Manufacturing Herbal Products Online Course

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This Manufacturing Herbal Products online course will help you understand how to create luxurious products using herbs. This course covers everything that you will need to know about using herbs to create and sell products for a commercial production.

Manufacturing herbal products to sell in a business requires understanding of the methods to create the product, identifying the right herbs to use and a strong sense of how to operate your business, whatever the size and scale of the business. This course covers all of the aspects of running a herbal product manufacturing business, covering:

  • Choosing what to make with herbs
  • Knowing how to make with herbs
  • Starting your own business selling herbal products.
  • Packaging and marketing what you make

Course Aims

  • Methods to process herbs for production.
  • Create cosmetic herbal products.
  • Create herbal personal hygiene products.
  • How to safely promote and market herbal products for broad therapeutic, health and skincare purposes.
  • Create edible herbal products and ingredients, such as spices, dried herbs, confectionery and teas.
  • Create herbal craft products and other items that can be used around the home.
  • Understand packaging, handling and transportation methods for manufactured herbal products.
  • Identify and manage risks within a herbal production business.

Detailed Course Outline

This course is made up a number of lessons or units. Each of these has self assessment questions, a set task (practical homework) and an assignment which you can upload online.

There are 10 lessons in this course:

1. Scope and Nature of Commercial Herb Product Industries

    • Running An Herbal-Based Business
    • Brief History of Herbal Crafts and products
    • Properties of Herbs
    • What are Herbs?
    • Beneficial Properties of Herbs
    • Overview of Herbal Products
    • Herbal Teas
    • Herbal Tinctures
    • Culinary Products and Edibles
    • Herbal Vinegars
    • Herbal Oils
    • Herbal Honeys
    • Herb Salts
    • Essential Oils
    • Compresses
    • Poultices
    • Herbal Liniments
    • Ointments
    • Herbal Baths
    • Sachets
    • Fresh Herbs
    • Oils
    • Bath bombs
    • Pot Pourris
    • Sachets
    • Tussie-Mussies
    • Pressed Herb Crafts
    • Legalities

2. The Raw Products

    • Harvesting Herbs
    • Post-Harvest Processing
    • Preserving, Storing, and/or Treating Herbs
    • Drying Herbs
    • Ageing
    • Sweating
    • Parboiling/Blanching
    • Boiling and Steaming
    • Baking or Roasting
    • Freezing Herbs
    • Essential Oils
    • Extracting Essential Oil
    • Expression
    • Hydrosols and Floral Waters
    • Steam Distillation
    • Process of steam distillation:
    • Chemical compounds in herbs
    • Primary Metabolites
    • Secondary Metabolites
    • Nitrogen-containing compounds
    • Flavonoids
    • Coumarins
    • Tannins
    • Terpenes
    • How chemical compounds in herbs affect human senses
    • How processing can affect chemical compounds in herbs
    • Cutting
    • Drying
    • Freezing
    • Choosing the Correct Herbal Solvent
    • Oil
    • Water
    • Vinegar
    • Alcohol
    • Glycerin

3. Skin Care and Cosmetics

    • Working with Allergies and Sensitivities
    • Natural Preservatives
    • Using Essential Oils
    • Containers and Storage
    • Applications of Herbal Products in skin care
    • Layered Lavender Flower Water
    • Clarifying Toner
    • Herb-Scented Water
    • Rose Cold Cream
    • Lavender and Lemon Eucalyptus Lotion
    • Body Lotion
    • Oil Cleanser
    • Lip Balm
    • Lip Scrub
    • Shea Butter Lip Balm
    • Clay Face Masks
    • Lavender Salve
    • Herbal Facial Steam
    • Perfume

4. Personal Hygiene Products

    • Growing Herbs at Home
    • Purchasing High Quality Products Online
    • Selecting the Right Herbs
    • Blending Scents
    • Keeping Notes
    • Applications of herbal products in personal hygiene products
    • Lavender Bath Elixir
    • Scented Bath Lotions
    • Bath Perfumes
    • Lavender and Chamomile Wash Balls
    • Herbal Soap
    • Hair Rinse
    • Scented Lavender Water
    • Gargles
    • Sage Gargles
    • Botanical Mouth Wash
    • Rose Tooth Powder
    • Toothbrushes of Licorice Root
    • Herbal Aftershave
    • Herbal Toothpaste
    • Nail Strengthening Oil
    • Nail Oil
    • Fragrant Body Powder
    • Vinegar Rinse
    • Herbal Rinse
    • Aloe Gel Conditioner
    • Neutral Henna Conditioner: Treatment to Strengthen Hair, and Control Dandruff and Excess Oiliness
    • Citrus Energy Bath
    • Herbal Body wash
    • Salt Scrub

5. Health and Well-being Products

    • Harvesting herbs for medicinal use
    • Leaves
    • Flowers
    • Bulbs
    • Barks
    • Seeds
    • Different Applications
    • Astringents
    • Bitter Tonics
    • Carminatives
    • Cathartics
    • Demulcents
    • Diuretics
    • Emollients
    • Expectorants
    • Relaxants
    • Stimulants
    • How to Make Herbal Decoctions
    • Hints
    • How to Make Herbal Ointments
    • Hints
    • Calendula Ointment
    • How to Make Herbal infusions
    • How to Make Tinctures
    • How to Make Herbal Poultices
    • Syrups
    • Syrups Made with Tinctures
    • How aromatherapy works
    • Absorption Through Inhalation
    • Absorption Through the Skin

6. Edibles

    • Food Grade Ingredients and Storage
    • Permits and Licensing
    • Unusual Products, Flavour Profiles
    • Adding Flavour to Herbal Food Products
    • Markets and Places to Sell
    • Herbal Food Product Applications
    • Herbal Teas
    • Herb Vinegars
    • Herb Infused Oil
    • Herb Butters
    • Herb Cheeses
    • Herb Salt
    • Herb Scented Sugar
    • Herb Honey
    • Herb Confectionery
    • Peppermint Cream
    • Herb Biscuits
    • Savoury Herb Muffins

7. Crafts

    • Candle making
    • Scents
    • Dyes
    • Wax
    • Whitening Crystals
    • Wicks
    • Shape
    • Potpourri
    • Mixing Herbs
    • Moist Potpourri
    • Dry Potpourri
    • Various Potpourri Recipes
    • Fixatives
    • Sachets
    • Rose Sandalwood Sachet
    • Clove Pink Sachet
    • Lemon Verbena Sachet
    • Mint Sachet
    • Verbena Sachet
    • Geranium Citrus Sachet
    • Herb Pillows
    • Rosemary Herb Pillow
    • Mint and Lemon Pillow
    • Lemon Verbena Pillow
    • Hops Sleep Pillow
    • Floral herb pillow
    • Tussie Mussies
    • Herbal Paper
    • Lavender Letters
    • Incense

8. Products for Homes or Workplaces

    • Expressing Citrus Oils
    • Herbal Cleaning Products
    • Lavender Furniture Cream
    • Herbal Fabric Softener
    • Surface Spray Cleaner (Non-Porous Surfaces)
    • All-purpose Surface Spray Cleaner
    • Herbal Dishwashing Tablets
    • Herbal Insect Repellents
    • Pomanders
    • Clove Pomanders
    • Rose Bud Pomander
    • Garlic Spray
    • Other Sprays
    • Moth Repelling Sachets
    • Insect Repellent Oil
    • Scented clothes hangers

9. Packaging, Handling, Storage and Presentation

    • Harvesting
    • Annual Herbs
    • Perennial Herbs
    • Post-Harvest Handling and Storage
    • Storage Conditions
    • Relative Humidity
    • Temperature
    • Atmospheric Composition
    • Preservation Methods
    • Processing Equipment
    • Packaging Herbs
    • Modified Atmosphere Packaging (MAP)
    • Packaging Herbal Products
    • Packaging Materials
    • Labelling
    • Food Packaging
    • Examples of Food Product Packaging
    • Examples of Other Herbal Product Packaging

10. Making Good Business Choices

    • Developing a Business Plan
    • Points of Difference
    • Developing the Product
    • Scalability
    • Partnerships
    • Branding, Design, and Labelling
    • Business Types
    • Cottage Businesses
    • Herbal Farm or Nursery — Businesses that Grow Herbs
    • Herbal Product Manufacturer — Businesses that Process and Manufacture Products
    • Different types of refrigerators
    • General Logistics & planning a delivery schedule
    • Businesses That Retail Products
    • Risk Management
    • Labelling
    • Safety
    • Claims and Therapeutic Claims

When you have completed the lessons of your Certificate course, you will be given the option of taking the optional exam. It’s okay if you don’t want the exam, we still issue your Careerline Certificate. For Advanced Certificates however, the exam is compulsory (per module) and are included in the course fee.


Your Tutor

Barbara Tremain BSc. (Hons) Horticulture, RHS Adv. Cert,. RHS General, City & Guilds Garden Design, Permaculture Level 3 (UK)
Barbara Tremain

Barbara brings to Careerline a wide range of horticultural experience and knowledge Barbara has a keen interest in herbalism, edible wild plants and has lead into studies of many plant based complementary medicinal systems, qualification as a Bach Flower remedy practitioner and studying Ethnobotany. Barbara has practiced and studied horticulture as well as combining it with her love of travel in many countries including the UK, US and Australia and has also studied Permaculture and runs her own horticulture business. Within the past two years she have also worked for Groundwork SW with 18-24 year old unemployed people, this work and the mentoring scheme has allowed me to teach informally. It has been a delight to nurture the interests of keen learners in horticulture and garden design.