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?

Our Certificate in Chocolate Spa Products is suitable for people with existing skincare brands or students with basic formulation experience. This Certificate will teach you how to create a small range of facial and body chocolate spa products.

Enrolment closed. We next open enrolment for 2018 winter term which runs from January 16-23. Course fees will be £175 (British Pounds).

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Explore the Skin Benefits of Cacao

Discover the skin-beautifying and anti-ageing benefits of chocolate with all of its antioxidant powers. Learn about the science of cacao’s potent cosmeceutical properties and find out which types of cacao are best to use in skincare.

Certificate in Chocolate Spa Products
Certificate in Chocolate Spa Products

Chocolate Ingredients 101

Theobroma cacao, the chocolate tree, yields many different types of chocolate ingredients. Research these different cosmetic ingredients yielded by the cacao tree, as well as those ingredients which complement and blend well with it: oils, butters, essential oils, waxes, hydrosols, exfoliators and many more.

Formulate Spa-Quality Chocolate Skincare

Formulate with luxury antioxidant-rich cacao to design rich chocolatey treats for the skin. Create 100% natural chocolate skincare products including lip balms, facial polishes, facial masques, serums, creams, body oils, body butters, body packs and body scrubs.

Certificate in Chocolate Spa Products

“I have learnt how to formulate unique and luxurious Chocolate SPA products, play around with different essential oils and herbs to emulate certain aroma. I have learnt so much about the cacao ingredient and benefits that I never knew before.”

Certificate in Chocolate Spa Products Graduate, Tanzania

Course Syllabus

This is an online course which will teach you how to formulate luxurious chocolate facial and body products that would be at home in any A-list celebrity spa.

Our Certificate in Chocolate Spa Products consists of 4 main modules, which are all accessed through our website.

Module 1 – Why Use Chocolate?

Cocoa (Theobroma cacao) is famous for its role in the addictive and delicious food we call ‘chocolate’. Since the discovery of polyphenols and their antioxidant power, the health benefits of chocolate have been emphasised.

In this module we discuss why you would use chocolate in skincare, how it works when it is topically applied to the skin and which types of chocolate products you should be formulating with.

Certificate in Chocolate Spa Products



Unit Title

Why Use Chocolate?

Unit Content

Learn which anti-ageing compounds are commonly found in cocoa and how they work on the skin.

Review the use of pesticides in the cocoa industry and understand why it is important to use organic cocoa products whenever possible in cosmetics.

Study the different types of ingredients from the chocolate tree and how their antioxidant potential differs.

Module 2 – Chocolate Ingredients 101

There are two types of ingredient that you will learn about in this lesson:
1.     Ingredients from Theobroma cacao
2.     Ingredients that blend well with Theobroma cacao to make products.

In this module you will review an extensive list of ingredients that are not only derived from the chocolate tree, but also blend well or compliment cocoa in all its forms. Be inspired by the world around you and think of amazing chocolate combinations!

Certificate in Chocolate Spa Products



Unit Title

Chocolate Ingredients 101

Unit Content

Learn about all the wonderful ingredients derived from the cocoa tree. Understand their properties and uses in skincare.

Study an extensive list of 60+ ingredients that blend well with chocolate – butters, oils, emulsifiers, exfoliants, hydrosols, essential oils, CO2 extracts, absolutes, humectants and clays.

“I didn’t realize cocoa contains many anti-aging and skin beautifying compounds. It is very versatile to work with. I also learned how I could incorporate other amazing botanicals and essential oils into luxurious scents with cocoa powder and cocoa butter. I loved experimenting and making chocolate spa products. Thank you for this wonder class.”

Certificate in Chocolate Spa Products Graduate, USA

Module 3 – Chocolate Facial Formulation

You now know how chocolate works on the skin and you understand the vast array of ingredients that are available to you as an organic chocolate skincare formulator. Now it’s time to put that knowledge into practice!

In this module you will create your first exquisite range of organic chocolate facial products that nurture and pamper your delicate facial skin.

Certificate in Chocolate Spa Products



Unit Title

Chocolate Facial Formulation

Unit Content

Learn how to formulate deliciously luxurious chocolate facial skincare.

Create a small capsule range of chocolate spa facial products, including serums, hydrating mists, masques, polishes, mousses and lip butters.

Use Formula Botanica’s tried and tested formulation worksheets, percentage calculation methods and skincare design flow charts to draw inspiration from our sample formulations and create your own unique chocolate blends.

Module 4 – Chocolate Body & Spa Formulation

Now we turn our attention to the rest of the body and create pampering chocolate body spa treatments, where cocoa can work its antioxidant, firming and cellulite-busting magic.

In this module you will learn how to create a capsule range of chocolate body and spa products for an all-over body chocolate experience!

Certificate in Chocolate Spa Products



Unit Title

Chocolate Body & Spa Formulation

Unit Content

Learn how to formulate gorgeous pampering chocolate spa skincare.

Create a small capsule range of chocolate spa body products, including body scrubs, cellulite scrubs, massage oils and body masques.

Use Formula Botanica’s tried and tested formulation worksheets, percentage calculation methods and skincare design flow charts to draw inspiration from our sample formulations and create your own unique chocolate blends.

“This course is a luxurious professional one. Thank you very much for this great course.”

Certificate in Chocolate Spa Products Graduate, Egypt

Additional Bonuses

When you study with Formula Botanica, you become part of a close-knit international community of students and graduates all around the world. We support you all throughout your studies and beyond, and we give you access to our expert botanical skincare science and business files while you are enrolled on your courses.

Bonus 1 – Network with your Peers

Once you enrol with us, you are welcomed into our international student community groups which contain many hundreds of our students and graduates from all over the world. Everyone knows each other and many of our students meet up in their respective countries to share information and formulate together.

In our groups you will receive expert tutor support and peer support. Ask questions, share photos, troubleshoot formulations. Celebrate your victories and get encouragement when you need it. You are never alone.

Network with your peers
Student Resources Library

Bonus 2 – Access our Student Resources Library

When you become a student with Formula Botanica, you also gain exclusive access to our Student Resources Library for the duration of your course. Access our:

  • Preferred supplier guide which contains hundreds of global companies
  • Extensive ingredients directory with listings of over 100 natural ingredients
  • Formulation percentage-to-weight calculator
  • Collection of many hours of expert webinars
  • Scientific research collection
  • Recommended reading list

Bonus 3 – Ongoing Support After Graduation

The support doesn’t finish when you graduate. We want to keep in touch with you once you’ve finished your course and support your career in organic skincare. We offer lots of free promotion for our graduates because we want to help give your business the support it needs when you launch it or as you grow it.

Be featured widely on our website, on social media and on our mailing list. Formula Botanica has many thousands of followers and subscribers all around the world so this will help you create a splash when you launch.

Ongoing Support After Graduation
Formula Botanica Badges

Bonus 4 – Earn Formula Botanica Open Badges

Formula Botanica issues Open Badges to students who pass their courses successfully. These badges can be used on your resume, social media pages and LinkedIn profile to demonstrate that you are a skilled organic cosmetic formulator.

Enrol for our Certificate in Chocolate Spa Products to add a luxurious touch of high performance cacao to your skincare products and create an at-home spa experience.


Basic formulation experience. For people who want to formulate luxurious skincare with  chocolate.

Online Classroom

Peer support & tutor support via a private Facebook group.

Start Date

Term times. Self-paced training where you have up to 12 months to complete your course.


Formula Botanica is accredited by the Open & Distance Learning Quality Council.


Projects, activities and reflexive learning. The main module ends with a short assignment.

Expert Support

Our Tutor Team has an educational background in cosmetic chemistry, biology, education and business management. Let us support you.

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