OUR COURSE STRUCTURE
You're probably wondering what to expect when you take the plunge into Herb Nerd's course content. We are creating our courses so that you can set your own pace! All courses are prerecorded, and designed for both the visual and audio learner. After a brief video introduction, I will be teaching you the course content via a colorful and easy to understand visual presentations, text, and follow-along videos. In between each presentation, there will be follow-up text highlighting key points from the presentation.
This beginners course is designed to give you all the tools you need to make your first successful batch of cold process soap!
Cold process soap making uses sodium hydroxide (lye), combined with water and oils to form soap. If you are new to making soap from scratch, or are intimidated about working with caustic lye, you’re in the right place.
Supplies not included
2020 / 2021 roll-out
INTRODUCTION TO HERBALISMIntroduce you to all of the history, concepts, lingo, and practices of working with medicinal plants.
COLD PROCESS HERBAL SOAP MAKINGThis beginners course will focus on Cold Process soap making, using sodium hydroxide (lye), blended with water, and organic oils to make soap!
HERBAL EXTRACT FUNDAMENTALSAn introductory course on all of the different traditional herbal preparations from tinctures and glycerites to infused oils and acetums.
SOLVENTS AND SOLUBILITYA heady-chemi course on the most desirable plant molecules and how to wisely extract them using our many different solvents.
ADVANCED EXTRACTION AND FORMULARYAn advanced medicine making course which introduces you to some specialized extraction techniques and concepts like percolation and double extraction.
Upon completion, you will be all set to start building your own herbal apothecary!
Takes the foundational principles of herbal extraction and applies them to building your formulary of natural beauty products.