Things are a bit different this year, aren't they?
The global pandemic has changed everything in our lives and this holiday season will be a hard one for many of us who are struggling with losses.
Job losses, income cuts, isolation, depression, illness.
These are all the things I experienced in 2006 when I became disabled overnight and was no longer able to enjoy the life I led before.
And now, the whole world is going through it.
What got me past those tough times was finding small ways to experience joy. So, when the holidays came around, I focused my energy on crafting beautiful things for the the people I loved.
Spending my time with plant-based ingredients, herbs, and essential oils to make thoughtful gifts for my friends and family helped me to feel connected and centered in a time that I needed it most.
And this holiday season I would like to share that with you.
Imagine the relaxing fragrance of essential oils keeping you calm and happy while you use your hands to easily make artisan-inspired gifts using natural plant-based ingredients.
I assure you it will be more beneficial than online shopping.
Because you took the time to take care of yourself and get creative this holiday season, you're also giving your friends and family the gift of you.
Your creativity. Your time. And your well being.
They will appreciate gifts that came from your heart, were made with your hands, and fed your soul.
If you don't know where to start and you think making tub teas, bath bombs, and lotion bars is difficult, this course will be your best friend!
The recipes in this course are so easy to make that if you can make a salad or warm up leftovers then you can do this!
You'll be guided step-by-step through making each type of project and the all-natural, plant-based ingredients used.
And learning about the herbal properties and health benefits will help you customize the projects to suit your tastes while feeling pretty darn good about what you are making and giving.
If you are more experienced at crafting, you will quickly be able to take the techniques and ideas for incorporating botanical elements and make them your own.
And each and every project comes with gift wrapping instructions to make them truly stand out from all the typical gifts that you see during the season.
Stephanie has written several books including Garden Alchemy: 80 Recipes and Concoctions for Organic Fertilizers, Plant Elixirs, Potting Mixes, Pest Deterrents, and More (Cool Springs Press, 2020), Home Apothecary (Leisure Arts, 2018), The Natural Beauty Recipe Book (Rose Garden Press, 2016), and Garden Made: A Year of Seasonal Projects to Beautify Your Garden and Your Life (Roost Books, 2015), which was a Gold Medal Winner from the 2016 Independent Publishers Book Awards (the “IPPYs”).
Stephanie is a member of Garden Communicators International, the Permaculture Institute of North America, the International Herb Association, and volunteers to develop children’s gardens as a Vancouver Master Gardener. She shares stories, recipes, and projects on her inspiring website, GardenTherapy.ca.
Founder of Garden Therapy®
“The projects look just like what you see in the photos! Stephanie is a natural at making step-by-step and DIY instructions so accessible. It's one of the reasons I have followed her on Garden Therapy for years. Stephanie's ideas are so creative and innovative but even more impressive, she is so good at laying out how anybody can do the projects themselves at home with ease. You don't have to have a green thumb and you certainly don't have to be skilled at crafts either. Beautiful results come easily if you just follow your instructions.”
“I've been a fan of the Stephanie and her Garden Therapy blog for a while. The projects on the blog and in her books are beautiful and easy to follow. That same quality of projects are featured in her online videos. If you are looking for a fun way to learn the benefits of crafting with plants and natural elements, this course is for you!”
- Welcome to the Workshop
- It's a Make-a-Long!
- How to Use This Course
- Make & Give Home Apothecary eBook
- Supply List for Make-a-Long Videos
- Equipment Overview
- Class Overview
- What are Bath Salts?
- Ingredients and Skin Benefits
- Make-a-Long Project: Tub Tea
- Gift Wrap Ideas for Bath Salts
- Bonus Project: Spa in a Jar
- Class Overview
- What are Bath Bombs?
- Ingredients and Skin Benefits
- Choosing Bath Bomb Molds
- Make-a-Long Project: Floral Bath Bombs
- Gift Wrap Ideas for Bath Bombs
- You're the Bomb Printable
- Bonus Project: Rose Tub Fizzers
- Class Overview
- What are Lotion Bars?
- Ingredients and Materials
- Make-a-Long Project: Calendula Lotion Bar
- Gift Wrap Ideas for Lotion Bars
- Calendula Lotion Bar Label
- Bonus Project: Vanilla Winter Lotion Bar
- Printable Project Label Instructions
- Printable Project Labels
- Printable Holiday Labels and Gift Tags
It comes packed with 12 step-by-step techniques that are made with accessible all-natural ingredients. Each of the techniques can be customized to make hundreds of personalized creations. The projects also comes with adorable ideas for packaging using leaves, garden twine, clay, flower petals and more. You won't miss the glitter one bit!
“I just got the Home Apothecary book in my mailbox and I AM LOVING the full color photos. Stephanie Rose hit it outta the park with this one because this book is super smart --- it shows you exactly how to make bath bombs, salts, scrubs, foot soaks, massage bars, perfume, and lip balm with illustrative photos that I adore. This is a good gift book for the holidays and also a great guide for you to make all these gifts for birthday and holiday gift-giving. Super easy steps, great photos, and detailed botanical ingredient recipes makes this book a beautiful and easy-to-use guide.”
“I have a bath and body shop and I do a lot of crafts and sometimes an Artiste' just needs a rejuvenation of ideals to pep up our creativity. I am loving looking at all the great ideas. I will make some of these beautiful creations to sell and enjoy. I follow Stephanie's blog and she is a warm, loving, creative person and I admire her knowledge and information each time I get one of her blogs.”
If you're like me you're a maker who loves using natural elements to craft with. You use natural ingredients because they're better for you, better for the earth, and create less waste.
Hand crafting your own botanical beauty gifts from all-natural plant-based ingredients is not only a wonderful way to spend your time but it's a heartfelt gift to share with your friends and family.
And if some of the ingredients come from a garden that you've tended or from plants that you've harvested the gift truly comes from your labor of love.
If you think that all natural health and beauty products are boring and think again!
Nature provides us with so much inspiration and beauty. Using flower petals and herbs, essential oils, beeswax and cocoa butter, you can make gorgeous products that are so natural you can eat them but so beautiful that they look like works of art.
There are in-depth lessons on the ingredients and skin benefits, video demontrations of three of the techniques, equipment and supply tips, and more gift wrap ideas than you can imagine!
Plus there are three bonus projects not included in the book: Spa-in-a-Jar, Rose Tub Fizzers, and Vanilla Bean Winter Lotion Bars.
AND the workshop includes printable labels for the projects, a fun printable gift wrap idea, and a set of printable gift tags.
Do I need special equipment?
All you need for this workshop is a kitchen scale, double boiler, a baking mold (like a muffin pan or ice cube tray) and kitchen tools like spatulas and bowls. No hard-to-find equipment is needed, you likely have everything you need in your kitchen right now.
Where can I get the ingredients?
All of the ingredients can be found in a natural grocery store or online very easily. The workshop has an extensive resource guide to find all the ingredients as well as a multitude of packaging and wrap options.
Can I sell these in my shop / at a craft show?
Yes, absolutely! The designs for these projects are easy to make quickly and even easier to scale into large batches.
Can I make up my own recipes?
You bet! Once you make-a-long the first project, feel free to add your personal touch by swapping the ingredients. This workshop will give you the confidence to customize the recipes.
How much is the workshop?
The ENTIRE workshop is currently selling for just $55 USD which includes ALL of the projects, videos, tutorials, a copy of the "Make & Give Home Apothecary: Easy Ideas for Making & Packaging Bath Bombs, Salts, Scrubs, & More" e-book, three (3!) bonus projects, printable labels, AND printable gift tags.
What if I'm not happy with the workshop?
No problem! We offer a 15-day money-back guarantee. Just send us a note before you have viewed more than 15% of the workshop and we will refund the course fee. Please note that cover price of the Home Apothecary book can't be refunded.
When does the workshop start and finish?
The Botanical Beauty Holiday Gifts Workshop is running now through mid-December. The workshop is self-paced so you can get crafting right away, or take you time to go through each section. Bring along your ingredients and make them along with the videos and you'll have a stockpile of handmade gifts in no time!
How long do I have access to the workshop?
You have unlimited lifetime access to this workshop on all devices you own.