Online Diploma Course
Learn to Formulate and Make Natural Skin Care Products
with cutting-edge plant-based formulations
Become a Skin Formulator! This in-depth online training program is designed for those serious in making professional natural skin care products to sell, use at a natural spa, salon or for personal use.
Take anytime, at your own pace
**Self-study includes access to the next 8 week mentored session.
Study under seasoned Cosmetic Formulator, Certified Aromatherapist and Herbalist Joan Morais. Including 8 LIVE Q+A instruction sessions with Joan.
Signing up for this self-study course will automatically include you in Joan's next 8 week mentored session. Details will be sent to you in an email prior to the session.
Fall Mini Mentored Session this Fall
You'll also be enrolled in our brand new BONUS 4-week guided session this October, 2021.
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Become a cosmetic formulator for natural skin care — online.
This course is customized in a top-rated e-Learning Platform used by major universities. We want to provide you with the best opportunity for your success.
136+ INSTRUCTIONAL VIDEOS
Downloadable Training e-Manual
Private Community Group
Lifetime Course Access
Here's what you get
Moisturizers, Creams, Lotions, Butters
- Moisturizers, Lotions, Creams, Butters
- Cleansers, Exfoliants, Toners, Masks, Steam Herbs
- Lip Balm, Lip Gloss, Skin Balm
- Body Wash, Hand Wash
- Deodorant, Powder
- Natural Spa Products
- Aromatherapy, Gem + Flower Essences, Hydrosols
- Herbs 101, Herbal Extracts
- Scent Development, Natural Perfume
- Base Serum*
- Regenerating and Brightening Serum with Vegan Collagen
- Deeply Hydrating Serum with Plant Ceramides
- Beautifying Oil Serum
- Instantly Soft and Smooth Hand & Foot Serum
Cleansers, Exfoliants, Toners, Masks
- Simple Cream Cleanser
- Skin Brightening Cleanser with Fruit Enzymes
- Gel Cleanser
- Base Cleanser
- Gentle Lotus Exfoliant
- Balancing Toner
- Moisture Mist
- Rotorua Mud Mask
- Base Mask*: Nourishing Fruit Masks
Lip Balm and Gloss, Face and Body Balm
- Base Lip Balm*
- Lip Gloss
- Whipped Lip Butter
- Exfoliating Lip Butter
- Lip Plumper
- Glowing Skin Balm
- Therapeutic Body Balm
- Nail Treatment Ointment
Body Wash, Hand Wash
- Base Moisturizing Body Wash*
- Coconut Crème Moisturizing Body Wash
- 2-in-1 Body Wash and Hand Soap
Deodorant, Body Powder
- Fresh Roll-On Cream Deodorant
- Solid Deodorant
- Powder Deodorant
- Spray Deodorant
- Scented Silk Body Powder
Natural Spa Products: Scrubs, Oils, Soaks
- Smooth Skin Solid Body Scrub
- Brightening Sugar Scrub
- Radiant Body Scrub
- Massage Oil
- Silky Soft Skin Body Oil
- Herbal Bath Tea
- Creamy Coconut Milk Bath
- Salt Soaks
- Herbal Soaks
- Bath Fizzies
Aromatherapy, Flower Essences, Hydrosols
- Aromatherapy Smelling Salts
- Therapeutic Aromatherapy
- Gem and Flower Essences
- Aromatherapy Body Mist
- Herbal Vinegar
- Herbal Water Infusion
- Herbal Alcohol Extract
- Herbal Glycerin Extract
- Herbal Oil Extract
Scent Development, Natural Perfume
- Natural Perfume
- Perfume Oil
- Solid Perfume
- Alcohol Perfume
- Aromatherapy Roll-On
*Base formulas were developed with under 10 ingredients that are easily sourced and customized
Using sustainable flora, land and sea plants, herbs, flowers, minerals and vitamins that beautify, nourish and condition the hair. The raw materials are chosen using the 12 principles of green chemistry as a guideline.
The formulations contain no animal products and no animal testing is done. The scent is from essential oils, absolutes, fruits and extracts that benefit the skin. Our high standards for green and clean beauty are reflected in the raw materials we use.
Discover these ingredients:
- Natural Alternatives to Polymers
- Natural Alternative to Propylene Glycol
- Natural Alternatives to Silicone
- Natural Alternatives to Polysorbates
- Vegan Collagen
- Plant Peptides
- Plant Stem-Cells
- Plant Ceramides
- Age-Defying Ingredients
- Making Naturally Preserved Skin Care Products
- Success and Confidence Making Products
- Formulating: Building Formulas
- Reverse Formulating
- Good Manufacturing Practices
- Pre-Market Testing
- Lab Testing
- DIY Testing with Incubator
- Manufacturing Equipment (Small and Medium Scale)
- Product Development
- Adjusting and Customizing Formulas
- Creating an Organic or Natural Skin Care Line
- Diversity of Skin Types
- Raw Material Suppliers
- Product Containers
- Product Labeling
- Wholesale/Retail Pricing
Natural, green, clean beauty
Course Formulations Are “Formulations From The Earth”
Our high standards for green and clean beauty are reflected in the raw materials we use in our formulations.
The Pro Natural Skin Care Formulation Classroom contains 12 Modules
A message from Cosmetic Formulator Joan Morais
“Natural cosmetics are made from raw materials sourced from nature, renewable plant 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 bio-based 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
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Higher standard of diploma certification
- 136+ Instructional Videos
- 69 Formulas
- Training e-Manual
- 12 Modules
- 8 Live Q+A, Instruction Sessions
- Facebook Community Group
- Mentorship under Joan Morais
- Lifetime Course Access
**AUTOMATIC ENROLLMENT IN NEXT MENTORED SESSION INCLUDED
Upon completion of payment, you will receive complete access to the course and the course training e-manual. Start studying in advance to get the most out of the mentored and live Q+A sessions with Joan Morais.
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6-Month Payment Plan
This payment plan offers an option for you to pay for the course. A payment will be charged once a month for a total of 6 payments.
*One-On-One 30-min Consultation with Joan Morais — Joan offers a one-on-one consultation only to students during the semester of the Pro Courses. Joan is no longer doing private consultations. This is a one-time special offer as a student in this Pro Course semester. Joan will provide assistance and guide you with your project. Offered Only Once to Current Semester Students. A calendar of dates and times will be available to set up your one-on-one at the start of the Pro Course Semester. If you cancel your scheduled time, we can’t guarantee your appointment will be rescheduled as the times may be completely booked. 48 hours is required for cancellation. A refund will be provided with a 48 hour cancellation. No show, no notice, no refund.
**You will automatically be enrolled in the next 8-Week Mentored Session with Joan. Details will be sent to you via email prior to the start of the mentored session.
Refund & Cancellation Policy
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
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DIGITAL PRODUCTS, ONLINE COURSES, CLASSES POLICY
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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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PROFESSIONAL NATURAL HAIR CARE PRODUCT MAKING COURSE AND PROFESSIONAL NATURAL SKIN CARE PRODUCT MAKING COURSE
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.
CANCELLATION OF PAYMENT PLAN FOR PROFESSIONAL COURSES
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.
CANCELLATION OF CLASSES
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.
CANCELLATION OF CONSULTATION
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 email@example.com.
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.
You will receive access to the course and course training materials immediately after full payment is made.
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.
1. The online course: formulas, course material, videos, and manuals are the same. The course can be accessed at any time.
2. You will receive the same Diploma once the course requirements are met (course modules and lessons are completed, course quizzes are completed, and the final exam is passed).
3. The 8-week Mentored Session is once a year. During these 8 weeks, you will receive course emails that will guide you through the course, give instructions, tips, and assignments. It is up to each student to follow the guide or not. You will also be mentored by Joan Morais. This means you will get the opportunity to participate in Live Q+A Sessions through the 8 week session. During the Live Q+A, you can get your questions answered. You can also ask questions inside the course.
4. If you enroll in the Self-study, you can start the course early. Some students wish to start now versus waiting for the next mentored session. A benefit of starting early will provide more time to prepare questions to get the most out of the Live Q+A Sessions with Joan Morais.
The Mentored sessions are 8 weeks long. You will receive Lifetime Course Access, a benefit of taking our course so you can complete the course at any time.
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.
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.
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 Course Access to the course. The 7 Live Q+A Sessions are scheduled and recorded. If you cannot make a Live Q+A 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. A one-on-one consultation with Joan is available to purchase with the course. She offers this option to Pro Course students only.
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.
The course material is a training manual that is available as a download in your course account. We recommend you save the download to your computer.
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.
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.
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.
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.