Holiday Natural Beauty Workshop at Red Bee Apiary
Make your own gifts for the holidays!
Soap Making or Skin Care Workshops
If you’re a purist when it comes to the products you use on your skin or are sensitive to artificial ingredients, you will love this DIY workshop. Spend an inspiring afternoon with author and founder of Red Bee Honey, Marina Marchese and her team creating your own natural honey-based skin care and homekeeping products or soap making using ingredients found in every kitchen apothecary. This workshop is for anyone who wants to learn basic techniques and recipes then enjoys working independently to create on their own. We supply everything you need beginning with recipes, ingredients and containers. No experience is necessary, just curiosity, a creative spirit and a love of home made goodness.
You will be treated to a light vegetarian lunch using estate grown vegetables, herbs, eggs, honey and the best local ingredients. Coffee, herbal tea and healthy snacks are included during your visit. If you have special dietary request, please let us know we will do our best to accommodate you. Workshop fee is $250.00, which covers all supplies to make all the products that you make and then decorate. Plus copies of all the recipes.
Here are some of the products that you will Make, Decorate and Bring home
Ingredients we will be using include: pure honey, vegetable based oils and butters, beeswax, glycerin and essential oils.
25 Skin Care Products:
• bath salts
• body oils
• body scrubs
• lip balms
• foot rubs
• body lotions
• laundry detergent
• healing balms
• glycerin soap
**Choices of products might be flexible
• One pound slab of soap for each person
Pick from 2 Workshop Dates: Cold Process Soap Making or Skin Care and Home Keeping
Why Natural Skin Care…
What you put on your body is as important as what you put in your body! Each and every day millions of Americans are unknowingly exposing themselves to dangerous, toxic chemicals – many are found in your everyday skin care products at home! The use of natural products is becoming more important for those of us who value our health.
10:00 am till 3:00 pm
- 10:00 am – 10:30 pm
Welcome social, sign in and short garden walk
- 10:30 am – 1:30 pm
Introduction to ingredients and recipes, demo
- 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm
Prepared light vegetarian garden lunch
with group at Red Bee cottage
- 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm
Create on your own
Make skin care products for friends and family
Demo and DYI independent workshop
- 2:30 pm – 3:00 pm
Decorate and label, wrap up and Depart
No refunds-class size is limited!
In the event of weather or schedule
conflicts we will kindly ask you to attend
another one of our event of your choice.
Guest must be 18 years or older
Please wear casual clothing that you
do not mind working in this is a hands-on class.
Please contact us ASAP so we may reschedule you.
If you are extra-sensitive to natural product ingredients
or have any food allergies, please let us
know before reserving your spot.
Lovely Weston is located in Fairfield County Connecticut. There are many shops and restaurants as well as farms and hiking trails nearby. Red Bee Apiary is less than 10 miles from the beaches along the Long Island sound. If you are traveling from out of town here are a few resources to make your trip easier. Let us know if you will be in the area for an extended period of time, we can suggest local visits of interest for you.
Directions will be emailed to you:
By Train From New York City
From Grand Central Station take the MetroNorth’s New Haven line railroad to Westport, CT train station
MetroNorth train schedule
You may hire a taxi or rent a car at Avis Car Rental near the Westport, CT train station
Take Connecticut Merit Parkway/Route 15 from North or South Exit 42/Westport/Weston exit
By Air – Airports
• Bradley Airport in Hartford, CT
• LaGuardia or JFK both in NY
• Westchester Airport in White Plains, NY
There are many charming places to stay within driving distance of Red Bee Apiary.
Red Bee’s favorite Chez Fiona Private Home with 3 guest suites.
8 Lori Lane Norwalk, CT 06851