After a quick meet and greet we will start by foraging for flowers and botanicals across our 30 acre farm then move to the distillery to extract the botanicals into essential oils and floral waters. Once we have enough fragrant oils we move to our old world apothecary to make a natural perfume using vintage copper stills and the freshly distilled essential oils. Once your perfume blended and completed you can bottle, lable and wax seal your creation. From perfumery we move to candle making where you will learn about wax, Color and fragrance then make a basic candle before attempting an elaborate multi layered and coloured carved candle. Our last craft of the day will be soap making where we will use the floral waters we distilled earlier in the day to make natural soaps using traditional cold and hot process, methods, ingredients and tools. Throughout the day there will be tea, coffee and refreshments and a wonderful picnic lunch in our Tree House or Shepherds Huts. We have 23 friendly farm animals to meet, a pond with row boat, rope bridges, woodlands, creeks and breathtaking views to enjoy during you Artisan Day.
I am originally from Hawaii, married to a Cornishman. I am a specialist perfume oil distiller and have worked in the candle, soap, cosmetic and perfume industry as a consultant and scented product designer for over 20 years. I live and work on an essential oil distillery farm and Artisan Centre in the heart of Cornwall.
We provide all refreshments, lunch, afternoon tea and 1 G&T from our onsite distillery.
We provide all supplies to make 1 PERFUME , 4 CANDLES and 8 SOAP bars.
We will start at Green Cart Farm Artisan Centre then go out foraging in the fields and small botanical gardens. We will move indoors to in the essential oil Distillery to extract fragrances. We will be in the Apothecary for perfume blending and the Artisan workshops for candlemaking and soap making. Lunch is a highlight in our famous Tree House or Shepherds Hut Tea Rooms with breathtaking views overlooking Helman Tor and the Fowey River.
We are a carbon negative working farm. Make your you are ok with basic off grid facilities, friendly farm animals, abundant wildlife and rustic country charm.
Candle, Soap and Perfumery Taster Day