Barking Mad – Bark beauty & Bathing

Design and make your own vegan soap and other vegan beauty products. Create your own range of unique handcrafted bath and beauty products using stripped willow bark, white willow bark and white willow alongside other naturally derived ingredients.

Course attendees will begin the day by learning how to strip/prepare the willow. Then, its measuring and blending to form items such as soaps, shampoo soaps, bath bars, fizzies, deodorants, balms, slats and salves. There will also be an opportunity to make a small, simple basket to store your beauty products in.

Leave with sustainable, ethically sourced, low carbon footprint, cruelty free, vegan beauty products to use yourself or give as a very special gift. You will also have the knowledge/recipes to create and develop more products at home.

Please note all products will contain Salacin and should not be used by those allergic to aspirin.

Skill Level : Beginner

Tutor: Rachel Poole

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This one day course you will learn how to make vegan soap and other vegan beauty products. The £100 price includes all the materials and specialist tools required plus expert tuition. Refreshments are available throughout the day and a lovely lunch is also provided. (Please let us know of any special dietary requirements.)

At the end of the course, attendees will leave with something beautiful, environmentally-friendly and above all, very personal.

As well as taking home your own vegan soap and beauty products, there will also be an opportunity to see how willow is grown and processed on our Somerset farm. Visitors are welcome to walk through our withy fields and enjoy the amazing variety of wildlife that the Somerset Levels has to offer.

At the end of the course there will be an opportunity to purchase willow, specialist tools and weaving books.

Additional information


09:30am – Please arrive at 9:00am to sign in and grab a drink, also great opportunity to meet everyone before the course begins.



Barking 2020

02/05/2020 – 9:30am


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