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Making lip balms is great fun, but have you ever thought about branching out with some more exotic ingredients? In our latest Formula Botanica blog post, we show you how to make this beautifully colourful organic Amazonian lip balm.

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Formula Botanica runs regular formulation challenges for its students. Learn how to make an organic Amazonian Lip Balm with our sample formulation.
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Meet Camila Olivares, Formula Botanica Graduate and Founder of Mia Erba - a gorgeous green beauty brand in Florida, USA.

Camila shares her story with us and also shares her tips for aspiring skincare entrepreneurs. Click on the link to read about Mia Erba.

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We interviewed Camila Olivares, Founder of Mia Erba & Formula Botanica Graduate. Camila shared her experiences of starting her beautiful skincare business.
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Many of our students start off wanting to measure essential oils in drops, but all of our courses strongly encourage the accurate measurement of ingredients by weight in any formulation.

We love a good DIY recipe as well, but it’s important to remember that as soon as you start to learn how to formulate professional organic cosmetics, you must start to follow professional formulation techniques. In other words, you must always measure essential oils by weight and not in drops.

Our Director Lorraine measured the weight of 20 drops of twenty-five different essential oils - twice! Read our latest blog post to find out why you should NEVER measure essential oils in drops when you're making skincare.

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You should never measure essential oils in drops if you want to make professional and safe organic cosmetic formulations. Read our blog to find out why.
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How do we do keep mature skin supple and youthful? By selecting botanical oils and oil soluble extracts that can create an occlusive layer on top of the skin (epidermis) and also penetrate deep into the layers to supply fatty acids for healthy skin barrier.

In our latest blog post we show you how to formulate a night-time facial oil for mature skin. Click on the link to find out more.

#greenbeauty #cleanbeauty #organicbeauty #DIYBeauty
Nighttime facial care is beneficial for mature skin to help keep it supple and more youthful. Learn how to formulate your own with Formula Botanica.
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We'd like to introduce you to one of our graduates: multi-passionate entrepreneur and holistic health practitioner Andrea​ who runs +Andrea Ashley Co.

Studying organic cosmetic formulation does not limit you to only creating your own range - there are many ways to become involved in the organic skincare sector. Andrea has taken her love of natural and holistic skincare and started a wonderful business. She now creates customised holistic skincare, sells her own line of essential oils and creates her gorgeous free magazine.

Read all about Andrea and her business in our latest blog interview.

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We love featuring our students and graduates all around the world and are very proud to introduce you today to Andrea Ashley. Andrea Ashley is run by Canadian holistic health practitioner and Formula Botanica graduate Andrea Ellsworth. Andrea is the perfect example of a multi-passionate entrepreneur who has taken her love of natural and holistic skincare and created a wonderful business, …
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Meet LOVR - an exciting new marketplace for organic beauty. Formula Botanica had the pleasure of interviewing Jessica Pritchett, Founder and CEO of LOVR. Click on the link to learn how you can now find all your favourite organic beauty brands in one place.

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We interview Jessica Pritchett, Founder and CEO of LOVR, the new online marketplace where people connect to buy and sell organic beauty products.
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Many of our students come to Formula Botanica asking about beeswax emulsions. ​If you follow DIY recipes online, then I'm sure you've come across beeswax 'emulsions' before - blends that contain oil, water, and beeswax to create creams or lotions. But do these emulsions actually work?

After years of telling people that beeswax is not an emulsifier, we decided to put this statement to the test. We located four of the most popular beeswax emulsions on the internet, which our Cosmetic Chemist Elham then prepared and put through stability testing in the lab.

​Read our latest blog to see whether our beeswax 'emulsions' withstood all the different tests that Elham put them through... You might be surprised by the results.

#FormulaBotanica #Beeswax #CosmeticScience
Our Cosmetic Chemist put 4 DIY beeswax 'emulsions' to the test to prove once and for all that beeswax is not an emulsifier.
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Formula Botanica won the Gold Award at the Learning Technologies Awards last week, for the "Excellence in the Design of Learning Content" category. Read all about our big win.

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Formula Botanica picked up the Gold Award for the "Excellence in the Design of Learning Content" category at the 2016 Learning Technologies Awards.
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Have you ever wanted to start a skincare business , but you just didn't know where to start? Have you ever struggled with branding, marketing, outsourcing production, raising capital, approaching retailers, or even creating that 'WOW' factor for your products?

Our friend Melinda Coss has just launched her Ultimate Skincare Business Masterclass. If you have been following Formula Botanica for a while, then you know that we're huge Melinda Coss fans.

Melinda has launched three 6-figure businesses, written 30 internationally published books and created, built and sold what went on to become the UK's largest soap company. She has worked with skincare entrepreneurs one on one for the last decade. We were also honoured to invite Melinda to speak at our Formula Botanica conference last weekend!

Bowing to popular demand, Melinda has now created a group version of her much-loved mentoring programme called the Ultimate Skincare Business Masterclass. It will run over 24 weeks, allowing you to tap into Melinda's knowledge as well as many other industry players (including our Director Lorraine!).

Best of all, we have an exclusive Formula Botanica discount code just for you.

If you sign up for the plan before November 30th, then you will get 25% discount with offer code FB101 (or use FB101PLAN if you want to pay in instalments).

Check out Melinda's Ultimate Skincare Business Masterclass and learn how to take your brand from a kitchen sink business to a serious retail brand.
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Has inspiration ever struck you, only to find that you don't have the right ingredients in your artisan lab? Are you a student of natural skincare and you just cannot find that natural solubiliser from the sample formulations in your course?

We are sure you know how that feels. Every organic cosmetic formulator has at some point realised they're going to have to find a suitable alternative ingredient for their formulation.

In today's blog, Formula Botanica's Education Manager Timi shares her 5 tips to consider when you need to swap your ingredients.

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What do you do when you don’t have the right natural cosmetic ingredients to hand? Has inspiration ever struck you only to find that you don’t have the right ingredients? Are you a student of natural skincare and you just cannot find that natural solubiliser from the sample formulations in your course? I am sure you all know what I …
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Register for our free 4-part video training series while it's still available for another 48 hours!

You will learn:
1. The difference between natural and synthetic formulating.
2. How to choose the right botanical ingredients for your cosmetics.
3. The 6 steps of natural preservation.

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Get access to our free 4-part Organic Skincare Entrepreneur training and learn how to start your own organic skincare business with Formula Botanica.
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The European Commission asked EU countries to undertake cosmetic claims surveillance in 2014/2015 - they've just published the results of their EU-wide survey and listed the main non-compliant cosmetic claims they found. Formula Botanica has summarised the EU's main findings for you in this latest blog post.

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The European Commission asked Member States to undertake cosmetic claims surveillance - read our summary of the 2016 survey results from 21 EU countries.
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Formula Botanica is the world's leading Organic Cosmetic Science School. Formula Botanica was launched in 2012 and offers a range of 100% online courses and training programs for people who want to start or grow their natural and organic skincare business. We have over 1,000 students in 80+ countries around the world. Join our fabulous online community of beautypreneurs!

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