Would you love to learn how to make your own organic skincare products?
Learn how to makes range of organic skincare products for yourself, family or friends, using natural and organic ingredients to achieve healthy, glowing and radiant skin!
Allison is a beauty and massage therapist and specialises in organic skincare, using natural, organic cosmetic ingredients to create wonderful skincare products that are gentle and effective. She is passionate about sharing her skills and knowledge to enable and empower students to create their own skincare products and holds introductory workshops in Reedham, Norfolk.
Here’s what this hands on, creative, fun, and informative training includes!
-You will make your own organic facial or body care products suitable for your skin type.
-Learn the secrets of the beauty industry – make products sold by top organic brands for a fraction of the cost!
-Learn about wonderful natural and organic ingredients: moisturising shea & cocoa butters, specialist plant oils; borage, rosehip, argan, hemp, macerated oils; calendula, chamomile, comfrey, fragrant hydrosols from flowers and herbs, beeswax and vegan friendly waxes, clays and essential oils.
-Learn about preservatives and emulsifiers with “green” credentials acceptable to Ecocert and Cosmos.
-Learn to make hydrous, anhydrous and emulsified skincare products and understand the role of antioxidants, emulsifiers and preservatives.
-Take away the full size products you have made on the day, worth at least £50 on the high street, an information packed handbook covering everything included in the day including many more formulas to try out at home.
This course is suitable for people with no previous experience in making products.
Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 2 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.
Included in the price are all the ingredients used on the day; essential oils, butters, waxes and plant oils, recyclable packaging for the products you have made, an information packed handbook with more formulas to practice the skills you've learned and make products for yourself, family and friends at home, and a certificate of attendance. Just bring an apron!
Organic skincare workshop. You will make a beautifully aromatic multi tasking balm suitable, a hydrating and soothing toner/spritzer, a luxurious high performance, rejuvenating facial oil and a nourishing moisturising lotion or cream.
The ingredients used in the products you make on the day will be suitable your skin type.
If you are interested in attending but the dates listed on my website are unsuitable or you would like to attend a one to one workshop please message me for further details.
Organic, fair trade tea and coffee will be provided. Disposable gloves, masks and aprons are also available, but please bring a packed lunch as lunch is not provided.
1 day (10:00am to 4:45pm)
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Allison is generous with her vast knowledge, (which somehow she distilled into informative bite size chunks),....her time and her friendship. She goes above and beyond to make the day special for you, even staying in touch to help you get even more from the day. The products she helps you to make are really lovely, feeling all the more special for having made them. If Allison sold a starter kit, I would have definitely bought it from her, although she provides all her trusted suppliers......you everything you need to know to get started. Thank you for a wonderful day and the knowledge to make some great skincare products.
Response from Maid in the Meadow:Thank you for your lovely review Claire. I’m so glad you enjoyed your day in the workshop and love the products you made. It was a fun day! A starter kit is a great idea and i will definitely consider your idea going forward. Best wishes, Allison
An extremely enjoyable day spent with Allison learning how to make organic skincare products. She is such a natural teacher with a great passion for her subject that she imparts freely in a friendly and relaxed way. The products made are lovely on my skin. She even helped me make products for my daughter, which was so kind of her. She goes out of her way to make the day enjoyable and you come away with so much information and a will to carry on making the products for yourself. I learnt so much and it felt like spending the day with a friend.
Response from Maid in the Meadow:Thank you Debbie for your lovely review. I’m so glad you enjoyed your day and are enjoying using the products you made for yourself and I’m sure your daughter will love the products you made for her too. Its exciting that you feel inspired to continue to make products for yourself in the future and you’re very welcome to visit the workshop next time your in Norfolk. Best wishes for the future. Allison
Really enjoyed this course, Alison is so knowledgable and is very generous in sharing it.
Made some lovely skin products and am hoping to do another course with her in the future.
Response from Maid in the Meadow:Thank you Denise for your lovely review. I’m so glad you enjoyed the workshop and you’re enjoying the products you made. I look forward to seeing you again in the not too distant future. I will email the extra information I promised you tomorrow. Best Wishes, Allison
My partner and I completed a course with Alison back in February to gain a better understanding on how to make cosmetic products for launching our own business venture. From the moment of enquiry Alison was brilliant. We had a lot of communication prior the course as Alison wanted to get an understanding of what we wanted to gain from the course so she could tailor it more to our requirements.
The course was fantastic, we first had a theory lesson to get a good understanding of formulas and essential oils. There is a lot to take in but Alison is extremely well prepared and her knowledge is second to none and she is excellent at passing on her knowledge while keeping the course both interesting and fun. The second part of the day we did the practical side of things and made many lotions and potions. The products that we made were excellent and became my only skin care as they were so good! The day flew by and I thoroughly enjoyed it.
I can't imagine a better teacher than Alison so if you're wondering whether or not to book this course, my advice is to stop thinking about it and book it! You will not regret it! Brilliant.
I enjoyed my day with Alison. The morning is a lot of information - there is science and maths and these are not my strong points! I was really pleased with the products that I made in the afternoon. I think that Alison 'misses a trick' - she should have some products for people to buy. I would have brought a few more!
I am hoping that one day we will laugh about us wearing masks and gloves but that doesn't seem likely at the moment - I see on her website that she has decided to close for a couple of months, so please book for later in the year!
What a fantastic, fun filled day my friend and I had with Allison making lotions and potions. Allison was friendly, accommodating and shared her knowledge of making homemade beauty products. The workshop was very well stocked and we were able to choose the types of skincare products to suit our skin. The ingredients were of high quality and after using them at home, I must say my skin feels lovely. I will definitely be making my own at home with the help of a very informative handbook Allison gave us. We absolutely loved the day and have recommended to friends who may be interested in making their own skincare products.
I had a wonderful day at the weekend with Allison. I enjoyed learning how to make my own skincare products. Allison is a lovely lady, who is happy to share her wealth of knowledge in this area. Its like science meets cooking! Great fun! I would recommend to anyone.
I attended a full day workshop with Allison in August. What an incredibly inspiring day it was. I left feeling so excited about the possibilities and this was all down to Allison’s passion and enthusiasm for sharing her knowledge.
It was the most beautiful setting, I instantly felt relaxed and Allison put me at ease instantly with her warmth and interest. I felt like I’d had a day with a good friend.
I learnt recipes ranging from instant, easily replicable ones to slightly more challenging ones. All the results were exceptional and I got to make products that smell exactly to my taste. Allison even gave me so many more recipes to go and try at home.
I’d recommend this course to anyone thinking about trying to reduce and reuse their packaging, wanting cheaper alternatives to products on the market, anyone wanting to make gorgeous, usable gifts for friends and family, or anyone simply wanting to have a lovely, inspiring day with great company.
My Mum and I had such a lovely time with Allison. The course is set in her beautiful garden in Norfolk. The day is full of information and we went away having made lots of different types of products and I feel confident I will be able to make them again. Allison is a great teacher and her soul is full of energy. A perfect present for my mum, Thank you so much.
I had the most amazing informative day with Alison.
A warm welcome and a very exciting day making wonderful products. I have been left feeling very confident in my abilities to recreate them in. I wouldn’t hesitate in recommending this course to anyone. It was brilliant.
I had a fantastic day not only learning about the different elements of skincare but actually being able to make products to take away and use! I was the only delegate attending so had undivided attention from Allison who was a great teacher, very friendly and extremely attentive and patient - I would thoroughly recommend the workshop! Many thanks
I thoughly enjoyed my day with with Alison, we had such a fun day and she is so knowledgeable regarding cosmetics!!! The products made on the day were so amazing, and I feel totally inspired to continue learning and make great healthy home made products.
I will definitely attend more workshops with Alison, and recommend her excellent teaching skills to anyone looking for a superb knowledgeable teacher.
We recently booked Alison of Maid in the Meadow to provide a lip balm making workshop at our local village hall for a group of 14 ladies. We all had a wonderful time, learned lots about natural skin care products, and went home with some lovely handmade lip balms and facial oils. Alison went above and beyond in terms of the amount of effort she put into making this a thoroughly enjoyable, informative and entertaining morning for us all. In fact, we had such a great time that we have already booked Alison to come back and teach us how to make more products to give to friends and family as Christmas presents!
Response from Maid in the Meadow:Thank you for the lovely review Caroline and also for the very warm welcome I received from all the ladies who attended the workshop. I’m really looking forward to my return visit later in the year.
We went as a group of friends and had an excellent day. It was fun and informative. Allison is very knowledgable and keen we knew the background to the ingredients. We had lots of hands on time to enjoye the process of making a variety of organic products. We were thrilled to have a variety of lovely balms, oils, creams and toners we had made to take home with us.
I had an amazing one to one with lovely Allison. Allison is a great teacher, she explained everything to me and understood very well. The studio is beautiful💝 Allison was very informative and I’m very confident in creating what I lent on the day. I’m coming back on n summer. I have recommended it to so many people. Thank you much.❤️❤️❤️
We had a wonderful day - a really fun learning experience and the products have been lovely to use since. Alison was a great teacher and the studio was a brilliant space to work in.
Response from Maid in the Meadow:Thank you for your lovely review Laura and I'm so glad you enjoyed your day and are enjoying using your lovely organic skincare products. Best wishes, Allison
On arrival Alison was already there to greet me at the station which was a great welcome. I was lucky to have a one-to-one with her for the Organic skincare workshop. Learnt lot's of new information to help me with making new organic products. Alison was very informative and helped boost my confidence in making products myself.
This workshop exceeded my expectations! I love 'playing' with essential oils, evocative scents and this gave the opportunity to combine that with producing useful cosmetics with an expert and the good company of friends. Our small group (3) meant we could get individual expert input and involvement with all aspects of the processes. I would like to have got 'hands on' a little sooner, but plenty was achieved and I've come home with lots of useful products that smell gorgeous too! The surroundings and company helped make it a very enjoyable and worthwhile day...much recommended.
The course content was interesting and very informative. Our learning covered many aspects of health and safety over the course of the day. We all LOVED learning to make the creams, and understanding fully the processes involved. Having already made some basic creams/ointments myself at home, this has given me the knowledge and confidence to make more 'advanced' products by myself. The course was excellent value, both with regard to the learning on the day, the course materials we each brought home, and the products we each brought home. ALL products are EXCELLENT on skin, particularly mine as I have psoriasis and sensitive skin generally.
I booked the day with 2 other friends and having such a small group meant that we had intensive support from Allison, who certainly 'knows her stuff' and is happy to discuss all or any aspects of natural beauty and healthcare. BRILLIANT day of learning in a positive, supportive and fun environment. THANK YOU ALLISON!
I had a brilliant time. The tutor was friendly and extremely knowledgeable - I could have spent a couple of days with Alison because she was so interesting and there was so much to learn. The information pack you get to take home with you was really informative and packed with recipes for you to try out later.
I was delighted with the products I made and it has given me the confidence to try making skincare products at home. I would definitely recommend this course to anyone who has an interest in making their own beauty products and the great thing is you don't need any prior experience.
Alison’s organic skincare workshop was fantastic. My mum and I loved it we learnt loads and Alison’s passion really shone through. We love our products and we’re inspired to make our own. Alison was very generous with her knowledge, we highly recommend!! X
Both me and my mum really enjoyed the course. Allison was extremely knowledgeable and taught us how to make some lovely products. I particularly like the lip balm, which I am now using religiously! I would definitely recommend this course.
Attended with friends and had a great day. The course was lots of fun and very relaxed. Allison was lovely and very knowledgeable - she is a natural teacher and made our day very enjoyable. Love the products that we made and am keen to do it again to try out some other recipies.
An extremely enjoyable day spent with my daughter learning how to make our own organic skincare products. I have used it for 2 days and already notice the difference in my skin with some lumps and bumps that I have diminishing which I'm delighted about.
Allison is very knowledgeable and keen to share information with others in her lovely 'she shed' which is only 10 mins walk from Reedham train station.
Highly Recommended. Thanks again Allison - I'm sure you'll be seeing us again.
My friends and I went Ali g for a workshop we did a half day and it was amazing we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves. Alison is a breath of fresh air and very knowledgeable it was great to learn lots from her. We will definately go back again and I recommend this workshop to everyone.
Both my mum and eldest daughter enjoyed your skin care course very much and were very impressed by the amount of information and the number of products they made and felt it was very enjoyable and comprehensive course in a nice relaxed atmosphere. The small size of your courses is also a definite plus.
Thank you again.
Response from Maid in the Meadow:Thank you so much for your feedback Adrian. I am so glad your Mum and Daughter had a lovely, relaxing day together and enjoyed the workshop and the products they made.
Me and my mum had been looking forward to this day for months so we could spend time together and it was completely worth the wait . We had such an amazing experience that I will remember for a very long time, it was wonderful. We had a long talk before making the products where we learnt about what goes into the products and how it all works , Alison was so kind , funny and helpful and we appreciate her efforts to make our time with her so enjoyable. Every single product I made and went home with I adore , the smells are beautiful and they work so well I am overjoyed with them. Alisons Workshop was so great to work in, everything was easy to find and there was lots space to make everything in. I would 10/10 recommend this course because I have learnt so much about organic skincare and made lovely memories with my mum , thankyou for a brilliant day Alison x
Response from Maid in the Meadow:Maddy, I'm so glad you enjoyed the workshop and you and your Mum and you had such an enjoyable day together. Thank you so much for your feedback and your kind words. Best wishes to you both.
Allison’s Organic Facial Skincare 1 Day course was so much fun! I learnt so much about oils and essential oils, and I just loved making the four amazing high-quality products; especially the moisturiser- which is gorgeous! Also, I’ve come away with such special memories of a whole day spent with my 15year old daughter, who kept saying how ‘cool’ it was and how much she was enjoying it. Allison is so kind, cheerful and helpful, and is happy for you to email her questions after the course has finished! I will be recommending her to all my friends. Thank you so much! Good luck with your goats!😊
Response from Maid in the Meadow:Thank you so much for the lovely feedback Lee. I'm glad you both enjoyed your day and that it provided you with the opportunity to have a special "Mum and Daughter" day to remember and lots of lovely organic skincare products to take home.
I had a wonderful one to one workshop with Allison and in such a lovely setting. I am so glad I decided on a hands-on workshop as there were so many hints and tips gained on the day, which I could put into practice there and then and commit to memory. I couldn't believe how quickly toners could be made, I think that surprised me the most. We also made a face cream, body cream, face balm and lip balms. Allison has a wealth of knowledge and made it such a fun and informative day. It was so satisfying to take home my own handmade organic goodies. This workshop has given me the confidence to start experimenting at home and I can't thank Allison enough for all her good advice and further reading recommendations.
I had a fantastic time making wonderful skincare products with Alison. It was a very relaxed and fun day, and I can't believe how much I learned. Alison has an encyclopedic knowledge and the written materials she provides are excellent. I can't wait to start making my own products at home.
I had a fab day with Alison, making different organic skincare products, Alison make the courses very fun and interesting... I would highly recommend this workshop... P.S the smells are amazing and the products are fab and all natural. Thank you for such a great day!! .
What an amazing course with Allison! She is very knowledgeable and clear and helpful with advice tailored to you. I love the toner the best, although the body scrub and serum are so lovely to use. I would recommend any of Allison's courses. It's good to know that it's all organic and you know exactly what you're putting on your skin. Thank you for a lovely day. Roll on the next one!!
Was a lovely relaxed day learning about and making these fab products. Plenty of laughs, Allison is a great tutor, very friendly and approachable. Who knew soap could be such fun!
I had the most amazing day with Allison who is extremely knowledgable and experienced in skincare products. It was so enjoyable to smell all the wonderful essential oils and to understand their benefits and how they can be incorporated into skincare products. We made balms, facial serums, Skin toners and a body moisturiser, I absolutely loved everything we made and I am really enjoying using the facial serum, which is far better than the very expensive serum I have been using. Be prepared to learn a lot, nothing is too much for Allison she will do everything to help you understand how these wonderful products can be so beneficial. I cant imagine there could be a better Organic Skincare Workshop.