Botanicals and plants are much-loved ingredients in many products, from health and wellbeing to beauty and household cleaners. So, if you want to use herbs to create your own products – whether as a hobby or to start a lucrative business – this professional development course is ideal for you.
Certificate of Herbal Product Manufacturing is an online professional development course that will show you how to create herbal products as a commercial enterprise.
In this herbal product manufacturing course, you will learn how to harvest, preserve, store and treat herbs for product manufacturing. You will also learn about essential oil extraction, hydrosols, steam distillation, and how compounds in herbs affect human senses.
You will also learn about skincare and cosmetics, including working with skin sensitivities and allergies, and how to create health and wellbeing products, edibles, crafts, and cleaning and home care solutions. Plus, discover important packaging, handling, storage and presentation techniques, and business planning strategies.
On completion of this course, you will have developed a comprehensive understanding of how to manufacture herbal products and create a business plan.
Unit - Manufactoring Herbal Products
Unit 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
Culinary products and edibles
Herbal vinegars and herbal oils
Herbal honeys and herb salts
Compresses and poultices
Herbal liniments and ointments
Herbal baths and sachets
Fresh herbs and oils
Bath bombs and pot pourris
Pressed herb crafts
Unit 2 – The raw products
Preserving, storing, and/or treating herbs
Ageing and sweating
Boiling and steaming
Baking or roasting
Extracting essential oil
Hydrosols and floral waters
Process of steam distillation]
Chemical compounds in herbs
Flavonoids and coumarins
Tannins and terpenes
How chemical compounds in herbs affect human senses
How processing can affect chemical compounds in herbs
Cutting, drying and freezing
Choosing the correct herbal solvent
Unit 3 – Skin Care and cosmetics
Working with allergies and sensitivities
Using essential oils
Containers and storage
Applications of herbal products in skin care
Layered lavender flower water
Rose cold cream
Lavender and lemon eucalyptus lotion
Shea butter lip balm
Clay face masks
Herbal facial steam
Unit 4 – Personal hygiene products
Growing herbs at home
Purchasing high quality products online
Selecting the right herbs
Applications of herbal products in personal hygiene products
Lavender bath elixir
Scented bath lotions
Lavender and chamomile wash balls
Scented lavender water
Gargles and sage gargles
Botanical mouth wash
Rose tooth powder
Toothbrushes of liquorice root
Nail strengthening oil
Fragrant body powder
Aloe gel conditioner
Neutral henna conditioner: treatment to strengthen hair, and control dandruff and excess oiliness
Citrus energy bath
Herbal body wash
Unit 5 – Health and wellbeing products
Harvesting herbs for medicinal use
Leaves and flowers
Bulbs and barks
Astringents and bitter tonics
Carminatives and cathartics
Demulcents and diuretics
Emollients and expectorants
Relaxants and stimulants
How to make herbal decoctions
How to make herbal ointments
How to make herbal infusions
How to make tinctures
How to make herbal poultices
Syrups and syrups made with tinctures
How aromatherapy works
Absorption through inhalation
Absorption through the skin
Unit 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
Herb infused oil
Herb scented sugar
Savoury herb muffins
Unit 7 – Crafts
Scents and dyes
Wax and whitening crystals
Wicks and candle shape
Various potpourri recipes
Rose sandalwood sachet
Clove pink sachet
Lemon verbena sachet
Geranium citrus sachet
Rosemary herb pillow
Mint and lemon pillow
Lemon verbena pillow
Hops sleep pillow
Floral herb pillow
Unit 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
Rose bud pomander
Moth repelling sachets
Insect repellent oil
Scented clothes hangers
Unit 9 – Packaging, handling, storage and presentation
Post-harvest handling and storage
Modified atmosphere packaging (MAP)
Packaging herbal products
Examples of food product packaging
Examples of other herbal product packaging
Unit – 10 Making good business choices
Developing a business plan
Points of difference
Developing the product
Branding, design, and labelling
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
Claims and therapeutic claims
Estimated duration 50 hours
Course Delivery and Start
Start anytime, self-paced and 100% online
Assessment will be comprised of written exercises, including short-answer questions, reflective tasks, short reports and/or projects. There are no examinations or due dates for assessment. As a result, you can complete training in your own time and at your own pace with the assistance of unlimited tutor support.
Why Choose Australian Online Courses?
Professional development that is widely recognised and respected;
Improve your employment opportunities;
Study online, anywhere via our elearning system;
High-quality professional development programs written by industry experts;
All course materials provided online – no textbooks to buy;
Unlimited tutor support;
We offer twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply);
Course may be tax deductible; see your tax advisor.
Are there any entry requirements or pre-requisites?
There are no entry requirements or pre-requisites for entry into this program.
How long will it take to complete this course?
The approximate study hours for this course is 50 hours. We offer twelve (12) months’ access, with extensions available upon application (fees apply).
Can I purchase optional printed materials?
While printed materials are not available for purchase, PDF copies are available for download and self-printing for this program.
When can I start this course?
You can start within 60 minutes during business hours when you enrol and pay in full with a credit card!
Credit card: Within 60 mins during business hours.
BPAY: Within 1-2 working days.
Internet Banking: Within 1-2 working days.
Cheque/Money Order: Upon receipt of mailed cheque.
Will I receive a certificate upon completion of this course?
Yes! You will receive a Certificate of Attainment upon successful completion of your assessment.
Do I need to attend classes or undertake any work placements?
No. All courses are delivered online via our e-learning system and there are no work placement requirements in this course.
What support can I expect from Australian Online Courses?
Unlimited tutor support is available throughout your studies via email during business hours Monday to Friday. Our Administrative team are available Monday to Friday via email, live chat and telephone.
I am an international student. Can I enrol into this course?
Yes! We accept enrolments from individuals both within Australia and internationally; location is no barrier to entry into our programs.