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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 to take home (your own facial oil, body/massage oil, bath salts and lip balm) and others will be demonstrated for you to do at home. 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 needs of the skin and 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'll also blend your own facial oil to take home.

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

Afternoon session

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.

Prices including materials:
Scheduled 10-4 workshops £55 per person
NB prices for RHS workshops booked via RHS i.e. part of RHS learning prospectus do vary slightly for RHS members and non-members. Prices will be as advertised in current RHS prospectus/website and no further discounts apply.

Scheduled dates for 2019:

Wednesday 23rd January 2019    RHS Harlow Carr, Harrogate To book call RHS on 020 3176 5830
Sunday 17th March 2019            Ivy house Botanicals, Otley  To book contact me on 07775920079 or email below
Thursday 10th October 2019       RHS Harlow Carr, Harrogate To book call RHS on 020 3176 5830

Group bookings
You can also book this workshop at a date to suit your group, whether that's for work colleagues, social groups, charity organisations or just for a friends get together.

Workshops for group bookings can either run 10am-4pm or I also offer a 10am-1pm programme which is increasingly popular. Both can be held either at your own venue or at Edibles permaculture centre in Slaithwaite, Huddersfield subject to availability.

Group bookings at your own venue are £350 for 10am-4pm workshop or £200 for 10am-1pm workshop plus travel costs. Weekdays only. Further costs apply for hosting your workshop at Edibles and/or weekends. Please contact me to discuss or if funding is an issue and I'll try my best to make it happen for you.

One day workshops tailored to your needs or for larger or multiple groups are also available: please contact me to discuss your ideas.

Scheduled workshops run from January to November. 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 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Payment is required at the time of booking.

Location: Scheduled workshops are held at Ivy House Botanicals in Otley, Edibles permaculture centre in Slaithwaite, Huddersfield or at RHS Harlow Carr in Harrogate but please contact me to discuss hosting workshop at your own venue.

To bring: Apron or tea towel to protect clothing form oils, packed lunch and snacks, notepad and pen.

Special notes: 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 Yorkshire and surrounding area. From the edge of the Peak district and glorious Central Pennines to 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.


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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