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Natural Perfume Sessions 2016

Dates for our Natural Perfume Sessions in 2016
February 21st
March 6th
May 15th
June 26h
July 24th
August 7th
September 18th
October 23rd
November 20th
December 4th
If you would like a session for friends or family just for you, let me know and we can sort out some dates…

Natural Perfume Sessions 2015

FullSizeRenderHere are the starter dates for our Natural perfume Making Sessions 2015 – more to be added later…

If you want a special session as a present, hen party or family time, let me know and we can work something unique for you!

September 20th

October 25th

November 8th

December 6th

Fine tuning the essential oil mix

Winter warmer natural Perfume and Cologne making workshop December 7th

So pleased to announce our next Natural Perfume and Cologne Making workshop will be on Sunday December 7th 10.30 – 1.30pm at Knead It! Bakery – so glorious cakes, tea and coffee plus wonderful scents – what could be better to warm the cockles of your heart?


Mid Summer perfume session to celebrate the scents of summer

As the weather gets warmer and the flowers begin to release their scents, it is always time to review your perfumes – maybe the comforting scents of winter need to lighten up a little – bring in the lighter floral green scents and put to one side the rich layers of the orient…..

The fresh clean scent of green violet leaf

The fresh clean scent of  violet leaf

The beautiful turunc orange flower that we distilled to make our orange flower water

The beautiful Cypriot turunc orange flower that we distilled to make our orange flower water

Busy testing the essential oils, resins and gums

Busy testing the essential oils, resins and gums

So what better way to achieve exactly the scent you want by making a unique multi-layered scent just for you with the happy guidance of Shakespeare’s Sister’s Soap maker Judith.

Fine tuning the essential oil mix

Fine tuning the essential oil mix

My next course is on Sunday 27th July at Knead It! Bakery in Tiddington 10.30 – 1.30pm with coffee,tea and cake supplied by the fabulous Jane and Craig from Knead It!

The cost is £75.00 per session and you will leave with a unique perfume that you have made safely in a glass bottle and a handbag spray so you can carry your scent with you and re-apply whenever you wish…

Please contact me on 07775658557 or email to book your place.


Natural perfume making session April 13th

29th March 2014

This Course is now full. I will be doing a course every quarter so you can have seasonal scents!

Next course is in early July, then mid November 2014 for our winter warmer scents…..

I am running waiting lists for my workshops, so do get in contact as if I have enough people waiting I will run a session earlier….


Natural perfume making session to be held at Knead It Bakery in Tiddington April 13th 10.00 to 1.30.

Perfect Mother’s Day Present or for someone you love….

We will go through the process together of making a natural perfume using flower waters distilled in Stratford-upon-Avon and Cyprus plus a glorious array of essential oils so you can make a sensational scent for you.

The cost is £75.00 for this session of scented delight and the best cake and buns you can imagine!

To book a place on the course, please contact me on 0777 565 8557 or




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Natural perfume making workshop

I am planning a half-day workshop sharing how I make natural perfumes using pure essential oils and flower waters.

We will start the day with coffee and cake, introductions, as every good workshop should….then we settle down to learn about what the different scents mean to you, testing every oil, combine the oils to make an accord and move on into making the perfume.

Dropper tops from testing essential oils and used test papers

Dropper tops from testing essential oils and used test papers  

It is a really enjoyable morning and a great present – whatever the time of year! The classes will be small 6 – 8 at the most, so if you want to get together a group of friends I am happy to work with you.

I hope to be running a course before Christmas and one in January. The cost will be in the region  of  75.00 for a mornings tuition, cake,coffee and a bottle of perfume just for you!

If you are interested, please email on



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Flower Water making Day Course in Lewes

This course has is no longer available, please go to our Perfume Workshop Page

Amanda and I are very jolly to announce that we will be offering a day course at Amanda’s house at The Old Forge in Lewes from 11am to 4pm.

£75 including all materials, lunch and afternoon tea (we make a mean cake!).

We’ll spend the morning learning about flower waters and then we’ll fire up the Alembic Stills and make a batch of lavender or geranium hydrosol and essential oil. In the afternoon we’ll learn about soap making from scratch and then use some of the hydrosol we made in the morning to make cold process soap. We’ll talk about the legal considerations and health and safety as well as teaching you the basics of cold process soap making. At the end of the day you’ll have a small bottle of flower water to take home and a beautiful soap which will be cured in time for Christmas.  The Alembic still full to bursting with lavender flowers and stalks The day will be relaxed and informal, informative and fun.

We only have 10 places so if you’d like a place we suggest that you book quickly. If you email with your details, we’ll send you a booking form and further details.

We require payment on booking please

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