Make your own nourishing balm with a range of the finest quality organic botanical ingredients, including essential oils. Discover how they can support a range of health conditions and feel confident to design a product that nurtures your personal wellbeing.
In this course, you will be introduced to a range of botanical ingredients, as well as spending some time becoming familiar with an array of essential oils, their incredible scents and their health and wellbeing properties, leaving you confident to design an effective product, tailored to your personal needs.
A balm can range from being soft, so that it melts on your skin to massage into your whole body, it can have a more solid consistency to use to protect your lips, or something in-between to massage into aching muscles and joints. It could be designed to take care of your hands, for rubbing across your chest when you have a cold or cough, as a cleanser for your face and even as a base for a solid perfume. You can choose what type of product you would like to make and learn how to use the ingredients to adapt it to your need as well as enhancing it with suitable essential oils.
No experience necessary, open to all.
Course tutor: Laura Hoy
Laura Hoy is an Essential Oil Consultant and completed her training in Holistic Aromatherapy & Essential Oil Science with Neal’s Yard Remedies in 2009 and there began her ongoing adventure with nature and nurturing and a renewed awareness of her sense of smell. As manager of NHR Organic Oils for 7 years, she gained experience with sourcing quality oils and deepened her awareness of the range of products available and their uses. While developing client relationships she understood there is a need for supportive advice on using oils and began sharing her expertise by way of training, workshops and private consultations. Her way of working is hands on and she encourages clients to reconnect to their own sense of alchemy, whether it be making a personal fragrance or choosing how to bring a bespoke product into daily life. Essential oils and other ingredients can be incredibly powerful tools to support an array of day to day and chronic health conditions but the most important factor for Laura is the way each person uses them, as with everything, our intention is key and the way we are is an important part of the magic. Laura is a member of the ‘International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists’ and the ‘Esoteric Practitioners Association’.
What to Bring
Everything is provided for you although you may like to bring your own note book and avoid wearing perfume or strongly scented body products on the day.
If you will be redeeming a CraftCourses gift voucher on this course, the voucher code must be provided at the point of booking.
What's included in the price?
Hot and cold drinks
In course transport
Personal and travel insurance
Field Studies Council, Flatford Mill
Flatford Mill Field Centre East Bergholt Suffolk CO7 6UL