Handmade Herbal Infused Oils


True to Herb Nerd’s passion for plant medicine, we offer this course on how-to make one of the most traditional herbal preparations: Infused Oils! These versatile and beautiful infusions are very rewarding to create. Over the course of infusing your oil, you will watch the oil transform as it takes on the qualities of the plant material; as the oil and plant material fuse together to make a healing potion.

Learning Outcomes

  • Learn about liquid gold; the best raw carrier oils for your infusions.
  • Determine the best method of extraction for you: folk vs. ratio methods.
  • Key herbs to infuse for the best outcomes + monographs
  • Step by step guide and video

This course is the prerequisite for our Holiday Gift Making Topicals Course Bundle. Be sure to sign up for the whole series to learn how to incorporate your herbal infused oils into scrubs, balms, salves, and bath bombs!

Course Features

  • Lectures 11
  • Quizzes 0
  • Duration 50 hours
  • Skill level All levels
  • Language English
  • Students 122
  • Assessments Yes

Colleen Bingham Solis, a California native, began developing her first products as a young child, mixing and combining the soaps and perfumes she found in cupboards.

Always a nature enthusiast, Colleen spent most of her childhood playing in the waves at the breach or on adventures with her family touring the country's state parks in their camper.

Then, in 2010, Colleen began studying Herbalism, and instantly plugged in to a community and consciousness that reflected her love of nature and wellness. She signed up for her first herbal studies class, made her first batch of skin care products, and began her journey as a product formulator and herbalist. Colleen's knowledge of holistic health and wellness fused with her topical formulations resulting in the development of Poppy Botanicals.

Colleen is now a Certified Herbalist, instructor at The California School of Herbal Studies, contributing writer at the Herbal Academy, and herbal product developer and consultant for cosmetic companies nationwide. Herb Nerd is a culmination of her passion for her craft and her love of teaching.

Herb Nerd upholds her vision to provide a fun, interactive, and informative learning space in the fields of Herbalism and Natural Cosmetic Formulation. Our goal is to make this information accessible to every type of learner, while providing our students with the mathematic and scientific tools to convert this information into innate knowledge to last a lifetime.