Neal's Yard Remedies (Glasgow)
Reviewed by Lorna Templeton
Neal’s Yard Remedies are well known for their high quality organic natural health and beauty products, so I was delighted to be invited along to a Create Workshop in their Glasgow branch to get an insight into their products and to have a go at making my own.
The group was led by a very knowledgeable and enthusiastic lady who started by giving up some information on essential oils and their many uses. She then showed us how to combine these oils with simple base ingredients to make a shower gel, a body cream and a lip balm. We were let loose with our own ingredients and recipes to create our own versions of their well-known products, taking home our creations at the end of the evening. She also showed us how to make a delicious rose syrup using rose petals, and we ended the evening with a glass of this rose syrup and cava, which was delicious and certainly something I will be trying at home.
All of the products and ingredients we used were available to buy in the shop but there was no pressure or even suggestion that we were expected to do so. The ladies could not have been more friendly or helpful and I thought the workshop represented fantastic value for the £10 they charge.
There is another Create Workshop in the Glasgow branch on Thursday 5 September and I would highly recommend it to anyone in the area.
For more details of the workshop visit www.nealsyardremedies.com/glasgow-store