My name is Christina...

I am the instructor for the online courses on this website. I am also the creator of Natural Nerd – a blog which shares my recipes for natural products. I have taught thousands of students to make their own natural products including soap bars, liquid soap and cosmetic emulsions. I have hosted both demonstration-only lectures, as well as interactive workshop events. My students have varied from cosmetic business owners, aspiring entrepreneurs to frugal moms and hobbyists.

Course Includes

  • HD Video Lectures

    No slideshows or webcam footage. You will feel like you are attending a virtual workshop, with me standing in front of you and talking to you.

  • Lifetime Access

    When you buy a course, your enrolment will never expire. You will always have access to the course, and to all future updates made to the course.

  • Self-paced Learning

    Progress when you have time. There are no deadlines or scheduled lessons. You can also go back, or skip ahead whenever you want.

  • Quizzes

    Test your understanding of lesson material by completing optional quizzes at each stage of the course.

  • Downloadable Resources

    Download and print resources like course notes, charts, recipes, spreadsheets and articles. Video lectures are not downloadable.

  • Vegan-Friendly Recipes

    All course recipes are plant-based. Non-vegan ingredients are discussed if they are natural (eg. bees wax).

What My Students Say

Margaret Zimba

A very detailed and well explained course. Christina gives you the tools and the confidence to create your own soap recipe and make your very own soap!

Lindsay Smuts

Christina is an amazing lecturer. The info is explained so well and the lecture notes very well set out. Thanks Christina.

Carol Wilkinson

Thoroughly enjoyed this informative, very well explained soap making course. I made the recipe provided and am thrilled with how it turned out. With all the tutorials and notes provided in this course this will be the first of many.

Colleen Lawrence

Christina is a remarkable person with a noble intention. She is very organised, and her workshops are of a very high standard. I appreciated getting information that she shares freely, that would otherwise have taken me hours of research. I really enjoyed myself and am loving using the products that we made. Her workshops are highly recommended.

Nola Mattinson

The course itself was fantastic. It was well balanced between theory, which is important in understanding how and why we do what we do in the process, and the practical was a brilliant way of solidifying the theory. I loved every minute of the creams and lotions course. Christina teaches so well. She is knowledgeable and open and shares her knowledge freely. It really encourages learning and experimentation. I will definitely come on another course.

Patricia Bremner

What a wonderful workshop and so much info. Thanks Christina!

Joanna Baikoff

I loved the soap-making workshop I went on. It was very well run and very informative, and I recommend it to anyone looking for more cost-effective and natural alternatives.

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