Emily runs a smallholding farm with her husband and young family in Baynton, Vic. Together they keep honeybees for raw honey, pastured chickens for eggs and meat, heirloom vegetables for preserves and ferments and hope soon to keep grass fed cows and free-ranging pigs. Together they are building a business from working on the land, using sustainable and holistic practises.
In this intensive, hands-on workshop you will learn how to produce and enjoy the benefits of natural, wholesome soap and skincare products - free from harsh chemicals, perfumes and toxins. Emily is especially passionate about using natural fats like lard and tallow which are often a discarded waste, pure beeswax and seasonal herbs and flowers from the garden. She will teach you how to make your own grey-water safe dishwashing liquid, moisturising hand salve, body butter, herbal face masks and lip balm - as well as each person making a big batch of traditional "cold process" soap to take home with them. All recipes can be easily recreated at home without any fancy equipment - and are based on ingredients you can source locally and economically.
DATE: Sunday 23rd October
TIME: 10am - 3pm
COST: $250 per person
INCLUDES: Workshop, tour of the farm and gardens, morning tea, two- course farm lunch and hand made soaps, products and recipes to take home.
WHAT TO BRING: Long-sleeve shirt, closed toe shoes, a long-loaf or similar baking tin (that you can transport your soap home with), any particular herbs or essential oils you might like to use.
Bookings are essential as we only have a maximum of 12 persons for this workshop.
Full payment needs to be made prior to the workshop. Refunds can only be given if the cancellation is made two weeks prior to the workshop.
Please fill in the form below to request payment details and directions to the farm.