Back Porch Soap Company was founded in 1998 by Marla Bosworth. She launched one of the first schools of natural skincare in the U.S. Marla leads online training for organic, clean beauty certification and diploma plant-based skincare products as well as shampoo and haircare online classes, candlemaking and cold process soapmaking. In addition to natural cosmetics online training, Marla teaches in New York City; Springfield, Illinois; and Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Marla is well-known in the indie beauty community for sharing her knowledge of natural cosmetic and soap formulation along with her extensive background in entrepreneurship. She teaches experiential workshops that engage and empower students with knowledge in natural skincare formulation. A shamanic practitioner and energy soul coach, Marla speaks at corporate and private events, wellness gatherings and conferences around the world.