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Body Butters, Lotion Bars, Scrubs and Lip Balms

at Back Porch Soap Company - Upper West Side

Course Details
$248 6 seats left
Start Date:

Mon, Oct 24, 6:00pm - 8:30pm Eastern Time

Upper West Side, Manhattan
711 Amsterdam Ave
At W 94th St
New York, New York 10025
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Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 10
Teacher: Marla Bosworth

Flexible Reschedule Policy: This provider has flexible, free rescheduling for any-in person workshop. Please see the cancellation policy for more details

What you'll learn in this skin care class:

Come learn how to make four amazing healing skincare products. They are perfect to add to your skincare line/business or to make for yourself. We will be using plants (dried botanicals, nut and seed butters, plant oils, essential oils and culinary ingredients). These are some of the most popular, high-margin and most loved products by our own customers! 

(Newly added bonus - Marla is now including an additional two-hour recorded class as supplemental learning. There's not a requirement to watch the recorded class prior to the hands-on workshop. Students will receive link to the recorded class within 48 hours of registration.)

In this popular class, students will learn how to make bestselling products to add to their indie beauty business or to make and give as gifts to family members and friends. Come experience a connection with powerful, healing plants and learn how you can deepen your connection with them too. Marla Bosworth, who has been creating skincare products for 24 years, says this class is a much-needed, gentle pause in our busy lives that allows us to gather and create intentional, meaningful and conscious wellness products.

Marla will share her own personal story of how her journey of working with plants began in childhood, as it does for many of us. Working with organic plant materials from the earth - albeit rich organic plant carrier oils/butters or wildcrafted or organic dried botanicals - and infusing them into healing skincare products for ourselves and others can be a "return to wholeness" that is much needed in the busyness of the outer world these days. Plants bring their healing energetic wisdom in addition to their physical healing properties to what we make with them.

Students will also learn botanical/herb identifying skills and tools, safe practices, how to to incorporate healing herbs into skincare products, customizing recipes and much more. Students receive a valuable class handout, recipes that are made in class, and sage formulation and business advice from Marla. 

This class is taught by Marla Bosworth of Back Porch Soap Company. She will share her expertise in formulating plant-based skincare products. You'll learn the essentials of formulating products made in class as well as the healing properties of plant carrier oils, herbs and wildcrafted botanicals. Students will learn how to ethically and sustainably harvest wildcrafted botanicals and where to purchase.

This is intended for aromatherapists, massage therapists, spa owners, handmade soap and indie beauty entrepreneurs and for anyone who wants to make incredibly good-for-your-body products. No prior experience is necessary. Students will learn best packaging options for each product we make as well as how to properly label each product.

We'll be making four herbal products. Each product is made without water or preservatives. We will discuss optional preservatives for selling products. Students will take home full-size products we make in class from scratch:

  • Organic Whipped Body Butter ($24 retail value)
  • Organic Herb-infused Healing Lotion Bar ($24 retail value)
  • Organic Lip Balm ($8 retail value)
  • Organic Herbal Body Scrub ($20 retail value)

This class is open to beginners through advanced beauty makers. Students will receive a class handout that includes instructions, formulas and a valuable list of Marla's favorite places to buy materials, supplies and equipment.

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Refund Policy

A student may cancel within 24 hours of registering for a full refund. This excludes same-day class signups. (For example, if you sign up on a Tuesday for a class that starts the same day you are not eligible for a refund.) After 24 hours of registration, we do not offer refunds or class transfers due to our event rental space and travel situation. If for some reason our class is cancelled (this has only been due to major snowstorms), we will promptly refund your registration in its entirety.


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Question from Anonymous
Hello, Do you accept foreign students in this course? Thanks a lot
Answer from Jenn C. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Yes, absolutely, foreigners and visitors are welcome! (We're unable, however, to assist with Visa requirements for those who currently don't hold one).
Question from toni R.
Hello. Do we need to be vaccinated to join?
Answer from Marla B. Verified Educator
Hi Toni, no you do not need to be vaccinated to join.
Question from Archana
Can I take this class online and not visit the classroom?
Answer from Marla B. Verified Educator
Yes, you can take our online courses! Please contact Back Porch Soap directly.
Question from Joha Jany H.
Hi, is the only one day? Are there packages where I can get more than one class?
Answer from Marla B. Verified Educator
Hi Joha, This is a one-day workshop. However, I have a variety of candle, shampoo and skincare classes I'm teaching the same week. Most students choose several classes according to their interests. Hope you can join me! ~Marla Bosworth, Instructor
Question from Abigail J.
Do I still have time to pay today and attend this class tonight?
Answer from Georgia C. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
Hi Aigail, unfortunately, the class is already closed and full. We do not have the new schedule yet but if you'd like, you may save this class on your wishlist so you'll be automatically notified when we add new dates.
Question from EmpressTrini
Is it a one day class right? And can I pay cash on the day of if I do come? I am traveling on the 25th back to the Caribbean so I really want to see if I can make it.
Answer from Georgia C. CourseHorse StaffCourseHorse Staff
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Reviews of Classes at Back Porch Soap Company (136)

(136 Reviews)
Body Butters, Lotion Bars, Scrubs and Lip Balms
Reviewed by shani J. on 9/21/2022
I really enjoyed this class. Marla was amazing, informative, engaging and passionate about the class. I learned so much and am so encouraged about my entrepreneurial journey.. I’m going to take another class with her.
Body Butters, Lotion Bars, Scrubs and Lip Balms
Reviewed by Stephanie C. on 9/20/2022
The class was awesome! I will definitely take more classes.
Body Butters, Lotion Bars, Scrubs and Lip Balms
Reviewed by Jessenia C. on 5/25/2022
The class was jam‐packed with information. It was accessible for total beginners and detailed enough for people who want to understand the science behind this art for their business. Marla gave wonderful advice on making recipes. She answered every question in simple terms. We received a handout for notes. Everyone left with 4 products to take home. I would recommend this class or the diploma to anyone who is serious about jumpstarting their business and wants to connect to a true industry professional.
Body Butters, Lotion Bars, Scrubs and Lip Balms
Reviewed by dahlia r. on 1/26/2022
I loved it
Body Butters, Lotion Bars, Scrubs and Lip Balms
Reviewed by Haley B. on 2/5/2020
Marla is an incredibly knowledgeable teacher and also a very lovely person! I walked into this class not knowing what to expect but left with so much knowledge about ingredients, measurements, packaging, pricing and more. And it was fun. Highly recommend!
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Back Porch Soap Company was founded in 1998 by Marla Bosworth. Ms. Bosworth leads workshops to educate and empower students to make their own natural skincare products, essential oil blends, natural wax candles and other products for personal enjoyment or to sell. She is passionate about sharing her...

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