Course Provider: Assington Mill
Contact Name: Anne Holden
Telephone: 01787 229955
Course Length: One day (10-4.30)
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Natural Skin Care: Gorgeous And Good For You
Tutor: Jude Greenan & Vanessa Neville MNIMH
Learn the craft of balm-making and cream-making to produce completely natural skin products. This practical, empowering one-day workshop is a unique chance to transform your approach to skincare. Work with professional herbalists to learn the uses of wild plants and to formulate your own cosmetics and create beautiful gifts.
We are all conscious of potentially harmful ingredients in our cosmetics, and of the growing toxic load on the environment. For instance, cosmetics containing any of the following have harmful side effects: formaldehyde, petrolatum triethanolamine, butylated hydroxyanisole, isopropyl palmitate, polyethylene glycol, phthalates, triclosan, parabens, synthetic musk, butylated hydroxytoluene. It is important to reduce that load on our bodies by using products as free as possible from harmful chemicals, which can even be found in products made specially for babies. There are real, natural alternatives to the lotions and creams on the market, and you can make them yourself.
90% of our ingredients are pure plants! All of these have their own unique medicinal properties and actions. As well as wild plant identification, you will learn how to transform these herbal medicines into beautiful skin care products that actively benefit the skin.
The day consists of a little bit of theory, lots of mixing and making, and some serious pampering. We will be sharing our personal recipes and formulas, developed over ten years of making and selling our herbal products. Take these home and experiment with your own range.
A perfect opportunity to make your own gorgeous green gifts for family and friends this Christmas. You will take away four products in their own little jars, and the ability to make more and to experiment.
Assington Mill is a 70 acre organic farm in a beautiful secluded hidden valley in Suffolk. We aim to provide a friendly and welcoming atmosphere, where you will enjoy the experience of spending time with like-minded people and learning something new and life-enriching. Around fifty-five different short courses in rural and traditional craft skills are run here each year.
We aim to provide healthy meals during our courses made from locally-sourced organic ingredients, where possible. Lunches usually consist of soup and salads. Almost all the ingredients, if they are not grown here, come from Assington Farmshop, and are organic if possible. Cakes and biscuits are also home-made. We specialise in gluten-free food and are happy to cater for any other dietary requirements if you give us notice on the booking form.
Accommodation is available at many BnBs in the area (please see the list on our website) or you could stay in Mill Cottage on site. Alternatively, Camping is also possible at Assington Mill for £5 per night, anywhere on the farm. There is a toilet and shower available in a wetroom; plus a kitchen with two hobs and urn. We are not a proper camp site; this is just a facility for people coming on the courses.
Assington Mill is half a mile from the nearest bus stop or 3 miles from Bures train station if you wish to travel by public transport.
To book please click through (link above) find your course and book online.
What's included in the price?
A lovely organic home made lunch, plus cakes and biscuits. To book please click through (above) find your course (in date order) and book online.
For more information about accommodation and food please see above.
Materials will be about £10, to be paid on the day
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