Course fee: £140 Tutor: Rachel Hutton
This one day course will explore the use of a variety of bee related products for cosmetics and household items. We will be using some products harvested form our own bees here at Ecclesall Woods. You will take home a number of different items based on the season you attend the course.
You will learn practical tips and techniques on:
- how to select, harvest, dry/prepare and store materials/seasonal availability and working with the seasons
- how to infuse oils
- use of essential oils, fragrance oils and flavour oils
- types and colours of beeswax and their uses
- how to adapt and change recipes to suit individual needs (e.g.: vegans, nut intolerances etc.)
- where to buy ingredients and responsible sourcing of them
- packaging options and shelf life
- how to make a range of seasonally appropriate cosmetic/household products which may include some of the following:
- glycerine soaps nd liquid soaps
- cold process soaps
- shampoo and conditioner bars
- balms and body/lip butters/salves
- men’s grooming products
- room scenters/purifiers
- beeswax melts
- wood board and spoon butters
- poured, rolled and dipped candles and luminaires
- conditioner and massage bars
- wood waxes and polishes
- dubbin/leather conditioners
- PPE (personal protective equipment) selection and use
- health and safety related to making beauty/household products
Please note we have in-depth one day soap making courses too. This course has 2 elements a Spring/Summer and Autumn/Winter elements. Both are standalone courses and will cover different aspects.
You will need to bring a wipe clean apron, wear covered shoes and have clothing which covers your arms. Please be aware that this course will use Citrol and should not be attended by those with a Citrol allergy.
At Ecclesall Woods we pride ourselves on the high quality teaching from our tutors and our low class numbers (max 5 for most classes) and a number of our courses also have an assistant.
We have found that smaller class sizes are more productive, un-rushed and allow students to learn more
You will need to wear suitable clothing and footwear for working outdoors in this season.