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Botanical Alchemy - Natural Skin Care & Aromatherapy Retreat - Somerset

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A Natural Skincare and Aromatherapy course set in the absolute beauty and stillness of Upper Vobster Farm in North Somerset.

This weekend will be an opportunity to truly nurture and cherish yourself, supported with nourishing meals, esoteric yoga sessions and complete with your own range of skin care products (made by you!) to take home and continue a deeper level of care and appreciation for yourself.

The farm is spacious and great care will be taken to observe physical distancing and to ensure everyone feels at ease during the retreat. We will be the first group to stay there since the lockdown and the team have been preparing with absolute integrity.

Hosted by - Laura Hoy (Workshop presenter), Sue Queenborough (Esoteric Yoga) & Heather Di Marino(Catering)

Dates - Friday 2nd -Sunday 4th July 2021 - beginning at 5pm on Friday evening, completing at 4pm Sunday afternoon.

Venue - Upper Vobster Farm, Upper Vobster, Radstock, BA3 5SA.

Prices:

  • Retreat without accomodation - £285 (includes 6 meals)

5 star on-site accommodation options available - see details below:

What's included...

  • Plant to Perfume workshop
  • Botanical Balms workshop
  • Soap Making workshop
  • Natural Face Cream workshop
  • Maceration workshop
  • Morning Esoteric Yoga - the yoga of stillness - group sessions (click here for details on this modality).
  • Nourishing Meals*

You will take home the following organic products all made by you: 10ml roll-on perfume oil, 50g botanical balm, 50g natural face cream, 30g jar of macerated oil & 100g soap bar.

Details - There is a real beauty that can unfold when you make your own skin care products, whether it's a simple cleanser for your face or your own unique luxury perfume oil. Having an appreciation for the natural ingredients, understanding where they come from and their precious qualities can inspire us to bring a whole new level of cherishing to our everyday skin care rituals. 

In this course you will be introduced to a range of botanical ingredients that we will then use in mixing and making various beauty products for you to take home with you. We will spend some time becoming familiar with a range of essential oils, their incredible scents, as well as their health and wellbeing properties. You will feel confident to choose your own blends, with support, to enrich the already nourishing base products we will put together. 

A full itinerary will be provided closer to the event.

*Meals - Delicious nutritious meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner & tea breaks) will be prepared by Heather Di Marino.

Dietary requirements can be catered for as long as we are informed in advance. All meals will be freshly prepared, gluten free, dairy free & refined sugar & salt free.

 

Accommodation

5 star boutique accommodation is available on site at Upper Vobster Farm - please liaise with Tricia at the venue directly who will arrange your specific accommodation needs. Please note that prices are at a special discounted rate so ensure you mention you are taking part in the weekend retreat. 

Upper Vobster Farm contact details:
Email: [email protected]

​Upper Vobster Farm
Upper Vobster
Radstock
Somerset BA3 5SA
Call us to Book
+44 (0) 7563 945 237 (Farm Mobile)
+44 (0) 1373 812 166 (Office Hours)
+44 (0) 7971 087 709 (Tricia Mobile)

 

Deposit - Pay a £85 deposit to confirm your place. Full payment is requested by direct bank transfer at least one month before the retreat begins. Payment may be arranged by instalments -please get in touch to organise this.

The ingredients used will be of the highest quality and organic where possible.

This workshop is open to all, and no experience is necessary.

Please get in touch if you have any questions or would like more details.

Outline

In this course you will be introduced to a range of botanical ingredients that we will then use in mixing and making various beauty products for you to take home with you. We will spend some time becoming familiar with a range of essential oils, their incredible scents, as well as their health and wellbeing properties. You will feel confident to choose your own blends, with support, to enrich the already nourishing base products we will put together. 

Workshops include:

Plant to Perfume Workshop - make your own unique & completely natural perfume oil, with the finest quality organic essential oils. Experience & learn about the aromatic ingredients, their origins and how they can support health & well-being in this practical, sensual workshop. We will continue to experiment with essential oils throughout the weekend, you can choose to add them to other products we make to support you, your health &/or for their particular scent.

Soap Making Workshop - discover the joy of making your own soap, learn about the botanical ingredients and take home techniques that you can use to design your own future recipes. During the workshop we will make a batch of soap together for you to take home.

Natural Face Cream Workshop - make your own completely natural, organic face & body cream, without chemical emulsifiers or preservatives, using the finest quality ingredients. We will design the base cream as a group then each individual’s pot of cream can be tweaked with your own personal blend of essential oils to suit your skin care needs.

Botanical Balm Workshop - make your own nourishing balm with a range of the finest quality organic botanical ingredients, including essential oils. Discover how they can support a range of health conditions and feel confident to design a product that can support your personal wellbeing.

Mini Maceration Workshop, making your own plant infused oil.

A full itinerary will be provided closer to the event.

Speaker/s

Laura Hoy, Clinical Aromatherapist & Essential Oil Consultant.
Diploma in Aromatherapy & Essential Oil Science

Laura completed her training with Neal’s Yard Remedies in 2009 and there began her ongoing adventure with nature and nurturing and a renewed awareness of her sense of smell. As manager of NHR Organic Oils for 7 years, she gained experience with sourcing quality oils and deepened her awareness of the range of products available and their uses. While developing client relationships she understood there is a need for supportive advice on using oils and began sharing her expertise by way of training, workshops and private consultations.

Her way of working is hands on, she encourages clients to reconnect totheir own sense of alchemy, whether it be making a personal fragrance or choosing how to bring a bespoke product into daily life. Essential oils can be incredibly powerful tools to support an array of day to day & chronic health conditions but the most important factor for Laura is the way each person uses them, as with everything, our intention is key and the way we are is an important part of the magic.

Member of the following professional organisations:

  • International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists. 
  • Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC). 
  • Federation of Holistic Therapists

 

Special Offer

Extra products may be made during the course at cost price.

Schedules

Jul 02, 2021 - Jul 04, 2021
Fri 05:00 PM — 07:00 PM
Sat 06:00 AM — 07:00 PM
Sun 06:00 AM — 04:00 PM
No. of Days: 3
Total Hours: 16
No. of Participants: 8
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Laura Hoy, Clinical Aromatherapist & Essential Oil Consultant.
Diploma in Aromatherapy & Essential Oil Science, 2009.

I began writing a blog about how to use essential oils in 2014, it turned out to be the seed that sprouted my own business, which still runs with the same intention to support health and wellbeing: www.essentialoilsandyou.co.uk/blog/

I now run workshops, courses & retreats - which range from natural perfume workshops for the general public, to courses at a hospice to support patients’ specific symptoms - for example sleeplessness, anxiety and pain. Some of the organisations I have been providing courses and workshops for include Martlets Hospice, Royal Horticulture Society and the Field Studies Council. The workshops always involve a balance of education and relaxation and will incorporate a practical session where each participant is supported to design and make their own product to attend to their personal health and wellbeing.

Member of the following professional organisations:

  • International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists.
  • Complementary and Natural Healthcare Council (CNHC).
  • Federation of Holistic Therapists
Laura Hoy
United Kingdom
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