Back Porch Soap Company

Back Porch Soap Company

Professional
Upper West Side, New York, New York
(134 Reviews)

Back Porch Soap Company was founded in 1998 by Marla Bosworth. Ms. Bosworth leads workshops to educate and empower students to make their own natural skincare products, essential oil blends, natural wax candles and other products for personal enjoyment or to sell. She is passionate about sharing her knowledge on entrepreneurship, how to work with wildcrafted plants, aromatics and plant-based, organic ingredients. She is well-known in the natural skincare community. She teaches experiential workshops that are engaging as well as providing a comfortable environment for students to ask questions and learn.

Ms. Bosworth is a shamanic practitioner, Reiki Master and soul guidance coach, working with several energetic healing modalities. She speaks at wellness events and conferences throughout the U.S. 

Ms. Bosworth owned and operated two brick-and-mortar stores, managed a nationwide team of sales reps for her beauty brand, exhibited at major trade shows throughout the U.S. and sold to major retailers such as Whole Foods. Recently, Marla was selected as a mentor, coach and judge for the Emerging Beauty Brands category for the NY NOW wholesale trade show for retailers.


Reviews of Back Porch Soap Company

(134 Reviews)
Candle Making Class NYC

6/25/2022
Suzette J.

Attended: Candle Making Class NYC


Very knowledgeable teacher. After many tries reading candle making books and making candles with crappy results, Marla cut through all the useless info I brought into class and gave straight forward useful techniques, tried and true products…candle wax, wicks, fragrances and candle vessels. I made 2 great candles and left armed with useful info to continue making candles at home. Thank you!!!

Organic Lotion & Body Creams Workshop

5/29/2022
Jessenia C.

Attended: Organic Lotion & Body Creams Workshop


Really detailed. Great for someone trying to get into the business.

Candle Making Class NYC

5/28/2022
Jessenia C.

Attended: Candle Making Class NYC


We got to make 2 amazing candles. 1 is Soy and 1 is Coconut. They smell amazing. This class is perfect for someone wanting to learn the business side of candles.

Cold Process Soap Making Class

5/26/2022
Orlando R.

Attended: Cold Process Soap Making Class


Myself, not a chemist but Marla made it so that I did not feel out of my element. Class was informative, enjoyable and overall fun. Definitely, a hobby I will find therapeutic to immerse myself in. Looking forward to partaking in future classes.

Body Butters, Lotion Bars, Scrubs and Lip Balms

5/25/2022
Jessenia C.

Attended: Body Butters, Lotion Bars, Scrubs and Lip Balms


The class was jam‐packed with information. It was accessible for total beginners and detailed enough for people who want to understand the science behind this art for their business. Marla gave wonderful advice on making recipes. She answered every question in simple terms. We received a handout for notes. Everyone left with 4 products to take home. I would recommend this class or the diploma to anyone who is serious about jumpstarting their business and wants to connect to a true industry professional.

Candle Making Class NYC

3/15/2022
Mimi T.

Attended: Candle Making Class NYC


I enjoyed the class very much. Marla’s went through the course material and answered all the questions that I had. Highly recommend!

Candle Making Class NYC

2/22/2022
Catalina A.

Attended: Candle Making Class NYC


I loved it! It was a wonderful class. I found it to be very informative, fun and actually therapeutic. The instructor even provided a video for us to watch before the class which provided a lot of information and will actually serve as a great follow-up resource. I will definitely sign up for more courses.

Cold Process Soap Making Class

2/20/2022
Anonymous

Attended: Cold Process Soap Making Class


We really enjoyed the soap making class, very informative, hands on, we made our own soaps which we brought home.

Cold Process Soap Making Class

2/20/2022
Tyest B.

Attended: Cold Process Soap Making Class


It was an awesome and informative class.

Body Butters, Lotion Bars, Scrubs and Lip Balms

1/26/2022
dahlia r.

Attended: Body Butters, Lotion Bars, Scrubs and Lip Balms


I loved it

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711 Amsterdam Ave, New York, New York 10025
Back Porch Soap Company
Upper West Side, Manhattan
711 Amsterdam Ave
At W 94th St
New York, New York 10025

Upcoming Classes at Back Porch Soap Company

Body Butters, Lotion Bars, Scrubs and Lip Balms
Body Butters, Lotion Bars, Scrubs and Lip Balms
Next start date:

Monday Sep 19th, 6pm - 8:30pm Eastern Time

Organic Skincare, Soap and Candle Making Diploma Course
Organic Skincare, Soap and Candle Making Diploma Course
Next start date:

Monday Sep 19th, 6pm - 8:30pm Eastern Time

Organic, Anti-aging Eye Creams, Cleansers & Serums
Organic, Anti-aging Eye Creams, Cleansers & Serums
Next start date:

Tuesday Sep 20th, 6pm - 8:30pm Eastern Time

Cold Process Soap Making Class
Cold Process Soap Making Class
Next start date:

Wednesday Sep 21st, 12pm - 2pm Eastern Time

Design Your Own Reed Diffusers and Room Sprays
Design Your Own Reed Diffusers and Room Sprays
Next start date:

Thursday Sep 22nd, 6pm - 8:30pm Eastern Time

Candle Making Class NYC
Candle Making Class NYC
Next start date:

Friday Sep 23rd, 6pm - 8:30pm Eastern Time

Making + Selling Hemp CBD Skincare Beauty Products
Making + Selling Hemp CBD Skincare Beauty Products
Next start date:

Saturday Sep 24th, 6pm - 8:30pm Eastern Time