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January 30, 2021

Formula Botanica Has Taught in 175 Countries

In January 2021, Formula Botanica welcomed in its first ever student in Tunisia, meaning that the School has taught in a total of 175 countries around the world. Green beauty is taking over and Formula Botanica is honoured to drive forward the global formulation movement!

January 29, 2021

Formula Botanica Enrols its 12,000th student (in the USA!)

In January 2021, Formula Botanica welcomed its 12,000th student to the community. A student in the USA joined Formula Botanica as the 12,000th person to go through our courses. Our students continue to tell us how our courses change their lives.

December 25, 2020

Formula Botanica Grows Its Team to 40 Staff

As the School and its student intake continues to grow at a rapid pace, the Formula Botanica Team reached 40 staff in 12 countries at the end of 2020 to further lead the global green beauty movement.

December 3, 2020

Formula Botanica Donates Record-Breaking £30,000 to Sustainability Charities

Formula Botanica donated a record £30,000 over the past year shared between two charities – Plantlife and TreeSisters – working in the field of sustainability and conservation to fulfill their aims of protecting and regenerating the environment and promoting sustainable use of its resources.

November 30, 2020

The Lab at Formula Botanica Reaches Its First 1,000 Members

Formula Botanica exclusive membership site, the Lab at Formula Botanica, reaches its first 1,000 members within only 6 months of launching in 2020. Its members now receive expert mini courses and research profiles every month from the Formula Botanica team or its guest lecturers.

November 1, 2020

Formula Botanica Hires Chief Growth Officer Wayne Moussalli

To manage its expansion and drive Formula Botanica to its goal of 150% growth over the next two years, Formula Botanica hired experienced digital marketer and former external consultant Wayne Moussalli as its Chief Growth Officer to join its senior leadership team.

October 2, 2020

Lorraine Dallmeier Voted the Most Influential Person in Natural Beauty for 2020

Our CEO Lorraine Dallmeier was voted as the most influential person in natural beauty for 2020, by hitting the number one spot in the international Who’s Who in Natural Beauty! We’re so pleased to receive this amazing recognition for our 8th year in this industry hotlist.

July 9, 2020

Formula Botanica Enrols Its 10,000th Student (In the USA!)

In July 2020, Formula Botanica welcomed its 10,000th student to the community. A student in the USA joined Formula Botanica as the 10,000th person to go through our courses. Our students continue to tell us how our courses change their lives.

June 15, 2020

The Lab at Formula Botanica opens its doors for the school’s first members

In the summer of 2020, Formula Botanica opened its doors to the Lab at Formula Botanica, the school’s exclusive members-only community for monthly bite-sized VIP training in organic formulation, botanical ingredients research and indie beauty entrepreneurship.

May 4, 2020

Formula Botanica Enrols Its 9000th Student (In the UK!)

In April 2020, Formula Botanica welcomed its 9,000th student to the community. A student in the UK joined Formula Botanica as the 9,000th person to go through our courses. Our students continue to tell us how our courses change their lives.

February 13, 2020

Formula Botanica announced as official indie beauty partner for in-cosmetics Global 2020

In 2020, Formula Botanica was announced as the official indie beauty partner at in-cosmetics Global 2020. In-Cosmetics Global is the world’s largest cosmetic ingredients event and brings together over 800 exhibitors annually from over 115 countries.

January 24, 2020

Formula Botanica receives its 1,000th review on Trustpilot

In January 2019, Formula Botanica received its 1000th review on independent third-party review site Trustpilot. We have consistently received 5-star reviews from our students over the years and are very proud to showcase our amazing reviews.

January 21, 2020

Formula Botanica Enrols Its 8000th Student (In the USA!)

In January 2020, Formula Botanica welcomed its 8000th student to the community. A student in the USA joined Formula Botanica as the 8000th person to go through our courses. Our students continue to tell us how our courses change their lives.

January 9, 2020

Formula Botanica Publishes its 2019 Yearbook

At the start of 2020, Formula Botanica published its third ever yearbook, in which we showcased our graduates, their stories, their formulations, their brands and their awards. Click to read your copy of the 2019 Formula Botanica Yearbook.

December 20, 2019

Formula Botanica starts planting the Formula Botanica Forest with TreeSisters

In December 2019, Formula Botanica partnered with TreeSisters and started planting the Formula Botanica Forest. We have committed to planting 250,000 trees by 2025 and we want you to join us in the reforestation revolution! Let’s grow a forest together.

October 2, 2019

Lorraine Dallmeier Is Voted Into The Top 25 Natural Beauty Personalities For 2019

Our Director Lorraine was again voted into the Who’s Who in Natural Beauty – now charting at number 4! We’re so pleased to see our school recognised in this industry hotlist for the 7th year running, in amongst so many of our graduates, peers and friends in the industry.

July 7, 2019

Formula Botanica enrols its 7000th student (in Nigeria!)

In July 2019, Formula Botanica welcomed its 7000th student to the community. A student in Nigeria joined Formula Botanica as the 7000th person to go through our courses. Our students continue to tell us how our courses change their lives.

June 26, 2019

Formula Botanica spends the summer refilming its Masterclass videos

We regularly work with professional camera crews, but the filming we undertook in June 2019 was one of our biggest filming sessions to date. With a 7-strong crew, Lorraine and her team filmed a dedicated Masterclass on how to become an organic skincare entrepreneur.

June 10, 2019

Formula Botanica’s Podcast hits its first 100k downloads

Our #1 Green Beauty Conversations podcast reached its first 100,000 downloads in June 2019, after a little more than a year of being broadcast to the world. We have tackled topics to do with formulation, indie beauty business and general industry challenges.

June 1, 2019

Formula Botanica Starts Teaching Its Diploma in Beauty Brand Business Management

In June 2019, Formula Botanica started teaching its Diploma in Beauty Brand Business Management: our indie beauty MBA. Our online Diploma in Beauty Brand Business Management is the ultimate online training program to help you start your indie beauty business.

January 28, 2019

Formula Botanica enrols its 6000th student (in South Africa!)

In January 2019, Formula Botanica welcomed its 6000th student to the community. A student in South Africa joined Formula Botanica as the 6000th person to go through our courses. Our students continue to tell us how our courses change their lives.

January 28, 2019

Formula Botanica Has Taught in 150 Countries

In January 2019, Formula Botanica welcomed in its first ever student in Algeria, meaning that the School has taught in a total of 150 countries around the world. Green beauty is taking over and Formula Botanica is honoured to drive forward the global formulation movement!

January 9, 2019

Formula Botanica Publishes its 2018 Yearbook

At the end of 2018, Formula Botanica published its second ever yearbook, in which we showcased our graduates, their stories, their formulations, their brands and their awards. Click to read your copy of the 2018 Formula Botanica Yearbook.

November 4, 2018

Formula Botanica hosts its 2018 live conference in London

On November 2-4 2018, we hosted our Formula Botanica 2018 Conference for over 170 students, graduates, speakers and influencers in County Hall, Central London. People joined us from 35 countries around the world and had a wonderful time together, networking, sharing and inspiring.

October 24, 2018

Lorraine Dallmeier wins major CEW beauty industry award

Formula Botanica school director Lorraine Dallmeier won the prestigious Cosmetic Executive Women (CEW) UK Digital Achiever Award 2018, sponsored and awarded by Google. In this photo, you can see Lorraine together with Jacqui Owens, Head of Beauty UK at Google. Click here to read the full press release.

October 5, 2018

Lorraine Dallmeier Is Voted Into The Top 25 Natural Beauty Personalities For 2018

Our Director Lorraine was again voted into the Who’s Who in Natural Beauty – now charting at number 3! We’re thrilled to see our school recognised in this industry hotlist for the 6th year running.

July 20, 2018

Formula Botanica receives 500 reviews on Trustpilot

In July 2018, Formula Botanica received its 500th review on independent third-party review site Trustpilot. We have consistently received 5-star reviews from our students over the years and are very proud to showcase our amazing reviews.

July 9, 2018

Formula Botanica Enrols Its 5000th Student (In the USA!)

In July 2018, Formula Botanica welcomed its 5000th student to the community. A student in the USA joined Formula Botanica as the 5000th person to go through our courses. We continue to grow quickly, as students from across the world flock to enrol for our courses.

February 27, 2018

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.

January 16, 2018

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

In January 2018, Formula Botanica welcomed its 4000th student to the community. A student 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 enrol for our courses.

December 31, 2017

Formula Botanica publishes its 2017 Yearbook

At the end of 2017, Formula Botanica published its first ever yearbook, in which we showcased our graduates, their stories, their formulations, their brands and their awards. Click read your copy of the 2017 Formula Botanica Yearbook.

November 4, 2017

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.

September 22, 2017

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.

June 18, 2017

Formula Botanica Starts Teaching Its Diploma in Organic Haircare Formulation

In June 2017, Formula Botanica started teaching its Diploma in Organic Haircare Formulation to teach you how to create a professional range of organic and natural haircare products, including organic shampoos, conditioners and styling formulations.

April 10, 2017

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

In April 2017, Formula Botanica welcomed its 3000th student to the community. A student 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.

November 30, 2016

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, in recognition of the quality of our online teaching methods and learning materials.

November 19, 2016

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 – it was a wonderful international gathering!

October 24, 2016

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.

September 27, 2016

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!

July 2, 2016

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

In July 2016, Formula Botanica welcomed its 2000th student to the community. A student in India joined Formula Botanica as the 2000th person to go through our courses. We’re so proud!

March 28, 2016

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. This powerful eLearning platform delivers the Formula Botanica community with a set of student-centric tools that empower both teaching and learning.

December 15, 2015

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.

November 11, 2015

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.

November 4, 2015

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!

September 12, 2015

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.

September 1, 2015

Formula Botanica starts teaching its Certificate in Cosmetic Stability Testing

Formula Botanica designed and created a specialist Certificate in Cosmetic Stability Testing, which opened for enrolment in late 2015. This course teaches you over 20 critically important stability tests which will ensure that your formulations stay stable for their shelf life.

May 19, 2015

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, 2015

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

In May 2015, Formula Botanica welcomed its 1000th student to the community. A student in Portugal joined Formula Botanica as the 1000th person to go through our courses. What a milestone!

January 12, 2015

Formula Botanica starts teaching its Certificate in Natural Cosmetic Preservation

Formula Botanica launched its Certificate in Natural Cosmetic Preservation 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 cosmetics and ensure their customers’ safety.

November 10, 2014

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. Formula Botanica has been Plantlife’s biggest corporate patron since 2019.

August 1, 2014

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.

February 9, 2014

Lorraine Dallmeier takes over Formula Botanica as CEO

In February 2014 Lorraine Dallmeier, Biologist and Environmental Scientist, took over Formula Botanica as its CEO. 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.    

January 12, 2014

Formula Botanica starts teaching its Certificate in Facial Masque Therapy

We opened enrolment for our Certificate in Facial Masque Therapy at the beginning of 2014, which teaches you to make therapeutic spa-quality facial masques to pamper your delicate facial skin. This course will teach you to make the 7 different types of organic facial masque.

December 2, 2013

Formula Botanica launches its flagship International Organic Skincare Entrepreneur Program

December 2013 was the first time that Formula Botanica opened enrolments for its flagship course program: the International Organic Skincare Entrepreneur Program, teaching you everything you need to know in order to go from complete beginner to organic skincare formulator and indie beauty entrepreneur.

December 2, 2013

Formula Botanica starts teaching its Certificate in Chocolate Spa Products

Imagine yourself in a high-end spa, being coated in chocolate! We opened enrolment for our Certificate in Chocolate Spa Products in late 2013 – this course is suitable for people with existing skincare brands or students with basic formulation experience.

November 20, 2013

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. 

October 25, 2013

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

In October 2013, we decided to create our Certificate in Organic Anti-Ageing Skincare 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.

September 15, 2013

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! We trained tutors or tutors-in-training to take on the world with our face-to-face organic workshops.

September 15, 2013

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.

September 2, 2013

Formula Botanica starts teaching its Advanced Diploma in Organic Cosmetic Science

Our Advanced Diploma is perfect for formulators who want to take their formulations to the next level and perfect their designs by using advanced techniques and by using high performance cosmeceutical ingredients that have proven results on the skin and hair.

April 9, 2012

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.

April 2, 2012

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.

November 1, 2008

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.

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