Woodland beauty taster- Creams, Balms, Body Butters



This taster course will explore the use of a variety of woodland plants, trees & seeds from our woodland to create creams, balms, deodrants & body buttters Expect to take home at least 5 products you have created. Why not also look at our Woodland Beauty full-day courses as a perfect progression on from this course, or as a fully immersive day? You will learn practical tips and techniques on: • how to select, harvest, dry/prepare, and store materials • seasonal availability and working with the seasons • how to infuse oils • use of essential oils, fragrance oils, and flavour oils • how to adapt and change recipes to suit individual needs • where to buy ingredients and responsible sourcing of them • packaging options and shelf life • PPE (personal protective equipment) selection and use • health and safety-related to making beauty products You will need to bring a wipe-clean apron, wear covered shoes, and have clothing that covers your arms. Please be aware that this course will use Citrol and should not be attended by those with a Citrol allergy. At Ecclesall Woods we pride ourselves on the high-quality teaching from our tutors and our low class numbers (max 6 for most classes) and a number of our courses also have an assistant. We have found that smaller class sizes are more productive, and un-rushed and allow students to learn more

What's included in the price?

Please let us know if you have any specific requirements or needs. All materials and tool use are provided for you on the day. Refreshments throughout the course. Please bring a packed lunch (cafe on site Tue- Sun) notebook and pen and if you have one a wipe clean apron.


1 day (1:30pm to 4:30pm)

Cancellation policy

Strict - Cancellation and a full refund can be obtained up to 8 weeks before the course starts


Set in a beautiful ancient woodland, our traditional skills and heritage craft courses are inspired by nature. Our friendly craftspeople will guide you with their knowledge of age-old methods and natural materials to learn, make new friends and create!

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Suitable for beginners
  • Corporate days out & team building
  • Suitable for all abilities
  • Easter
  • Public transport
  • Weekends
  • Mother's Day
  • Romantic
  • Parking provided
  • Engagement, birthdays & anniversaries
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J G Graves Woodland Discovery Centre, Ecclesall Woods, Abbey Lane, Sheffield, South Yorkshire, S7 2QZ