Soap Making for Zero Wasters

The first online course on how to make natural soap to reduce waste

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Course Curriculum


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Your Instructor


Marta Tarallo
Marta Tarallo

Hi! my name is Marta and I love minimal, zero waste, simple living.

My zero waste journey started with soap making: for me, it was the first step to take control on the waste I was producing as well as what I was putting on my skin. I then went ahead and discovered the fascinating world of zero waste haircare.

I truly think that zero waste living is actually simple if you follow the right steps!


"Soap making is the closest thing to a potion class you'll ever get. Not a Harry Potter fan? Fear not, you'll still get that amazing sense of empowerment. Taking the time to dose ingredients, blend them, see the saponification happen, and then finally cure your bars... A technique so ancient, yet terribly fascinating! I like to think that making soap is like making a gift to your future self, when you will be using that deliciously smelling bar of soap :)"

- Alice, UK, @melonpanable

"I discovered soap making by chance through a friend of mine and it immediately struck me. At the beginning I thought it was quite dangerous to use lye to make something apparently so easy and “innocent” let’s say.

With experience I’ve learned that nothing bad can happen if you are careful and that on the other hand making soap gives you the opportunity to explore your creativity mixing different ingredients and additives including flowers and herbs. The feeling of making something for yourself for free is something not only useful but absolutely priceless!"

- Valentina, Italy

"I learned to make soaps with Marta from Bottega Zero Waste. When I came to London I started to be interested in Zero Waste living. Since I've been making my own soaps, I stopped buying supermarket's ones with toxic ingredients.

Making soap is a really healthy hobby for me, and the process to make them is very therapeutic, I feel so relaxed! I'm so happy I learned how to formulate because now I can mix flavours and have the freedom to customise my soaps"

- Vicky, UK, @vicky_kim85

Frequently Asked Questions


When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
I would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact me in the first 30 days with your explanation and proof that you have tried the course. If there is a valid reason for why you are unhappy with the course, I will give you a full refund.
Do I get a certificate after finishing the course?
Of course, as soon as you finish the course you will receive a certificate of completion!
How can I contact you if we have questions?
Each lesson has a chat section where you can ask me any questions. You will also have full access to the Soap Making for Zero Wasters Facebook Group to ask any questions or open discussions.
Why should I choose your course?
At present and to my knowledge this is the only online course focussed on how to make palm oil free, vegan natural soap with a zero waste philosophy in mind.