This is Skincare Alchemy for Absolute Beginners: an introduction to growing and making your own natural skincare at home, using garden-grown and wild-foraged botanicals.
We want to show you that skincare is much more than just a product; it’s an exciting adventure with nature, from seed to skin.
ABOUT THE SKIN & TONIC CLUB It’s a mini-series of free formulation classes for complete beginners, held at The Swansea Wellbeing Centre. The classes are an opportunity for some light relief, to switch off and immerse yourself in something new and exciting and interesting... something refreshingly free.
IS THIS FOR YOU? If you've ever fancied a go at making your own natural skincare, whether as a hobbyist or whether you're a budding skincare entrepreneur with dreams of starting your own skincare brand, this class is for you.
No prior experience is necessary. All you need to do is show up with some curiosity and an open mind, and we’ll provide the rest!
WHAT YOU'LL GET FROM THE CLASS We love growing and making natural skincare, but we also want to help grow the movement of people who want a more compassionate and sustainable way to care for their skin. So we hope that these taster sessions will equip you with the skills and confidence you need to embark on your own creative journey towards natural skincare formulation.
The sessions are designed for ages 16 upwards, but this is a discretionary age guide so please do drop us a line if you'd like to discuss.
WHAT TO EXPECT The Swansea Wellbeing Centre is the perfect venue for our inclusive, friendly and informal classes.
The sessions are delivered in a demonstration format, with a blended-learning approach combining theory and practical. There is one central making station around which participants are taken through the 6 key steps of botanical formulation. You will experience making a skin-nourishing Ocean to Potionbody butter with locally-foraged seaweed and garden-grown herbs.
Participants can get hands on throughout the process if they wish, or just sit back and observe. There is absolutely no pressure!
WHAT WE'LL COVER DURING THE SESSION
What is botanical skincare?
How to grow and sustainably source botanical ingredients
Making oil infusions essential oil blends
Basic starter equipment
Formulating, storing and preserving your creations at home
HOW TO BOOK While these classes are free, spaces are limited and booking is absolutely essential.
There are 4 sessions in total, one per month from October 2022 to January 2023.
To book, simply click on the link below and select your preferred date from the drop-down menu. Add it to your basket and go through the checkout process. There will be no charge at checkout, and you will not be required to provide any card details.
Once you have secured your place, we'll be in touch with more information, including joining instructions, directions, etc.