Saturday, 16 November 2013

Beauty Kitchen Workshop

A few Saturday's ago, on a wet and miserable afternoon, I headed along to Beauty Kitchen for the Beauty Kitchen Experience to make my own body scrub.  Beauty Kitchen, a Glasgow based company found in the Saltmarket area, hand make beauty products using only natural ingredients and ethical packaging. They also offer workshops where you can create your own product while learning about the ingredients that go into your product. The workshop lasted 2 hours and includes a hand treatment and refreshments.

I went along to the workshop with 3 lovely bloggers, Naomi, Kayleigh  and Lynne who I met at FABB Glasgow. We all made completely different scrubs which was interesting as I thought some of the ingredients we choose said something about each of our personality's.

Before we made our scrubs the aroma therapist talked us through the ingredients explaining the benefits of each one.

First up we choose our essential oil:

Spoil Me - Indulging and soothing

Refresh Me -  Cooling and tingling

Love Me - Uplifting

Chill Me - Relaxing and calming

Inspire Me - Vitalising and rejuvenating

Wake Me - Energising and uplifting

Arose Me - Sparkling and provocative

Next was our scrub base:

Brown Sugar - Best for sensitive skin and eczema suffers as it's gentler on the skin, also great healer for cuts and grazes.

Sea Salt - Best for acne suffers as its antibacterial, also rich in minerals and nutrients.

Epson Salt -  Great for detoxing and improving circulation, also packed full of nutrients.

Himalayan Salt -  Best for dry skin and considered the most pure salt in the world, containing 84 minerals including calcium, iron, potassium, and magnesium.

Final ingredient was the herbs:

Rose Petals - Skin softener

Sage - Antibacterial

Marigolds - Cleanser

Heather buds - Soothes & relieves aches and pains

Seaweed - De-stressor

Sting and Nettle - Comforting and calming

Cranberry - Rich in anti-oxidants

Rosemary - Skin healer

Bitter Orange - Enhances breaks down of cellulite

To make my scrub I choose:

Arouse me essential oil, Himalayan salts and rose petals.

The Ingredients
Hard at Work
The Finished Product

To get the best out of a body scrub make sure you start from your feet, moving up towards your heart in circulation motions. This will help improve circulation, reduce the appearance of cellulite as well as smoothing skin.

*The Beauty Kitchen Experience 2 hour experience costs £40 but this was gifted to me in my goody bag at FABB Glasgow.


  1. Ooh this looks like a lot of fun! :)

    Kimberley x

    1. It was a good afternoon. You should check it out if you live near Glasgow x