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Make your own Natural Products Workshop

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Make your own Natural beauty products workshop

The aim of this workshop is to give you the confidence and know-how to create your own beauty products at home using natural ingredients. Some of the products you will make yourself during the workshops and others will be demonstrated for you to do at home. I also incorporate a simple massage and facial routine to utilise the products you’ve created and promote inner beauty. The workshop is aimed at beginners but I hope those with some experience will also gain fresh insight and knowledge. No prior knowledge is needed; just an open mind and a desire to learn more about herbal medicine and the wonder of Nature. All the workshops I offer are designed to complement each other or to be done independently.

Morning session

We begin by looking at the different products we will be making and the ingredients you’ll be using including herbs and herbal infusions, base oils, essential oils, macerated oils, emulsifiers, clays and other natural stuff, lots of which you’ll find in your kitchen. In the morning session, we focus on the face including steam baths, herbal washes and toners, face masks and scrubs, cleansing oils and beauty balms as well as discussing natural solutions for problem skin. You will then experience the products with a lovely simple facial/ self-massage routine.

Throughout the day we also discuss herbal teas and nutritional tips to promote clear radiant skin and natural beauty.

Afternoon session

On demand (I originally omitted the herb walk on this workshop!), we now begin our afternoon with a short herb walk during which you’ll find out about safe harvesting and preservation know-how as well as exploring the medicinal properties, folklore and stories behind the plants and trees. We also look at ways to draw energy and inspiration from Nature for our lotions and potions.

Back in the classroom with a herbal tea, I’ll demonstrate how to make a beautiful macerated herbal oil that can be used on its own or how you can add essential oils and other ingredients to turn it into a beauty or body salve or lip balm. I’ll also discuss simple essential oil blends and show you how you can make coconut oil based bath melts and essential oil infused bath salts which are perfect for gifts. We’ll then look at how to emulsify the oil base with water or herbal infusions to create a gorgeous cream and discuss different preservative options.

We then hopefully have a short time left to consolidate all that we’ve learned and answer any questions so that you leave feeling full of confidence and inspired to create your own herbal lotions and potions at home.

Tea, coffee and herbal teas are provided but please bring your own packed lunch and any other snacks you will need thoughout the day to keep you focused.

Dates Scheduled workshops run most weeks from January 2016. Please see dates below or events calendar. Make your own Natural Beauty products workshops are colour-coded yellow.

To book your place on a scheduled workshop or discuss group bookings please call 07775 920079 or email me at bel@yorkshireherbalist.co.uk 

Location: Workshops are held near Otley town centre or at another venue within 1 mile of town centre. If the latter, participants not travelling by car can be picked up in Otley town centre and transported to venue.

To bring: small clean jam jar with lid, optional apron, packed lunch and snacks, notepad and pen, waterproof jacket and comfortable sturdy walking shoes and optional umbrella.

Special notes: All participants need to fill out a booking form. If you have any special requirements or disabilities, please let me know in good time so that I can accommodate them in the best possible way for you and the rest of the group.

Booking onto one of my herbal workshops presents the perfect opportunity to spend a few days exploring the beautiful Wharfe Valley and surrounding area. From Otley Chevin to Ilkley Moor and then further on to Skipton and Yorkshire Dales for fabulous walking and fresh air or head to the spa town of Harrogate for shopping and RHS Harlow Carr gardens or further North to Fountains Abbey near Ripon.



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Bel Charlesworth Medical Herbalist

Bel Charlesworth MNIMH
Medical Herbalist

BSc Herbal Medicine

Member of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists since 2003

Tel: 07775 920079

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