye Handling Safety Procedures
    • Lye Calculation/Manual and using a Lye Calculator
    • All about the mold/ How to line your soap mold
    • All About Trace, Gel Phase and Soda Ash
    • Hands on soap making
    • Discussion & Socials, Troubleshooting

    Materials to be Provided

    • Olive Oil
    • Caustic Soda
    • Wire Whisk
    • Mixing Bowl
    • Colloidal Oatmeal
    • Mini Soap Loaf Mould
    • Face Mask
    • Protective Goggles
    • Disposable Gloves
    • Soaper Mom/ The Soapranos' Apron
    • Use of stick blender


    Mary Pilares

    Soaper Mom / The Soapranos

    Mary Pilares or Soaper Mom is a full time mother of 3 kids, and the owner of local bath products brand The Soapranos. She started making bath bombs when her 7-year old daughter kept asking her to do so. Seeing her kids happy has fueled her passion for the craft. Mary is always delighted to hear how her clients use her bath bombs–especially since there are hardly any bathtubs in the Philippines. Apart from bathbombs, she also makes cold process soaps!



    1. Please be informed that you are required to pay in FULL to ensure a slot.
    2. Payment method includes Credit Card and Bank Deposit. Details for the bank deposit will be shown before checkout. You will also receive an email of your order together with our bank details.
    3. For Bank Deposit payments, please send a picture of the deposit slip to cacaoculturefarms@gmail.com. NO DEPOSIT SLIP, NO RESERVATION.
    4. No walk-ins allowed, sorry! We need to prepare the materials/goodie bags prior to the workshop.


    1. Full refund (100%) is available if you cancel 2 weeks before the workshop date.
    2. Partial refund of 50% is available if you cancel 1 week before the workshop date. 
    3. No credit or refund is available if you cancel 6 days before the workshop or during the workshop date itself. This is also the case if you do not show up on the day of the workshop. You may opt to give your slot to someone you know to take your place, just inform us a day before the workshop.
    4. Cacao Culture Farms reserves the right to cancel the workshop at any time. If we cancel the workshop, you will receive a full refund within 3-5 days.


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