The Apothecarist: External Medicine Making On-Demand

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This is an online course and you do not have to be at our physical campus to take the course. It can be done from any place with an internet connection.

**For the first time, the External Medicine course is available on-demand! Students will have 18 weeks of access to all online lectures, resources, projects and recordings.

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
  • Medicinal and therapeutic deodorant
  • Natural shampoo and conditioning bars
  • Herbal topical formulations
  • Therapeutic salves, liniments, oils and ointments
  • Herbal water therapy: scrubs, bath teas, hydrotherapy preparations
  • Herbal ear oils
  • Natural eye washes
  • Herbal hydrosols and essential oils

Students will have access to pre-recorded content and classes and will work with an herbal packet that is shipped to them. We recommend a foundation herbal skills course for this medicine making course.


Adam Allen, Michael Blair, Suchil Coffman, Beth Devillier, Rockie Gilford, David House and Ann Marie Martin

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