What type of education do you have for DIY/formulating?

I have learned much of what I know about formulating DIY skincare and cosmetics through years of doing, trial-and-error, obsessive experimentation, and extensive research. My university degree is in graphic design (a Bachelor of Design Honours from York University & Sheridan College, graduated summa cum laude). If you peruse the older posts on this blog you can definitely see how much I’ve learned over the years!

I also hold two diplomas from Formula Botanica: their Diploma in Organic Skincare Formulation (completed late 2018) and their Diploma in Organic Haircare Formulation (completed mid-2020). Even though I’d been formulating for years before taking these courses I still learned a lot from both of them, and I would enthusiastically recommend the Diploma in Organic Skincare Formulation to anybody looking to jump start their formulation skills—especially if you’re hoping to start a business selling skincare!

Here are some of my favourite resources for learning more:



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