Botanical Alchemy - Weekend Retreat at Vobster Farm, July 2020


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.

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

Dates - To be confirmed - Friday - Sunday July 2020 - beginning at 6pm on Friday evening, completing at 4pm Sunday afternoon.

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


  • Retreat without accomodation - £255
  • Retreat with 2 nights shared accommodation - £335
  • Retreat with 2 nights private accommodation - £355
  • Retreat with 3 nights shared accommodation - £375
  • Retreat with 3 nights private accommodation - £405 (see accommodation details below).

What's included...

  • Plant to Perfume workshop
  • Botanical Balms workshop
  • Soap Making workshop
  • Natural Face Cream 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: 10ml roll-on perfume oil, 50g botanical balm, 50g natural face cream & 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 gluten free, dairy free & refined sugar free.



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 rate as part of the retreat so ensure you mention you are taking part in the weekend retreat. 

Upper Vobster Farm contact details:

​Upper Vobster Farm
Upper Vobster
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 £60 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.