Natural soap and skincare workshop

Natural skincare products


If you love using natural products and want to have a go at making your own then this course is for you! During the day you will learn how to make traditional soap, bath products and natural moisturisers using beautiful plant butters that your skin will love.

On the day you will:
- Learn a brief history of soap making
- Learn about the different soap making techniques available to the DIY soaper
- Get to know the characteristics and skin benefits of various plant oils and butters
- Learn the basics of essential oil blending and create your own unique scents
- Make your own batch of soap using the traditional 'cold process' method
- Make your own lip balms or balm bars
- Make your own bath truffles, bath bombs or bath melts
- Make your own body scrub or whipped body butter
- Package your goodies at the end of the day to take away

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

All materials and resources
Teas/coffees and cold drinks
Biscuits and/or cake (please let us know of any dietary requirements)
Please bring a packed lunch


Nichola Penn at Boo Cottage Botanicals


Unit 1F
Hillview Industrial Estate
Bagborough, Taunton

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Hen dos
  • Parking provided
  • Stag dos
  • Suitable for beginners


6 hours (10:00am to 4:00pm)

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This craft course provider has been awarded Gold status for receiving 10 or more 5 star ratings from previous students.

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They also allow tutors to gain valuable feedback on their courses and for new students to find the course that's right for them.


In-person course
Luke - - #30311

Booked the course as a birthday present for mum and we went together. We had a brilliant day and came away with a heap of Boo Cottage goodies which we'd made ourselves! Really informative and creative course, the owners/tutors are very welcoming and friendly. We're absolutely going to recommend the course and products to our friends.

Response from Boo Cottage Botanicals:

Thank you so much for leaving such a lovely review. Really pleased you both enjoyed yourselves!

In-person course
Claire - - #24165

Loved the full day workshop! Nic is fabulous, patient and generous with her knowledge and experience while not being prescriptive and really letting you try things out. Had the best fun and came away with loads of goodies I’m delighted to have crafted. If you haven’t been, go. If you’ve been before, go again!

PS. I’d go again just for the fantastic lunch. So yummy.

In-person course
Cirlei Ioris - - #21665

The workshop was well organised and it was amazing how much we learnt to make lovely soaps, creams, bath bombs, lip balms, bath bombs, bath truffles, body butter and body scrub in a day. Nic and Ben are great facilitators. I enjoyed it very much.

Many thanks

Response from Boo Cottage Botanicals:

Hi Chile, Thanks so much for your lovely review! I'm so pleased you had such a great time and hope you are enjoying using your products! Nic

In-person course
Michele Broom - - #17637

I did the full day course and I'm so glad I did! there is so much crammed in to one day plus a delicious lunch . I learnt loads as Nicola was so organised and passionate about her subject that it was easy to take it all in .
I would highly recommend this course and came home with lots of ideas for Christmas makes!

In-person course
Portia - - #17252

I had a truly fantastic day at Boo Cottage Botanical on the soap and skincare full day course.
Really enjoyed making soap, bath truffles, body butters and more. The end products look great and smell amazing . So nice to be able to take home what you make on the day. The course is well planned and easy to follow. Ben and Nic are superb hosts and tutors who make learning fun.
Great value for money, lots packed in ,but never rushed and a lovely lunch included. Will be returning for another course for sure . Thanks for the warm welcome and teaching me a new skill I can use at home. Portia x

Response from Boo Cottage Botanicals:

Thank you Portia for your lovely review! We really enjoyed having you and hope you will be back :)

In-person course
Mohammad Alfoudari - - #11113

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Lynn Moore - - #11107

What a fabulous and fun day! Nichola was very welcoming and knowledgable about her subject. Lots of lovely things made over the course of the day. Highly recommended.

In-person course
Helen McArdell - - #9657

I want to say a huge thank you to Nichola and Boo Cottage Botanicles for such an fabulous day. We learnt such a lot about natural skincare got to make an huge amount of products including soap, lip balm, bath truffles and body scrub and had so many laughs along the way. Nichola was a brilliant teacher and her love of soap making is infectious.

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