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Feb 27

Formula Botanica launches its Green Beauty Conversations Podcast

In February 2018 we launched our Green Beauty Conversations podcast, bringing the world of green beauty to your earbuds. Within the first 24 hours we hit the #1 spot in the Fashion & Beauty category in iTunes! Subscribe to our podcast. In our podcast, we demystify confusing topics on ingredients, formulations,..Read more

Jan 16

Formula Botanica Enrols Its 4000th Student (In India!)

In January 2018, Formula Botanica welcomed its 4000th student to the community. Poona in India joined Formula Botanica as the 4000th person to go through our courses. We continue to grow quickly, as students from across the world flock to enrol for our courses.

Nov 04

Formula Botanica Hosts Its 2017 Student Conference

On November 4-5 2017, we hosted our Formula Botanica 2017 Conference for over 100 students, graduates, speakers and influencers in the Grand Connaught Rooms, in Central London. People joined us from 25 countries around the world, demonstrating yet again that Formula Botanica is spearheading the global green beauty movement. Watch..Read more

Sep 22

Lorraine Dallmeier Is Voted Into The Top 25 Natural Beauty Personalities For 2017

Following on from her 2015 and 2016 successes, our Director Lorraine was again voted into the top 25 Natural Beauty personalities for 2017 – now entering the top 5! We’re thrilled to see our school recognised in this industry hotlist for the 5th year running.

Jun 18

Formula Botanica Starts Teaching Its Diploma in Organic Haircare Formulation

In June 2017, Formula Botanica started teaching its Diploma in Organic Haircare Formulation. We designed this new innovative course to cater for our students’ demands – who want to move beyond skincare and add organic haircare to their brand ranges. Our Diploma in Organic Haircare Formulation teaches you to create a..Read more

Apr 10

Formula Botanica Enrols Its 3000th Student (In Vietnam!)

In April 2017, Formula Botanica welcomed its 3000th student to the community. Anh Trần in Vietnam joined Formula Botanica as the 3000th person to go through our courses. We continue to grow quickly, as students from across the world flock to enrol for our courses.

Jun 22

Formula Botanica wins the Gold Award at the Learning Technologies Awards

Formula Botanica is honoured to announce that we won the Gold Award for the “Excellence in the Design of Learning Content” category at the 2016 Learning Technologies Awards. We beat many major multinationals from around the world, including Pricewaterhouse Coopers, Sky, Lloyds Bank, Aston Martin, Allianz and Legal & General...Read more

Nov 19

Formula Botanica Hosts Its 2016 Student Conference

In November 2016 we hosted our second live annual conference for Formula Botanica students and graduates at Senate House in London. We were so excited to see people fly in from all over the world – Malta, the Netherlands, India, Canada, the USA, Sweden, Switzerland, Bulgaria – it was truly..Read more

Oct 24

Formula Botanica teaches in 100+ countries

October 2016 was a busy month for us! We enrolled new students in Brunei, Armenia, Slovenia, Peru and Fiji. These were all new countries for us and brought our total to over 100 countries taught around the world. We are incredibly proud to host our global community of organic cosmetic..Read more

Sep 27

Lorraine Dallmeier Is Voted Into The Top 25 Natural Beauty Personalities For 2016

Following on from her 2015 success, Lorraine was again voted into the top 25 Natural Beauty personalities for 2016 – this time at number 24. It is fantastic to see Formula Botanica and Lorraine recognises in this great industry hotlist!

Jul 02

Formula Botanica enrols its 2000th student (in India!)

In July 2016, Formula Botanica welcomed its 2000th student to the community. Jeevana in India joined Formula Botanica as the 2000th person to go through our courses. What a milestone!

Mar 28

Formula Botanica moves its e-Learning platform to Moodle

In March 2016, Formula Botanica moved its entire eLearning platform over to Moodle after a year of preparation. Moodle is the global online learning software which is used by all major Universities around the world. This powerful eLearning platform delivers the Formula Botanica community with a set of student-centric tools that..Read more

Dec 15

Formula Botanica receives distance learning accreditation

In December 2015, Formula Botanica achieves its accreditation with the Open & Distance Learning Quality Council. This accreditation demonstrates that Formula Botanica’s teaching methods and educational materials meet the highest standard. The Open & Distance Learning Quality Council undertook a rigorous assessment of Formula Botanica’s teaching methods, distance learning materials and the delivery..Read more

Nov 11

Formula Botanica is shortlisted as a Finalist for the Digital Business of the Year

In late 2015, Formula Botanica was shortlisted as a Finalist at the UK’s National Business Awards – the Oscars of the Business world – for the Digital Business of the Year Award. Unfortunately we didn’t take home the trophy but we were deeply honoured to be shortlisted amongst industry giants for..Read more

Nov 04

Lorraine Dallmeier is voted Into The Top 25 Natural Beauty Personalities For 2016

Formula Botanica’s Director Lorraine Dallmeier was voted into the top 25 Natural Beauty personalities for 2015 – charting as a new entry at number 12. What an honour to be recognised on this prestigious natural beauty industry hotlist for her work with Formula Botanica!

Sep 12

Formula Botanica hosts its first student conference

In September 2015, Formula Botanica hosted its inaugural student and graduate conference in Bath, UK. Attended by students and graduates from all over the world, this was a fabulous gathering of organic cosmetic formulators and entrepreneurs.

Sep 01

Formula Botanica starts teaching its Certificate in Cosmetic Stability Testing

Together with Cosmetic Chemist Dr. Elham Eghbali, Formula Botanica designed and created a specialist Certificate in Cosmetic Stability Testing which was opened for enrolment in late 2015. This course teaches you over 20 critically important stability tests which will ensure that your products work the way they say they will..Read more

May 19

Formula Botanica is recognised by the Guardian for its business innovation

In 2015, the Guardian newspaper in the UK published a profile on Formula Botanica under its ‘home business innovation’ section, recognising the significant achievement made by the school in its Small Business section.

May 19

Formula Botanica enrols its 1000th student (in Portugal!)

In May 2015, Formula Botanica welcomed its 1000th student to the community. Diana V Carriço of Made in Youthland skincare in Portugal joined Formula Botanica as the 1000th person to go through our courses. What a milestone!

Jan 12

Formula Botanica starts teaching its Certificate in Natural Cosmetic Preservation

In late 2014, the School was joined by Cosmetic Chemist and Associate Lecturer Dr. Elham Eghbali who created our Certificate in Natural Cosmetic Preservation which launched in early 2015. The course was a big hit with students, who learn how to apply over 20 different natural or naturally derived compounds to their..Read more

Nov 10

Formula Botanica becomes a corporate member of Plantlife International

Since 2014 we donate a percentage of our students’ course fees annually to Plantlife International – the organisation that is speaking up for our wild flowers, plants and fungi. Plantlife raise their profile, celebrate their beauty, and protect their future. We are strong supporters of all of their work and are proud to..Read more

Aug 01

Formula Botanica featured in Vogue’s Education Guide

In 2014 we were invited to be featured in British Vogue’s Education Guide, who only showcase the best in beauty education and courses in the UK. Formula Botanica was featured in three issues of the Education Guide and is proud to have been showcased by such a prestigious publication.

Feb 09

Lorraine Dallmeier takes over Formula Botanica as Director

In February 2014 Lorraine Dallmeier, Biologist and Environmental Scientist, took over Formula Botanica as its Director. Lorraine had worked at the school as a Lecturer for a year by this point, helping to create new course material and grading coursework for students. Lorraine is no stranger to working as a director..Read more

Jan 12

Formula Botanica starts teaching its Certificate in Facial Masque Therapy

Facial masques are very popular and are one of the fastest growing market segments in the global skincare industry. To cater for this huge demand, we opened enrolment for our Certificate in Facial Masque Therapy at the beginning of 2014. Our Certificate in Facial Masque Therapy teaches you to make therapeutic spa-quality..Read more

Dec 02

Formula Botanica launches its flagship programme

December 2013 was the first time that Formula Botanica opened enrolments for its flagship course program: the International Organic Skincare Entrepreneur Program. The program will teach you everything you need to know in order to go from complete beginner to organic skincare expert formulator and teacher. This career-boosting program is aimed..Read more

Dec 02

Formula Botanica starts teaching its Certificate in Chocolate Spa Products

Imagine yourself in a high-end spa, being coated in chocolate. Imagine the fragrances of cocoa, rose, geranium, patchouli, gold and orange blossom mingling in the air around you. Is there anything more luxurious in the world? We opened enrolment for our Certificate in Chocolate Spa Products in late 2013 –..Read more

Nov 20

Formula Botanica voted into the Top 25 Natural Beauty Personalities for 2014

At the end of 2013, Formula Botanica’s Founder Star was voted into the Top 25 Personalities in the Natural Beauty Sector for 2014. Formula Botanica was now starting to grab people’s attention and this saw the School rise up the charts to number 11 in the industry hotlist. 

Oct 25

Formula Botanica starts teaching its Certificate in Organic Anti-Ageing Skincare

In October 2013, we decided to create a course to meet the demands of our students who want to go beyond just organic skincare – they want to meet the hottest trend in the global skincare market today: anti-ageing.  Our Certificate in Organic Anti-Ageing Skincare teaches you the science of dermal..Read more

Sep 15

The School of Holistic Cosmetology is rebranded to Formula Botanica

We rebranded in September 2013 to Formula Botanica. We embrace the concepts of botanical skinfood, simplicity and science – we wanted our students and our followers to understand exactly what we stood for and we felt that the name ‘Formula Botanica’ suited us much better.

Sep 15

Formula Botanica starts running its Tutor Training Program

In September 2013 we opened enrolment for our Tutor Training Program which helps our students earn an amazing income doing something they love! Become one of our approved tutors and you get to run our profitable workshops anywhere in the world. We have 100 licenced tutors or tutors-in-training taking on..Read more

Sep 02

Formula Botanica starts teaching its Advanced Diploma in Organic Cosmetic Science

Originally called our Advanced Diploma in Organic Skincare Science, this advanced course is perfect for entrepreneurs who know how to create their own unique formulations but now want to take their formulations to the next level. They want to perfect their designs by using advanced techniques and by using high performance cosmeceutical..Read more

Apr 09

Formula Botanica starts teaching Diploma in Organic Skincare Formulation

When the School originally opened its doors, the first course we taught was our Diploma in Organic Skincare Formulation. This course is still a firm favourite today and has taught over 1000 students around the world how to create natural and organic professional skincare.

Apr 02

The School of Holistic Cosmetology opens its doors

The School of Holistic Cosmetology opened its doors in April 2012, following the huge demand for online courses for organic skincare formulators. Initially courses were delivered by email and laminated certificates sent by post. In its first year, the School enrolled 49 students.

Nov 01

The Holistic Beauty Book is published

It all started with a book! Star Khechara, the original Founder of Formula Botanica, published The Holistic Beauty Book in 2008 after having made her own lotions and potions for 20 years. The Holistic Beauty Book is a fun DIY beauty book packed with safe, 100% natural, organic, eco-friendly skincare potions that you..Read more

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