Homemade Cosmetics Course: Bee Garden Cosmetics

  • Friday 5 November 2021
  • 10am to 1:30pm
How to book

Homemade Cosmetics Course: Bee Garden Cosmetics

Join our Ecosystems Trainer and Beekeeper, Lynda, and learn how to create your own products to take home – such as lip balm, soap and body butter (subject to change).

You’ll learn about the products of the hive produced by the honeybees, including beeswax and honey, and their use in beauty products. You’ll be given a demonstration on making honey soap where you can learn the principles of soap making.

The course will run from 10am until 1.30pm and will be held in the Botanic Garden’s Science Centre.

One space on each of our adult courses will be fully subsidised and candidates can apply to the Growing the Future project by referral letter from a GP or registered charity to gtfadmin@gardenofwales.org.uk. Offered on a first-come, first-served basis.


£75 (£67.50 for concessions and Botanic Garden Members). This includes entry to the National Botanic Garden of Wales which you will be free to explore after your course.

Booking is essential.  To book, please visit our Eventbrite page.  To claim the concessionary price, please call 01558 667192.

Your Trainer

Your trainer for the day will be Lynda who has been keeping bees for over 20 years and has worked at the National Botanic Garden of Wales for 13 years. Lynda is responsible for all three apiaries at the Botanic Garden, which all feed into the scientific research undertaken here.

The honey from the Botanic Garden’s hives has been used in DNA barcoding research work to identify honeybee foraging patterns. Jars of the Botanic Garden’s honey, ‘Garden’s Gold’ is available to buy seasonally from our gift shop, Siop Botanica, as well as in a range of cosmetic products.

COVID-19 Safety

We have a duty of care to ensure your safety during this course, with social distancing and hygiene measures in place. You will be required to wear a face covering (unless exempt) while inside the Science Centre. Due to current restrictions, we are unable to offer refreshments so please bring your own, alternatively, you are welcome to use the Botanic Garden’s catering outlets.

Growing the Future

This course is delivered as part of the Growing the Future project at the National Botanic Garden of Wales.

This project has received funding through the Welsh Government Rural Communities – Rural Development Programme 2014-2020, which is funded by the European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development and the Welsh Government.