If you prefer water-based products but are unhappy about the cocktail of ingredients packed into many commercial creams and lotions, then this course is for you.


    Using alternatives to petroleum derived emulsifiers and preservatives approved by the Soil Association, you will learn to make your own creams and lotions from organic cold pressed plant oils and butters.


    To make a cream or lotion it is necessary to hold together two dissimilar ingredients – oil and water. An emulsifier is the ‘magic’ element to making your first cream or lotion and during this course you will master the 3 stages of emulsification.

  • MAKE

    After mastering the stages of emulsification, you will make your first cream or lotion. You will have the opportunity to formulate a hand cream, body lotion and even a nourishing hair conditioner.


    All products made during your time at BALMOLOGY® are beautifully packaged for you to take home and enjoy. You'll receive a course pack containing recipes and information to re-create your products at home.



    Our courses are usually run on a one-to-one basis so it can be tailored to your own specific requirements. Whether you have a specific skin concern, are a mum-to-be or would simply like 'personalised' beauty products; we aim to give you the knowledge and skills to take control of your skincare. 


    Simply select your preferred date and when purchased we will contact you to discuss how best to personalise your day. However should you wish to share this course with a friend, organise a small group or would like to enquire about alternative dates, please contact us to discuss your requirements.


    Half day course, 10am – 1pm. All course materials and refreshments included.


    BALMOLOGY® is located in a village just outside Ross-on-Wye. Should you need accomodation we can make suggestions for local B&B's or Hotels. Ross-on-Wye is an ideal base for exploring the Forest of Dean, Brecon Beacons, Black Mountains and the Malvern Hills.