An absolutely fabulous workshop. If you are thinking about whether you should, don't hesitate!
From the first moment, the friendly professionalism is evident. You will receive a pack in the post which smells divine. On the day, you follow the link to the online live session and follow every step together with Rosie and other participants. Throughout the session, during which you are guided step-by-step, Rosie adds answers to all those questions which you have wondered about over the years. My teenage daughter and I attended together and both enjoyed the morning immensely.
Response from Organik Orangutan:Hi Natalie and Grace
I was on this course last week. It was a great experience, and I'm really pleased with the end products. I'd never done anything like this before, but Rose took us through the process in very clear steps, making it fun and accessible for beginners!
I received a package with the ingredients a few days beforehand, with a list of basic kitchen utensils that would be needed. All the packaging is sustainable, and Rose was really informative about the ingredients, and answered all our questions during the workshop.
I'm really happy with the end products (bath melts and body butter). They're lovely to use, and it's great to know that they're cruelty free and organic. Would definitely recommend!
Response from Organik Orangutan:Hi Fohla thank you for your lovely review. So glad you enjoyed the workshop and your finished products. Hope to see you again on another workshop. Take care. Rosie x
Took this online course on Friday. It was such a diverting, practical and fun course. I learnt such a lot about different oils and butters. Rosie sent all the organic ingredients and some equipment several days before. You just need a few basic kitchen utensils to hand. It worked brilliantly on zoom. The participants could see each other and Rosie, who came across loud and clear, taking us through each step calmly and expertly. By the end of the two hours, that flew by, I had a jar of gorgeous Lemongrass and Bergamot body butter and 10 body/bath melts. I highly recommend this course. It's a lovely thing to do with family and friends that we can't see at the moment too. I felt really connected to them.
Response from Organik Orangutan:Thank you for your lovely review Madeleine, glad you enjoyed the workshop and the products you made. Hope to see you on another workshop. Take care Rosie x
Fascinating and fun online organic skincare workshop this morning with Rosie from Organik Orangutan - all ethical, organic and cruelty free. We made a lush body butter with the kit she posts out to you (in sustainable packaging) including all the ingredients and your chosen essential oil scent. You just need everyday kitchen equipment and you're away. Very enjoyable mix of chemistry and cosmetics! Rosie is a brilliant engaging teacher and very patient with all our questions. I highly recommend this workshop and I'm definitely going to sign up for another one :)
Response from Organik Orangutan:Thank you for your lovely review Sheila hope to see you on another workshop :) x
I did the course with Rose and found it very good.
She was very attentive and took us through step by step on what to do.
It was informative and creative and I really enjoyed myself plus the end product!
Response from Organik Orangutan:Thank you Antonia, really pleased you enjoyed it and hope you enjoy the products you made. Rosie :)
I thoroughly enjoyed the soap making course. Rosie is passionate about using natural ingredients on our skin. The course was very well organised. All my questions were answered and Rosie was very generous with her knowledge. Cherry on the cake : I came home with two bars of lovely soap. Now, I can't wait to try it at home. Thanks for everything Rosie.
Response from Organik Orangutan:Thank you France,it was lovely to meet you. The two moulds you took home should give you about 12 soaps, so plenty to last you a while :) Rosie
My friend and I spent the afternoon with Rosie learning how to make soap. We started with some basic instructions and went through health and safety aspects before we made the most amazing selection of beautiful soaps, fragranced with organic essential oils. Rosie was extremely generous with her knowledge and we left feeling that we would be more than capable of making our own soap at home. Thank you so much Rosie for such a wonderful time. It would be lovely to return to do the skin care course too. And thank you also for the delicious food that you got in especially, it was very much appreciated.
Response from Organik Orangutan:Hi Helen Thank you for your review. It was lovely to meet you both. Glad you enjoyed the workshop. Look forward to seeing you on the Skincare workshop Rosie x
I spent a lovely day on Saturday with Rosie, making and learning about soap. Rosie made the whole process very straightforward and covered everything from sourcing natural ingredients to the safety aspects and even touched on some of the legal aspects if you want to sell your product (even though this wasn't the business course). Personally, I was just looking to add soap making to my list of crafting hobbies although one of the other attendees was looking to build a business so it was to Rosie's credit that she was able to meet both of our needs.
Rosie also provided a light lunch, snacks and refreshments throughout the day and course notes. So there is no need to bring anything with you.
I can thoroughly recommend this workshop.
Response from Organik Orangutan:Thank you Christine for your lovely review. I'm so glad you enjoyed the workshop and it was lovely to meet you. I hope you carry on making your lovely soap. Rosie
My daughter and I completed the soap making course last week. The whole day was a pleasure from start to finish. Rosie made us very welcome and had adapted things as it was the hottest day of the year.
We came away with 2 wonderful blocks of soap each, one perfumed and one exfoliater. We were given lots of choice so we were be able to custom our soaps to our own tastes. Rosie has so much knowledge about soaps and creams and she taught us much more than just making a bar of soap. We had a lovely lunch and plenty of drinks and yummy cakes (gluten free) throughout the day. It was lovely to meet all the animals and talk about Rosie's passion for Orangutans. I paid for the course as a birthday treat for my daughter and would highly recommend it as a fun, interesting and ethical day.
Response from Organik Orangutan:Hi Lynn
Had a wonderful day at Rosie's on Saturday. Learnt lots about oil based organic skincare formulation, and it was great to put theory into practice by making four different products: facial & body moisturisers and facial & body oils. Lunch was delicious and homemade: vegetable & quinoa soup with sourdough bread followed by a vegan chocolate cake. It was so lovely to meet the animals too- after feeding Felix the horse carrots, he gave me kisses in return!
Response from Organik Orangutan:Hi Sophie It was lovely to meet you, so glad you enjoyed the workshop, hope to see you on the soap making. Felix certainly liked you have a look at the photo :) Thank you for the lovely review. Rosie x
my partner and i thoroughly enjoyed every minute of this Organic, homemade soap making course.
Rosie was so so welcoming and attentive, we honestly couldn't of asked for a better instructor.
I highly recommend this experience for all ages.
Our finished products look and smell divine!!!!
Thank you Rosie!
Response from Organik Orangutan:Hi Sharna
A lovely enjoyable day, very well organised.
Home made soup and sourdough for lunch, plenty of refreshments through the day.
We made 4 different products and blended our own essential oils from Rosie's supply.
This was a really great course. We went away with a full handout of recipes and how to make our own products at home.
Rosie tutoring is excellent and I felt confident I would be able to make my own butters, moisturisers and scented facial oils at home.
Response from Organik Orangutan:Hi Lisa
What a fantastic day making cold process soap. Rosie is an amazing teacher, I came away feeling confident and excited to start making soap at home. Great food and company, I would highly recommend this course. Thank you for a wonderful day.
Response from Organik Orangutan:Thank you Caroline for your lovely review, glad you enjoyed the workshop, hope to see you again. Rosie
Great, friendly course! Rosie is an excellent teacher who is very knowledgeable, I left the course with a great batch of soaps and feeling happy I could make soap myself at home. I would highly recommend this course to anyone with an interest in soap making.
Response from Organik Orangutan:Hi Jody Thank you for your review, it was lovely to meet you hope to see you again on the Skincare workshop :)
It was so nice to attend this workshop Rosie had all the time to explain about soap making and skin care with tips. I really enjoyed tea and food in addition. I highly recommend the courses. I have started making more soap
Response from Organik Orangutan:Hi Bel thank you for your review it was lovely to meet you. Really chuffed to hear you've started soap making all ready. Well done :) x
After the rush of Christmas, this review is slightly belated, however I wanted to say how enjoyable the soap making workshop was. Even though there was a mix up on the booking and wasn’t expected, I was welcomed with tea and cakes and Rosie made it possible for me to make my soap. Thank you Rosie, I thoroughly enjoyed the day.
Response from Organik Orangutan:Hi Nicola
I spent last saturday at the soap workshop. Along with my sister as i had brought her this for her bday. As i had done the felt workshop. Which i loved. We both had a fab time. And really loved making are lovely scented soaps. We where made very welcome. And given lovely cake and drinks through out the half day. Cant wait to use my soap.
Thanks rosie for a great time.
Response from Organik Orangutan:Thank you so much Charlotte for attending another of my workshops, it was lovely to see you again, and thank you for the lovely review. Del Boy was really pleased to see you :)
Spent last Saturday afternoon at your soap-making workshop. Thank you so much for bringing this great workshop to where we live in Isleworth. We were a big group of ten and you were so well organised and fully equipped for us. The whole experience was great fun and we learnt a lot as well as coming away with a batch of beautiful handmade soap each. We all want to do it again and hope you will come back in the New Year with your skin care workshop.
All the best
Response from Organik Orangutan:Hi Madeleine
Spent the day with my Daughter on the soap making course. What a fabulous day! Learned so much from Rosie and created some beautiful soaps. We left with all our creations and lots of ideas. Luch was delicous and it was lovely meeting the animals.
Response from Organik Orangutan:Thank you Juliet and Amelia, it was lovely to meet you both.
I had a great day making soaps and skincare products with Rosie. She was able to host a bespoke day for me which which had a combination of soap making in the morning, followed by a lovely lunch, then an afternoon of making skincare products such as body butters, face creams, face oils and body oils, all wrapped up with some tea and cake! She also kindly gave me one of her soaps for my babies eczema :) Rosie was knowledgeable in each subject and professional in her approach. I'd recommend Rosie if you are hoping to make some products of your own or for a potential business prospect. Thanks again for the lovely day!
Response from Organik Orangutan:Hi Tiffany