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Masterclass: Body Butters, Lotion Bars and Scrubs

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
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Class Level: All levels
Age Requirements: 18 and older
Average Class Size: 10
Teacher: Marla Bosworth

Flexible Reschedule Policy: This provider has flexible, free rescheduling for any-in person workshop. Please see the cancellation policy for more details

What you'll learn in this skin care class:

This is a brand 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.

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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.

No refunds if you sign up within 24 hours of the class.


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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?
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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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Hi Empresstrini, you have to pay in full before we can process your enrollment here in Coursehorse.

Reviews of Classes at Back Porch Soap Company (114)

(114 Reviews)
Masterclass: Body Butters, Lotion Bars and Scrubs
Reviewed by Haley B. on 2/5/2020
Marla is an incredibly knowledgeable teacher and also a very lovely person! I walked into this class not knowing what to expect but left with so much knowledge about ingredients, measurements, packaging, pricing and more. And it was fun. Highly recommend!
Masterclass: Body Butters, Lotion Bars and Scrubs
Reviewed by Anonymous on 1/30/2020
Loved this class. I've learned so much as Marla is so knowledgable and passionate about nature and skincare products. Highly recommended.
Masterclass: Body Butters, Lotion Bars and Scrubs
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.
Masterclass: Body Butters, Lotion Bars and Scrubs
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.
Masterclass: Body Butters, Lotion Bars and Scrubs
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

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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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