Free mini botanical formulation course available online

Formula Botanica, an online trainer in organic cosmetic formulation, is lending support to the indie beauty community during the pandemic by offering a free, open-access mini formulation course.

At the outset of the restrictions imposed to curb the spread of Covid-19, Formula Botanica asked its students how the school could help them navigate isolation and the new normal of their daily lives. The unanimous response was for Formula Botanica to help them keep up their momentum in formulating.

The online course which runs from 30 March for three weeks is designed not only to encourage beginner formulators to ‘keep calm and carry on formulating’, but also to help anyone with an interest in natural cosmetics learn new skills and find support participating in a like-minded community.

Through the course, Formula Botanica is offering some of the school's beginner material for free, and giving new formulators the opportunity to study on its gold award-winning, eLearning platform.

School director, Lorraine Dallmeier, said that Formula Botanica wanted to give people hope and positivity through formulation and open up its learning platform to a wider community in this period of need: “There is something very soothing, grounding and uplifting about creating organic skin care formulations with plants. In a world that seems continuously in a rush, plants represent a stillness. Their beauty and diversity is hugely important to creating the feeling of wellness we all crave in our lives – particularly now, when everyone is stressed and worried.”

Each Monday during the course, Formula Botanica is releasing bite-sized, step-by-step lessons to get beginners making their own botanical facial formulations such as toners, cleansers and facial serums at home. The lessons are followed up with a live teaching webinar on the Formula Botanica Facebook Page where the school’s education team will be on hand to help answer questions about organic skin care formulation.

Formula Botanica is encouraging those interested to sign up for the free mini botanical formulation course at from Monday 30 March onwards.