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.
COURSE DESCRIPTION Now that you have made soap successfully in part 1: the basics (kudos!) we can start getting really creative! In part II,...