Formula Botanica Review

11 July 2015

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A little less than 2 years ago I made a decision to change my life around. Well, my lifestyle to be more precise. After suffering from estrogen overload, I started changing things one by one, but concentrated first on detoxing my bathroom cabinet.

I chose to go down the holistic path of skincare and I bought a book to help me make my own skincare products so I could start to eliminate toxins form my body. That’s how I discovered a book by Star Ketchara, the woman originally behind Formula Botanica.

I loved the book but following recipes is not my thing. I wanted the knowledge to be able to dream up my own cosmetics, my own version, I wanted something that has that personal touch that you can’t often find in commercial cosmetics.

So I did my research and I discovered the school, which by then was run by Lorraine Dallmeier, a biologist and a former student of Formula Botanica. I read the reviews and I signed up for the Diploma Course In Organic Skincare.

Formula Botanica is an online organic cosmetic science school which suited me just fine. I am no stranger to online studying, nor are many people who lead busy lives.

The courses are broken down into manageable units. You will need to do loads of reading, research and of course, you will need to get your ingredients to be able to come up with products. You will learn about the anatomy of the skin, about ingredients and various formulas to make spa, body and facial products. What’s more, you will also touch on the topics of safety regulations, marketing, and many more subjects. Basically, you will be given a solid foundation to set up your business and to keep you and others safe.

The Diploma was just the beginning. By the time I completed the first course I was converted; this was exactly what I was looking for. My thirst for knowledge was insatiable. I didn’t stop till I completed all available courses at that time and I had my licence to teach workshops. I am a qualified teacher anyway so choosing to teach organic skincare was a no-brainer.

Studying with Formula Botanica is not just about reading the course materials and getting creative in the lab. You get support in the online classroom on Facebook, you get newsletters with tons of information and news about the industry, you get blog posts to deepen your knowledge on various topics. The school has the most amazing expert team to help you along the way. Videos, twitter feeds, webinars and a fab group of fellow formulators make this learning experience a wonderful whole.

It is worth noting that one of the great things about Formula Botanica is that they constantly evolve. They work hard to keep you up-to-date, to make the courses better and to provide you with more choices.

I started it off as a hobby, for myself and for my family. It became a dream I am still pursuing.

You might think I am biased as I run Formula Botanica workshops. You bet I am. From my point of view, I would not choose to be associated with a school if I didn’t believe in it. 

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The natural skincare industry is blooming and growing by the day, so you must be committed, you must be patient, and you must be able to pick yourself up if you feel overwhelmed.

Whether you love organic skincare just as a hobby or you actually dream big and want to have your own natural skincare brand, this is the place to start.


PS: If you feel that studying alone is not enough, you could always sign up for a face-to-face Formula Botanica workshop in the Elemental Pure Study Studio. :-)

In case you are not sure where to start and which course to choose, head over to Formula Botanica and complete their Course Selector Quiz.