Botanical Extracts Level 2: Phyto-Nutrients & Medicinal Tinctures ~ Online Class


Botanical Arts & Alchemy
Tinctures for Medicine, Cosmetics & Perfumery

Where:  ONLINE
When: Once a week on Wednesdays, Oct 2, 2024 to Oct 23, 2024
Times: 5:30 to 7:00 pm. Optional Q&A from 7pm to 7:15pm (USA Pacific Time)

In this four-week online series, students will learn the alchemical realm of the botanical arts as well as the mathematical ratios and science to make quality, therapeutic grade extractions. If you would like to learn about more advanced techniques, check out our Botanical Extracts Level 3

The goal of this class is to enable students to work from the raw materials through to the finished product. Alice, a master in the art of botanical extractions, will also teach how to sustainably harvest the plants, the correspondence in the Biodynamic calendar as well as how to extract specific molecules (each solvent corresponding to a signature quality in a plant) for specific healing usages. These botanical extracts are a perfect base for making quality medicinal and cosmetic products as well as skin condition topicals. Several topics such as resinoids, roots, leaves, seeds and flowers will be treated separately with their corresponding techniques and alchemy.

A range of cosmetically prized plants will be presented; giving the students the opportunity to create their hands-on experience; making their customized botanical extracts themselves while being guided by their teacher.

This class is designed for:

  • Cosmetic, topical, medicine and perfume formulators.
  • Estheticians looking to develop their line of botanical treatments.
  • Plant lovers, farmers and gardeners that want to expand their practical knowledge.

Topics & Methodology:

Introduction to Botanical Arts and Alchemy

  • Explore the alchemical realm of botanical arts.
  • Understand the foundational principles of botanical extraction.
  • Learn the significance of mathematical ratios in creating quality, therapeutic grade extractions.

Solvent Selection and Techniques

  • Examine the properties of various solvents, including alcohol, glycerin, and carrier oils.
  • Understand the role of each solvent in extracting specific molecules, each corresponding to a unique signature quality in a plant.
  • Delve into specialized extraction techniques for resinoids, roots, leaves, and flowers.
  • Dive into the techniques of using different solvents for extracting desired compounds.

Sustainable Harvesting and Biodynamic Principles

  • Gain insights into sustainable harvesting practices for botanical extraction.
  • Explore the correspondence between the Biodynamic calendar and optimal harvesting times.
  • Learn how to ethically and responsibly source raw materials for botanical extractions.

Throughout the Series:

  • Work through the entire process, from raw materials to finished products.
  • Engage in hands-on experience creating customized botanical extracts, guided by master distiller Alice.
  • Receive guidance from Alice, a master in botanical extractions, on defining creation and blend goals.
  • Explore the use of botanical extracts as a base for medicinal and cosmetic products, including skin condition topicals.
  • Understand the healing properties associated with different botanical molecules extracted using various solvents.

Botanical Tinctures for Medicine, Cosmetics & Perfumery:

  • Understanding the Basics:
    • Introduction to botanical tinctures and their versatile applications in medicine, cosmetics, and perfumery.
    • Overview of plant constituents and their therapeutic, cosmetic, and aromatic properties.
    • Ratios and mathematics when making medicinal grade ticntures.
  • Practical Applications:
    • How to Incorporate botanical tinctures into cosmetic formulations for skincare and beauty.
    • Exploring the art of creating unique botanical fragrances with tinctures for perfumery.
  • Safety and Ethical Considerations:
    • Ethical sourcing and sustainable practices in obtaining botanical materials.
    • Plant identification and safety 
    • Shelf life optimization techniques

Oil and Glycerin Extracts:

  • Introduction to Oil and Glycerin Extraction:
    • Exploring the principles behind extracting botanical compounds with oils and glycerin 
    • Understanding the solvent properties of oils and glycerin in extracting lipophilic and hydrophilic constituents.
  • Creating Infused Products:
    • Hands-on experience in preparing oil and glycerin extracts from selected botanicals.
    • How to integrate these extracts into formulations for various cosmetic applications.

Extract Optimization:

    • Strategies for maximizing extraction efficiency and yield.
    • Troubleshooting common issues in percolation processes.

Intro to other extraction processes:

    • Oximels
    • Concotions
    • Vinegar Extracts
    • CO2 extracts 

Key Takeaways:

  • Students will acquire the skills to independently create quality botanical extracts.
  • The program emphasizes hands-on experience, allowing students to customize their extracts.
  • By the end, participants will have the knowledge and confidence to incorporate botanical extractions into their formulations for medicinal and cosmetic purposes.

Additional Information

All classes will be recorded and accessible for all signed up students for 90 days after the end of the series. So if you miss a class or wish to review the material, no worries, you can study at your own pace!

We strongly advise that you have the Glycerite Fresh Flower Potion Kit by your side while taking this online class. This enables students to be in direct connection with the results that they could attain. These extracts are all made from organic herbs and solvent. We are offering a 30% discount off the normal price of the Glycerite Fresh Flower Potion Kit when you purchase it at the same time as the online class.

Note: If ordered together, this class+kit package also qualifies for free shipping for students within the USA. (Outside of  USA will pay shipping.) The discount and free shipping is applied automatically when you checkout. 

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