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Back Porch Soap Company, founded in 1998 by Marla Bosworth, is a leading school that educates in wildcrafted plants, aromatics, and plant-based, organic skincare. Marla is well-known in the indie beauty community for sharing her knowledge of natural cosmetic and soap formulation along with her extensive background in entrepreneurship with others. She teaches experiential workshops that engage and empower students with knowledge in healing, natural skincare formulation.

Marla is a medicine woman, shamanic practitioner, intuitive and energy soul coach. She speaks at wellness events and conferences throughout the U.S.

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ORGANIC COLD PROCESS SOAPMAKING INTENSIVE WORKSHOP

Little Shop of Crafts

$198.00

Only 5 spaces left! Join Marla Bosworth for this one-of-a-kind, organic cold process soapmaking training in this hands-on, in-person workshop in New York City. In addition to the 2-hour intensive workshop, students will receive recorded training exclusively from Marla, a master soapmaster with 22 years of experience. Students will gain lifetime access to the recorded classes on how to formulate soap recipes, advice and tips on ingredients and supplies needed, safety precautions, scaling up your soapmaking, cutting soaps, packaging, soap recipes, a valuable class handout with supplier list and more. 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 two of their very own batches of cold process soaps. Students will have choices of designing soaps for haircare and skincare by selecting a variety of beneficial ingredients including clays, herbs, essential oils and other natural elements. This is a small class with a maximum of six students. Marla is keeping this class small to work side-by-side with you. You will also have the pleasure of meeting other interesting people who are drawn to create natural soaps for friends and family or to sell. 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 experiential 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 formulating plant-based, clean beauty products for 22 years. Date: Tuesday, October 27 Time: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Course Investment: $198 early-bird rate through October 19. Regular rate of $248 thereafter. Course cost includes in-person workshop, supplemental online classes, followup Q&A online session, membership to private Facebook group, 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. For more information and to see our COVID precautions, please visit our website: https://www.backporchsoap.com/index.php?main_page=product_info&products_id=1458

Masterclass: Design Your Own Natural Wax Candles

Little Shop of Crafts

$168.00

Beginner through Advanced Intermediate Class This is a 2-hour, hands-on, candlemaking workshop taught by Marla Bosworth. This is a small class where you will learn how design your own natural wax candles. In addition to the in-person workshop, students will receive lifetime access to a supplemental virtual candlemaking class. It is helpful, but not required, to view the online class prior to the workshop. Much thought and consideration should go into developing a line of candles. Marla has been manufacturing and selling candles for 22 years and will cover the many natural waxes on the market, how to determine which wax is right for you, how to create safe candles, getting cold and hot throws, colors, testing, insurance/liability requirements, labeling requirement, resources for packaging (containers, boxes, labels, wax/wicks, colorants) and much more. 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 hands-on workshop you will make your own candles, learn how to create candles in glass containers, choose your own scents. 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 to design your own coconut wax and coconut beeswax candles. Marla will share her expertise in blending fragrances that provide beautiful hot and cold "throw" and aroma. Marla has been manufacturing and selling candles for 22 years. 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 coconut and one for soy wax. If you are developing a line of candles note that there is much research and education that needs to happen prior to selling and launching your candle line for the safety of consumers and for the liability of yourself and your business. 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 completely own unique coconut and soy wax candles in beautiful glass jars by choosing their own color, essential oil blends and more. 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 experiential workshops - a holistic perspective of learning by transforming new and ancient wisdom. If you've ever attended her classes you know she 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 clean beauty products for 22 years. Date: Thursday, October 29 Time: 6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Course Investment: $168 early-bird through Oct. 19, then regular rate of $198. 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.

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MASTERCLASS: DESIGN YOUR OWN NATURAL WAX CANDLES

Little Shop of Crafts

$168.00

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