Botanical Skin Care HA Course

Updated: Jun 18, 2019


Get inspired, get crafty, and get ready, because we welcome you to join us in a remarkably rewarding, life-changing maker’s quest to create your own good-for-the-body, sumptuous skin care products at home. We have taken the dreaming out of making your own herbal products and made it a reality for you – all while teaching you the many ways that herbs can benefit the skin both inside and out!

This course will empower you to create your own skin care recipes using botanicals and other safe, nourishing, and non-toxic ingredients. With over 200 herbal recipes in the course, you'll be well on your way to stocking your herbal cupboard with an array of customized herbal preparations that will make you look and feel healthier and more radiant.

Upgrade with our very special Botanical Skin Care Recipe Book, featuring 194 tried-and-tested, Herbal Academy-approved body care recipes! Inspired by the botanical world filled with illustrations that will dazzle your eyes and heart -- it's a looker!

Regularly priced at $200, you can enroll through the month of June for only $149!

Product Description

Embark on this exciting skin care journey in the Herbal Academy’s online Botanical Skin Care Course! As you’ll soon discover, your skin is your largest organ, and it’s important to overall health in so many ways. This delicate system is often overlooked in our total body care regimen, but the health and appearance of our skin can have a big impact on our physical and emotional wellbeing.

Fortunately, we have many beloved herbal allies that can help us support the skin. This course covers internal use of herbs in teas, tinctures, and foods, using an inside-out approach to skin care, as well as the use of topical herbal skin care products to soothe, tone, moisturize, and generally give a healthy, long-lasting glow to our skin!

Through this course, you will explore the skin on a cellular and functional level—who would have thought our skin does so much for us and that it is connected to so many other body systems?

You will get a robust foundation in skin health, including anatomy and function, as well as nutrition and lifestyle tips to help you better understand the practices that influence the health of your skin. We’ll be looking at the INSIDE of the body (not just the skin!)—learning ways that our organ systems affect skin health. This is an inside-out approach to skin care that is so crucial to our health as a whole.

You will learn basic skills for designing, producing, and using homemade herbal skin and body care products. Detailed video and written tutorials guide you as you make botanical body care products, ranging from infused oils, salves, and creams to deodorant, soap, hair care products, and even some cosmetics, plus so much more. The Botanical Skin Care Course provides plenty of recipes to inspire your skin care journey, as well as suggestions for their use.

Through this course, you’ll gain experience working with herbs and preparations that can be used to support acute and chronic skin conditions both internally and topically. We’ll guide you to make connections between the skin and other organ systems, share information on nutritional support for skin health, and prepare you to create a complete skin care protocol for a range of skin types and concerns. You’ll learn to bolster your internal health in order to maximize your skin health, and stock your herbal cupboard with an array of individualized herbal preparations to make you glow!

The very best part of this program, of course, is the recipes! This course includes over 200 recipes!

So roll up your sleeves, let us take all the stress and uncertainty away, while you get ready to get your hands busy in the kitchen!

We’re covering recipes for skin care and beauty, from:

Bath products and steams,

Body scrubs,

Cleansers, toners, and masks,

Compresses and poultices,

Creams, lotions, and body butters,


Gels and serums,

Hair care products,

Hydrosols and sprays,

Infused oils and salves,


Internal recipes such as teas, tinctures, and delicious meals,

Even some cosmetics!

And so much more…

All of the body care recipes – 194 of them to be exact – are also included in our gorgeously illustrated, compact, herbalist-approved Botanical Skin Care Recipe Book! You can order this book with your registration so you can enjoy these recipes offline just as much as in your program!

“The Herbal Academy has done it again – producing a gorgeously laid out and incredibly useful resource for experienced and budding herbalists alike! The Botanical Skin Care Recipe Book is chock full of awesome, creative, do-able recipes ranging from shampoo, soap, and body lotion to baths, serums, toners, and salves.”

- Maria Noël Groves, Clinical Herbalist and Author of Body into Balance and Grow Your Own Herbal Remedies



1-year access to the online portion of the program.


4 instructional units including both written lessons and video tutorials with written transcripts.


Upgrade your registration to get all of the botanical body care recipes in a beautiful companion book.


Download helpful charts throughout the course and print for easy reference.


Bring your learning into the kitchen with over 200 herbal skin care recipes to explore!


All lessons are available for download as PDFs to print for your continued use.


Bring the classroom to life by continuing the discussion with fellow students and teachers in our student-only online community group.


Receive a badge in your Student Dashboard with your course completion.


Save on your herbs and supplies with exclusive student discounts from herbal partners.

Course Outline


Course Introduction; Anatomy of the Skin; Functions of the Skin

Take a trip down memory lane with a fascinating timeline of the history of skin care. You will then zoom in on the skin and discuss basic anatomy and structure, with an emphasis on the many functions of the skin.


The Skin as an Eliminatory Organ; Nutrition for Healthy Skin; Digestive Health and the Skin; Skin Care in Ayurveda; Skin Care in Chinese Medicine

Discover the connections between the skin and other organ systems with a focus on supporting the skin through dietary and lifestyle interventions. You will gain an understanding of the fundamental importance of considering the individual as a whole and using an “inside-out” approach when addressing chronic skin conditions.


Choosing Ingredients; Making Vinegars, Hydrosol, Oils, and Salves; Bath Products; Creams and Lotions; Herbal Gels; Herbal Soaps; Hair Care and Cosmetics

Build an understanding of the basic preparation methods you’ll need to create a range of herbal skin care products. You’ll be guided by both text and video tutorials and gain confidence in creating bath products, herb-infused vinegars and oils, salves, hydrosols, creams and other emulsions, gels, hair care products, and herbal soap.


Foundations of Skin Support; Skin and Sun; Beyond Oily and Dry: Choosing Individual Herbs; Support for Chronic Conditions; External Care for Acute Skin Conditions; Conclusion

Dive deep into the fundamental concepts and specific herbal approaches for maintaining skin health and supporting acute skin conditions. You will receive plenty of recipes that apply the basic techniques from Unit 3, allowing you to create a range of products for different skin types and specific skin concerns. We’ll also cover herbal energetics as applied to skin conditions, and inspire you with ideas for your herbal first aid kit!

Because everybody (and everybody’s skin!) is so different, we’ll equip you with many modifications to create recipes for your unique skin! We’ll even help you identify your skin profile.

So get ready to embark on this journey packed with luscious skin and body care recipes, all tested and approved here at the Herbal Academy. Grab your copy of the Botanical Skin Care Recipe book to go along with your studies, featuring 194 Herbal Academy-approved herbal skin care recipes.

Watch, listen, read, play, and experiment your way through the Botanical Skin Care Course. It’s waiting for you!

DISCLAIMER: The information presented in this course is for educational purposes only and is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. Check with your healthcare provider first if you have concerns about your health. In addition, you should speak with your healthcare provider or pharmacist before making adjustments to your diet or lifestyle and prior to introducing herbal and nutritional supplements as they may affect any treatment you may be receiving. You are advised to disclose any and all nutrient and herb supplements you are using to your healthcare team.

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