Update July 2020: Responding to COVID-19
Back Porch Soap Company is committed to caring for the health and well-being of our customers and students.
We are taking a number of actions, including:
- Elevated cleaning and sanitizing protocols.
- Implementing social distancing.
- Requiring students to stay home if they have a fever or are not feeling well.
- Requiring students and clients to wear masks during classes and events.
- Providing a Zoom option for any cancelled/postponed classes.
Marla Bosworth, Founder
Back Porch Soap Company
This is a new, exciting, hands-on workshop that incorporates a new technique by Marla Bosworth that she is excited to share. Come learn how to make four amazing products that Heal + Protect. 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! (Photo used for this class is an example of a plant butter, and not actual product made in class.)
In this popular class, students will learn how to make four 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 22 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 from her 22 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 four products made in class and recipes to easily follow to make more at home. This is intended for energyworkers, healers, 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 are made without water or preservatives. We will discuss optional preservatives for selling products. Students will take $84 worth of full-size products we make in class from scratch:
Organic Herb-Infused, Whipped Mango-Shea Butter ($30 retail value)
Organic Herb-infused Healing Lotion Bar ($24 retail value)
Organic Herbal Lip Balm ($8 retail value)
Organic Herbal Body Scrub ($22 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.
Date: Tuesday, August 18
Time: 6 - 8:30 p.m.
Course: $168 early-bird pricing, then regular rate of $188 will apply.
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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