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Botanical Skincare Workshop

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 3 reviews.Tuahiwi, New Zealand

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Experience hosted by Cathy

2 hours
Includes food, transportation
Up to 3 people
Hosted in English

What you'll do

In this workshop you will get to experience (smell, touch, use) a large number of plant and seed oils including: avocado, raspberry seed, rosehip, apricot kernel, sea buckthorn fruit, borage seed, pumpkin seed, pomegranate seed and infused herbal oils (calendula, lavender, chamomile, rose). These will then be incorporated into the personalised skincare products that you will create.

You will also get to experiment with a number of different botanical powders (calendula, chamomile, comfrey, nettles, rose, marshmallow, strawberry) and other natural ingredients such as clays, salts and essential oils.

Using a combination of oils, botanical powders, clays, essential oils and other natural products you will make skincare products personalised to your skin and your taste. You will get to make and take home the following products: facial oil, clay mask, facial scrub/body scrub.

You will be able to wander around the fragrant, herb gardens picking herbs for your own herbal tea. A delicious morning tea from the garden will also be provided.
In this workshop you will get to experience (smell, touch, use) a large number of plant and seed oils including: avocado, raspberry seed, rosehip, apricot kernel, sea buckthorn fruit, borage seed, pumpkin seed, pomegranate seed and infused herbal oils (calendula, lavender, chamomile, rose). These will then be incorporated into the personalised skincare products that you will create.

You will also get to experiment with a number of dif…

What's included

  • Food
    Morning Tea from the garden
  • Transportation
    Can pick up from Christchurch if needed
From ﺩ.ﺇ224
/ person
No dates available

Meet your host, Cathy

Host on Airbnb since 2018
  • 3 Reviews
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I have completed an apprenticeship in herbal medicine and for the last 5 years I have been growing herbs on our small rural property to make into herbal teas and herbal skincare products which I sell in the local organic shop and in a craft co-operative. For the last year, I have been running workshops where participants spend time with the plants in my extensive herb garden and then make products such as herbal teas and natural perfumes to take home.
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Where you'll be

My rural property is based in beautiful Tuahiwi, North Canterbury, which is about 30 minutes drive from central Christchurch. You will spend time with me in my extensive herb garden where you will experience (touch, taste, smell) a large number of herbs and then create your skincare products in my unique studio which is a converted shepherds hut on wheels.

Rated 5.0 out of 5 from 3 reviews.

Hannah
March 2019
By far, the most unique Airbnb experience I have done. This was beyond my expectations and worth every penny. It started with walking around Cathy’s lovely garden, learning about and tasting different plants and picking herbs for our tea. We then concocted a face oil, face scrub, and face mask - which I cannot wait to try! Cathy even picked me up and dropped me off from Christchurch! This is a MUST do!
By far, the most unique Airbnb experience I have done. This was beyond my expectations and worth every penny. It started with walking around Cathy’s lovely garden, learning about a…
Jenny
March 2019
My session was one on one, so Cathy & I got to know each other & we had a lot of laughs! She even picked me up from my bnb & drove me back again! Despite not having a group workshop it was a nice break away from the boys. We picked herbs from the garden & made the best tea ever! I came away with facial scrub, facial clay mask & a body oil, all concocted by myself. We used all natural products, it’s nice to know I can rustle up a home made gift in no time with ingredients from the pantry. Thank you Cathy, for the laughs & for making everything happen so easily, it was a most enjoyable afternoon.
My session was one on one, so Cathy & I got to know each other & we had a lot of laughs! She even picked me up from my bnb & drove me back again! Despite not having a group worksho…
Denise
March 2019
Do you like herbs, oils or gardening? If so, this is the perfect experience. We walked through Cathy’s garden and tasted and smelled herbs along the way. Then, we made a herbal tea. Next, we made some facial products which I can’t wait to try. We also enjoyed a light snack made from produce from her gardens. There is an opportunity to buy teas or other skincare products but there is no pressure or obligation. I throughly enjoyed my outing. It was a great start to our holiday.
Do you like herbs, oils or gardening? If so, this is the perfect experience. We walked through Cathy’s garden and tasted and smelled herbs along the way. Then, we made a herbal tea…

Things to know

Cancellation policy

Any experience can be canceled and fully refunded within 24 hours of purchase, or at least 7 days before the experience starts.

Guest requirements

Up to 3 guests ages 18 and up can attend.

What to bring

Sun hat