Recorded Q+A: Teaching Bath & Body Classes

$20.00

with Lori Nova Endres

Don’t miss Lori’s Make Money Teaching Video eClass which expands on many of the ideas presented in this recorded Q+A.

On 2/28/17, we hosted a live “Online Q+A Session” with 20 fantastic student questions. We recorded the session, which was packed full of useful information for would-be teachers wanting to teach bath & body type classes. Students in attendance for this session expressed an interest in teaching soapmaking & lotion making classes, so the answers are particularly helpful for these types of classes – but also refer to non-water-based types of product making classes, like bath salts or lip balm, as well.

To give you an idea what this Q+A session is like, we’ve included the first 10 minutes of the session in the video clip below. In it, Lori answers in detail the question “What is your teaching style? Demo or hands-on?”

If you landed on this page without first seeing Lori’s Make Money Teaching Video eClass – go & check it out! That’s where she distills over a decade of teaching experience into 2 hours of video footage, designed to get you started on the right foot. Consider this Q+A recording a supplement to the Teaching Video eClass mentioned above – specifically for people interested in teaching product-making classes. When you purchase this resource, you’ll get *instant access* so you can watch it at your convenience, as often as you like. Lori answered each question thoroughly, and you can see the time dedicated to each topic in parenthesis at the end of the questions below. The time stamp data below will also help you go directly to the topics you’re most interested in, whether it’s the first time you’re watching, or the 10th.

20 Questions & Timeline for this Q+A:

  • What is your teaching style? Demo or hands-on? (00:00-10:10)
  • Do you have students team up to make a larger batch, or does everyone make their own? (10:11-13:25)
  • What sort of equipment would you recommend? And, where do you purchase yours? (13:26-16:40)
  • What sort of personal protection do you offer your students? For example, gloves, etc. (16:41-21:05)
  • What about aprons? (21:06-23:15)
  • FDA has guidelines for cosmetics products that are sold. However, we are teaching others how to make their own products, so do we still need to follow FDA guidelines? Such as challenge testing, etc. (23:16-30:17)
  • Do you keep a retain (aka a sample) from every batch? (30:18-33:00)
  • So, it is required by the FDA? Even though we are confident in our preservative system and aren’t selling the final product? (33:01-34:56)
  • Do you have your students sign a waiver so that you don’t incur liability? (34:57-38:00)
  • What kind of insurance do you have? (38:01-44:44)
  • Did you have a business entity when you first started teaching? If not, how did you protect your personal assets if you were to be sued? If so, what kind of business entity did you form? (44:45-46:50)
  • What are your favorite online shops to purchase raw materials, packaging components, and equipment from? (46:51-52:20)
  • Did you micro test any of the raw materials you used for your classes? (52:21-53:14)
  • Did you have a “best by date” for your products? (53:15-55:37)
  • Did you provide your students with ingredient lists, MSDS, Certificate of Analysis, or any other type of documents? (55:38-56:59)
  • If you were to do an event in someone’s home, would you bring your own tables & chairs? (57:00-58:02)
  • Would it be appropriate to sanitize with alcohol all the tools and surface areas where that classes will be taught, right before class? (58:03-1:01:15)
  • What batch size did you usually make with the students? (1:01:16-1:04:42)
  • How much product do you let your students take home? (1:04:43-1:10:07)
  • Have you ever had any students refuse to work with certain ingredients due to consumer misconceptions, such as SLS (sodium lauryl sulfate) or parabens? (1:10:08-1:14:46)
  • Thanks & goodbye (1:14:47-1:16:13)

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A Video eClass is the audio & video recording of one of our Live eClasses. In an eClass, the teacher uses a detailed slideshow presentation, which includes full color images, text, and various video clips to show the more detailed processes. The teacher narrates as she/he moves through the course. You may watch & listen from your computer, phone, or tablet, anywhere you have a good internet connection.

The main difference between the video and the live version is that the live version is an “in real time” class, where the teacher and students are all in front of their computers at the exact same time & day. Once we’ve taught a Live eClass, a recorded version of it (aka Video eClass) will be available for sale. Once purchased, it is available for instant access as often & as many times as you like (the recording is also made available to the Live eClass participants). Live eClass students get to participate in a real-time Q&A, and the Video eClass students will get a copy of the recording of the Q&A as well as and any/all supporting documents that the Live eClass students received.

In order to access this information, you must create an account & choose a password (you can’t “checkout as a guest”). After ordering, click the “MY ACCOUNT or LOGIN” button (dark grey button at the top of every page), to access your “My Account” page. There, under the Recorded Webinars & Related Documents Green Title Bar, you’ll find a link to the “My Courses Page.” If you have purchased multiple eClasses, all of them will be found on your My Courses Page. There is no expiration date to your Video eClasses or related documents.

When you click on the green title of an eClass, you’ll be taken to a new page where you’ll asked to be entered a password to view the video(s). Underneath the videos, you’ll find the password(s), Related Documents & Links, a Table of Contents & Timetable that tells you exactly what’s covered & in the main video of the eClass, a Q&A Table of Contents & Timetable, and finally Additional Resources & Useful Information.

All with all our classes & teaching materials, you have permission to use our recipes and make the products exactly as is (with or without changing them) and you may market/sell them to your customers. The only thing you cannot do is sell, post or distribute our information, directions, instructions, or recipes in our eClasses since they are protected by copyright laws as part of our exclusive intellectual property.

If you have any questions, please Contact Us before purchasing. Thank you for your interest!

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A Video eClass is the audio & video recording of one of our Live eClasses. In an eClass, the teacher uses a detailed slideshow presentation, which includes full color images, text, and various video clips to show the more detailed processes. The teacher narrates as she/he moves through the course. You may watch & listen from your computer, phone, or tablet, anywhere you have a good internet connection.

The main difference between the video and the live version is that the live version is an “in real time” class, where the teacher and students are all in front of their computers at the exact same time & day. Once we’ve taught a Live eClass, a recorded version of it (aka Video eClass) will be available for sale. Once purchased, it is available for instant access as often & as many times as you like (the recording is also made available to the Live eClass participants). Live eClass students get to participate in a real-time Q&A, and the Video eClass students will get a copy of the recording of the Q&A as well as and any/all supporting documents that the Live eClass students received.

In order to access this information, you must create an account & choose a password (you can’t “checkout as a guest”). After ordering, click the “MY ACCOUNT or LOGIN” button (dark grey button at the top of every page), to access your “My Account” page. There, under the Recorded Webinars & Related Documents Green Title Bar, you’ll find a link to the “Videos & Q+As Page.” If you have purchased multiple eClasses, all of them will be found on your My Courses Page. There is no expiration date to your Video eClasses or related documents.

When you click on the green title of an eClass, you’ll be taken to a new page where you’ll asked to be entered a password to view the video(s). Underneath the videos, you’ll find the password(s), Related Documents & Links, a Table of Contents & Timetable that tells you exactly what’s covered & in the main video of the eClass, a Q&A Table of Contents & Timetable, and finally Additional Resources & Useful Information.

As with all our classes & teaching materials, you have permission to use our recipes and make the products exactly as is (with or without changing them) and you may market/sell them to your customers. The only thing you cannot do is sell, post or distribute our information, directions, instructions, or recipes from our eClasses since they are protected by copyright laws as part of our exclusive intellectual property.

If you have any questions, please Contact Us before purchasing. Thank you for your interest!

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lori headshot 2013Lori Nova Endres, Founder and Co-owner of The Nova Studio, began making natural bath & body products in her kitchen in 2000 as a way to make family & friends homemade, practical gifts. Shortly thereafter, she began sharing her passion by teaching classes. Lori has taught classes for The Handcrafted Soap & Cosmetics Guild (HSCG), The Learning Annex of SF, Juniper Tree, The Native American Cultural Center, Foothill De Anza Community College & The Berkeley Ecology Center. Lori started The Nova Studio in September of 2003 and held classes in Point Richmond, CA until 2015. Learn everything from beginning soap making to all natural perfumes, a variety of bath & body products, and even home cleaning products from Lori.

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