Making natural skin and hair care products

We have spent a lot of years looking in to the culinary uses of wild plants and along the way have discovered that they also have some fantastic therapeutic benefits. Many of our everyday wild plants have amazing ways to help our skin and hair.

hair and skin care

Rose has designed a great new course to teach about some of these exciting plant uses. Come along and learn to make natural skin and hair products at home, for yourself and for others!

The beauty of this course is that you can choose the wild ingredients that are perfect for your own hair and skin. For example some strengthen hair, some encourage it to grow, there are plants for reducing wrinkles and some that help with eczema.

Course itinerary

  • Introduction to the benefits of using wild plants in skin and hair care.
  • Demonstration on making infused oils
  • Hands-on session making shampoo for your own hair type.
  • Demo, then everyone makes a bath bomb
  • All make bath salts
  • Tea, coffee and biscuits
  • Demonstration on making lip balm
  • Hands on session making lip balm and herb salve
  • Talk about emulsifying and demonstration of making cream
  • Q & A

Herbal hair and skin care is extremely personal and this course gives you the chance to make products for your own needs. You will receive hands-on experience in making, natural skin and hair care products along with an introduction to the raw materials used. No previous knowledge or experience needed.

The course runs from 10.00am until 1.00pm on Tuesday 22nd November, at Pilmoor Grange, close to our wood in North Yorkshire. We will be in a beautiful stone and oak barn and there will be heaters but it would be advisable to wear warm clothes and comfortable shoes and to bring an apron. Course materials, herbal plant guide sheets and recipe sheets are provided for each student as well as tea, coffee and biscuits. Full directions are given when you book. Places are limited to 8 people.  £60.00 per person.

Of course you’ll take home all of the products that you make:

  • Herbal shampoo
  • Bath bomb
  • Bath salts
  • Lip balm
  • Herbal salve

To book visit our website here www.tastethewild.co.uk/courses-extracourses.html

Wild Plants for First Aid and Wellbeing

Following the success of this great course, we have invited Sarah back for another one!!!

11th June 2015.

herbs of summer cropped smlYou wouldn’t believe the healing properties of so many of our native wild plants. This course will show you how to identify and use over 30 of the plants in our woods and hedgerows. We are lucky to have Sarah Hughes Medical Herbalist teaching along with our very own Rose. The day is held in our private wood and involves short walks and talks, demonstrations and some hands on experience making herbal remedies. Together we will be making herbal ointment and a hair tonic for you to take home, poultices for you to try and detox drinks and teas for you to taste. There will be hot drinks supplied and a light lunch of Wild greens soup and herb bread. Places are limited to 12
SarahHughesSarah Hughes lectures part-time at Newcastle University on the MSc in Medicinal Plants and Functional Foods and is a truly inspirational teacher. She will show us plants that are pain killers, plants that heal wounds, even a plant that cures a nose bleed!
That’s in the morning, then after lunch we look at the benefits that can be gained by using wild plants in your daily life from natural sleep remedies to immunity boosters and a hair strengthener.
To book this course please follow the link back to our website www.tastethewild/one-offcourses
The course will be held at our own private wood near Boroughbridge, North Yorkshire. Directions will be sent to you on booking. Please dress for the weather and wear suitable outdoor shoes.