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!
Response from Boo Cottage Botanicals: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 😊
Absolutely loved the day! Huge thanks to Nic and my lovely soap making companions for an amazing day.
I become soap making obsessed while lockdown, got instructions online/ through books but my products weren't quite right....after doing a lot of research online re best soap making courses went for Boo Cottage one.
Nic knows her stuff well and I learnt so much, I'm so very grateful for the day and the company. Therapeutic and buzzing day. And oh my the soaps, bath truffles, bath balms and body scrub we all made...absolutely gorgeus!
So...Nic when is the next one?
Wonderful time spent in lovely Somerset with Nic and Ben learning about and making divine skin care products. Thoroughly recommend this as an absorbing and insightful workshop with the added benefit of all a sorts of goodies to bring home and use. Highly recommended!
Response from Boo Cottage Botanicals:Thanks so much for your lovely review Julia! We're really glad to hear you enjoyed your workshop with us! Nic x
This was an amazing course and Nic is a great teacher! I came away with many lovely things that I'm very happy with (bath truffles, body scrub, lip balm and of course soap). Although we made a lot of things the day was very relaxed with time for us to smell and choose essential oils for our products! I will definitely be booking another course!
Response from Boo Cottage Botanicals:Thanks so much Sam for your lovely review! It was a great day with you all, and I’m really pleased to hear how much you enjoyed it, Nic
I bought this experience for my friend's birthday and we had such a fabulous time! Nicola was so great at making us feel welcome, explaining the history and basic science behind soap making and then guiding us through colour and fragrance choices (so much choice!). Such a great morning and a perfect course for beginners. Would definitely recommend!
Response from Boo Cottage Botanicals:Thanks so much for your review Jade! Really lovely to finally meet you properly and so pleased you both enjoyed the workshop.
Had a great morning! My husband and I really enjoyed this informative, interesting and importantly fun soap making course. So friendly and helpful and the results were amazing!! Would definitely recommend this course, really loved it.
Response from Boo Cottage Botanicals:Thanks so much Liz and Dan for your lovely review! I'm glad to hear you enjoyed the morning, it was my pleasure. Many thanks for sending your photos, the soaps look fantastic! Nic
This was mine and my sis in-laws second workshop with Boo… we enjoyed our first one so much we brought my mum for our second visit. Such a brilliant morning we learnt loads … laughed a lot more !!!! Plus we brought home a stash of goodies. Would def recommend thank you Nic xx
Response from Boo Cottage Botanicals:Thanks Maz so much for your lovely review, and for the fun morning! I had a great time with you all, it was really nice to have you back for your second workshop... and to meet mum! Hope you’re enjoying your goodies.
A fabulous workshop today. A small group we had brilliant tuition with a patient tutor who guided us through each stage giving us the confidence and with lots of encouragement to be creative in our soap making. I would highly recommend this course.
Response from Boo Cottage Botanicals:Thank you Chris for your lovely review! Hope the soap cutting goes well and I’ll look forward to seeing you in September for your next workshop, Nic
Had a fabulous workshop and learnt so much and had a fun session too ….. can’t wait to see how my soap comes out……thank you Nic
Response from Boo Cottage Botanicals:Thanks so much for your review Helen! What a lovely group this morning and hope the soap turns out well! Nic
What a fantastic day! I have been waiting so long to attend the skin care and soap making work shop, having been given a gift voucher from my children back in 2020. Due to the pandemic I have only recently felt able attend, but Nic has been incredibly patient and obliging allowing me to wait until now.
And it was so worth the wait! I was immediately made to feel welcome by Nic and Ben. Very comfortable surroundings and plenty of tea and biscuits!
It was soon very evident that Nic and Ben were very knowledgeable and passionate about their business and very generous in sharing this with us. A perfect balance of interesting theory and plenty of hands on opportunities, resulting a whole shoe box full of personally made goodies to bring home- balm bars, bath truffles whipped body butter and soap.
I felt by the end of the day that I had been visiting friends. Thank you Nic and Ben.
Response from Boo Cottage Botanicals:Hi Julie,
A fantastic workshop and great value. We had a choice of what products we wanted to make in the morning. The soap making in the afternoon was fascinating and I enjoyed the process as well as the end product, we were able to take home all that we had made with instructions of what to do with our soap. I cannot recommend it more highly. Nic and Ben are a great team and the atmosphere is relaxed and friendly. I will be recommending this to my family and friends. It is also in a beautiful part of the country.
Response from Boo Cottage Botanicals:Hi Sarah,
A great day with so much information and lots of creative freedom to create products you'll love. The soap turned out so much better than I could have hoped for and I am so glad I booked this course for my first soap making attempt. The hosts were really friendly and lovely.
Response from Boo Cottage Botanicals:Thanks so much Kathleen for your lovely review, so glad you enjoyed your workshop with us! Nic
What a fabulous course, I learned how to make soap from the very knowledgable Nic who is a really great teacher, so well prepared, kind and patient. There's nothing she doesn't know about her subject. A really great morning. Also some wonderful Christmas presents made!
Response from Boo Cottage Botanicals:Thanks so much Janette for a lovely review. I really enjoyed our morning together, chatting about all our crafty projects - thank you for being a fabulous student!
I booked this for my Mum for her birthday present and she had such a good morning making soap! Definitely sorted out Christmas presents for us all - thank you so much for putting on such a great day!
Response from Boo Cottage Botanicals:Hi Sarah (Abbie?!) thank you so much for your great review- so pleased your mum enjoyed her birthday present, she was a lovely student! Nic
We had a very good morning of well presented evidenced based lecture of history of soap making, the science behind it and the practical of making own choice of soap today by Nicola and Ben. Very relaxed and conjucive environment to adult learning. Thoroughly enjoyed it and would recommend Boo Cottage for soap making craft course.
Response from Boo Cottage Botanicals:Thanks so much Peggy for your lovely review. It was a pleasure to have you and we’re looking forward to seeing you again on your next workshop with us. Hope you enjoy using your soap when it’s cured. Best wishes, Nic
A great morning making soap. I loved the balancing of fragrances and the whole process was really well explained. Nic made the science bits really interesting.
Response from Boo Cottage Botanicals:Thanks so much Valerie for your great review! Glad to hear you enjoyed the workshop - hope you enjoy using your soaps when they have cured, Nic
Myself and my daughter- in- law enjoyed the courses immensely, Nic is so warm and welcoming and imparts such amazing information about the ingredients and processes.
We found the day to be fun and relaxing, and we came away some some brilliant natural soaps and skin car products.....that smell fantastic!!
Response from Boo Cottage Botanicals:Thanks Tracey for such a lovely review! So glad to hear how much you and Rosie enjoyed your workshop and we’re looking forward to seeing you for your next workshop very soon! Nic