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Professional Natural Skin Care Product Making Course FAQs

Professional Natural Skin Care Product Making Course

Have you been thinking about making your own professional natural skin care products?

Not sure if the Professional Natural Skin Care Product Making Course is right for you? Here are some frequently asked questions on the course which will hopefully help you better understand if this is the course for you.

How is this course provided?

The course is an in-depth online video-based training program that is entirely online-based learning and can be taken at your own pace. There is no expiration date and you have lifetime course access. Online courses are one of the best ways to learn because you can re-watch and re-learn the information, formulation procedures and watch the formulas being made as many times as you like and access the numerous resources.

What information is included in it?

The course covers 12 training modules including cosmetic formulation fundamentals, moisturizers. lotions. creams, serums, cleansers, exfoliants, toners,  lip balms, lip gloss, body and hand wash, deodorant, natural spa products, aromatherapy, herbs, and scent development. You will learn about natural preservation, good manufacturing practices, product customization, product containers and labeling, pricing and so much more Click here for a full description of the course.

What does it mean that Joan is guiding and mentoring the course?

This is a self-guided online course that is always available, however Joan mentors the course  one-two times a year.. That means Joan will assist you and answer all your questions throughout this mentored course. There will be weekly module overviews with 5 live group phone consultations. Course participants can ask any questions on cosmetic formulation; formulating and making skin and body care products, starting your own business or your current business. These consultation calls are not included in the regular non-mentored course. There is no extra fee for this mentorship, it is an added bonus for you to join when it works for you. You can participate in the guided and mentored course once but you will have continued lifetime course access to all the course materials.

Do I need to already be making my own products to take this course? What skill level is required?

You do not need to be making your own products to take this course, however this is designed for those serious in making natural skin and body care products for either personal use or for a business. This course is designed for most levels, from beginning to advance. Joan is very detailed with her tutorials, videos, and training manuals. You will have lifetime course access to all these course materials that you can watch, read and review as many times as you need in order to better understand it.

How long is the course?

During the guided and mentored course, there will be 8 weekly module overviews to help you keep a good pace to complete the course, however the length of time it takes you to complete the course is completely up to you. The course is self-guided and can be accessed at any time. There is no expiration date on when you need to complete it by. You will have lifetime course access. You will receive a certificate of completion when you have completed the course.

How long do I have access to this course?

You will have lifetime course access. You can access the course at any time, on any day. You can watch the videos over and over to assist you to make the formulations. For access to the course, sign into My Account located at the top right hand corner at www.joanmorais.com and click on the link to the classrooms. Life gets busy and sometimes it takes us away from our studying. But this course will be here for you when you are ready to return to it. Lifetime course access means you will have complete access to the course for as long as the course exists at Joan Morais Naturals.

Will I receive some kind of certification when I complete the course?

Yes, you will receive a pdf of your certificate of completion that you can print and proudly display when you have completed the course.

Will I be able to make my own skin care product line after taking this course?

Yes! This course provides in-depth information on making naturally preserved skin care products, good manufacturing practices, lab testing, product development, how to create a natural skin care line, raw material suppliers, product containers, labeling, ingredients, formulations and much, much more! We have many students from all around the world that go on to create their own professional skin care line after taking this course! Some of our students started out with Joan and still have a successful business going on for 10+ years.

When do I need to sign up in order to receive the mentorship by Joan?

The mentorship course dates will be posted on the website and an email will be sent out with the dates. Make sure and sign up to be on our email list (located on the homepage) and receive notification of the next session.

I don’t live in the United States, can I still take the course?

Yes! We have students from all over the world take our courses. The course is entirely online and self-guided and can be taken anywhere with sufficient access to the internet. All course instruction is in English and provides a variety of mediums including video, print and a private Facebook community support group.

Do you offer any other Professional Natural Product Making Courses?

Yes! We have a Professional Natural Hair Care Product Making Course. Joan will be guiding and mentoring this course as well and many of the same features above apply to this course in regards to hair care products.

I’m still not sure if this is the right course for me, what else can I do to make sure?

We highly recommend that you carefully review our information page on the Professional Natural Skin Care Product Making course. The review goes in-depth on the different areas of product making that will be taught. It also includes the table of contents for all training manuals that are provided. After reviewing all this information and you are still unsure, please feel free to email us with any specific questions you may have.

Happy Product-Making and hope to see you in our next course!

Anti-Aging Pomegranate :: Facial Serum

Anti-Aging Pomegranate :: Facial Serum

Pomegranate has always been one of my favorite fruits. When I was a child, there was a pomegranate tree on my way home walking from school. I would climb into the pomegranate tree and pick a pomegranate. I peeled and ate the pomegranate and of course I stained my school uniform. My white blouse would have spots of red everywhere. I would try and wash out the stain before my mom would see it. It would have been so much easier if the uniforms were red.

Years ago, in my herbal certification program, I chose pomegranate to do a report on and present to the group. Pomegranate Punica granatum means “apple having many seeds.” Pomegranate is an ancient fruit, cultivated since prehistoric times. It is considered the fruit of life and the symbol of fertility. It has many medicinal uses, one of them helping to balance hormones and promote estrogen production. Pomegranate is excellent for the skin.

Pomegranate is a Super Fruit, a powerful antioxidant that fights free radicals and slows the aging process. It is more potent than red wine, green tea, blueberry and cranberry juice. Pomegranate is high in flavonoids, polyphenols and Vitamin C.

Vitamin C is known to be highly effective in reducing skin damage from sun exposure. Sun exposure can cause wrinkles and premature aging. Vitamin C helps protect the skin from the sun exposure. Vitamin C is also a key ingredient to reduce acne. The best way to get Vitamin C is from the actual whole food source.

Pomegranate assists with firming, toning and balancing the skin.

Pomegranate is exceptional in anti-aging skin care product formulations.

I make juice extract and flower essence from pomegranate and use these in my formulations.


Fresh Pomegranate Facial Toner
one use for one day
1 tablespoon organic pomegranate juice
1 tablespoon spring water

Make fresh daily. Mix juice and water. Apply toner to clean skin in the morning and evening.

Anti-Aging Pomegranate Facial Serum
oil serum for one month
2 tablespoons jojoba oil
¼ teaspoon pomegranate seed oil
1 drop carrot seed essential oil
2 drops sweet orange essential oil

Combine all ingredients and mix. Add oil to 1/2 ounce glass jar or bottle. Apply a few drops of oil onto moist skin. Massage into the skin.

Pomegranate Clear Skin Smoothie
½ cup organic pomegranate juice
1/3 cup soy or coconut yogurt
1/3 cup organic frozen berries (raspberries and/or blueberries)
1 teaspoon ground flax seed

Place all ingredients in the blender and blend until smooth.

joan morais Joan Morais is a natural cosmetic formulator, instructor, author and the owner of Joan Morais Naturals. Joan assists product makers on how to make high quality, stable and effective natural body, hair and skin care products for personal use and a product making business.

Fair Trade Shea Butter

Fair trade is a movement of individuals and organizations to ensure that people in poor countries are paid a fair wage for their products. Working conditions also must adhere to basic human and labor rights- no child labor, safe conditions, etc. Fair trade certified means that the product was deemed by a third party to meet the standards for fair trade, and meet the social and environmental standards in their operations.

Unrefined shea butter is an important resource in African communities as a way to empower and support women and their families. Shea butter has traditionally been made by women. While the women often gathered the nuts and made the shea butter individually, they would often come together as a group to take their shea butter to the market and sell. The tradition of how to extract the shea butter from the nut is often passed down from the women to their daughters.

It is important to buy Shea butter that has been certified as Fair Trade as it means the women are being paid fair wages and have safe working environments. It is estimated that it can take 20 to 30 hours of labor to produce 1 kilogram of shea butter which is only traded at $1 in today’s markets. This means the woman who works 30 hours in one week would only get a fraction of that dollar which does not even come close to reaching a living wage.

Shea Butter

Shea butter comes from the fat that is extracted from the nut of the Shea tree found in West and Central Africa. Shea butter is ivory or slightly yellowish in color. Shea butter has been used for centuries in Africa and is mentioned in almost all African historical documents. Cleopatra even used it!

Shea butter has been used as a decongestant, anti-inflammatory for sprain, healing salve, cooking oil, and lotion for body and hair. Shea butter is also edible and can be used in food production. Chocolate may contain shea butter as a substitute for cocoa butter.

Recently, studies have found that shea butter can protect the skin from the sun’s harmful rays (like a sunscreen), can soothe and heal chapped, irritated skin, and can help prevent wrinkles.

Shea butter has been classified into 5 grades. A is raw/unrefined and the shea butter is extracted using water. B is refined. C is highly refined and is extracted using solvents such as hexane. D is the lowest uncontaminated grade. And E is with contaminates.