This Natural Perfumery Workshop with Sonia Washburn will teach you how to create your own signature perfume blends with essential oils, resins, and absolutes.
You will have the opportunity to sample and use up to 30 essential oils or create your own formula or work from already tested recipes.
By using the right combination of single oils or blends, you can gain benefits from aromatherapy without the toxic effects of synthetic fragrances.
At the end of the workshop, you will take home 2 naturally perfumed products.
By the end of this Natural Perfumery Workshop, you will have:
- basic knowledge of perfume structure
- learned the correct smelling technique
- knowledge about natural ingredients
- produced 2 products from scratch
- started to develop your olfactory memory
Workshop is suitable for - Total beginners, aromatherapists, enthusiasts and budding perfumistas. This course is for anyone with an interest in natural fragrances.
This is an adult open age class but is suitable for age 12 plus and no previous experience is necessary however children under the age of 14 must be accompanied by a participating adult.
All materials and light refreshments will be provided.
STUDIO ADDRESS: Studio 4102 N.O 4 Daydream St Warriewood, NSW 2102.
TERMS & CONDITIONS:
Your space in a class is reserved only once full payment has been received.
Our workshop tickets are non refundable, but if you are aware you will be unable to attend, you may pass your ticket to someone else you wish to come in your place.
In the event you forget to come or you are unable to attend a workshop, the ticket is non transferable after the event.
Please see our full Terms and Conditions here.
Whilst arriving, attending and leaving the workshops, it is your responsibility to ensure that you maintain and adhere to all safety precautions and requirements during the workshop. Little Lane workshops and the attending creatives hold no personal liability or responsibility for any damage, loss or theft incurred to personal property, or any physical injuries obtained during the workshop. By attending a workshop, you agree in holding full responsibility and liability for any damages, injuries to parties involved and physical and/or personal property that may occur during the workshop.
By attending a class, you agree that you will not reproduce, replicate or redistribute any element of the class or materials provided or content from our website or social platforms in part or full for personal or commercial use.
ABOUT YOUR TEACHER
Sonia Washburn - I began studying aromatherapy in 1997 after I walked into a store and was amazed that Cedarwood and Sandalwood had the ability to alter my state of mind. I was grieving over the loss of a loved one and these two oils gave me comfort.
Some years later I studied herbal medicine and with that grew my respect for plants and their ability to heal. When I became pregnant I was concerned about the chemicals used in perfume and cosmetics (and pretty much everything that touches the skin) that had detrimental effects on my body and my babies. Making my own products made sense.
I had been making herbal based and aromatherapy skincare for my patients so the progression was natural. The effect of scent, particularly, has intrigued me. It's ability to alter the psyche and transport the wearer makes it special. I create natural perfumes that are structured and elegant, without the detrimental side effects (headache, eye irritation, sinus irritation + long term effects of synthetic perfumery additives).
My first natural unisex perfume Cedar Sandalwood & Bourbon Vanilla won Best in Beauty 2019. I love perfume. I always have, so here I find myself!