Back Porch Soap Co, soap making, candle making and skincare and haircare teacher

Back Porch Soap Co

Back Porch Soap Co

location_on Manhattan, New York City

local_activity classes: Soap MakingCandle MakingSkincare and HaircarePerfume Making

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Marla Bosworth is a dynamic leader and passionate educator with 25 years of experience as Founder and CEO of Back Porch Soap Company. Marla hosts brand activations and corporate events in New York City. She specializes in customizing dynamic, engaging professional events. Her clients include Google, TikTok, NBC, American Express and more. In addition to corporate events, Marla leads natural skincare formulation workshops in organic soap, candle, skin care and natural hair formulation for entrepreneurs who are seeking training to launch their own business. She has been featured in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and many other publications.






Classes


Candle Making Workshop

5.0 (4)

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Manhattan

1 to 500

label $98

Cold Process Soap Making for Fun and Gift Making

date_range Runs regularly

location_on Manhattan / Mobile

1 to 1000

label $98

Cold Process Soap Making Workshop - Professional

5.0 (4)

date_range Mon, Mar 4, 6pm

location_on Manhattan / Mobile

1 to 1000

label $120 - $198

Organic Hot Process Soap Making Class

date_range Fri, Mar 22, 6pm

location_on Manhattan

1 to 100

label $198

Facial Skincare Class: Toners, Cleansers and Creams

date_range Wed, Mar 27, 6pm

location_on Manhattan

1 to 100

label $198

Organic Body Cream and Lotion Workshop

date_range Thu, Mar 21, 6pm

location_on Manhattan

1 to 50

label $198

Organic Facial Serums and Masks Class

5.0 (2)

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Manhattan

6 to 200

label $100

Reed Diffusers and Room Sprays Class

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Manhattan / Mobile

2 to 1000

label $98

Natural Perfume Making Class

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Manhattan / Mobile

2 to 1000

label $120

Natural Wax Candle Making Class

5.0 (3)

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Manhattan / Mobile

2 to 1000

label $78 - $198

Luxurious Body and Massage Oils Class

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Manhattan

2 to 150

label $198

Organic Lotion Bars, Scrubs, and Lip Balms Class

5.0 (1)

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Manhattan

2 to 50

label $198

Cold Process Soap Making Class: Fresh Fruits and Milk

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Manhattan / Mobile

8 to 1000

label $198

Natural Shampoo and Hair Treatments Class

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Manhattan

8 to 500

label $198

Natural Anti Aging Skincare Class

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Manhattan / Mobile

8 to 1000

label $198

Organic Liquid Soaps and Shower Gels Class

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Manhattan

8 to 50

label $198

Shampoo and Conditioner Bars Class

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Manhattan

10 to 500

label $198

Valentine's Candle Making Class

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Manhattan

4 to 250

label $98

Valentine's Soap Making Class

date_range Your choice of time

location_on Manhattan

4 to 250

label $98

Make Solid Shampoo and Conditioner Bars

date_range Your choice of time

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LIVE STREAMING

10 to 500

label $98





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Reviews

(14)


Christina V Solomon Feb 2024


It was a wonderful workshop! I plan to take it again and bring a larger group. Thank you!

Rebecca Sajous Feb 2024


This was such a fun experience! Marla was kind and knowledgeable, and patient with my chatty group. This was a client event, and I wanted to do something different rather than just a cocktail event. I was able to bring in some drinks and snacks to the private event room (which was very nice and well laid out) and set up some company swag. My guests were so excited to create and bring home their own beautiful, scented candles. This is something I would 10/10 recommend and will do again! Thank you, Marla!

Teacher's response

Thank you, Rebecca! I truly enjoyed working with you. You and your guests were delightful!

Sara Lefman Jan 2024

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Quick, easy and fun! Loved the smaller size of the class. Our candles came out great.

Candle Making Workshop review by Sara Lefman - New York City

Andrew Duret Jan 2024


M. Bosworth was nothing short of stellar if that’s even an adjective fitting enough for how great she was because I really don’t have the words to describe how excellent she was.

She was all things perfect — literally. She was patient, understanding, and most of all kind and accommodating from start to finish. With a firearm to my head and my life on the line, I couldn’t find a complaint to note.

Carolina Oct 2023


I had a great time in this class! I learned so much that I felt I could confidently make all my skin care. Marla was very sweet and she also shared so much of her personal journey that it felt like it was a girls night amongst friends. Never thought this could be a business venture but it’s now something that has caught my interest.

Organic Facial Serums and Masks Class review by Carolina - New York City

Anastasiya Guzchenko Oct 2023

2 ClassBento workshops attended


Marla was kind, informative, professional and fun to work with! The class was set up very nicely. Will definitely be using everything we learned at home and can’t wait to attend another one of Marla’s classes! 10/10 recommend

Bretzner Gonzalez Sep 2023


Marla is the sweetest teacher! She is very knowledgeable and straight to the point. She pin points all the important information concisely. Her class is a very friendly and cozy set up. I loved the materials we worked with and simplified candle making so much for me as I am currently making candles and find that my process is more tedious. Although I was looking for a more advanced class, I definitely got a ton of value out of this one because it helped me figure out some changes I want to make to my formula and I am thrilled about it because it turns out to be the most valuable thing I take from this class. I also appreciated all the resourceful information that Marla shared to guide us in the process of starting or improving our business. That is the cherry on top!

Jyoti Krishan Mar 2023


This was a great class. So informative, friendly and welcoming. The instructor was very knowledgeable and open. So glad I signed up for this.

Lisa Yang Oct 2022


I loved that Marla and Kit were both obviously very seasoned and knew a lot about soap making. I was really happy to have attended their class with maximal safety precautions around lye.

Alicia Cooper Sep 2022


The instructor was very nice and patiently answered every question asked. Her assistant was very nice as well. The distributed overview information sheets explained a lot and I’ll definitely refer back to them for future use. Thanks soo much for wonderful experience.

Jacqueline Thomas Jun 2022


I did not know what to expect, however, I must say the class and the wonderful interaction with the teacher, Ms. Marla Bosworth and other students was a real treat. On arrival to class, the containers, tools and ingredients were neatly set out on the tables for each student. We had an opportunity to interact with the teacher before the demonstration actually started and while the various activities were being conducted. I learned a lot of the technical issues that I need to apply to my own candle making business. Some of the technical things covered in class urgently need to be addressed by me in an effort to meet regulatory requirements. The space was ideal for the class. I look forward to taking an advance candle making class with Ms. Bosworth again.

Joanna Khan Apr 2022


Love this class, wonderful teacher, well organized, clean and spacious area to work ingredients and tools were provided with a super assessment. All in all with the money.

Cold Process Soap Making Workshop - Professional review by Joanna Khan - New York City

Kimberlee Garnes-Walker Mar 2022


Marla's Natural Wax Candle Making Class at Little Shop of Candles was amazing. My husband and I attended this class as part of our "date night" before dinner. Prior to the class, Marla emailed us reading material in preparation for the class. This included steps necessary to make soy and coconut candles, a list of websites to purchase supplies, etc. The venue was a cute arts and crafts shop on Amsterdam. When we arrived there was another class ending at the front. The class was held towards the back of the shop. Marla and her assistant, Kay greeted us with friendly smiles. As the class commenced, Marla and Kay were very knowledgeable and able to answer our questions. Marla offered her opinions, tips and tricks. Various scents and colors were made availability and neatly placed on the tables. Each participant made two candles during the evening: one soy and one coconut candle. The class lasted a little over 2.5 hours. However, it was well worth it and very engaging.

Akila Wetherill Feb 2022


Loved the experience! Marla was so much fun and knowledgable on so many aspects of the soapmaking process. Workspace was clean and everything you need is provided. Big plus is you get access to tips and info that will make your journey into soapmaking easier. Definitely would recommend especially for first timers like myself :)

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