Spend an inspiring day in the relaxed environment of Red Bee’s Honey House Barn with Marina Marchese and local beekeeper & designer Melissa Gryspeerdt, at Red Bee’s Natural Beauty Workshop learning how to create your own plant-based skin care products.
About the Workshop: Marina and Melissa will demonstrate and guide you through the recipes and techniques to create lip balms, salves, body oils, body scrubs and linen sprays using all-natural ingredients (many found in your own kitchen cupboard) including pure honey, vegetable-based oils and butters, beeswax and essential oils – skin care products good enough to eat! We will also provide decorative papers, stamps, twine, gift tags etc for you to customize your goodies. Each attendee will work on their own with guidance to make products that you will take home. You will leave this workshop with new knowledge, skills and recipes plus a basket full of gorgeously scented handmade goodness that you will have created, bottled & decorated for yourself or as holiday gifts. A delicious seasonal lunch will be provided for guests along with beverages and healthy snacks throughout the day. No experience is necessary – just come along for a fun, creative day out before the holiday season is upon us!
9:30 – 10:00 am Welcome, sign in
and short garden walk, refreshments
10:00 - 11:30 am Introduction to ingredients and recipes, demonstrations; Bath salts • Body oils • Body scrubs • Linen-sprays
11:30-12:30 pm Independent workshop
12:30 - 1:15pm Light seasonal communal lunch
1:15 - 3:30 pm Demonstration & independent workshop; Lip balms • Foot rubs • Healing balms
3:30 - 4:00 pm Decorate and label, wrap up and depart
Space is limited so early booking is recommended
Lessons & Demonstrations; Recipes & Ingredients; Containers & Decorative Bits' Tea & Cake; Light Seasonal Lunch; Organic coffee, herbal tea and healthy snacks provided throughout the workshop
Marina Marchese is the designer and beekeeper behind the iconic brand Red Bee Honey, and the author of Honeybee: Lessons from An Accidental Beekeeper and the co-author with of The Honey Connoisseur: Selecting, Tasting, and Pairing Honey. She began this journey with one beehive thinking this would be a simple weekend hobby. Seventeen years later a simple hobby grew into a full-time business of designing and creating products for culinary, home, bath and work.
Melissa Gryspeerdt is a local beekeeper, designer & avid organic gardener, specializing in vegetables and herbs. She is a qualified Master Gardener, has a Bachelor of Landscape Architecture & completed a Floral Design Course in Monaco. She has traveled extensively working in private gardens from Sydney to London & now calls Westport home with her family, bees and chickens.