Essential Vanilla


Essential Vanilla is a 10-hour course spread over two days with expert Aromatherapist, Tanya Moulding.

The course covers beginner basics and tips on using the luxurious and comforting properties of Vanilla creatively, in culinary and cosmetic recipes.  The course will get you started in gaining good basic knowledge of using Vanilla pods and its extracts safely, blending techniques and practical skills.  

The workshop is structured to allow adequate time for group and individual work, questions and answers, as well as written notes to take away, with additional suggestions and recipes to tailor at home.  

We shall explore the following topics and you will learn how to create two Vanilla based-products to take home, each participant will also take home a vanilla pod to practice with!

Understand its labour- intensive cultivation and history of Vanilla

Discuss the many different types of Vanilla pod, explore and sample the variety of products it produces, such as powder, seeds, extract, essential oil

Explore the properties of Vanilla, its aroma profiles, and its many uses in food, drink, skin and beauty care

How to use, source and handle Vanilla and adapt recipes to suit individual needs

Guidance on Safety, dilutions, storage, creating formulas and record keeping


Meet Tanya Moulding

Having donned many varied ‘job hats’ – some more glamorous and fitting than others, I trained with the Tisserand Institute and finally found my groove as an Aromatherapist, combining my love of plants, nature, healing, wellbeing and lifestyle with the unique combination of touch and smell. Since leaving the office behind, I have been working within the field of olfaction for over 15 years, combining my clinical practice as an Aromatherapist with education/training and developing creative, interactive events, exploring ‘smell’ and its many therapeutic and psychological effects.  

I truly love to sniff out unusual odours, create products, investigate the history and uses of plants and their extracts and offer innovative ways to reconnect with our senses and the world around us, using smell as the platform. 


What You Need To Know

No previous experience is required!

Essential Vanilla is a two day workshop starting Saturday 10:00 - 15:00 & Sunday 10:00 - 15:00

All equipment will be provided on the day.

The workshop is held at the Garden, you can find details on how to get here via our Your Visit page.

If you are a resident of the EEA (The European Economic Area) for 3 years or more and over 19 years old, you can attend one workshop a year free of charge. 
We ask that you pay a £10 deposit for your place which will be refunded electronically on the next working day after the workshop. 
We have a limited number of free places, so make sure you book early to avoid disappointment!


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