Herbal and Aromatherapy for Skin Care Business Course – Assignments

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Herbal and Aromatherapy for Skin Care Business Course - Assignments
Question #1: Read course manual and suggested and supplemental materials. Some sections will have questions and answers.  

Did you read all the educational and supplemental materials?
Question #2: Formulate using our recipes or your recipes 15 herbal or skin care items 10 herbal and 5 aromatherapy products.

What items did you formulate? Send us a list of your 15 items. 10 herbal based and 5 aromatherapy based.
Question #3: What is a decoction and what is an infusion?

Explain the difference between an infusion and a decoction.
Question #4: Make ten infusions and decoctions. 

What infusions and decoctions did you make?
Question #5: What are essential oils, what are they used for?

What are essential oils and what are they used for. Give us a detailed explanation.
Question #6: Read Accompanying texts- end a book report for each of the texts. This is a written report, no need to overdo it just a few quality paragraphs are all I need, to show your understanding of the text.

Write a book report for the accompanying texts or other texts you read for the course. We need two book reports.

Upload book report #1 here
Allowed file types: doc, pdf, jpg, png, jpeg, zip, docx.
Question #7: Read Accompanying texts- end a book report for each of the texts. This is a written report, no need to overdo it just a few quality paragraphs are all I need, to show your understanding of the text.

Write a book report for the accompanying texts or other texts you read for the course. We need two book reports.

Upload book report #2 here
Allowed file types: doc, pdf, jpg, png, jpeg, zip, docx.
Question #8: Formulate a skincare item (the amount of product is numbered) for the following needs

A. Dry Skin-2

B. Dandruff-1

C. Nail Health-1

D. Baby care-3

E. Acne-1


Share your skincare products and pictures of each item. Please place them in a word document including the pictures and upload as one file. You may also zip your pictures into a single zip file to upload.

If you use a zip file please ensure that each file is clearly named to reflect what it is a picture of. For example "Dry Skin 01.jpg", Dry Skin 02.jpg", etc.
Allowed file types: doc, pdf, zip, docx.
Question #9: Make a sample brochure and business card.

Please upload your sample brochure and business card. Pictures of them are fine. Please place them in a word document including the pictures and upload as one file. You may also zip your pictures into a single zip file to upload.

If you use a zip file please ensure that each file is clearly named to reflect what it is a picture of.
Allowed file types: doc, pdf, zip, docx.
Question #10: Make a label for the products you make using the INCI names, sizes, and contact information.

Upload an example of your label, make sure you have the name, size, inci names and contact information on each label. Follow the labeling guidelines in the course.
Allowed file types: doc, pdf, jpg, png, jpeg, zip, docx.
Question #11: Why is herbal and aromatherapy knowledge important to skin care?
Question #12: Why is basic herbal knowledge essential to skin care?
Question #13: Come up with a business name and logo. This can be hand drawn, clip art, etc.…

Upload a copy of your business name and logo.
Allowed file types: doc, pdf, jpg, png, jpeg, zip, docx.
Question #14: Come up with letterhead. You can make this on your computer using a word program. 

Upload a copy of your letterhead.
Allowed file types: doc, pdf, jpg, png, jpeg, zip, docx.
Question #15: Why do you want to run your own business? What are the obstacles you face? What are your expectations?
Question #16: Make a sample business plan.

Upload a copy of your business plan. This can be as brief or detailed as you desire.
Allowed file types: doc, pdf, jpg, png, jpeg, zip, docx.
Question #17: Visit five stores. What types of natural skin care items do they have? What types of products seem popular? How can you use this information when coming up with a product line?
Question #18: Come up with an example product line and list; I personally suggest 5-15 quality products and a line that is cohesive. Products based on scents, elements, astrology, plants. You can also sell accessories like eye pillows, candles, etc. An example would be- scent based Lavender Lotion Lavender Mist Lavender Salve Tea Tree Lotion Tea Tree Mist Tea Tree Hand Sanitizer…

Upload a copy of your sample product line.
Allowed file types: doc, pdf, jpg, png, jpeg, zip, docx.
Question #19: Make a list of stores, contacts, etc. that you will be sending information to, calling, etc. to notify them about your business. This can be local shops, stores, relatives, friends, food cooperatives, and farmer’s markets. What will you be sending them, or what will you tell them about your company? This may seem tedious, but it is a good exercise to acquaint you with selling yourself. Try your pitch on a friend, what do they say?

What is your pitch?

What were area store reactions to your meeting with them?
Question #20: Make a list of businesses in your area that offers similar and potentially competitive products? Where is your place with these companies?

Upload a copy of your list and where your place is with these companies.
Allowed file types: doc, pdf, jpg, png, jpeg, zip, docx, txt.
Question #21: Write a business plan. If you are not planning on running a business or make products you can upload a statement saying this.

Upload your finalized business plan that you could share with potential lenders or investors. It can be the same one your previously uploaded.
Allowed file types: doc, pdf, jpg, png, jpeg, zip, docx.
Question #22: Set up all of your social media if you are planning on running a business.

Share with us your social media handles.
Question #23: Set up a website. If you are not planning on running a business or make products you can just say so.

Share your URL with us if you have one.

If you do not have a website, please just let us know that you are working on this or at least starting to think of ideas for a domain name and how you envision your website.
Question #24: Make a product catalog for your business.

Upload a complete product catalog. You can upload a word document, pdf or use something like canva.com to help you make one and upload that as a PDF.
Allowed file types: doc, pdf, jpg, png, jpeg, zip, docx.
Question #25: Please write your names as you want it on your certificate.
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