【Tokyo/Beauty/Soap Making】Experience Soap Making: 100% Natural Vegan Ingredients

【Tokyo/Beauty/Soap Making】Experience Soap Making: 100% Natural Vegan Ingredients

  • Join an Akihabara, Tokyo beauty soap making experience! In this experience, you will use a variety of vegetable-based oils like coconut and olive oil, to make your own skin-nourishing beauty soaps. The process you will be using is a professional method of crafting handmade soap called “cold-process”. The result will be a 100% natural, vegetable-based beauty soap that unleashes the full potential of its ingredients!
  • If you’re going to learn something, you might as well learn from its source! The “Design Soap” qualification was a recent invention in Japan, and your instructors were among the first soap makers to receive this title. An experienced staff of soap specialists will take you carefully through the steps, so don’t worry if it’s your first time!
  • You can customize your soap making experience with a wide selection of over 50 scents and colors! Among the many essential oils and fragrances, there are even some rare scents found nowhere else.


Area Tokyo Akihabara
Meeting place OriSimple Akihabara 202, 1-7-6, Kanda Izumi-cho, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo
Access A 3-minute walk from JR Akihabara Station, Showa-dori exit
A 3-minute walk from Akihabara Station (Hibiya Line)
A 5-minute walk from Iwamoto-cho station (Shinjuku Line)
Meeting time Please arrive by the starting time
Duration 90 - 120 minutes
Activity Code ACk002002
supported language Japanese
Minimum number of participants 1person

Meeting place


  • ① Meet up for the experience
    ② Introduction of the soap ingredients and processes
    ③ Choose your soap ingredients (natural oils, fragrances) and measure
    ④ Mix for 10-30 minutes
    ⑤ Pour into the mold, and your beauty soap is done!
    ⑥ End of experience
    • “Marseille Soap”: A deeply moisturizing beauty soap
      Do you know about “Marseille soap”? Since being officially endorsed by the French royal house in the 17th century, this high-quality, 100% natural, vegan soap has carried the prestigious nickname of “the soap of royalty”. In this experience, you can make this Marseille soap in Akihabara, Tokyo! Gather up natural ingredients like coconut and olive oil, for your own handmade, deeply moisturizing beauty soap!
    • The Cold Process Method
      In this soap making experience, you will be learning the “cold process” method, a professional method of crafting handmade soap. This method pays great attention to the temperature of the materials, to maintain the nutritional value of the natural oils.
    • Where is the soap making experience?
      Head to where the soap making experience will take place! “JDSA Tokyo” is in a building only a 3-minute walk away from Akihabara Station. The white-based interior is filled with soap-making equipment, and will fill you with anticipation for all the colors and scents you’ll be able to choose from! 
    • What color will you make your soap?
      This experience will let you make your own beauty soap using professional methods! Using the wide selection of samples, decide first what colors and scents you want to add to your soap. There are more than 50 options for scents alone! Pick your favorite scented oils and natural fragrances.
      Picture the soap you want to make, and take your time. If you feel lost, you can ask your instructors for recommendations! 
    • The process of making your handmade beauty soap
      Once you’ve decided on your color and scent, it’s time to put them together! Measure the ingredients and slowly mix them over 10-30 minutes. You’re aiming for a custard-like consistency.
    • Your beauty soap making experience is complete!
      Pour the ingredients into a mould, and - voila - you’ve just gifted yourself 5 unique blocks of high-quality soap! Hold your horses before you go rubbing it everywhere though. Like all good things, the soap will need some time before you can use it. They will be delivered to you 2-4 weeks after the workshop date (Shipping fees will be paid by the participant).
      Stamping the soap is a complimentary service to give them a little bit of flare. There are several types of stamps, so if you find a favorite, have your soaps pressed before they’re shipped!
      The acronym in “JDSA Tokyo” stands for “Japan Design Soap Association.” This store specializing in handmade soap was the first in Japan to establish the “Design soap” qualification. The store has a vast selection of safe soap ingredients and fragrances, and also sells a variety of materials, tools, and soap making kits. This makes it a great place to experience soap making, for those who might want to continue it at home!


Included in the fee
Lesson fee, cost of Ingredients, taxes
Not included in the fee
Shipping fee to deliver the soap.
Participants must be 5 years of age or older.
Things to bring
All equipment will be provided (aprons are rented out for free).
Restrooms for the participants.
Cancellation policy
The following fees will be taken from their respective time frames:
1 day before: 50% of the cost
The day of: 100% of the cost
No-show: 100% of the cost
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