Botanical Alchemy - Natural Perfume & Aromatherapy Workshop, Devon, 16th July 2024


Botanical Alchemy - Natural Perfume & Aromatherapy Workshop

This workshop is an opportunity to take more than a moment to stop and smell the garden. Learn how to capture the scent of your favourite rose, about the art of extraction, how to make a plant infused oil, an aromatic massage balm and perfumed oil using botanical ingredients.

Participants will design, make and take home products using precious, organic ingredients.

Date: Tuesday 16th July, 2024

Time10:00am - 15:30pm (with a break for lunch)

Venue - The Garden House, Buckland Monachorum, Yelverton, Devon. PL20 7LQ.

Cost: £75 - Price includes skin care products to take home, using the highest quality botanical ingredients and organic essential oils.


This Day workshop will consist of 3 main workshops:

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.

Mini Maceration Workshop - learn how to capture the fragrance of your favourite flower or to harnice the medicinal qualities of a herb. In this practical workshop you will make and take home your own plant infused oil that can be used as a perfume, in skin care or for health & wellbeing purposes. You'll feel confident to use plants from your garden, from herbal suppliers or even wild foraged to make your own botanical products for use in skin care and for health and wellbeing support.

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.

Presented by Laura Hoy, who 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 she began sharing her expertise by way of workshops, retreats and private consultations she wanted to make each experience sensual for her clients, always bringing along fragrant plant material or hosting at venues with a connection to essential oil yielding plants, such as beautiful gardens!
Holding this workshop at The Garden House allows us to connect to many of the plants that yield the ingredients we will use in our plant potions.

The ingredients used will be of the highest quality and organic where possible. This workshop is open to all, and no experience is necessary. Everything will be provided for you although you may like to bring your own notebook and a pen.


"This workshop is truly unique, fun and well worth treating yourself to if you want to smell and feel totally gorgeous! " Heather Di Marino

“I have just attended one of Laura’s workshops where we made our own perfumes using her essential oils with the support of her wealth of knowledge on the oil’s properties and the best way to blend the oils we individually chose to make up. It was such a beautiful morning, Laura is a great facilitator allowing us to be led to make our own choices entirely – all the perfumes we made were so unique to each individual person – no doubt responding to our particular needs at the time. I came away with two beautiful perfume blends and a great respect for Laura’s knowledge and her gentle presence. Thank you Laura.” Debra S, Australia


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