Thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Julie was patience personified and we all came away with a bagful of splendid soaps. The natural oils and essences gave the finished product an uplifting perfume not like the mass manufactured soaps which are often overloaded. Lovely afternoon tea and a quirky venue with lots of other goodies to buy.
Judith Midgley - - #29620
Having attended Julies “melt and pour” course earlier this year I was keen to continue my soap making experience.
Initially apprehensive about the face masks, protective goggles and gloves, Julie soon put us all at ease with school level chemistry. Julie explained each stage of the cold process eloquently and answered every question - even the most basic 🤦♀️. Before lunch we had already made one batch of soap, adding fragrance and colour.
Lunch was styled like afternoon tea which was absolutely delicious and plentiful.
Afterwards we made another batch of soap - more confident now with our new found experience we could easily experiment with colours, scents and additives such as poppy seeds for exfoliating.
Some people were there for the experience and others there like myself trying to make it into a second income stream. Julie gave me lots of labelling and legal advise without hesitation.
I highly recommend this and other courses.
Anne - - #29466
I attended the cold process soap course (March 2020) and it was great. Once we'd got over the unfounded fear of chemistry we had a creative afternoon making up a couple of batches of soap. The pace of the course was good- relaxed but no time wasted. I enjoyed the midday break for afternoon tea, lovely. All in all a very pleasant way to spend 4 hours. Julie's teaching was excellent and she imparted so much knowledge I now feel confident enough to have a go at home. We shared out the soaps made by us, so all ended up with about 9 bars each to take home.
Rachel Shaw - - #29456
Loved my time doing the candle making course here - Julie and Janet really looked after us and it was interesting as well as fun. So happy with all my creations I got to take home with me, and they all smell incredible. The lunch spread was also brilliant, so make sure you go hungry!
A brilliant course, and also the shop was lovely - make sure you have a look around for some things to buy too. Thanks so much ladies x
Laura - - #28642
I did this course with my mum and sisters recently and we all thoroughly enjoyed the whole day. Jules is a natural at teaching, the atmosphere is very relaxed and friendly and all four of us were really pleased with the products we made and took home. The icing on the cake was the afternoon tea which was delicious! It's the second course we have done with Jules and Jan and we can thoroughly recommend it - a great day out!
Jackie Pollitt - - #27715
Response from Aroma Quotes:Thank you so much Jackie for your lovely review and so glad you all enjoyed the course you were a fabulous family group who were a pleasure to have at Crafters Cottage xx
I really enjoyed this course. The setting was really lovely, great welcome and fun and productive day. Julie is so knowledgeable about her subject, and patient and generous and funny too. Recommended to anyone from those who want to set up a candle making business to those who want to dabble and have a go.
Fiona - - #27502
A great introduction into making soaps, bath salts and body butters. I left the course with products I had made and was inspired to learn more about making my own soaps, bath salts and body butters at home. As a result, my friends and family all received 'zero plastic' hand made toiletries this Xmas. Also, lunch was fabulous, thank you.
Jill - - #27212
Such a cute little venue. Arrived to teas and coffees and a table laid out so beautifully ready for our afternoon tea later.
The group was great, Julie and Janet got us all settled in and we were all chatting together in no time. Plenty of time was given for making each product and Julie was friendly, knowledgeable and happy to take questions. Everything was easy enough to make - no prior skills needed, just an interest. We all made one of everything so could pick out own scents/colours for each product. I came home with loads of new knowledge and a surprisingly large amount of each product (would have cost me a fortune for similar in a certain natural high street cosmetics store)!
The afternoon tea was divine, our requests were catered for. Every detail had been thought of, everything ran smoothly and it was a brilliant day.
The cost felt a bit of a stretch for my budget, but I really wanted to do it, so i went for it. So glad i did! When you add up the skills learnt to make future products, the afternoon tea, the fun had and the cost of the products you come away with - worth every penny and then some! Excellent value, excellent time had and i can't wait for my ingredients to arrive so i can start playing (oops I mean making) at home. I would be delighted to recommend this to anyone & everyone! Thank you!
Gemma Turner - - #26485
Absolutely amazing was made to feel very welcome. learnt amazing skills plus the hr food was delightful whcih was a bonus!
Yolanta Sarno - - #26377
From walking through the door. I knew we we going to have a great day. Julie is so knowledgeable, funny and very welcoming. I had already been making candles, but the information given and the ideas were very useful. The afternoon tea was delicious. The people who we met on the day made it a brilliant day. I will definitely be booking on some more courses.
Lynn & Hayley - - #25452
I had a great day. I have wanted to make cold process soap for a while, but found the thought of using lye a little scary. Julie walked us through each step and given me the confidence to try it at home. There were so many oils and fragrances to try, as well as colours and botanicals, we were spoilt for choice. I've already made 3 batches of soap since getting home.
Heather Johnston - - #24580
Well done crafters cottage team, what a excellent day, from the greeting at 10.30 to the farewells at 16.00, the day whizzed past. We made so many products, all carefully explained and individual help and assistance where needed, we all came away with professional looking bathing products.
Julie followed up the day with the relevant paperwork and recipes, a better idea than handing them out on the day.
I will certainly book some of the other courses on offer, at this amazing, quintessentially English venue, with its lovely afternoon tea.
Vivien Newiss - - #24276
I really enjoyed this soap making course. Looking forward to doing some more courses with Julie. Thanks to Julie and Janet for yummy lunch. Julie you’re really good host and tutor gave lots of information during course. Explained all the steps so clearly and lots of options for ingredients. Thank you
Sonali Adnaik - - #24087
Hi Julie, a big thank you from myself and daughters Jackie and Liz who had the pleasure of joining your candle making course on July 20th. Your welcome was so warm and friendly, putting everyone at ease, felt I had known you for ages! The thought, details, and little extras that Julie puts into it all is outstanding. Special thanks to Janet also for fabulous lunch, Betty's teashop better watch out !! And not forgetting Julie's husband for lift to the station. Many thanks. 10/10
Ann Kilvert - - #23621
I attended this course with my mum and sister and we all thoroughly enjoyed it. Jools was an excellent teacher - she is friendly, funny and approachable. We learnt how to make several different candles and we took everything we had made home in lovely packaging. The afternoon tea was wonderful - there was lots of it and it was delicious - thank you Janet! I cannot recommend this course enough - it was a lovely day out and we are all keen to book another course. Thanks also to Ian who very kindly took us the train station at the end of a superb day!
Jackie - - #23618
Can I just say I've enjoyed my first candle making experience so much, an absolutely fantastic venue and first class hospitality. But wouldn't expect anything less from Julie and Janet who have a lovely Yorkshire welcome. On the course today we had a giggle and thoroughly great time. Would recommend this course to anyone who is looking to have a great day out and learning the skill of how to make candles. Fantastic value for money .
Can't thank Julie and Janet enough , I'll be back on another one of your courses in the very near future x
p.s The lunch was very nice too.
Gabrielle - 4 hours ago - #22878
Gabrielle - - #22885
Can I just say I've enjoyed my first candle making experience so much, an absolutely fantastic venue and first class hospitality. But wouldn't expect anything less from Julie and Janet who have a lovely Yorkshire welcome.
There were only two of us on the course today but we had a giggle and thoroughly great time. Would recommend this course to anyone who is looking to have a great day out and learning the skill of how to make candles. Fantastic value for money .
Can't thank Julie and Janet enough, I'll be back on another one of your courses in the very near future x.
P.S. The lunch was very nice too.
Gabrielle - - #22878
We attended the course on Saturday 8 June, 2019. We had had to cancel the one we were initially booked on in May due to illness but Jools kindly swapped us to a later date. The venue was very easy to find, the cottage was absolutely lovely - a fantastic place to do all that Jools and Janet do. Jools and Janet really friendly, nothing was too much trouble, they shared their ideas and experience. The learning opportunity was fantastic - lots of information and hands on experience and you got to keep the candles and wax melts that you made. Everyone really friendly, a relaxed and informal environment and quite therapeutic. We had a lovely afternoon tea served to us. All in all, I would strongly recommend this course. Absolute value for money and had a great time.
Simon and Shirl Taylor - - #22731
Enjoyable and inspiring day learning a new skill
Lovely teacher, delicious lunch and pretty setting.
Well done both and good luck in your new Crafters cottage.
DEBORAH - - #22664
A lovely day spent learning how to make candles, it ran at a nice pace so was also relaxing but we still managed to make so many candles to take home. Afternoon tea was delicious too! All in all a great day, good value for money and a few laughs along the way. Thanks Julie and Janet, I'm sure you'll see me again on one of your other courses x
Cheryl Harrison - - #22126