Why Choose Plush Folly?

Why Choose Plush Folly?

Who are Plush Folly?


We offer the best training courses (our students words, not ours but we agree with them!)


We care about our students, their learning and future success. We form strong on-going relationships with

our student community as well as with our cosmetic chemists and suppliers. We're always available to offer

support, advice and information to our students.



Plush Folly has trained over 7000 students during the last few years and many of them return time and

time again. Our workshop students have travelled from as far away as Canada and Saudi Arabia and our

home study students have been supported in Australia, New Zealand, Outer Mongolia and Japan. We have a

proven success rate with many of our students achieving their dreams and now running their own

successful handmade cosmetics businesses.



When you choose to study with Plush Folly you will follow accredited courses either by attending a

workshop or following a home study course. We offer an informal, friendly training environment whether you

come to our training facility or choose to study online.



Sally Hornsey devises the recipes and training courses and runs the workshops together with a team of

selected tutors. Sally is a published author with three very successful books available now, Make Your

Own Perfume,  Make Your Own Skincare and Make Your Own Liquid & Bar Soap. Sally has als self-published two books.



Most of us who work at Plush Folly make and wear our own products and we're constantly

experimenting with new recipes. We scour the media for all the latest trends and

develop our courses and recipes accordingly. We're always on the lookout for the next big thing in cosmetics

and strive to develop corresponding recipes and training.



Plush Folly is a hybrid of a successful handmade cosmetics business and excellent training ability

with accredited training courses now forming the main focus of our business.



Plush Folly has been commissioned to make perfume for Kirstie Allsopp, Channel 4, made

scents for Kevin Keegan, the England rugby team, appeared on Channel 5 and won the

Theo Paphitis' #SBS award.



Our training facility in Hampton, South West London is easy to get to by train from London Waterloo or if

you prefer to drive, we have onstreet parking and we're also fairly close to Heathrow airport. Life in Hampton is

very tranquil but we have access to a local Sainsburys and Waitrose.



We offer our returning students a loyalty discount structure,  receive 10% off second and subsequent

courses and an additional 15% if you book two workshop places and attend with a friend.  If you are looking to

combine these two offers please contact us. 



Plush Folly students are eligible to join our Facebook student community, a private and

closed group where students can advise one another about all aspects of their cosmetics studies and




We hope that we've answered all your questions but if you have any further queries please do not hesitate to contact us either by email info@plushfolly.com or telephone 020 8979 5478.


Comments from Plush Folly students about why they chose to study with us

Quirky but personal, really knowledgeable and great online courses

I came across Plush Folly after researching as to whether it would be possible to make my own perfumes for resale in Africa. After navigating the user friendly website, my mind was made up. I bought my first home study course in Skincare and have not looked back since

The courses represent incredible value for money in terms of learning materials and the support that is available during and after the courses from the PF Team. You can rest assured that what you are learning is relevant and delivered in such a way that is easily accessible to all!

A simple but effective way of teaching, small classes, friendly staff and great after care - that's why we all keep coming back

Plush Folly provided me an excellent way to study a comprehensive course from home yet with great backup at fantastic value for money

Excellent home study courses, easy to work through, well thought out and lots of information making studying thorough and most enjoyable. Love the prompt reply to any help needed and shop on website very good. Small kits also very good to try something out

I came across you in a cosmetics journal I found at the British Library when doing my market research. Thank god I found PF: professional, informal and well facilitated skincare course, a lovely, supportive team

Lovely friendly atmosphere where people are really helpful and not 'guarded', a wealth of information!

Found the website completely by accident by when I looked further it was completely what I wanted, the best intensive course offered online, more subjects in one place, all the course materials provided and best value for money. Not at all guarded with information to help and support us all the way...thanks team PF!

Plush Folly had everything we needed, we didn't have to look any further

I just loved the website at first when I was looking for a course. The distance learning courses seemed reasonably priced and very good value for money compared to other online courses. As soon as I got my order I knew I chose the right company: Plush Folly is competent, friendly, helpful and has a good sense of humour