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Perfumery using natural plant based ingredients

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Making perfume with essential oils

 Imagine creating a natural perfume that is the essence of you. A feel-good fragrance with a unique scent that connects you with the best version of yourself... some would call it the scent of your soul. This is what perfume can do for you. More than simply a product to help you smell nice, perfumery can be a huge benefit for your wellbeing – mental, emotional, and even spiritual.

In this one-day workshop with Sami Blackford, you will be introduced to (or reacquainted with) a wide variety of individual scents which you can then use to create your own bespoke perfume. You will look at the various layers of a fragrance blend, how it is constructed, exploring the notes that create its body, heart and head. Ultimately you will select ingredients that work together to create a beautifully balanced perfume.


This is a lesson in natural perfumery using plant based ingredients only, with no harsh synthetic fragrances or perfumer’s alcohol.

... so those normally sensitive to perfume can rest assured ...

Learn how to make natural perfume



15 September 2024

Learn about essential oils




Tuition fees & all course materials


Tea, coffee and simple lunch included in your course price 

We also offer accommodation & evening meals

Click here to see what we offer

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
We ran this course for the first time in 2023 but do not have any reviews... but it smelled wonderful in the workshop! This is what students 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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