What does “Natural” mean to Joan Morais?2020-03-25T12:07:27-07:00

“Natural cosmetics are made from raw materials sourced from nature, renewable feedstocks, plants and minerals. The raw materials go through the least amount of processing and processing methods. Using green chemistry and the latest sustainable, energy efficient technology, including, biotechnology and biobased ingredients. The processing method causes the least impact to humans, animals and the earth, with no or low carbon footprint. Active nutrients known as nutraceuticals are used; supplements, such as beneficial vitamins for the skin and hair. Natural cosmetics are green, renewable, sustainable clean beauty that promote nourished and radiant skin and hair.”
Joan Morais

What do I need to take an Online Class orCourse?2020-01-14T22:01:05-08:00

The videos are streamed from www.JoanMorais.com, so you will need high speed internet and preferably a computer or compatible device to take the class or course. The courses contain a lot of videos that work best to be viewed on a computer. If you prefer to view the videos on a tablet such as an iPad, please allow the page to fully load before you scroll or refresh the page.

How do I take an Online Class or Course?2020-01-14T21:59:36-08:00

The online classes and courses include easy-to-follow videos that you can watch at any time and as many times desired. To go hand-in-hand with the videos the classes and courses include an instant download training manual. This can be saved to your computer and printed.

Immediately after registering you will receive an email with the link to access the online class or course and the corresponding training manual/eBook. Or you can simply login to My Account. Once logged in to your account your class/course will be listed under orders. You can take the class/course immediately or when the time is best for you.

How long do I have access to an Online Class or Course?2020-02-12T09:07:14-08:00

Access to the classes and courses varies. Each class and course states the time access on the product description page.

Lifetime course access: You will have complete access to the class or course for as long as the class or course exists at Joan Morais Site.

Payment Plan Policy2020-01-16T13:46:44-08:00

Payment Plan Cancellation

All the payments must be made before you are granted access to the course you signed up for on the payment plan. We do not distribute parts of the course with partial payments. We do not charge an administration fee for the payment plan. If you cancel the payment plan we charge a $140 administration fee to process the refund, credit. A payment plan can not be cancelled after all payments have been paid and you have been given access to the course. Once access to the course has been given, our no refund policy is in effect.

Cancellation of Payment Plan for Professional Course

You will receive access to the professional course once all payments have been paid for the professional course you signed up for and on the date of the start of the course, not before. We do not release modules or give access to the professional course until all payments are made. If you decide to cancel the payment plan, a $140 administration fee will be charged to process the cancellation. We will credit the same payment system you used minus $140. No credit or refund will be given once you have access to the course and the digital downloads.

Effective January 16, 2020

Return, Cancellation Policy and Terms & Conditions2020-02-12T09:13:33-08:00

Please refer to our Terms and Conditions for complete information.


There are no refunds or credits on any digital products with immediate access; online courses, classes, webinars and eBooks. Please make sure you understand what you are purchasing. Digital products such as eBooks/downloads and online classes and courses may give you immediate access with the download link and access to the course or class. There is no possible way to return a digital product, possession is taken immediately after purchase. If you have any questions about the product or need assistance accessing the digital product, please email us at info@joanmorais.com or call us at 1-707-426-9480. We are happy to assist you.

All publications and materials including documents, downloads, audio/visual files by the Site are copyrighted materials and cannot be shared unless given permission in writing by Joan Morais.

By purchasing a course or class, you will become a Registered User and need to create an account with a Username, Password and additional information for authentication. Each Username and Password can only be used by one Registered User and are not to be shared without the written permission from Joan Morais. We have a system that tracks if the course or class is being shared. If we deem you have shared your password with access to the course and the digital downloads, we reserve the right to revoke your access to the course and close your account with no refund or credit to you. You are solely responsible for the safekeeping of your username and password. If your username and password have been compromised you must immediately notify us. We have the right to change a username or password without your permission. You agree that you are fully responsible for your progress and product making results. We offer no guarantees on your product making results. The results experienced by each person may significantly vary depending on the type of equipment used and the ingredients. You are responsible to research your country and region for cosmetic making guidelines and regulations and do the necessary cosmetic marketing testing.

The Site may contain links to external sites. Accessing the external sites is at your own risk. We do not endorse and are not responsible for the content at the linked external sites.

The 8-week mentored and guided course requires pre-registration before the course start date. Access to the course will be available on the first day of the course start date. There are no refunds or credits on the course after the first start date of the course and you have access to the course. If you want to cancel the course before access has been granted to you to the course, it must be done in writing at least and within 24 hours before the start date of the course. There will be a $140 administration fee to process the cancellation. We will credit the same type of payment you used minus the $140 fee.

You will receive access to the professional course once all payments have been paid for the professional course you signed up for and on the date of the start of the course, not before. We do not release modules or give access to the professional course until all payments are made. If you decide to cancel the payment plan, a $140 administration fee will be charged to process the cancellation. We will credit the same payment system you used minus the $140 fee. No credit or refund will be given once you have received access to the course and the digital downloads.

There are no refunds or credits given to any classes. Immediate access to the classes and downloads are immediate, therefore you are in possession of the class and it can not be cancelled, returned or credited.


The appointment time you selected is scheduled and blocked off of Joan Morais’ calendar. Joan reserves this time out of her schedule for you. Therefore, there are no refunds on cancellations. With written notice of cancellation at least 24 hours in advance of a consultation, we will issue you a voucher for future use for a consultation to be used within 6 months. If this reschedule consultation is cancelled, there will be no refunds or credits to reschedule a consultation. If you are a no show or cancel less than 24 hours of your scheduled appointment, there are no refunds and no credit for a rescheduled consultation. To cancel notify us in writing, email us at info@joanmorais.com.

email at info@joanmorais.com.
Read the full Terms and Conditions here


Payments We Accept2020-02-12T09:09:01-08:00

We accept Paypal and most major credit cards and debit cards. If you need assistance, please email us at info@joanmorais.com

I did not receive an email with a link to my Online Class or Course, how can I access my order?2020-02-12T09:17:24-08:00

If you did not input an email, there is no way for you to receive the response email containing information on accessing the class or course. If it is not there contact us immediately. Please contact us at info@joanmorais.com and we will remedy this with you. If you did add your email, first, check your spam folder. if the email is not there, contact us or go to My Account and log in. Once logged in to your account your class/course will be listed in My Account.

What equipment do I need?2020-07-08T14:43:09-07:00

The Equipment Lesson has 4 Levels 
Level 1: Kitchen Equipment
For those starting out and small production
Level 2: Lab Equipment
For formulating and small production
Level 3: Medium Batch Production
For batch sizes around 42 pounds, 5 gallons. 19 liters
Level 4: Manufacturing Lab Equipment
Expensive lab equipment and manufacturing equipment for large batch production

We leave it up to each student to decide on what equipment to purchase and on what scale they want to start making products. Common kitchen equipment can be used or lab equipment. We recommend you learn the material in the course before purchasing equipment. You will learn about many equipment options and resources in the course.

What ingredients are used in your formulations?2020-07-08T14:44:25-07:00

The formulations use high quality raw materials/ ingredients that have been selected carefully that are 100% vegan and cruelty-free. The ingredients include plant-based, green, clean, organic, renewable, bio-based, biodegradable and sustainable. Most of the main ingredients in the formulations can be sourced from many countries with cosmetic ingredient suppliers. We do not have a listing of the ingredients as there are options for the student depending on the country they are sourcing the ingredients.

Do you use preservatives in water-based formulations?2020-07-08T14:46:16-07:00

Yes, preservatives are crucial in water-based formulations. A formulation containing water with no preservative is like yogurt, unrefrigerated, and hoping it won’t become contaminated with bacteria, yeast and mold. The yogurt will be unsafe to consume. Formulations are expected to be safe and unadulterated for consumers. The preservatives used in the formulations are approved by Ecocert, COSMOS. We also use natural preservatives from renewable sources such as plants and educate on these preservatives and using these preservatives in formulation. 

Will I learn to formulate?2020-07-08T14:46:55-07:00

Yes, you will learn to formulate and make natural formulations. The course lessons are in-depth for training in formulating and making natural hair and skin care products.

Will I receive course materials?2020-07-08T14:47:40-07:00

All course materials are available inside your course. You will receive access to course materials when the Mentored Pro Course starts. The course materials are training manuals that are available as a download. We recommend you save these downloads to your computer or print.

I live in another country, how can I find resources and raw materials?2020-07-08T14:48:14-07:00

The course provides many resources in other countries. We have students take our courses from all over the world. We select ingredients that are usually easily sourced. You can also research raw material and cosmetic ingredient suppliers in your area and check other countries to see who will ship to you. The course mentor, Joan Morais, will work closely with her students and can provide you with substitutions if needed.

Are there set times I need to participate in the Course? Is there a schedule?2020-07-08T15:12:47-07:00

Each week, you will receive an email which will guide you through the mentored course. If you want to complete the course in 8 weeks, it is best to go by the course schedule and review the modules on the schedule. Each student has control over when and how they want to take the course. You can work ahead, or take longer to complete. You will have Lifetime Access to the course. The 5 Live Sessions are scheduled and recorded. If you cannot make a Live Session and have questions, you can send these in through email prior. Joan will address these questions on the call and you can listen to the recording afterwards. Joan offers a one-on-one with each student. To take advantage of the one-on-one it must be done during the 8-week course schedule.

Will I be able to make safe products for the market?2020-07-08T14:49:25-07:00

The course contains information, instructions, and guidance for making safe, stable and effective products for the market including pre-market testing. Implementing GMP and pre-market testing allows you to produce safe, stable and effective products.

What skill level is required? Can I start as a beginner?2020-07-08T14:50:00-07:00

Yes, you can start as a beginner with no prior knowledge. The Diploma Certification Courses teach in-depth on how to make and formulate products. Our students range from beginner, intermediate and advanced. Many students want to start a natural hair and skin care line and many students have a line they want to improve the products, add new products or take over the control of the manufacturing.

How long is the course?2020-07-08T14:50:34-07:00

The Mentored courses are 8 weeks long. You will receive Lifetime Access, a benefit of taking our course so you can complete the course at any time.

Will I be able to start my own hair or skin care line after completion of the course?2020-07-08T14:51:03-07:00

Yes, you will learn everything needed to know to make and formulate skin or hair care products. Our students go on to create successful skin and hair care lines.

When will I receive access to the course?2020-07-08T15:00:09-07:00

You will receive access to the course and course training materials on the first day of class. 

How do I receive the diploma?2020-07-08T15:02:04-07:00

You must take and complete all the lessons in the course and pass the final. After these requirements are met, you will receive your diploma certificate online. You can print and frame this huge mile-stone and accomplishment.

What hair types are covered in the course?2020-07-08T16:03:05-07:00

The course covers the diversity of hair types and products for hair types; Fine Hair, Coarse Hair, Textured Hair, Curly, Kinky and Wavy Hair.

What does the course cover on natural textured hair?2020-07-08T16:04:15-07:00

The course covers textured hair types, 3B, 3C, 4A, 4B, 4C, formulations for textured hair and includes formulations for Type 4 kinky-curly textures.