I did the Natural Skincare and Soap workshop all in a day. Skincare in the morning and soap in the afternoon. The Village hall venue was a great space for hosting the workshop. Nic gives an informative introduction in the beginning which gives you knowledge you will use for the rest of the day when making your skincare and soaps. The skincare workshop has a lot of options to get creative and make the things you want. This was followed by a delicious lunch with Nic and Ben who are great hosts. Making soap in the afternoon was the most fun and both Nic and Ben are very attentive and helpful to make sure everything goes smoothly. They are both happy to answer as many questions as you have and since the workshop, I have been making soap at home and Nic cannot be more helpful via email with advice.
Whether you are looking for a fun day to try something new and be inspired or want to start making your own products/soap but don't know where to start, this workshop is suitable for everyone.
Ilona Coulson-Ashworth - - #25813
Response from Boo Cottage Botanicals:Hi Ilona,
I came on Sunday 27th with my Mum, sister and 14 year old neice. Nic and Ben are warm and welcoming hosts and the setting/views were amazing!! This course is excellent for the seasoned crafter or (more like our group) a family group that wanted to spend time together, doing something fun with likeminded people! Hosts explain everything and are always on hand to advise. Fab course!!
Becky Stubbs - - #25741
Response from Boo Cottage Botanicals:Hi Becky,
We attended this course on Sunday, and didn't really know what to expect. Its safe to say that it exceeded all our expectations. Nic and Ben delivered a fun and informative course. Nic brilliantly explained the science behind soap making, which was fascinating and then they both led us through the process step by step, giving all of the group equal attention and guidance. Cannot recommend highly enough, we cant wait to go back.
Vanessa Thompson - - #25753
Response from Boo Cottage Botanicals:Hi Ness,
I had an absolutely wonderful time and the morning passed really quickly. The information was really useful and I felt we were taught rather than just instructed on what to do, which was useful. We were given an understanding into the processes and the stages in the creation of our beautiful soaps. I was really pleased with the soaps that I made and have thoroughly enjoyed using them and shared a couple with friends. I would recommend this course to anyone who is interested in making their own soap, and I will be looking at booking a different workshop in 2020. Thank you.
Bridget Stait - - #25736
Response from Boo Cottage Botanicals:Hi Bridget,
Loved the full day workshop! Nic is fabulous, patient and generous with her knowledge and experience while not being prescriptive and really letting you try things out. Had the best fun and came away with loads of goodies I’m delighted to have crafted. If you haven’t been, go. If you’ve been before, go again!
PS. I’d go again just for the fantastic lunch. So yummy.
Claire - - #24165
The workshop was well organised and it was amazing how much we learnt to make lovely soaps, creams, bath bombs, lip balms, bath bombs, bath truffles, body butter and body scrub in a day. Nic and Ben are great facilitators. I enjoyed it very much.
Cirlei Ioris - - #21665
Response from Boo Cottage Botanicals:Hi Chile, Thanks so much for your lovely review! I'm so pleased you had such a great time and hope you are enjoying using your products! Nic
Excellent course and great support from Nic and Ben. Both worked really hard to ensure we had an great time and learnt lots. Really looking forward to another course I've booked next month.
Wendy Moir - - #21393
Response from Boo Cottage Botanicals:Hi Wendy, Thank you so much for your lovely review! Really pleased you enjoyed the workshop and we look forward to seeing you again next month.
What a wonderful workshop, Nic and Ben couldn’t be more welcoming! The background to soap making was really interesting and a great start to the day. Then the whole soap making process was fantastic with clear instruction and plenty of resources to get creative. Fabulous soaps to take home, I’d definitely go again! Thank you.
Emma - - #19301
Response from Boo Cottage Botanicals:Thanks Emma for such a lovely review! Really great to meet you all - hope you enjoy using your soaps and we'd definitely love to have you again! Nic
The village hall worked very well as the venue for the soap making workshop in January. Nicolas’s intro talk was pitched well giving a reassuring scientific context to the process, just enough to make you feel they know what they are doing. Ben worked hard to keep the process moving for the 9 of us. It was a busy, enjoyable 3 hours. Went home pleased with my soap. I have now booked on to another of their workshops.
Amanda chuter - - #19021
Response from Boo Cottage Botanicals:Hi Amanda,
I decided to get some friends and family together to do this course for my birthday. It was such a perfect choice! Great relaxed atmosphere, Ben and Nic were the perfect teachers and to go home with some amazing treats was a real bonus. I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend to others and can’t wait for new courses next year!
Helena Ayre - - #17951
Response from Boo Cottage Botanicals:Hi Helena, Many thanks for your lovely review! We really enjoyed having you and glad to hear you enjoyed using your goodies, Nic x
I had a fantastic time learning about and making my own soap. It was fascinating to learn about blending scents and to see the alchemy of turning the base ingredients into deliciously scented soap. Nic explained both the science and the history of soap making and then supported and guided us all in making our soap. It was great to bring home and then use my very own soap. I would recommend this workshop to anyone interested in learning a new skill that's a bit different.
Julia Randall - - #17954
Response from Boo Cottage Botanicals:Hi Julia, Thank you so much for your lovely review! Glad to hear you are enjoying using your soaps. Nic x
Attended a day course making soaps and other beauty products at Boo cottage. I couldn’trecommend this workshop more! Had such a great time and went home with some many lovely goodies that have lasted months! Can’t wait to come back again for another workshop!
Stephie mizzi - - #17957
Response from Boo Cottage Botanicals:Thanks Stephie for your lovely review! Glad to hear you enjoyed using the workshop and using your products, Nic
I attended both the soap making, and skin care workshops. Both were excellent, and I had a great time. I loved using the products when I got home. I also made soaps to give as gifts, which were gratefully received by family and friends.
Martine d'Hotman de Villiers - - #17967
Response from Boo Cottage Botanicals:Thanks Martine for your lovely review! Glad to hear you enjoyed using your products, Nic
This was a well structured and fun course. There were only 4 on the course which allowed for the tutor to give us all plenty of time and attention. The range of options for ingredients was excellent. I am now using my soap and it is a really nice product which smells delightful in the bathroom. I shall certainly go back to make some more when my stock runs low.
Anne Goldsbury - - #17984
Response from Boo Cottage Botanicals:Hi Anne, Many thanks for your lovely review - glad to hear your soap is smelling gorgeous and you are enjoying using it! Nic
We booked a workshop to celebrate birthdays together. Our age range was from 18 to 85 and we had a brilliant time: really fun, very informative and lovely products to take away at the end. I would highly recommend this, either a session making one thing or a longer workshop trying a few different techniques.
Kate Frost - - #18060
Response from Boo Cottage Botanicals:Hi Kate, Many thanks for your lovely review - we really enjoyed having you all, it was a fun-filled morning of creativity and laughter. Hope you enjoyed using your goodies, Nic
We attended the ‘Natural Skincare Workshop’ and had a fantastic time. Nic and Ben were very welcoming, they gave us a memorable and fun experience whilst spending quality time with close friends. We had the freedom to create our own unique products from a large selection of natural ingredients and we were all very pleased with the finished items which we were able to take home. I would highly recommend this workshop.
Emma Knight - - #18071
Response from Boo Cottage Botanicals:Thanks Emma for your lovely review! Hope you enjoyed using your products, Nic
I did the full day course and I'm so glad I did! there is so much crammed in to one day plus a delicious lunch . I learnt loads as Nicola was so organised and passionate about her subject that it was easy to take it all in .
I would highly recommend this course and came home with lots of ideas for Christmas makes!
Michele Broom - - #17637
I booked onto this course last minute this weekend. I can thoroughly recommend it such an informative and fun introduction to soap making. Nicola and Ben are true gems and very knowledgeable and helpful. I gained so much from this workshop had I done research at home and with books it would have taken me forever. I have the bug for it now and cannot wait to do the skincare products course, only downside I now have to wait till next year as they are very busy. Beautiful location and a homely place to learn.
Caron - - #17417