Herbal Skincare: Body Butters, Balms and Salves - Jan. 29


Come deepen your knowledge of healing plants used in powerful skincare products. Learn how to infuse herbs and wildcrafted plants to incorporate into skincare products. You'll receive a valuable class handout, recipes that are made in class, and sage advice from indie beauty cosmetic formulator, Marla Bosworth. Students will learn to customize their own herbal skincare products: body butters, balms/lip balms and salves. 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 some of the most high-margin, popular and loved products by our customers!

This class is taught by Marla Bosworth of Back Porch Soap Company. She will share from her 20 years of 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 that Marla will bring from the Grand Tetons of Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Students will learn how to ethically and sustainably harvest wildcrafted botanicals and where to purchase.

These healing body treatments are wonderful products for personal use, gifts or to sell. You'll take home a full-size of all three 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 herbs such as nutrient-packed nettle.

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 Whipped Body Butter
Organic Body Balm
Organic Healing Salve
Organic Lip Balm

This class is open to beginner through advanced. Students will receive a class handout that includes instructions, formulas and a valuable list of my favorite places to buy supplies and equipment.

Date: Tuesday, January 29

6 - 9 p.m.

Course: $168 early-bird pricing through January 18, then regular rate of $188 will apply.

Class Location:
Little Shop of Crafts
711 Amsterdam Ave. at 94th Street, New York City

Please note that due to rental space contracts and travel logistics, we cannot offer any refunds or credits if you need to cancel your attendance. If you would like to send someone else in attendance, please give us 24-hour advance notice.

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