Organic skincare workshops

SK2: From crafter to entrepreneur: Making and selling your own organic skincare products to the public.

This is an advanced workshop, developed for those who are considering turning their hobby into a business or who would like to know about the legal requirements of making their skincare products available to the public.

Once you have learned the basics of making skincare products, you may well become hooked! If you would like to take your knowledge and skills to another level, either for yourself and family or to start a business, this workshop is for you. We will explore how to keep up-to-date with new ingredients, trends and research, and importantly, new legislation.

We will share our ideas of what we think makes a good product and how to provide exemplary customer service, whether we are planning to open an e-commerce site or sell at craft fayres. Selling cosmetics and skincare products to the public can be a minefield for the unwary, and we will discuss the legal requirements, both UK and EU legislation and selling to the worldwide market.

At the end of the day, you will have learned:

  • What the UK and EU legal requirements are for selling skincare to the public;
  • How to prepare records to comply with current UK and EU legislation;
  • How to keep your knowledge up-to-date;
  • How to identify ethical considerations for your business;
  • Tips and ideas for developing new and exciting products.

You will also receive:

  • A certificate of attendance;
  • A guidance pack;
  • A Purely Skincare gift.

What do I need to know?

Ideally, you will have some knowledge of aromatherapy and/or skincare to make the best of this workshop, such as AT1: Introduction to aromatherapy, SK1: Introduction to making organic skincare  or another form of learning or experience.

It is ideal for aromatherapists and massage therapists who would like to extend their practice by selling their own products to the public, or for anyone who loves making their own skincare products and would like to start their own Indie brand.

You can receive 5 Continuing  Professional Development (CPD) points with the Federation of Holistic Therapists (FHT) for attending the workshop. You can gain further points by using the experience to, for example, write a reflective piece of work relating to your practice, a case study, or a business or marketing plan . Please check with your own professional body to check how many CPD points you will be eligible for.

What do I need to bring?

We will provide all the materials you will need for the day. We have small tables to work on and there are ample chairs for resting or chatting at break times.

A notepad and pen will be useful. Although we will be providing materials for you to take home, it is always a good idea to jot down a few notes to remind yourself what, how or why you did something!

You are welcome to bring a packed lunch, or you can visit one of our local cafes. We will provide refreshments, so please let us know if you have any allergies, intolerances or dislikes.

We endeavour to ensure that all our workshops are fully inclusive, so if you have any concerns about your ability to participate in our workshops, please contact us on workshops@purelyskincare.co.uk before you book, so we can discuss your queries.

How much do I need to invest?

The cost for this workshop is £175.00 per person

This includes all materials for the day (including your take-home goodies) and light refreshments.
We start at 09.30 with introductions and refreshments, and finish at 15.30, with half an hour for lunch.

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