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Herbal Organic Skincare: Body Butters, Scrubs and Balms

at Back Porch Soap Company - Upper West Side

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Upper West Side, Manhattan
711 Amsterdam Ave
At W 94th St
New York, New York 10025
Early Bird price until July 15, $188 thereafer.
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Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 16 and older
Average Class Size: 12
Teacher: Marla Bosworth

What you'll learn in this skin care class:

In this fun, hands-on class students will learn how to infuse herbs, work with wildcrafted plants and leave knowing how to make their own skincare products. Receive a valuable class handout, recipes that we make in class, and sage advice from indie beauty cosmetic formulator, Marla Bosworth. Come deepen your knowledge of how to incorporate healing plants into best-selling, easy-to-make skincare products. 

Students will learn to customize their own herbal skincare products: body butters, balms/lip balms and body scrubs. We will be using natural ingredients including botanicals, organic butters, plant oils and essential oils.  

Want to get started selling bath and body products or looking for new products to add to an existing line? These are among our best-selling and best-loved products by our own customers!  If you're looking for products that are easy to make and produce, require little shelf space, these are the ones! You can easily start selling within a few months and Marla will guide you on the business steps to get there if that's something you feel called to explore.

Marla will share from her 21 years of experience of creating 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 that Marla will bring for products that we will be making from scratch. Students will learn how to ethically and sustainably harvest wildcrafted botanicals and purchase.

These healing body treatments are wonderful products for personal use, gifts or to sell. You'll take samples of all products made in class and recipes to easily make more at home. 

This is also a great class for massage therapists, spa owners, bath and body company owners, and anyone who wants to make incredibly good-for-your-body products. No prior experience necessary.

We will cover the essentials of formulating the products made in class as well as the healing properties of plant oils, herbs and other botanicals. As a class we'll make a batch of luscious body butters - whipped up nice and light! Body butters are wonderful for massages and for dry skin. They are made differently than creams and lotions and do not contain water, instead only skin-loving butters and nutrient-rich plant oils. You'll love the price markup on these products if you make natural skincare to sell. If you don't have a business, you'll love the money saving benefit of making your own bodycare products.

We will discuss the best packaging options for each product we make this evening as well as how to properly label your indie beauty products.

Next, we'll make a batch of body balms and lip balms as we work with healing, infused, nutrient-packed herbs.

This is a hands-on class. If you have an existing bath and body business, you'll love how these products boast great markups. You can cross-sell these with the rest of your line to your customers.

We'll be making distinctively different formulations, and students will take home the following:

Organic Herbal Whipped Body Butter
Organic Herbal Body Balm/Organic Lip Balm
Organic Herbal Body Scrub

This class is open to beginner through all levels. Students will receive a class handout that includes instructions, formulas and a valuable list of Marla's favorite places to buy supplies and equipment.

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Refund Policy
A student may cancel within 24 hours of registering for a full 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 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
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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.
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Reviews of Classes at Back Porch Soap Company (97)

(97 Reviews)
Herbal Organic Skincare: Body Butters, Scrubs and Balms
Reviewed by Anonymous on 7/30/2019
Very knowledgeable. Teacher is experienced and has a lot of info to share. Class was a lil disorganized and I wish I did more hands on things that involved working with my hands instead of watching. Other than that, I loved the products I created and use them at home.
Herbal Organic Skincare: Body Butters, Scrubs and Balms
Reviewed by Anonymous on 7/24/2019
This class was fun and very informative and I look forward to experimenting and creating gifts for friends and family with what I learned.
Herbal Organic Skincare: Body Butters, Scrubs and Balms
Reviewed by Lauren D. on 5/23/2017
Loved it. Very informative, very clear about the process for every product we made. Went home with 4 products. Very recommendable
Herbal Organic Skincare: Body Butters, Scrubs and Balms
Reviewed by Juliana M. on 7/23/2019
Herbal Organic Skincare: Body Butters, Scrubs and Balms
Reviewed by Kayisha B. on 11/26/2018

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Back Porch Soap Company

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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