You may be looking for a new hobby or launch into a new career or perhaps you're curious to unleash your creativity and tap into the ancient alchemy of cold-process soap making. What ever your reason, you've come to the right place.
Nestled in the heart of the 9th century Occitane village of Caylus (so named after the Roman Emperor Cail and Lutz meaning fire on the hill) in a calm area opposite the chateau can be found the Training Centre and family run soap making business where small batches of hand-craft soap are created inspired by the stunning local landscape.
Let me introduce myself. My name is Jacqueline. I am a self-confessed soap artist, alchemist and tutor and love nothing more than to guide people just like you towards their own soap and glory know-how. So no matter whether you are a complete beginner or a soap-making queen (or king), you can rest assured that your investment of hard earned cash will reap the rewards you so deserve.
The Centre de Formation and Savonnerie are integral parts of my home that also offers trainees superior self-catering accommodation in the chic, modern and private appartment that overlooks the chateau and its parklands whilst being 50m from the village centre.
Our workshops never exceed 4 people at any one time to ensure you get the best of my attention, know-how and expertise. You'll learn how to do what I do in a friendly, fun packed learning environment giving you the confidence to re-create your own soap art in your own kitchen or professional setting.
Come and see for yourself why people from the world over come to discover the soap making secrets my competitors don't want you to know by following one or more of my 5 star rated courses. I'm truly proud that some former students are now my competitors !
One last thing, except for the Professional Course, all soap making equipment, raw materials, botanicals, fragrances and personal protection items are included in the prices. You can download our course programme here.
Questions? Simply get in touch
Financial support for training:
To date, our training cannot be funded via the french Personal Training Account (CPF).
As part of the vocational training reform, the Individual Training Leave (CIF) is transformed into CPF of Professional Transition.
This new CPF of Professional Transition only finances certification training as part of a professional retraining project.
Pre-register and benefit from a 10% reduction on your next soap-making course !
The Centre de Formation SAF is temporarily closed for work and renovation (and of course, the confinement restrictions put in place by the french government on March 17th 2020 to combat Covid-19)
However, you can still pre-register for courses starting in September 2020 and if you pre-book between today and 30th August 2020, you'll benefit from a 10% reduction on all course prices by using the code SOURIR10.
Don't miss out on this amazing offer and in the meantime, we hope to see you at one of our dynamic soap-making courses very soon !