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Welcome to the Unique Bath Body Home Conference below is the amazing schedule so you can plot and plan for your weekend! Due to a possible Tropical Storm hitting the region Theresa Lives and works in we have had to move the Monday and Wednesday classes you can see the new schedule below. Thank you for understanding. 

Saturday June 6, 2020 (3 pm Central Time Zone "Chicago") 

Cheryl Mitchell aka Miss Doyle: Preservatives: Not a one size fits all!

Let's take a deeper look at what preservatives can be used in your bath and body products. Learn how to formulate for a preservative and how to fit a preservative into your products. 

Sunday June 7, 2020 (3 pm Central Time Zone "Chicago")

Jo Haslauer Natural Plant Colorants:

Learn how to utilize natural plant materials in soaps and cosmetics with infusions and more. Due to time zones and connection this will be a live played video and we will schedule a day for a chit chat with Jo live to ask questions. You will be able to ask questions during the live stream and we will collect them for Jo for the separate live for Q&A) (time to be determined)

Monday June 8, 2020 (3 pm Central Time Zone "Chicago")

 Cheryl Mitchell aka Miss Doyle: Making Liquid Shampoo and Conditioner

In this class you will learn the basics of surfactants and how to blend them into liquid shampoos and what other incredible ingredients you will need to make a naturally based and synthetic based shampoo. In the conditioner portion you will learn the ins and outs of the main ingredients for making a liquid conditioner for the different types of hair. 

Tuesday June 9, 2020 (7 pm Central Time Zone "Chicago")

Ariane Arsenault  Let's Make Solid Shampoo & Conditioners

 A solid shampoo bars is basically a concentrated version of standard shampoo, minus the water and the packaging. Learn about the different surfactants that can be used to make them as well as the different additives, oils and butters that can be best suited for different hair types. To complete this topic, we will also cover the making of a basic solid conditioner to go along with the shampoo.

 She will talk about patents that are around these types of cosmetics (so you know the dos and don’ts) as well as 2 different techniques: Melt & Mold and using a Bath Bomb Press. Ariane will help you choose the right ingredients, moisturizing oils and butters, approved cosmetics colorants, recommended PH range and how to measure it, equipment and tools to get you started as well as eco friendly ways to package solid haircare products. Learn about good manufacturing practices and create your very first batch so you too can proudly make and sell solid shampoos and conditioners.

Wednesday June 10, 2020 (9 am Central Time Zone "Chicago") 

Theresa Richard Making Goat's Milk Soap

The how and when to use goats milk, fresh vs powder and blending techniques to make your own gorgeous goats milk cold process soaps. 

Thursday June 11, 2020 (3 pm Central Time Zone "Chicago")

Zahida Map: Making Bubble Bars

In this class Zahida will go over the basics of making a bubble bar and also the ingredients that are needed to make these incredible bubble goodness for the tub! 

 Friday  June 12, 2020 (2 pm Central Time Zone "Chicago")

 Marie Rayma (Humblebee and Me):Make your own lotion from scratch!

Learn how to formulate your own lotion from scratch! We'll start by learning how to structure a formulation using percentages with a spreadsheet that'll do all the math for you. After that, we'll discuss how different variables like phase size, thickeners, emulsifiers, carrier oils, and additives impact your end product. You'll leave this class knowing how to formulate a lotion from the ground-up to get the skin feel, viscosity, and richness you want.

Saturday June 13, 2020 (2 pm Central Time Zone "Chicago")

Robert Lackie: The ABC's of How and Why: 

As consumers and makers, we are bombarded by imagery and advertising. It floods the marketplace and influences our decisions in many ways. Learning the ABC’s of how and why we respond to this imagery, is a vital part of the felt experience. Learn about the felt experience as a new way to differentiate as a successful business!

Sunday June 14, 2020 (2 pm Central Time Zone "Chicago")

 Lisa Keenan Wiggle and Jiggly products: 

Put some Wiggly and Jiggly in your creativity. Come learn how to make jelly soap AND jelly bath bombs.  Why let the “other company” take all of the market share! Stand out by offering something different and unique that makes customers want to have it because it’s so much fun and cool feeling. You will learn how to make jelly soap from a base and a jelly bomb from scratch.

Monday June 15, 2020 (9 am Central Time Zone "Chicago")

Theresa Richard: Business Basics from Craft Show to Retail

In this class Theresa will go over her experience of craft shows/vendor markets to a retails setting and touching on wholesale. 

Tuesday June 16, 2020 (3 pm Central Time Zone "Chicago")

Zahida Map: Take Your Soap & Product Photography to the Next Level!

In this class Zahida will be going over the basics of making bubble bars and the different ingredients needed to complete the colorful bubble goodness for the tub. 

Known for her creative soaps and eye-catching photography, Zahida Map will be sharing tips, tricks, and techniques for both iPhone and DSLR cameras. You will learn how to create and use props and backdrops, composition, styling, consistent branding, lighting, and editing your final images. This is an awesome beginner-friendly course designed to help take your soap and product photography to the next level!

Zahida Map is the founder and creative force behind Handmade in Florida, an artisan soap company recognized for its signature swirls, trend-setting designs, and award-winning soaps.