Natural cream making

Learn how to make natural creams from the comfort of your own kitchen

This course covers an explanation of the natural ingredients involved in cream making, how creams work, the difference between ointments and creams, the two main methods of cream making, mould and natural antimicrobial agents, hydrosols, and how to formulate individual creams.

This course is an online only course.

Topics covered

- Safety

- What is the difference between ointments and creams?

- How do creams work?

- Methods of cream making

- Natural preservatives

- Herbal preparations used in cream making

- Learning to formulate your own cream

- Learning to make a cream (with a make along video)

- Selling creams

Your Instructor

Laura Carpenter
Laura Carpenter

Laura Carpenter gained a BSc (Hons) in Herbal Medicine from the University of East London and is a member of the National Institute of Medical Herbalists (NIMH), the regulating body for medical herbalists, established in 1864. NIMH members adhere to a strict code of ethics and practice.

Laura undertook the degree part time over five years, which focused on anatomy and physiology, plant biochemistry and pharmacology, as well as orthodox medical diagnosis. She completed clinical training at the Stratford Herbal Medicine clinic and the Dermatology department of Whipps Cross Hospital in London, completing over 600 hours of clinical training. In 2013 NIMH awarded her the Dorothy Carroll Award for top final clinical examination.

Laura went on to become a member of the Post Graduate Training board for NIMH, ensuring continuing professional standards were met for all NIMH registered medical herbalists, and she became editor of Herbal Thymes magazine in May 2014.

Laura’s interest in herbs is from both scientific research and traditional British herbal medicine perspectives. She has a keen interest in using British plants, and the medicines she prescribes are often wild crafted, and organic where possible.

Reminding people of traditional remedies that can be harvested from the hedgerows and made into medicines in the kitchen is very important to Laura. It forms a big part of her workshops and herb walks.

Laura has a special interest in endometriosis, and treats may women with the condition, for more information please see the blog section.

Laura practices from her home clinic in Wellington, Somerset.

She runs herbal medicine workshops across Somerset, ranging from introduction to herbal medicine days, to cream making, winter remedies, herbal first aid kit making and many more, as well as herb identification walks across Somerset, monthly from April to October.

Laura also gives talks to local community groups on different aspects of health and herbal medicine.

Class Curriculum

  Welcome to the course
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  Section 2 - what is herbal medicine?
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  Section 3 - Ointments and creams
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  Section 7 - Can you sell your creams?
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  What next?
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Courses Included with Purchase

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Frequently Asked Questions

When does the course start and finish?
The course starts now and never ends! It is a completely self-paced online course - you decide when you start and when you finish.
How long do I have access to the course?
How does lifetime access sound? After enrolling, you have unlimited access to this course for as long as you like - across any and all devices you own.
What if I am unhappy with the course?
We would never want you to be unhappy! If you are unsatisfied with your purchase, contact us in the first 30 days and we will give you a full refund.

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