Learn to create a complete range of facial skincare and bodycare products using luxurious natural and organic ingredients.



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Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome

    • Welcome from Gail and Gareth

    • Copyright and disclaimer

    • Guide to using the online classroom

    • Learning objectives and outcomes

    • Meet your tutors

    • Activities, Quiz and your Certificate

    • Add us to your address book

    • Welcome section textbook

  • 2

    Getting support

    • What support is available?

    • Student communication and support guidelines

    • Requesting to join the support group

  • 3

    Module 1: Getting started

  • 4

    Module 2: Ingredients

    • Introduction to Module 2

    • Learning outcomes of Module 2

      FREE PREVIEW
    • 2.1 Types and classifications of ingredients

    • 2.2 Moisturizing the skin: water, humectants, emollients and occlusives

    • 2.3 Ingredient names: common names and INCI names

    • 2.4 Chart: Carrier Oils

    • 2.5: Chart: Infused/macerated oils

    • Activity: Getting to know your carrier oils

    • Worksheet: Getting to know your carrier oils

    • 2.6 Chart: Butters and waxes

    • 2.7 Emulsification and natural emulsifiers

    • 2.8 Preservatives and antioxidants

    • 2.9 Measurements

    • Appendix: Testing 5 natural waxes

    • Module 2 textbook

    • Module 2 audios

  • 5

    Module 3: Essential oils

    • Introduction to Module 3

    • Learning outcomes of Module 3

      FREE PREVIEW
    • 3.1 Introduction to essential oils

    • 3.2 Safety, storage, diluting and measuring

    • 3.3 Phototoxicity

    • 3.4 Essential oils for facial skincare and bodycare

    • 3.5 Quick reference chart: Essential oils

    • 3.6 Essential oil profiles

    • Activity: Getting to know your essential oils

    • Worksheet: Getting to know your essential oils

    • Module 3 textbook

    • Module 3 audios

  • 6

    Module 4: Oils and serums

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    Module 5: Balms

    • Introduction to Module 5

    • Learning outcomes of Module 5

      FREE PREVIEW
    • 5.1 Introduction to making balms

    • Video demonstration: Making a lip balm

    • 5.2 Recipe file: Facial, lip and cleansing balms

    • 5.3 Recipe file: Body balms and salves

    • 5.4 Troubleshooting balms

    • Activity: Make a balm

    • Module 5 textbook

    • Module 5 audios

  • 8

    Module 6: Body butters and lotion bars

  • 9

    Module 7: Toners, spritzers and gels

    • Introduction to Module 7

    • Learning outcomes of Module 7

      FREE PREVIEW
    • 7.1 Introduction to making toners, spritzers and gels

    • Video demonstration: Making a spritz/toner

    • 7.2 Recipe file: Toners, spritzers and gels

    • Activity: Make a toner, spritzer or gel

    • Module 7 textbook

    • Module 7 audio

  • 10

    Module 8: Creams and lotions

  • 11

    Module 9: Scrubs and masks

    • Introduction to Module 9

    • Learning outcomes of Module 9

      FREE PREVIEW
    • 9.1 Introduction to making face masks

    • 9.2 Recipe file: Face masks

    • 9.3 Introduction to making body and shower scrubs

    • 9.4 Recipe File: Body and shower scrubs

    • Demonstration: Emulsified scrub

    • 9.5 Introduction to making exfoliating lotions

    • 9.6 Recipe file: Exfoliating lotions

    • Activity: Make a mask or scrub

    • Module 9 textbook

    • Module 9 audios

  • 12

    BONUS: Bath treats eBook

    • Bath Treats eBook

  • 13

    Course completion quiz

    • Guidance

    • Certificate in Making Natural Skincare Products

  • 14

    Feedback

    • Please give us your feedback on the course here

Reviews

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Carol Rudy Darius

Now I've completed the Certificate in Making Natural Skincare Products, I really want to say a BIG thank you for teaching me this knowledge! I continued expe...

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Now I've completed the Certificate in Making Natural Skincare Products, I really want to say a BIG thank you for teaching me this knowledge! I continued experimenting with my own products, such as a serum oil for congested oily skin and blocked pores. The results are bombastic! Only one overnight application and next morning the blackheads and whiteheads were easily removed! My oil massage works great, especially for the joints, and it healed cramped and numb muscles. I recommend the Certificate in Making Natural Skincare Products with the School of Natural Skincare for those who want to learn how to make their own skincare products. You can sign up at any time and it really sets you up for a bright future with your own skincare business!

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Informative and confidence boosting

Amy Wills

I took this course as I had been dabbling in making my own skin care products for a couple of years. My partner was badgering me to create a brand and sell a...

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I took this course as I had been dabbling in making my own skin care products for a couple of years. My partner was badgering me to create a brand and sell as he thought they were that good, but I was unsure whether what I was doing was right. After finding this course and working through it, it has really boosted my confidence. It has given me the knowledge to know what ingredients to use, what they do and more importantly, what levels are safe. I am now making scrubs, lotions, cleansing oils and balms with confidence, knowing the role of each ingredient and knowing that it is completely natural and nourishing for my skin. I am now taking it to the next level and planning on branding and making them to sell!

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Amazing course

jehan kazerooni

its one of the best courses i attended in formulating creams and lotions .... as a beginner it covered all the formulas that i needed to formulate my own pr...

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its one of the best courses i attended in formulating creams and lotions .... as a beginner it covered all the formulas that i needed to formulate my own product and i registered the diploma now and im super excited :)

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Great Learning Experience

Janet Kelly

This is an excellent course - full of valuable information about formulating natural skincare products. The course material is easy to read and understand ei...

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This is an excellent course - full of valuable information about formulating natural skincare products. The course material is easy to read and understand either on-line or downloadable so you can save the information for reference. I've enjoyed learning how to formulate products safely and creating products that feel great, smell gorgeous and knowing they don't contain harmful chemicals that have the potential for physical and environmental harm. Also love being part of a global community with who have the same passion. Hoping to carry on withnthe diploma later this year.

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Recommended

Susan Kolb

I love this class very detailed and Gareth and Gail are Wonderful instructors. I would be taking some more of their classes in the Future , and I really Rec...

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I love this class very detailed and Gareth and Gail are Wonderful instructors. I would be taking some more of their classes in the Future , and I really Recommend it to everyone out there who wants to learn.

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excellent

Tokoni Atin

i really enjoyed the broad studies on essential oils and the other modules. i am glad i took this course and can't wait to take other courses.

i really enjoyed the broad studies on essential oils and the other modules. i am glad i took this course and can't wait to take other courses.

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Fantastic Course

Caroline Henry-Ledgister

This is a fantastic course, learn at your own pace and in the comfort of your own home. There's also video accompanying the modules which is easy to follow.

This is a fantastic course, learn at your own pace and in the comfort of your own home. There's also video accompanying the modules which is easy to follow.

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Love it

Lee Hopkins

Absolutely love this course! Not quite finished but has definitely given me the confidence to take this further. If you're thinking about doing this or tryin...

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Absolutely love this course! Not quite finished but has definitely given me the confidence to take this further. If you're thinking about doing this or trying to figure it all out yourself I urge you to spend the money and get the course. You will not regret it. Looking forward to doing the Diploma in Natural Skincare Formulation as well.

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love it

siham fahiye

I just finished this course and was great I love it and enjoyed it, now I'm taking the Diploma in Natural Skincare Formulation that is my next challenge.

I just finished this course and was great I love it and enjoyed it, now I'm taking the Diploma in Natural Skincare Formulation that is my next challenge.

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I learn how to make a product the right way

Martin Ruiz

I am very happy with the course, it is very easy to follow and learn.

I am very happy with the course, it is very easy to follow and learn.

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vivian Jones

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Enjoyed this course

Theresa Hood

I found this course to be easy to follow, full of excellent details and instructions. The explanations of each ingredient and their benefits was so well don...

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I found this course to be easy to follow, full of excellent details and instructions. The explanations of each ingredient and their benefits was so well done and informative. I would highly recommend this course to anyone interested in starting down the road to natural skin care.

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