March 28



Course fee: £140.00 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 (2ndOctober) elements. Both are standalone courses  and  will cover different aspects.

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 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.

You will need to wear suitable clothing  and  footwear for working outdoors in this season.

Fully Booked