Curious about the Certificate in Making Natural Skincare Products?

Wondering if it might be the right choice for you?

You’re in good hands! If you want to know what people are saying about our beginner’s certificate course, then you’ve come to the right place!

What makes this course special is it started out as a live, in-person class that Gail and Gareth ran for many years. The benefit of this? The material was tried and tested in a live classroom setting hundreds of times! The order of the topics has been carefully designed so that you build your knowledge as you go. We’ve anticipated all the questions you might have, before you have them. We also added some of the hands-on activities into the online course to an add an experiential element to your studies.

In 2014, when a student travelled over 10,000km (nearly 7,000 miles) to join our live class, we knew it was time to make it available online so it could be accessible to everyone who wanted to join it. It has since become a fully accredited, multimedia online course, and we’re so pleased to hear every bit of positive feedback from our students.

While many of our students come to the certificate course with some experience in DIY skin care, the only thing you really need to get started is interest and a willingness to learn and try!

The Certificate in Making Natural Skincare Products is useful if you want to create products for yourself, family, and friends and primarily follow recipes rather than creating your own. You will gain a good foundation of knowledge of different types of products and different ingredients, when and why to use preservatives, emulsifiers, and antioxidants, and you’ll get lots of recipes to try out and adjust to suit your preferences.

After the certificate course, you may go on to try your hand at more in-depth courses, seek out new ingredients and techniques, or even become inspired to develop plans for your own skin care brand!

Here’s what they have to say!

What motivated you to take the Certificate in Making Natural Skincare Products course?

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I successfully completed an aromatherapy course and became very interested in making my own skin care products.

— Christina 

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I had started to dabble in making body scrubs. I found I enjoyed it, and as I tend to struggle to find things that agree with my skin, decided to explore making my own as an avenue. There is a view of making it a business eventually.

— Amy

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I’m spending a lot of money buying skincare products that mostly do not work.The course has made me capable of making my own skincare products that I know are healthy and work on my skin, and best of all, much cheaper than all of what I used to buy. And friends always compliment me on how nice and clear and glowing my skin looks.

— Rose

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I have a lotion/salve company. I needed the extra information to tighten up my formulations and to assure my customers I know what I’m doing.

— Penny

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I am a massage therapist and was introduced to essential oils in school. While researching the products we use daily, I found myself feeling compromised, health-wise, and sad that my country refuses to have a strict ban on product ingredients that are harmful to all our health and well-being. Your course interested me in taking control of the quality of my personal care needs.

— Toni

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So I could learn the “proper” way of making products instead of trying to work out differing recipes and ingredients from a range of sources as I had been doing.

— Rebecca

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It started when I delved into the essential oils world and thought I could used these on my skin, but how to deliver them safely was where I had the thought of making my own skin care products.. I still have a long way to go, and there’s so much to learn. I’m enjoying every bit of the journey at my own slow pace.

— Jayne

What challenges were you facing before you started the course?

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I was struggling with finding coherent information. E.g. the whole thing around antioxidants vs. broad spectrum preservatives.

— Lizz

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Constantly looked for recipes and not knowing how to select ingredients.

— Hazel

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I didn’t know where to start with ingredients or know how to substitute. Plus there was no one place to go to for relevant information until I found the course.

— Amy

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I was unaware of the benefits and properties of various oils, butters, etc. and how to put them together to produce desired results.

— Lillian

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Just wanted to study something legit rather than just getting info off the internet.

— Kiandra

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Before I started the course I was just following recipes without really knowing why certain ingredients would or wouldn’t match with each other which was rather confusing, so when I was trying something on my own I had trouble with the outcome and it was frustrating to say the least.

— Georgia

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Unable to find information or recipes that use natural preservatives. Using recipes online resulted in products that were very basic.

— Carly

How did the course help you overcome these difficulties? What can you do now that you couldn’t do before?

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I managed to find the information I needed prior, but the course gave both coherent and and quick access to information I trusted and useful starting information on preservatives and recipes.

— Lizz

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Understanding how to weigh everything on digital scales, and being able to make larger or smaller amounts of the product

— Christina

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I found the basics being very well rounded, creating my own products is interesting and challenging to get it just right. I have a lot of recipes and I make tweaks to improve the quality for the skin for whom I am making my product. The entire program made me think and want to make a changes that are healthy for me and products I make for friends and family

— Toni

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Understanding the products… how to blend and use all the ingredients. Knowing and understanding what causes some reactions. When you don’t know or have knowledge you feel like everything is dangerous and things can turn out negative instead of positive. But after learning, you know that some things that are said to be preservatives are actually not.

— Nur

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Make products with more confidence, instead of wasting ingredients with trial and error

— Athina

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More comfortable with emulsifying agents; use of preservatives and water based products.

— Andrea

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I gained a tremendous amount of knowledge and I feel much more confident and empowered in creating my own formulas. I still make mistakes but I can find the answer to the problem much easier since you provide many references.

— Georgia

What did you enjoy about the course? What was most useful?

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The data is presented in an interesting way and the content is easy to grasp.

— Akanksha 

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The notes are exceptionally useful – I printed them all for future use. The Facebook page is such a great resource and of course the teachers, it’s such a privilege to be able to so easily learn from industry professionals.

— Rebecca

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While I was in school I only received limited information about oils, creams and skin products. By taking this course I have added to my knowledge and plan on continuing research and the craft of designing natural, organic skincare products.

— Toni

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I love the templates and comparison sheets. These are great guidelines, especially since I don’t have enough time to do my own research all the time.

— Georgia

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For me, I like that I have it and can go over it again when I need to refresh, or if I am stuck on something I can go back and relearn until it sticks.

— Penny

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Learning to understand INCI and where to research any extra info I may need, cosmetic group standards understanding, and the ingredient profiles are absolutely invaluable.

— Lee

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Great basic recipes, great help with getting the balance on ingredient types, great Facebook group.

— Lizz

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Learning in-depth about essential oils, various raw materials, substitutions, and how to make my own formulation. I absolutely loved the videos and the modules. They are amazingly simple and effective. I also loved the manner in which the modules are spread out, and the basic yet so important safety tips!

— Poonam

We think our courses speak for themselves, but hearing how our satisfied students expanded their knowledge, improved their skills, and even established their own brands never gets old! If you want to know more about the Certificate in Making Natural Skincare Products, then we encourage you to come and read more about what the course has to offer you. It’s a wonderful choice for beginners who are interested in making wonderful, effective natural, organic products for yourself, friends and family using tried and tested recipes, adapting them to suit your own preferences, and having the confidence and knowledge to sell them in the future.

Webinar: Tuesday 9th July

 

Learn:

How to make SLS-free products and ditch harsh sulphates forever.

Shampoo formulation 101: 

The key ingredient that makes a shampoo work (and the best natural options) 

The structure of a shampoo formula

How to customize shampoo for different hair types.


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