Masterclass: Herbal Body Butters, Balms + Scrubs - May 18


Update May 2021:
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:

- Smaller class sizes of only 8 students.
- Implementing social distancing.
- Elevated cleaning and sanitizing protocols.
- Requiring students to stay home if they have a fever or are not feeling well.
- Requiring students and clients to wear masks during classes.

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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! 

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 23 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 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. Students will learn how to ethically and sustainably harvest wildcrafted botanicals and where to purchase.

You'll take home a full-size of all four healing body treatment products made in class and recipes to easily follow to make more at home. 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 Body Butter ($24 retail value)
Organic Herb-infused Healing Lotion Bar ($24 retail value)
Organic Herbal Salve ($18 retail)
Organic Herbal Body Scrub ($28 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, May 18

Time: 6 - 8:30 p.m.

Course Investment: $168 early bird extended to May 7. Regular rate of $198 thereafter.

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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