Botanical Body Care Products | In-Person

Monday, October 28th - Friday, November 1st, 2019
9:30 am - 5:00 pm EST

Join Amy Galper for a week of formulating plant-based beauty and body care products, and learn the methodologies and skills to innovate outstanding and effective formulas.  Each day will focus on different types of product and its unique formulating challenges, ensuring that each student will gain the experience and confidence to be able to design and formulate on their own. The course curriculum pulls from our online certificate program, “Botanical Body Care Products” and covers the same material, but in a live, in-person setting.

Our innovative one-of-a-kind certification program brings together all the elements of how to thrive with botanical body care along with the tools you need to create and market beautiful botanical body care products. Designed for anyone serious about bringing the connection between beauty and wellness to life through their own artisan, plant-based skin care business.

The course covers not only a wide range of botanical ingredients but also unique approaches to the formulation of a range of body care products, from cleansers and toners to creams and exfoliants. And perhaps most importantly, the course is woven around the use of good manufacturing practices, supporting the success and longevity of your venture into botanical product manufacturing. Each module has been meticulously crafted to deepen your knowledge, strengthen your skills, and expand your formulation process with a range of botanical ingredient palettes.

The Botanical Body Care Products Certification Program is a comprehensive program for those seeking to formulate their own botanical body care product line or learn more about the craft of botanical beauty. No previous Aromatherapy training is required!

Botanical Body Care Products Outline

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DAY ONE

Oil Based Ingredients and Formulations

Monday, October 28th, 2019 | 9:30 am - 5:00 pm EST

In this one day intensive, explore and get hands-on experience testing out dozens of nut, seed and fruit oils, butters and waxes and learn the details of their therapeutic properties and scientific components, along with observing how they feel on your skin and blend together with essential oils, to create innovative and beautiful botanical beauty products for face and body.

  • • In-depth exploration of oil based ingredients: over 30+ vegetable oils, herbal oils, butters and waxes
  • • Focus on formulation face, body and lip balms, salves, butters, body and face oils and solid deodorants.
  • • Learn how to use antioxidants to stabilize shelf life
  • • Learn proper equipment and tools
  • • Practice GMPs and record keeping
  • • Leave with sample products.
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DAY TWO

Water Based Ingredients and Formulations: For Gels, Toners and Cleansers

Tuesday, October 29th, 2019 | 9:30 am - 5:00 pm EST

Have you ever wondered about how to make a liquid cleanser? A bath gel? A gel based facial serum? Curious about ingredients that are used to thicken water-based formulas?

In this one day intensive, explore and get hands-on experience testing out the palette of ingredients found in Gels, Toners and Cleansers, and learn the details of their functional and therapeutic properties, along with their scientific components; Observe how they feel on your skin and blend together with essential oils, to create innovative and beautiful botanical beauty products for face and body.

  • • In-depth exploration of aqueous formulations for making gels and toners
  • • Exploration of gums and thickeners as ingredients, including hydrosols and humectants
  • • Formulate eye gels, serums and toners
  • • Learn proper equipment and tools
  • • Practice GMPs
  • • Learn specific preservative systems and pH testing
  • • Leave with sample products
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DAY THREE

Water Based Formulations: Emulsions, Creams and Lotions

Wednesday, October 30th, 2019 | 9:30 am - 5:00 pm EST

Have you ever wondered about how to make a cream or lotion so it doesn’t separate, or spoil? Are you curious about all the ingredients that are needed to make a luxurious emulsion?

In this one day intensive, explore and get hands-on experience testing out the palette of ingredients found in Creams and Lotions (emulsions), and learn the details of their functional and therapeutic properties, along with their scientific components; Observe how they feel on your skin and blend together with essential oils, to create innovative and beautiful botanical beauty products for face and body.

  • • Learn the art and craft of formulating a cream
  • • Focus on both the water and oil components of the formula
  • • Explore a palette of emulsifiers, and understand the science of how they work
  • • Focus on preservative systems accepted by global standards for natural and clean beauty products.
  • • Learn both cold and heated emulsifications
  • • Practice GMPs
  • • Stability testing, pH testing
  • • Leave with sample products
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DAY FOUR

Exfoliants, Scrubs and Masks

Thursday, October 31st, 2019 | 9:30 am - 5:00 pm EST

In this one day intensive, explore and get hands-on experience testing out the palette of ingredients found in both dry and wet, Scrubs and Masks, and learn the details of their functional and therapeutic properties, along with their scientific components; Observe how they feel on your skin and blend together with essential oils, to create innovative and beautiful botanical beauty products for face and body.

  • • In-depth exploration of ingredient palette for scrubs and masks
  • • Focus on powders: fruit, vegetable, herbal and grain
  • • Focus on salts and clays
  • • Formulate scrubs and masks, both dry and wet
  • • Learn proper equipment and tools
  • • Practice GMPs
  • • Learn specific preservative systems
  • • Leave with sample products
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DAY FIVE

Practice Day

Friday, November 1st, 2019 | 9:30 am - 5:00 pm EST

Enjoy a self-paced supervised practice day at our school and get full access to our extensive botanical beauty apothecary and beauty kitchen tools. Practice and test out different formulas and get immediate feedback from Amy Galper.

Want To Know More?

Join us for a FREE Open House on Wednesday, October 2nd at 6:30 pm EST as Co-Founder Amy Galper discusses this program and answers any questions you might have!

Tuition: $1800 OR Payment Plan: $500

*Materials all provided in class

ENROLL (Full Payment) ENROLL (Payment Plan)

Once you register, $500 of your tuition is immediately processed as a non-refundable deposit to hold your place in the program. If circumstances arise and you are no longer able to attend the course, you must notify us in writing 3 weeks prior to the course start date. You will then be issued a refund for a payment made towards the course total after the $500 deposit. No refunds within three weeks of the course start date. If you put down a deposit, you will be instructed on how to make payments on your payment plan. All payments are due before the first day of class.

Amy Galper, Co-Founder of the New York Institute of Aromatic Studies, will be your instructor, and she brings with her years of experience formulating and teaching, and will share the brilliant and progressive course materials written by school Co-Founder, Jade Shutes, including valuable contributions and insights from Amy.

 

Amy’s Story that inspired the Business Seminars of our Executive Entrepreneur Program

I am so excited to see that you love making botanical body care products like I do!

Back in 2003, I had a small botanical based body care brand called Buddha Nose, and to be honest….I really had no idea what I was doing. Before I realized the business was even viable, my handmade organic body care products were landing in the hands of editors and buyers, and luxury retail locations like the Wynn Hotel and Fred Segal, and I was catapulted into the niche luxury beauty market without a clue.

It was a different time back then; In the early 2000s in NYC, there wasn’t a community of women beauty entrepreneurs, and certainly not many who were passionate about plant-based ingredients.

During those early years, despite the brand’s growing reputation, my failures were epic. It was a never ending rollercoaster of highs and lows.

I’m sharing this, because I don’t want that to happen to you!

The Executive Entrepreneur Program is the program I wished existed when I was running my beauty brand. After many years in the natural beauty scene in NYC, I’ve carefully curated a business seminar curriculum that seamlessly combines with the Botanical Body Care Product Online Certification Course, that is designed to help you succeed. We want you to win, and by sharing our network and our experience, there is no reason why you won’t be able to.

FAQ

Tuition: $1800 OR Payment Plan: $500

*Materials all provided in class

ENROLL (Full Payment) ENROLL (Payment Plan)

Once you register, $500 of your tuition is immediately processed as a non-refundable deposit to hold your place in the program. If circumstances arise and you are no longer able to attend the course, you must notify us in writing 3 weeks prior to the course start date. You will then be issued a refund for a payment made towards the course total after the $500 deposit. No refunds within three weeks of the course start date. If you put down a deposit, you will be instructed on how to make payments on your payment plan. All payments are due before the first day of class.