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The Apothecarist External Medicine Course 2024

Registration Ends January 21, 2024
Start Date: Jan 7
Start Time: 7:00 pm
End Time: 9:00 pm

This is an online course. You can participate from anywhere you have an internet connection.


Learn how to make a wide range of topical and external herbal medicine products using a large scope of techniques and materials!

External Applications lessons include:

Herbal poultices: the step-by-step

Natural botanical hair rinses

Herbal topical formulations

Therapeutic salves, liniments, oils and ointments

Herbal water therapy: scrubs, bath teas, hydrotherapy preparations

Herbal ear oils: how these are used

Natural eye washes: making your own

How do nasya oils work

Working with herbal powders topically

Medicinal and therapeutic deodorant lecture

Herbal sexual health

Herbal hydrosols and essential oils

Marketing, branding and apothecary basics for external products


Classes are interactive, and students work with an herbal packet that is shipped to them. All Sunday night classes are live, but are recorded for students who may need to miss a class. We recommend a foundation herbal skills course for this medicine making course.

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Dates: This 12 week course begins on January 7th, 2024. Interactive sessions will be held Sunday evenings, 7 to 9 pm CST, with the first class scheduled for January 7th. All live classes will be recorded and made available for students to view and download the following day.

Registration closes January 21st, 2024.

International Shipping: There are additional costs involved with shipping course materials outside of the US. If you are located outside of the US, please contact us upon registration so we can help you with shipping arrangements. We offer shipping within Canada and Mexico only. (APO and AE addresses are not eligible.) International students are responsible for the expense of shipping their own course materials. If you are not eligible for international shipping services, please contact us for assistance with a materials list to source your materials locally.


The Full Apothecarist Program is a 360+ hour intensive study program that explores the processes of making herbal products as a profession. Students can complete the program in an Accelerated Track in nine months.

In addition to the history of the apothecary trade, students will get extensive training in the making of external herbal preparations as well as important foundation skills every practicing apothecarist should know.

The full program is divided into (2) interactive sections and a total of (5) advanced intensives.

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Tuition includes all herbal materials mailed to the student. (Within the US – there is an additional cost for international shipping – please contact us upon registration for more information.)

Regular Tuition: $495 (processing fees apply)

Check/Venmo/E-invoice/Money Order Discount: $495 (No processing fees)

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