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The Apothecarist: External Medicine Making Course 2023

Registration Ends January 29, 2023
Start Date: Jan 15
End Date: Apr 9
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 poultices, compresses, eyewashes, hydrotherapy blends, natural shampoo products and how to do it all with natural herbs!  Hands-on projects will teach you 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
  • Medicinal and therapeutic deodorant
  • Natural botanical hair rinses
  • Herbal topical formulations
  • Therapeutic salves, liniments, oils and ointments
  • Herbal water therapy: scrubs, bath teas, hydrotherapy preparations
  • Herbal ear oils
  • Natural eye washes
  • How do nasya oils work
  • Working with herbal powders topically
  • Herbal sexual health
  • Botanical 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 15th, 2023. Interactive sessions will be held Sunday evenings, 7 to 9 pm, with the first class scheduled for January 8th. All live classes will be recorded and made available for students to view and download the following day.

Registration closes on January 29th, 2023.

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.

Read about the full program on our website:


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 (Online processing fees apply)

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


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