Formula Botanica

CEO Lorraine Dallmeier


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Formula Botanica is the leading online teaching institution for organic formulation and indie beauty entrepreneurship and is on a mission to teach the world to formulate. The school has trained many thousands of organic formulators and indie beauty entrepreneurs in practically every country around the world and empowers its students with the skills to change their lives through organic skincare and haircare. Formulating organic cosmetics with plants, flowers and herbs is an amazing, empowering skill that everyone can learn. The school's graduates are taking the global beauty industry by storm, as Formula Botanica leads the global green beauty movement.



Formula Botanica was started as a small online course in 2012, for people who wanted to learn how to make organic skincare. Through the quality of its teaching materials and dedication of its global team, has grown to be the world’s leading formulation school. Within just a few years, the school grew to 10,000+ students, won awards for the excellence of its e-learning design and received accreditation for its teaching methods. Formula Botanica wants to make botanical formulation as mainstream as cookery by teaching the world to formulate.


We embrace the power of botanicals. Nature has amazing properties to offer for our skincare, haircare, make-up and perfume. Nothing can beat an organic cold pressed plant oil, a freshly distilled flower water, an exotic botanical butter, a high-performance plant extract, an exquisitely fragrant essential oil. Plants contain compounds which work in synergy with each other – for instance, a rose flower alone may contain over 500 different chemical compounds. It will be almost impossible for a combination of synthetic ingredients to mimic such a complex plant symphony of compounds. Formula Botanica stands for the principles of wellbeing and sustainability in beauty. We feel strongly that organic is the holy grail in formulating cosmetics, as it brings together the concepts of beauty and wellbeing.


Formula Botanica’s award-winning online courses help us all reclaim a skill that our ancestors knew only too well: formulating our own skincare and haircare using naturals and botanicals. Formulation is fun, easy and empowering, which is why our courses are suitable for complete beginners who want to learn how to formulate their own cleansers, lotions, serums, shampoos and balms.

Virtually all students start with our foundation Diploma in Organic Skincare Formulation and then move on to our full International Organic Skincare Entrepreneur Program to apply their newfound skills and start their own indie beauty brand. We also offer our online CPD membership site, the Lab at Formula Botanica, which covers all of the latest trends in organic formulation, botanical ingredients and indie beauty entrepreneurship. Sign up now for our free online organic formulation course here.