October 2



Course fee: £140 Tutor: Rachel Hutton

This one day course will explore the use of a variety of woodland plants and trees to create items used in cosmetics.  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
  • how to adapt and change recipes to suit individual needs (e.g.: vegans, nut intolerances etc.)
  • where to buy ingredients, shelf life and responsible sourcing of them
  • how to make a range of seasonally appropriate beauty products which may include some of the following:
    • glycerine soaps  and  shampoo soaps
    • cold process soaps
    • shampoo  and  conditioner bars
    • liquid soaps
    • balms  and  body/lip butters
    • salves
    • creams
    • bath bombs  and fizzies
    • bath salts
    • bubble bath
    • deodorants
    • men’s grooming products
    • health  and  safety related to making beauty products
    • PPE (personal protective equipment) selection  and  use

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.

Fully Booked