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Quinta Do Cobral – Helping you make your own products and be creative

As well as offering an array of courses, Quinta do Cobral sells product ingredients and a refill service. They offer:

STARTER PACKS: These include everything you need to make your own soap at home. No waste, no waiting for orders, no buying in bulk. So if you are itching to get started after one of my courses these are perfect for you.

SOAP BAR KIT: This kit contains exactly what you need to create 10 chunky bars of your own creamy, natural soap. Included in the kit is the full recipe and instructions for use. The only ingredient not included is olive oil

LIQUID SOAP KIT: This if for making approximately 2 litres of ready to use natural liquid soap. The soap can then be used for shower gel, all purpose floor and surface cleaner, toothpaste, shampoo etc. You will have to add your own olive oil and any fragrance you require.

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You can order refill liquid soap paste which will keep in a cool dark place until you want to dilute and use it. 500g of liquid soap paste will dilute to make approximately 1.5L of liquid soap which you can then use to create a long list of products yourself. Go to the Soap Ingredients Page of our website to find out more.

Many people who have been on the courses in the past and have expressed an interest in developing their skills further or practicing with some support to do the tricky bits that are difficult to remember. Also, sometimes the dates I offer do not suit everyone, so individual and small group tuition is offered at the Quinta do Cobral studio.



All the courses are also available as intensive one-to-one days, a great way to learn in a hands on supportive environment which also gives you the flexibility to make your learning suit your individual needs. You will have full use of the studio and ingredients to explore your own recipe creations, ideas and creative making.

For individual soap courses you can come armed with your own questions and needs such as:

  • Children with super sensitive skin
  • Do you keep your own bees and want to learn to use bee products in your recipes?
  • Brew your own beer?
  • Have your own goats and goats milk? Recipes using goats milk make some of the best soaps ever

Any of these things can be included in tailored courses to suit your needs.


Workshops are run for you throughout the year on dates to suit you.

Fun, exciting sessions for you and a friend or family members that may be visiting you and looking for a different, creative day out. Gather a small group together up to a maximum of 8 people – I guarantee you a great fun day out where you will learn a new skill and go home laden with your own gorgeous creations! The more people you get together for a small group course the less each person pays.

Please contact Ishbel Ramsey in order to discuss arrangements and set dates. If the course is a gift for someone we can always arrange a gift voucher.


We are always looking to develop new courses using the studio and the surroundings at our Quinta. These may involve new, exciting tutors as well. We are happy to talk to other artists and tutors interested in using The Studio to teach. Please get in touch.


Venue: Quinta do Cobral, Rua 21 Junho, Lagares da Beira, 3405-157 PORTUGAL
Phone: 00351 927057286



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