Formulation Module 2:
Hand-Stirred Lotions and Emulsions
Light on the skin, smooth in texture, easily absorbed, and virtually non-greasy. What’s not to like? Emulsions are the mixtures of water and oil that we commonly refer to as creams or lotions. But can you really make safe, stable emulsions at home? Lise Andersen is here to show you how!
Next cohort starts: August 15, 2023
Also offered as a part of our three-part Complete Formulation Program
Prerequisite: Formulation Module 1 OR Good Formulation Practice
- To be able to enroll, you need to have completed either the Essential Formulation course or the Good Formulation Practices single class.
- You can take Good Formulation Practices now; it is a single, 60-minute workshop. Follow this link to check it out.
Formulation Module 2Payment in full
Paid in full – one payment.
Formulation Module 2Payment plan
Two payments of $120 over 2 months
In this 4 week course, Lise Andersen expertly walks you through the process and equips you with the knowledge to make your own safe, stable, hand-stirred emulsions without having to invest in pricey lab equipment
The need for preservatives, emulsifiers, and pH testing makes some artisan formulators hesitate about taking the big leap. Yes you do need them, and yet there are creative solutions! Lise Andersen will guide you through each process – with her signature enthusiasm and her wealth of knowledge to help, you can do this!
Lise has carefully selected ingredients that are globally available, easy to work with, and that can be combined using regular kitchen tools and equipment. She shares her many tried and tested techniques and provides you with the insights you’ll need to continue your emulsion-making journey with confidence.
You’ll get step by step instructions and six unique formulations from eye serum to face cleanser to rich soothing salve. You’ll learn how to work with six different emulsifiers and get comfortable about using preservatives while creating a collection of beautiful products that are as natural is it’s possible to be. Six unique essential oil blends by Robert Tisserand are included in the course.
Prerequisite: Essential Formulation (let us know if you’re interested in taking it as a refresher)
What You Get in the Course
Four pre-recorded lessons instructed by Lise Andersen.
Four recorded plus two live Q&A sessions
PRINTABLE COURSE MATERIAL
Extensive downloadable handouts and course notes with links to additional research and resources.
DEDICATED GROUP DISCUSSIONS
Access to our private online forum to ask questions and interact with Lise, the TI team, and classmates.
ONGOING COURSE ACCESS
Ongoing access to lesson and learning materials for eight weeks after course completion.
Plus You'll Get
A total of six individual tried and tested product formulations with detailed instructions.
Robert Tisserand’s six original essential oil blends, tested with formulas from the course.
An invaluable and comprehensive list of recommended suppliers for quality ingredients, tools, equipment and packaging.
Lesson 1 - Elements of Emulsion
Understanding the nature and benefits of an emulsion
Requirements for a safe and stable emulsion
Discussion of emulsifiers and co-emulsifiers
Selecting a preservative or preservative system
Guidelines on using active ingredients in your emulsion
Lesson 2 - Light Lotions and Creams
What constitutes a light emulsion
About the emulsifiers we’ll be using in this lesson
Step by step heating and cooling methods for optimal results
Tips on the hand stirring techniques shown in this lesson
How to measure the pH of your product
Creating an emulsion for the eye area – ingredient highlights
Products: Eye serum, Body lotion
Lesson 3 - Viscous Emulsions - Creams and Salves
- The elements of rich emulsions and where they are optimally applied
- Creating emulsions for the face – ingredient highlights and tips
- Identifying and working with quality multifunctional emulsifiers
- Demonstration of the heating and cooling methods for these formulas
- Transferring to containers – tips and tricks
- Customizing your cream and salve
Rich Face cream
Soothing Salve for Dry Skin
Lesson 4 - Cold Mix and Anhydrous Emulsions
What constitutes a cold mix and an anhydrous emulsion
About the emulsifiers we’ll be using in this lesson
Fail-safe stirring techniques for cold mix emulsifiers
Emulsions as cleansers and scrubs
Tailoring your formula to your needs
Formulator | Founder of LisaLise Pure Natural Skincare & Formulators’ Kitchen
A self-professed ‘green’ formulator, Lise works with luxurious natural plant-based ingredients – preferably as raw and unprocessed as possible. Entirely self-taught, she has years of experience in researching, testing, and developing cosmetics.
Lise is the author of several DIY e-books on making skincare and haircare products, herbal extracts, and more. She also offers consultation and bespoke formulation for beauty brands. Visit her blog where she journals her experiments and shares know-how on everything from making no-soap cleansers to pressed eye shadow.
When You Complete the Course
Your certificate – issued by the leaders of evidence-based instruction – demonstrates your knowledge of safe and effective use of essential oil blends in anhydrous formulas, aqueous sprays, bath products and facial masks.
What previous students say about our courses:
Everything – I loved that you covered so many different types of product, there was so much information packed into each lesson and I loved that Lisa shared all her tips from her years of experience. Thoroughly enjoyed it and learned so much – thank you!
The personalized attention and friendly feel. Sometimes you feel like instructors are holding back their best secrets or knowledge. But I didn’t feel like that with either Lise or Robert. Lise was delightful. I felt like I could just pull up a chair with a cup of tea and we could talk formulations! Also being able to learn about blending from Robert was an incredible treat! I would love to have a larger course about that!! ~Kristi Maxwell
I notice i have been mulling things over a lot from this course and that more has gone in than i thought. I’m having my own distilled understandings arriving – which is proof of quality education. Overall i think it was a very good course and that your online platform is superb – as good as any I have used. ~Nigel Sutton
I appreciated the passion that was put into the course. I stumbled across this by chance and I am so thankful I did. This has expanded my passion and knowledge about formulations. It has enhanced my learning about essential oils. I just want to thank you for offering this course and all that you do. I feel so confident having your institute as my education platform. I am a beginner but feel confident with your amazing education that it wont be long before I am a pro!! ~Penny Ferguson
Everything – I loved that you covered so many different types of product, there was so much information packed into each lesson and I loved that Lise shared all her tips from her years of experience. Thoroughly enjoyed it and learned so much – thank you!
Dear Hana, Robert and Team,
I thoroughly enjoyed this course! I had many conflicts in my schedule but you and your team set everything up to be as easily accessed by computer as possible. Hearing the Q&A as well as the print outs was also a real bonus. I learned many new things I was unfamiliar with and those are the real value!!
Thanks and again and many blessings to you all. – Sara Holmes
I want to thank you for this course. I feel so confident having your institute as my education platform. I’m a beginner but with your amazing education, it won’t be long before I’m a pro!
The course and online platform are a chance to ask questions directly – and to see everyone’s questions. The entire course – from syllabus to platform, webinars to reminders, handouts to community engagement – is masterfully put together and executed.
It’s helpful to have access to credible information. There’s so much information out there, it’s hard to know what is credible and what isn’t.
Emulsions are a great addition to your aromatherapeutic product portfolio. This course is a unique chance to understand how to make them and customize to your needs – with an incredibly experienced tutor, Lise Andersen.
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“The information presented is appropriate for all levels, and although I am just beginning my aromatherapy journey it all makes sense.”