We are Nic and Ben owners of Boo Cottage Botanicals, an artisan natural skincare brand based in Somerset, where we live with Zorro the cat. We have been running our business since 2015 and have steadily grown our product range but kept to our ethos of natural botanical skincare, that is handcrafted with the best quality ingredients. We also love teaching others to make natural soap and skincare products and can't wait to meet you!
"This course gets a resounding 10 out of 5 stars. I had the MOST fun and this is truly something I will carry on doing at home (it wasn't just a once off, I loved it THAT much)
Janet and Pauline were the warmest, kindest tutors. They are well experienced, and had the most gorgeous examples of work to show us. They were gentle in explaining what to do, giving clear instructions and heaps of support. If fact, I felt like a real silversmith artist under their guidance! We were all nervous to start "we're not creative" we thought. But we were wrong.
They were so willing to share their knowledge, advice on suppliers to get bits and pieces needed, they showed us clever ways of doing things (that only comes with yers of experience)
I left the course feeling like I'd made new friends, and for that reason I'm pretty confident I'll be back learning another skill from these two :)
Thank you so much!"
"Nichola is a wonderful teacher, she is truly truly passionate about what she does, and that interest runs deep as she has searched out all the how's and why's and shares her knowledge freely. She wants us to love the soap making process as much as she does (and we did!)
Thank you for taking the time to really explain each step, not just telling us what to do, but why, and why not. It truly is a beautiful craft and you are VERY good at it! "
Boo Cottage Botanicals responded:
" Thank you so much Angela for a wonderful review and for being such a lovely student! Your soaps turned out beautifully too :)
Enjoy your crafty adventures, Nic"
"I booked the course for my sister as a birthday present and thought it would be more fun for her if I went along too as soap making was something we have both always wanted to try. We had a fantastic afternoon and both came away with a lovely big cake of beautiful soap that smelt as good as it looked! Nichola and Ben couldn't have been more welcoming and the whole session was really well thought out, informative and interesting. Nichola was very patient and explained each part of the process really clearly, helping each person to choose colours, scents and additional ingredients to make their soap unique and special. We even had a choice of recipes so we could choose which type of soap would suit our skin best. The coffee and biscuits were delicious too. I would highly recommend this course to anyone who is interested in making hand made soap. My sister and I learnt such a lot and it was so much fun!"
Boo Cottage Botanicals responded:
" Thank you Pauline for taking the time to leave such a lovely review! It was a great afternoon with you both. Glad to hear you enjoyed it and are pleased with your soap... enjoy using it when it's cured! Nic x"
"As soon as I walked into the workshop at Boo Cottage I knew the day going to be good- we had an informative and interesting introduction from Nicola over hot drinks and a chat, then started creating our fragrant products which we took home at the end of the day. Nicola made the tuition and instruction easy to follow and fun. I took away bath truffles, body scrub, lip balms and soap and am so proud of having made all these products myself! The combination of scents from the oils and butters will stay with me for ages, SO therapeutic, a lovely days course. Thank you 😊"