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Botanical skincare

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Making natural skincare products with herbs

On this relaxing day, Sami Blackford will guide you through the processes of formulating your own natural skincare products; talking about foraging for plants, choosing your ingredients and making products for specific skin types and concerns..

You will learn how to create botanical oils and how, with the addition of just one ingredient, these oils can become nutritious skin balms. You will tie together all that you’ve learned and make a skin cream.

You will learn about various plants, many of which may grow in your garden already and how they benefit our skin and health. You will leave with at least three skincare products tailored for your specific skin needs, plus the knowledge and confidence to continue explorations at home. Additional materials will be available to purchase at the end of the course for this purpose.

Learn how to use natural ingredients in skincare products

2 June 2024

Sami also teaches



traditional soap making

Make my own skincare products




Tuition fees & all course materials


Tea, coffee and simple lunch included in your course price 

We also offer accommodation & evening meals

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This course is aimed at adults, aged 18yrs + and is suitable for beginners to those with experience

Sami Blackford natural skin care products

In 2013 Sami Blackford founded the award-winning botanical skincare company, Freyaluna. After battling with acne for many years and unsuccessfully trying every product on the market, Sami made the decision to start researching skincare in her mid 20s. Immersing herself in the world of natural and holistic skincare and wellness, she used her knowledge to begin creating skincare products that would actually care for her skin. Her products weren’t grown in a lab, but in the meadows, hedgerows, and woodlands of rural North Wales. ​

In 2022 Sami decided to change track. She is a self professed introvert and, drawing upon 30 years of her own business success, now supports other introverted and quietly-ambitious women to create and develop their own business brands. If you have dreams of developing skincare products and perhaps one day your own small business, what better place to start than to join Sami in the variety of skincare courses she offers here in Wernog Wood.

Stories from our students
Natural skin care courses, classes, workshops and experiences in Wales
This is not the first time we have run this course but we do not have any reviews ... but this is what students have said about Sami's soap making course.
It's 5 stars from me for both the course I took, 'Soap Making' with Sami Blackford and the oh so gorgeous surroundings, both inside and out, of Wernog Wood.
We mixed, melted and watched as magic happened before our very eyes, leaving Wernog Wood with excellent instructions and information for making our own soap.

I also left Wernog Wood grateful for the company, the food and the sense of relaxation my body was enjoying after the day in such pleasant surroundings.
I'm now wondering which course will be my next one at Wernog Wood? - Denise
Natural skin care courses, classes, workshops and experiences in Wales
Natural skin care courses, classes, workshops and experiences in Wales

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