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Join us and learn the art of soapmaking, using organic ingredients to create your own green beauty products, working with herbs, aromatherapy, essential oils and starting your own green beauty business. Courses in a wide variety of programs, from beginner through advanced.

Marla is the CEO of Back Porch Soap Company. She has been making green beauty products and soap for 20 years. She is a Reiki Master, intuitive and spiritual healer.

Upcoming events (3)

DESIGN YOUR OWN NATURAL CANDLES WORKSHOP

Little Shop of Crafts

$168.00

If you would rather sign up through our website please use this link: https://www.backporchsoap.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=1122 Natural wax candles are a wonderful addition to any indie beauty line or as a launch product. As you know, they add incredible warmth, fragrance and charm to any environment. In this workshop you will learn how to create candles in glass containers, choose your own scents and safely add optional flowers/plants and crystals. If you are interested in making candles to sell or as a craft for gifts or favors, this class is for you! Join green beauty cosmetic scientist, Marla Bosworth, and learn what it takes to design your own soy and coconut wax candles. Marla will share her expertise in blending fragrances that provide beautiful hot and cold "throw" and aroma. This workshop is intended for students to have fun exploring different scents while creating their very own candles. Students will choose their own scents and colors for each candle - one for soy wax, and one for coconut wax. Much thought and consideration should go into developing a line of candles. Marla has been manufacturing and selling candles for 21 years. Signup for this live NYC workshop also includes access to Marla's online candle class that students can watch and learn at their own pace. The online class goes into depth about choosing wicks, wax, required labeling, pricing and insurance (for those wishing to sell), testing and much more, leaving us with more experiental time in the live workshop for you to design your own candles. This class is perfect for newbies, spa owners, estheticians, green beauty entrepreneurs, massage therapist and for those who are currently making candles, but unsure if they are making them properly or need to troubleshoot wicks, candle burn, etc. You'll receive an emailed information-packed handout with detailed instructions, formulas, formulating guidelines and a valuable supplier list that is worth the class alone. Students will design two candles in glass jars: Coconut Wax Candle Soy Wax Candle This is a hands-on class. If you have an existing beauty business, or are launching one, you'll love how these candles easily cross-sell with the rest of your line. Marla creates highly experential workshops - a holistic perspective of learning by transforming new and ancient wisdom. If you've ever attended her classes you know she energetially creates a positive, supportive learning environment that is educational and also fun. Bio: Marla Bosworth is the CEO of Back Porch Soap Company. She has been creating conscious beauty products for 21 years. Marla is an ascension guide and lives near the Grand Teton mountains in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Date: Tuesday, May 7 Time: 6 - 9 p.m. Course Fee: Please register prior to class so we have ample time to order your supplies. $168 early bird rate until April 30. Regular rate of $188 thereafter. Class fee includes materials, supplies, ingredients and a valuable handout with recipes, formulation tips, instructions and a list of our favorite suppliers. Class Location: Little Shop of Crafts Upper West Side at 711 Amsterdam Ave. at 94th Street, New York City If you have questions please contact us. Note: All classes must be prepaid in full. Due to venue rental contracts and Marla's travel and accommodation commitments, we do not offer refunds, transfers nor credits on missed classes. If you would like to send someone in your place, please let us know 24 hours prior to class.

AROMATIC ALCHEMY: DESIGNING ESSENTIAL OIL BLENDS

Little Shop of Crafts

$168.00

Only 10 spaces available and we expect this class to sell out quickly! If you would like to sign up directly on our website here is the link: https://www.backporchsoap.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=1125 This will be a small class of only 10 students, with plenty of space to move around and enjoy your experience. Come create your own blends with like-minded souls in a supportive environment with an instructor who will guide you in your journey. Please signup in advance so that we have ample time to order your supplies. Students should be open to learning how to blend through intuitive feeling and divine guidance. In this class students will learn to design with your higher consciousness to create powerful essential oil blends. Students will learn how to connect through their own higher guidance to create blends. We will work with activation lightcodes, sacred geometry and frequencies. This workshop is led by Marla Bosworth. Marla is a Mystical Galactic Shaman, Ascension Guide and Earthkeeper. She resides in the Grand Teton mountains in Jackson Hole, Wyoming. This hands-on blending class is an aromatic experience for anyone interested in deepening their blending skills. Students will work with a variety of less-common essential oils, This is a wonderful way to try them before investing in expensive essential oils. It will be beneficial for indie beauty and soap makers, aromatherapists, herbalists, spiritual energyworkers, massage therapists and more. The intention for this workshop is for students to learn skills to create interesting blends for personal or professional use or to sell. We will also discuss ways to incorporate essential oil blends into water-based (aqueous) and non-water based (non-aqueous) products such as sprays, creams, soaps and other skincare products. In addition to our enriching discussion, students will make and take two of your very own hand-blended blends to bring home: Custom-Blend #1 Custom-Blend #2 If you have any questions please feel free to email Marla. Date: Wednesday, May 8 Time: 6:30 - 9 p.m. Course Fee: $168 early bird rate through April 30. Regular rate of $188 thereafter. Class fee includes materials, supplies, ingredients and a valuable handout with recipes, formulation tips, instructions and a list of our favorite essential oil suppliers. Class Location: Little Shop of Crafts Upper West Side at 711 Amsterdam Ave. at 94th Street, New York City If you have questions please contact us. Note: All classes must be prepaid in full. Due to venue rental contracts and Marla's travel and accommodation commitments, we do not offer refunds, transfers nor credits on missed classes. If you would like to send someone in your place, please let us know 24 hours prior to class.

"Design Your Own Cold Process Soap" Immersive Workshop

Little Shop of Crafts

$168.00

Want to sign up on our website instead of Meetup? Here is the link: https://www.backporchsoap.com/index.php?main_page=index&cPath=149 Please sign up in advance to allow us ample time to order your supplies. This is a 3-hour, hands-on, immersive soapmaking workshop offered master soapmaker, Marla Bosworth. In this class students will learn how to use plants and other organic, natural ingredients to make soap from scratch using the cold process method. Each student will design and create their own batch of soap to take home (which equates to eight bars when cut). What in nature inspires you? What can you share through a beautifully designed botancial soap to inspire others? It might be locally grown produce or honey from the farmer's market, wildcrafted elements from a nature hike or water from a river or stream. This is just a sampling from where we can source our inspiration. What makes this class special? With Marla's guidance, you will create your very own batch of soap by selecting botancials, colorants and making very own essential oil blend. Marla is keeping this class small to work side-by-side with you. You'll also have the pleasure of meeting other interesting and likeminded people. Student will receive hands-on experience, an information-packed class handout with instructions, recipes and valuable supplier list and of course get to take home a custom batch. What we will cover: How to work with lye safely (you're going to measure and mix your own), how to formulate a great soap recipe, where to buy supplies and everything "cold process" that you want to know! More of What Makes This Workshop Unique: A small, intimate class. Each student will bring out their inner alchemist by making their own batch of soap from scratch. You'll select wildcrafted botanicals as well as create your own essential oil blend. Marla creates high experential workshops - a holistic perspective of learning by transforming new information. If you've ever attended any of her classes you know the energy she creates is positive, supportive, educational and fun. Bio: Marla is the CEO of Back Porch Soap Company. She has been making green beauty products and soap for 21 years. She is an intuitive, empath and medicine woman working with shamanic and multidimensional healing modalities. She resides in the Grand Tetons of Jackson Hole, Wyoming. Marla will share with you what she has been doing for a lifetime as an alchemist. It began when she was a child in central Illinois and would create infusions with botanicals found walking in the woods, forgaging in fields or in her parents garden. Later in life when she created her botanical beauty company she began creating soaps in Massachusetts and captured the energy of the Atlantic ocean and Cape Cod in her bodycare line. Then she moved onto Jackson Hole, Wyoming where she worked with the energy of wildlife, the Grand Tetons and the plethora of botanicals growing in the valley. Customers came into her store and tell her how her products envoked memories of hiking on trails in Yellowstone or Grand Teton National Park. They would hold the soap - some knowing and others not - that the vibrational frequency in the soap brought memories and oftentimes emotional healing. Date: Thursday, May 9 Time: 6 - 9 p.m. Course Fee: $168 Early Bird Special through April 30. Regular rate of $188 thereafer. Fee includes workshop, materials, supplies, ingredients and a valuable handout with recipes, formulation tips, instructions and a list of our favorite suppliers. Class Location: Little Shop of Crafts (private studio within the store) 711 Amsterdam Ave. at 94th Street, New York City If you have questions please contact us. Note: All classes must be prepaid in full. Due to venue rental contracts and Marla's travel and accommodation commitments, we do not offer refunds nor credits on classes missed. If you would like to send someone in your place, please let us know 24 hours prior to class.

Past events (212)

Cold Process Soapmaking Immersive - March 23

Little Shop of Crafts

$188.00

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