Herb Products Manufacturing

Learn to Operate a Business that Manufactures Products made from Herbs.

 

Course Content

This course is split into 10 lessons:

Lesson 1: Scope and Nature of Commercial Herb Product Industries

  • Running An Herbal-Based Business
  • Brief History of Herbal Crafts and products
  • Properties of Herbs
  • What are Herbs?
  • Beneficial Properties of Herbs
  • Overview of Herbal Products
  • Herbal Teas
  • Herbal Tinctures
  • Culinary Products and Edibles
  • Herbal Vinegars
  • Herbal Oils
  • Herbal Honeys
  • Herb Salts
  • Essential Oils
  • Compresses
  • Poultices
  • Herbal Liniments
  • Ointments
  • Herbal Baths
  • Sachets
  • Fresh Herbs
  • Oils
  • Bath bombs
  • Pot Pourris
  • Sachets
  • Tussie-Mussies
  • Pressed Herb Crafts
  • Legalities

Lesson 2: The Raw Products

  • Harvesting Herbs
  • Post-Harvest Processing
  • Preserving, Storing, and/or Treating Herbs
  • Drying Herbs
  • Ageing
  • Sweating
  • Parboiling/Blanching
  • Boiling and Steaming
  • Baking or Roasting
  • Freezing Herbs
  • Essential Oils
  • Extracting Essential Oil
  • Expression
  • Hydrosols and Floral Waters
  • Steam Distillation
  • Process of steam distillation:
  • Chemical compounds in herbs
  • Primary Metabolites
  • Secondary Metabolites
  • Nitrogen-containing compounds
  • Flavonoids
  • Coumarins
  • Tannins
  • Terpenes
  • How chemical compounds in herbs affect human senses
  • How processing can affect chemical compounds in herbs
  • Cutting
  • Drying
  • Freezing
  • Choosing the Correct Herbal Solvent
  • Oil
  • Water
  • Vinegar
  • Alcohol
  • Glycerine

Lesson 3: Skin Care and Cosmetics

  • Working with Allergies and Sensitivities
  • Natural Preservatives
  • Using Essential Oils
  • Containers and Storage
  • Applications of Herbal Products in skin care
  • Layered Lavender Flower Water
  • Clarifying Toner
  • Herb-Scented Water
  • Rose Cold Cream
  • Lavender and Lemon Eucalyptus Lotion
  • Body Lotion
  • Oil Cleanser
  • Lip Balm
  • Lip Scrub
  • Shea Butter Lip Balm
  • Clay Face Masks
  • Lavender Salve
  • Herbal Facial Steam
  • Perfume

Lesson 4: Personal Hygiene Products

  • INTRODUCTION
  • Growing Herbs at Home
  • Purchasing High Quality Products Online
  • Selecting the Right Herbs
  • Blending Scents
  • Keeping Notes
  • Applications of herbal products in personal hygiene products
  • Lavender Bath Elixir
  • Scented Bath Lotions
  • Bath Perfumes
  • Lavender and Chamomile Wash Balls
  • Herbal Soap
  • Hair Rinse
  • Scented Lavender Water
  • Gargles
  • Sage Gargles
  • Botanical Mouth Wash
  • Rose Tooth Powder
  • Toothbrushes of Liquorice Root
  • Herbal Aftershave
  • Herbal Toothpaste
  • Nail Strengthening Oil
  • Nail Oil
  • Fragrant Body Powder
  • Vinegar Rinse
  • Herbal Rinse
  • Aloe Gel Conditioner
  • Neutral Henna Conditioner: Treatment to Strengthen Hair, and Control Dandruff and Excess Oiliness
  • Citrus Energy Bath
  • Herbal Body wash
  • Salt Scrub

Lesson 5: Health and Wellbeing Products

  • Harvesting herbs for medicinal use
  • Leaves
  • Flowers
  • Bulbs
  • Barks
  • Seeds
  • Different Applications
  • Astringents
  • Bitter Tonics
  • Carminatives
  • Cathartics
  • Demulcents
  • Diuretics
  • Emollients
  • Expectorants
  • Relaxants
  • Stimulants
  • How to Make Herbal Decoctions
  • Hints
  • How to Make Herbal Ointments
  • Hints
  • Calendula Ointment
  • How to Make Herbal infusions
  • How to Make Tinctures
  • How to Make Herbal Poultices
  • Syrups
  • Syrups Made with Tinctures
  • How Aromatherapy Works
  • Absorption Through Inhalation
  • Absorption Through the Skin

Lesson 6: Edibles

  • Food Grade Ingredients and Storage
  • Permits and Licensing
  • Unusual Products, Flavour Profiles
  • Adding Flavour to Herbal Food Products
  • Markets and Places to Sell
  • Herbal Food Product Applications
  • Herbal Teas
  • Herb Vinegars
  • Herb Infused Oil
  • Herb Butters
  • Herb Cheeses
  • Herb Salt
  • Herb Scented Sugar
  • Herb Honey
  • Herb Confectionery
  • Peppermint Cream
  • Herb Biscuits
  • Savoury Herb Muffins

Lesson 7: Crafts

  • Candle making
  • Scents
  • Dyes
  • Wax
  • Whitening Crystals
  • Wicks
  • Shape
  • Potpourri
  • Mixing Herbs
  • Moist Potpourri
  • Dry Potpourri
  • Various Potpourri Recipes
  • Fixatives
  • Sachets
  • Rose Sandalwood Sachet
  • Clove Pink Sachet
  • Lemon Verbena Sachet
  • Mint Sachet
  • Verbena Sachet
  • Geranium Citrus Sachet
  • Herb Pillows
  • Rosemary Herb Pillow
  • Mint and Lemon Pillow
  • Lemon Verbena Pillow
  • Hops Sleep Pillow
  • Floral herb pillow
  • Tussie Mussies
  • Herbal Paper
  • Lavender Letters
  • Incense

Lesson 8: Products for Homes or Workplaces

  • Expressing Citrus Oils
  • Herbal Cleaning Products
  • Lavender Furniture Cream
  • Herbal Fabric Softener
  • Surface Spray Cleaner (Non-Porous Surfaces)
  • All-purpose Surface Spray Cleaner
  • Herbal Dishwashing Tablets
  • Herbal Insect Repellents
  • Pomanders
  • Clove Pomanders
  • Rose Bud Pomander
  • Garlic Spray
  • Other Sprays
  • Moth Repelling Sachets
  • Insect Repellent Oil
  • Scented clothes hangers

Lesson 9: Packaging, Handling, Storage and Presentation

  • Harvesting
  • Annual Herbs
  • Perennial Herbs
  • Post-Harvest Handling and Storage
  • Storage Conditions
  • Relative Humidity
  • Temperature
  • Atmospheric Composition
  • Preservation Methods
  • Processing Equipment
  • Packaging Herbs
  • Modified Atmosphere Packaging (MAP)
  • Packaging Herbal Products
  • Packaging Materials
  • Labelling
  • Food Packaging
  • Examples of Food Product Packaging
  • Examples of Other Herbal Product Packaging

Lesson 10: Making Good Business Choices

  • Developing a Business Plan
  • Points of Difference
  • Developing the Product
  • Scalability
  • Partnerships
  • Branding, Design, and Labelling
  • Business Types
  • Cottage Businesses
  • Herbal Farm or Nursery -- Businesses that Grow Herbs
  • Herbal Product Manufacturer -- Businesses that Process and Manufacture Products
  • Different types of refrigerators
  • General Logistics & planning a delivery schedule
  • Businesses That Retail Products
  • Risk Management
  • Labelling
  • Safety
  • Claims and Therapeutic Claims

AIMS

  • Discuss the scope, nature, and commercial potential of different herbal products. 
  • Compare ways to process herbs for use in herbal products.
  • Develop cosmetic products that use herbs. 
  • Develop personal hygiene products that use herbs.
  • Discuss the process of creating and marketing herbal ingredients and products for therapeutic, health and wellbeing purposes.
  • Develop edible products that use herbs including both food ingredients (e.g., spices, dried herbs) and foods (e.g., teas, confectionary).
  • Develop different craft products that use herbs. 
  • Develop a variety of other products that use herbs.
  • Explain different handling methods for manufactured herb products including packaging, storage, transport, and presentation.
  • Determine and manage risks associated with a business that deals with herbal products. 

What Sort of Enterprise is this course Relevant to?

  • Herbal production, i.e., herb growers who produce, harvest, process, then sell on.
  • Herbal product manufacturing, i.e., businesses that use herbs to make herbal products, such as skincare and cosmetics, wellness goods, food products, and home living goods. These businesses may sell direct to consumers or wholesale to retailers.
  • Herbal product retail, i.e., businesses which buy herbal products from wholesalers or producers and sell through stores or online marketplaces. These include grocery stores, chemists, boutiques and gift stores, and market stalls.
 

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