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Botanical Alchemy - Natural Skin Care & Aromatherapy Retreat, Somerset, 1-3 July 2022

Updated: Jan 16

We are delighted to once again host Laura Hoy for her Botanical Alchemy - Natural Skin Care & Aromatherapy Retreat, Somerset, 1-3 July 2022


Learn more about the workshop below and book accommodation with us direct if you would like to stay with us during the event. Typically people arrive on the the Friday and stay until the Sunday or Monday to enjoy the property and surrounds.



A Natural Skincare and Aromatherapy course set in the absolute beauty and stillness of Upper Vobster Farm in North Somerset.

This weekend will be an opportunity to truly nurture and cherish yourself, supported with nourishing meals, esoteric yoga sessions and complete with your own range of skin care products (made by you!) to take home and continue a deeper level of care and appreciation for yourself.


Hosted by - Laura Hoy (Workshop presenter) with Sue Queenborough offering Esoteric Yoga.

Dates - Friday 1st -Sunday 3rd July 2022 - beginning at 5pm on Friday evening, completing at 4pm Sunday afternoon.

Venue - Upper Vobster Farm, Upper Vobster, Radstock, BA3 5SA.

Prices: Retreat without accomodation - £285 (includes 6 meals)


5 star on-site accommodation options available - see details below with special rates for retreat participants.



What's included...

  • Plant to Perfume workshop

  • Botanical Balms workshop

  • Soap Making workshop

  • Natural Face Cream workshop

  • Maceration workshop

  • Morning Esoteric Yoga - the yoga of stillness - group sessions

  • Nourishing Meals*

You will take home the following organic products all made by you: 10ml roll-on perfume oil, 50g botanical balm, 50g natural face cream, 30g jar of macerated oil & 100g soap bar, inhaler stick.


Making Soap













Details - Enjoy making your own skin care products, whether it's a simple cleanser for your face or your own unique luxury perfume oil. Having an appreciation for the natural ingredients, understanding where they come from and their precious qualities can inspire us to bring a whole new level of cherishing to our everyday skin care rituals.


In this course you will be introduced to a range of botanical ingredients that we will then use in mixing and making various beauty products for you to take home with you. We will spend some time becoming familiar with a range of essential oils, their incredible scents, as well as their health and wellbeing properties. You will feel confident to choose your own blends, with support, to enrich the already nourishing base products we will put together.

A full itinerary will be provided closer to the event.


*Meals - Delicious nutritious meals (breakfast, lunch, dinner & tea breaks) will be provided.



Dietary requirements can be catered for as long as we are informed in advance. All meals will be freshly prepared, gluten free, dairy free & refined sugar & salt free.


Bookings for the retreat can be made with Laura direct. Bookings for accommodation during the retreat can be made with us direct -- please email reception@uppervobsterfarm.co.uk to ensure that you get your workshop attendee discount at time of booking.


Book the Retreat Online:

https://shop.essentialoilsandyou.co.uk/products/botanical-alchemy-a-weekend-retreat-at-vobster-farm