Cosmetic Product Making Course

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The cosmetic product making courses teaches you to make toiletries from raw materials, using emulsifiers, surfactants, preservatives and oils

Our 15th January 2019 and 5th Feb 2019 Course Has Now Sold Out - we hope to announce some additional dates in January 2019

Learn to make Gels, Creams, Lotions and Foaming Products from Raw Ingredients

Making many toiletry products is based around a few techniques that are used universally in the industry. From learning a few of these it is possible to create a wide range of products. Similar concepts are use to create most cream products, so once the technique is learned a whole range of different types of products can be formulated.

The idea of this course is not to provide a 'ready to go' list of formulas for starting a business but to teach the basic fundamentals of the individual products. This will allow you to go away and formulate a unique range of products using the information learned on the course.

Covered on the Course

Basic Science of Emulsions
Choosing a preservative
Cream based products (3 different types)
Detergent products (washing)
Exfoliating products
Carbomer based Skin Gel
Basic product development ideas and testing
Carrier Oil & Essential Oil basics

Whilst we can't discuss every available ingredient on the market the course should give attendees a grounding in how different types of ingredient work. This allows them to apply those skills to their own formulating using different ingredients, for the same or similar purpose.

There is time during the making process dedicated to talking about the use of each individual ingredient in the product and how they can be replaced or the quantity modified. We look at each individual ingredient and detail their origins and uses.

We teach you to use Raw Ingredients, not Pre-mixed blends

We do not use pre-mixed emulsifiers to formulate products, as we feel this doesn't allow enough freedom to create a unique product. These type of mixed ingredients lead to formulating similar products to other producers. They are often much more expensive that buying individual ingredients and they will lead to a supplier reliance, that is not healthy for business. We will teach you to use each individual ingredient, and to understand what each one is. From that information you can purchase from numerous different suppliers.

The last afternoon of the course is spent with each attendee formulating their own moisture cream with some guidance. This is a great, fun way to end the course and very informative. It allows each person to consider their own aims and work with the ingredients used in the previous products to produce their own.

The course discusses the concepts of natural products, the use of preservatives and the use of essential oils and carrier oils in products. However this is not an aromatherapy course and there is no teaching of the effects/legal uses of essential oils.

You Take Home

You will receive a full set of notes to compliment the course including the formulations for each product made. You also take away everything you make. We do not make products in groups, there is enough equipment for everyone to make their own products and these can be taken away from the course.

Attendees usually end up with around 3kg in total of product to take away.

You will receive a certificate of attendance.               

We do not directly teach basic  mathematics skills (weighing, percentages etc.) however we have a section on our website dedicated to these skills and would advise if attending a course you read these to give your maths skills a little polish.

We do not cover soap or make-up production on this course, please see the itinerary for products made.

Course Times

Registration Day 1: 9:15am

Day 1-3: 9:30am - 4:30pm

1 hour for lunch and depending upon the group, we take a couple of 15 minute tea breaks during the day.


Day 1

Theory – E, S & P
SLS Free Shower Gel/Shampoo
Moisture Cream

Day 2

Cleansing lotion
Exfoliating Lotion/Wash
Skin gel

Day 3

Carrier oil/Essential Oil basics theory
Moisture Cream 2
Body Butter
MYO Moisture Cream

Where is the Course Held?

All courses are held at our Head Office in Croydon

Naturallythinking, The Tramsheds, Coomber Way, Croydon, CR0 4TQ

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Cosmetic Product Making Course Ingredients

Cosmetic Product Making Course MSDS

Cosmetic Product Making Course MSDS can be downloaded by Clicking Here

Cosmetic Product Making Course Certificate of Analysis

Generate the certificate of analysis for your purchased product by entering your Batch Number which can be found on the packaging of your product.

Cosmetic Product Making Course Allergens Declaration

Generate an allergens declaration for your purchase (essential oils only)

Delivery Information

Our full details of UK and Worldwide Delivery Options can be found by clicking here.

Free UK Delivery on all Skin & Haircare Products

Our skin and haircare prodcuts are all available with Free Delivery within the United Kingdom. There is no minimum order and delivery will be made within 7 days (if you require a faster delivery, then Next Day and 48 hour delivery options are available).*

Free Delivery over £50 

Free Delivery over £50 is available for all products excluding empty Packaging (i.e. bottles and jars) and excludes Highlands and Islands. Free Delivery is on our Saver service and will be delivered within 7 working days. If you require products faster, both Next Day and 48 hour delivery options are available.*

Saver Delivery (UK)

Saver delivery has a delivery aim of 7 working days. Throughout much of the year it will be delivered much faster than this, but during peak periods delivery can be at the upper end of our delivery times. Saver Delivery has a Fixed Price of £4.95.*

Next Day Delivery (UK)

Next Working Day delivery is available at checkout and is charged at a Fixed Price of £6.95 (Excluding Highlands and Islands which are £7.95). Next Working Day orders need to be placed by 1pm. Working days are classifed as Monday - Friday.*

Saturday Delivery (UK)

Saturday Delivery has the same conditions as Next Working Day Delivery, orders need to be placed by 1pm on the Friday before. Saturday delivery orders have a Fixed Price of £17.95. *

European Delivery

We have some very competitive rates for our European Customers, with fixed price shipping options, faster delivery options and Free Delivery available on larger orders. For full details, please click here.

For European Customers that are businesses and have a valid VAT number, you do not need to pay VAT at the time of checkout. Simply enter your VAT number in the "my account" area and once validated your shopping experience and checkout will exclude VAT. Please note that you should not include your 2 letter country code during VAT validation.

Worldwide Delivery

We have some very competitive worldwide delivery rates available for our International Customers. Shipping is by DHL to ensure your parcel is with you quickly and safely. Full details of our International Shipping Options can be found by clicking here. All customers outside the United Kingdom and the EU will not be charged VAT (Tax) at checkout.

Digitially Delivered Products and Courses

You will not be charged delivery at checkout for any products which are delivered electronically (such as CPSR's (Cosmetic Product Safety Reports) and Courses.

*Delivery times are subject to stock and are delivery aims, we are unable to offer a guaranteed service for delivery timescales.

Free Shipping

Free UK Shipping on all Cosmetics, Fixed price Shipping for Ingredients, Economical Delivery for Packaging

European Express

Low cost delivery throughout Europe and Express Options available

Against Animal Testing

Our ingredients and products have never been tested on animals

Free From

No Animals Fats or Waxes, No Parabens, No Artificial Fragrances


Recycling Your Packaging

We actively encourage you to recycle and reuse all Naturallythinking Bottles and Jars, whether they be aluminium, plastic or glass. The life of your bottle and jar does not need end when you have finished the product inside. Our Jars and bottles can be used for anything from stationary to arranging Lego Bricks.

Please never throw empty packaging in the bin. Always recycle your Plastic packaging in the relevant facilities. All of our Plastic Packaging is either PET, PP or HDPE Plastic, so can be readily recycled in household recycling facilities or local plastic waste recycling. If plastic is recycled it still remains one of the most environmentally friendly packaging materials available. Our Glass and Aluminium can be readily recycled in standard household recycling facilities.

For more information on our comparison of packaging types, please see our blog at:

Ensure Packaging is Recycled

  • Always rinse your packaging before putting it in the recycling bin
  • Always seperate the closure and bottle or jar. Often they are made of different materials, seperating ensures both parts will be recycled

Refillable Shower Gel and Shampoo Now Available at our Shop!

Refillable Shower Gel now available at our Shop

If you live close to our shop in Croydon, why not come down and sample our Shower Gel or Shampoo of the month.

Bring your own bottle (please makre sure it is clean) and we can refill it for £5/litre with our Shower Gel or Shampoo of the month (minimum size 200ml).

We are just behind John Lewis, Purley Way, Croydon - For more details click here.

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