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The Creamy Craft of Cosmetic Making


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Are you tired of using cosmetics that bathe your body in chemicals & wreak havoc on your skin? Each person will have the opportunity to make something special, and at the end of the class we will share the goods.

In this fun workshop, learn how to make your own lip balm, cleanser, toner, moisturiser, face mask, serum, gel and body care products. You will be given the opportunity to design and make your own versions of the product or follow a set of recipes. The recipes are flexible and will allow you to make a range of baby products and specialist skin care preparations including anti-ageing, eczema and acne treatments.

The book "The Creamy Craft of Cosmetic Making" is included in this course.


To complete training in Cosmetic Making, enabling students to formulate their own personalized cosmetic blends for use during treatments, as products for clients, and for personal use.

This is an accredited CPD course with the Federation of Holistic Therapists and the International Federation of Professional Aromatherapists.


(A) Theoretical

1 - Uses of Essential Oils.

2 - Ingredients for making natural cosmetics.

3 - Purity of essential oils.

4 - Learn which ingredients to avoid.

(B) Practical

 1 - Tools of the trade.

 2 - Basic Lotions and Creams recipes.

 3 - Cleansers and Toners.

 4 - Moisture Creams and Lotions.

 5 - Ointments and Lip Balms.

Tutor: Jan Benham

For the schedule in the UK and Canada please check the following link

For recipes and video on how to make cosmetics go to

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Reviewer: Eileen from UK   5 Stars
Great. Loved it! Amazed we covered and made so much today. Taught in a small class by an excellent teacher/practitioner. Thankyou. Want to book another soon.

Reviewer: Anita from UK   5 Stars
January 2013 Really enjoyed this course, amazing insight from a FAB Tutor.

Reviewer: Sunita from Luton, UK   5 Stars
January 2013 Jan is approachable, knowledgeable and a wonderful tutor. I really enjoyed the course and I am looking forward to the other modules.

Reviewer: Carole from UK   5 Stars
really enjoyed your workshop and relaxed approach to cream making. I have also had a quick read of the books I bought too, lots of really useful information there , thanks for sharing :)

Reviewer: Afshan from UK   5 Stars
Jan is very approachable and knowledgeable and made us all feel relaxed and able to ask any questions wew could think of

Reviewer: Nazia from UK   5 Stars
This course is amazing to learn how to make own skin care products that are nutritious, active and health promoting, most of all they work and are amazing. This knowledge is like gold dust and I will always be grateful to Jan for passing on some of her legacy to me !

Reviewer: Kartikeya from India   5 Stars
The course went beyond my expectations and I can make cosmetics on my own.