The art of natural perfumery - weekend course

The Art of natural perfumery course


The Art of natural perfumery - Create your own perfumes using essential and infused oils

How to use essential oils to make your own unique perfumes

Course Overview:
An appreciation of a lost art as we explore the creative and sensual possibilities of using natural oils in perfumery.
Natural essences resonate with our emotions and our memories, as well as our body, mind, and spirit. This weekend we will delight in the aromas of the natural world, creating our own individual perfumes using essential oils and other natural ingredients. The medicinal qualities of the essential oils used in perfumery, and their role in herbalism will also be discussed.

Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 8 weeks before the course starts. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

Includes all materials and refreshments, please bring your own packed lunch.
This course is run by qualified herbalist Rowan McOnegal, who has 30 years’ experience of working as a herbalist.

Courses are held at Rowan's eco home in rural Herefordshire and run throughout the year using seasonal herbs - there is always something to harvest in the garden.


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Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Christmas
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Easter
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
  • Father's Day
  • Hearing impaired
  • Hen dos
  • Intermediate level
  • Limited mobility
  • Mother's Day
  • Parking provided
  • Public transport
  • Romantic
  • School holiday workshops & activities
  • Seniors
  • Stag dos
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Teenagers
  • Tutor can travel
  • UK Holiday
  • Vision impaired
  • Wheelchair users


2 days (10:00am to 4:00pm)

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Sue - - #33325

I loved this course. It was a thoroughly lovely way to spend two days 'hands on' learning how to make an eau de cologne, eau de toilette and solid perfume. I will be buying some oils to keep practising at home. Rowan is a skilled and experienced teacher, who creates a relaxed atmosphere for her workshops - this is the second of her workshops I've attended, and I already have my eye on a third.

The venue is beautiful. It's such a treat to be guided around Rowan's extensive herb gardens, munching on various leaves and flowers as you go.

Thanks Rowan for a brilliant two days. I'll be back!

Bridget Samsworth - - #19972

The two day course was an informative, interesting and fun hands-on introduction to the world of natural fragrances and the history of perfumery. It was fascinating to explore the sense of smell which can be taken for granted and experience the different characteristics of a wide range of naturally occurring scents derived from plants and learn about the extraction of oils and resins.
The course took place in a light-filled and calm studio set in a wonderful garden.
Thank you Rowan.

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