Back Porch Soap Company

Back Porch Soap Company

Professional
Upper West Side, New York, New York
(141 Reviews)

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 knowledge on entrepreneurship, how to work with wildcrafted plants, aromatics and plant-based, organic ingredients. She is well-known in the natural skincare community. She teaches experiential workshops that are engaging as well as providing a comfortable environment for students to ask questions and learn.

Ms. Bosworth is a shamanic practitioner, Reiki Master and soul guidance coach, working with several energetic healing modalities. She speaks at wellness events and conferences throughout the U.S. 

Ms. Bosworth owned and operated two brick-and-mortar stores, managed a nationwide team of sales reps for her beauty brand, exhibited at major trade shows throughout the U.S. and sold to major retailers such as Whole Foods. Recently, Marla was selected as a mentor, coach and judge for the Emerging Beauty Brands category for the NY NOW wholesale trade show for retailers.


Reviews of Back Porch Soap Company

(141 Reviews)
Candle Making Pop Up! Experience

12/14/2022
Lin C.

Attended: Candle Making Pop Up! Experience


it was such an amazing experience. The instructor is awesome friendly and super knowledgeable, and we made 2 candles per person that we really love! Highly recommend to anyone wants to learn how to make their own candle!

Candle Making Class NYC

11/24/2022
Keiko H.

Attended: Candle Making Class NYC


The class was fun and very informative.

Cold Process Soap Making Class

11/17/2022
Peter P.

Attended: Cold Process Soap Making Class


It was a small class which afforded plenty of 1:1 attention. The instructor gave good instructions with lots of supporting information on the process of soap making. The setting was very comfortable.

Cold Process Soap Making Class

10/27/2022
maylina G.

Attended: Cold Process Soap Making Class


The class was excellent.the teacher take time and go through the process of getting us as students to learn the basics of making soaps.it was worth it thumbs up.

Botanical Lotion Bars, Balms & Emulsified Scrubs

9/21/2022
shani J.

Attended: Botanical Lotion Bars, Balms & Emulsified Scrubs


I really enjoyed this class. Marla was amazing, informative, engaging and passionate about the class. I learned so much and am so encouraged about my entrepreneurial journey.. I’m going to take another class with her.

Botanical Lotion Bars, Balms & Emulsified Scrubs

9/20/2022
Stephanie C.

Attended: Botanical Lotion Bars, Balms & Emulsified Scrubs


The class was awesome! I will definitely take more classes.

Candle Making Class NYC

6/25/2022
Suzette J.

Attended: Candle Making Class NYC


Very knowledgeable teacher. After many tries reading candle making books and making candles with crappy results, Marla cut through all the useless info I brought into class and gave straight forward useful techniques, tried and true products…candle wax, wicks, fragrances and candle vessels. I made 2 great candles and left armed with useful info to continue making candles at home. Thank you!!!

Organic Lotion & Body Creams Workshop

5/29/2022
Jessenia C.

Attended: Organic Lotion & Body Creams Workshop


Really detailed. Great for someone trying to get into the business.

Candle Making Class NYC

5/28/2022
Jessenia C.

Attended: Candle Making Class NYC


We got to make 2 amazing candles. 1 is Soy and 1 is Coconut. They smell amazing. This class is perfect for someone wanting to learn the business side of candles.

Cold Process Soap Making Class

5/26/2022
Orlando R.

Attended: Cold Process Soap Making Class


Myself, not a chemist but Marla made it so that I did not feel out of my element. Class was informative, enjoyable and overall fun. Definitely, a hobby I will find therapeutic to immerse myself in. Looking forward to partaking in future classes.

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711 Amsterdam Ave, New York, New York 10025
Back Porch Soap Company
Upper West Side, Manhattan
711 Amsterdam Ave
Btwn W 94th & W 95th Streets
New York, New York 10025

Directions:
Little Shop of Crafts (private studio within the store)

Upcoming Classes at Back Porch Soap Company

Organic Skincare, Soap and Candle Making Diploma Course
Organic Skincare, Soap and Candle Making Diploma Course
Next start date:

Monday Mar 6th, 6pm - 8:30pm Eastern Time

Cold Process Soap Making Class
Cold Process Soap Making Class
Next start date:

Tuesday Mar 7th, 6pm - 8:30pm Eastern Time

Candle Making Class NYC
Candle Making Class NYC
Next start date:

Thursday Mar 9th, 6pm - 8:30pm Eastern Time

Teachers at Back Porch Soap Company