Have you always wanted to learn how to make your own soap?

Enrollment is open for How to Make Natural Soap


Formula Building Blocks

with Jess Heilman & Colleen Solis

Grow your cosmetic business with a line of natural skincare formulations of your own design! In this natural product development course you will explore and work with natural surfactants, thickeners, sensory agents, and preservatives in cosmetics.
  • Developed by a natural cosmetic chemist
  • Pre-recorded (learn at your own pace)
  • Five 90 minute learning modules with videos, slides, handouts, and more!
  • Includes formulation guidelines and 2 skincare formulations with follow-along video instruction
  • Certificate of Completion



Herbal Remedies Intensive

with Colleen Solis, CH

Whether your journey as an Herbalist is just beginning or you are already a certified Herbalist, this Herbal Remedies Intensive is an incomparable asset to your growth as a medicine maker.

This intensive fulfills a missing component in most remedy-based herbalism courses, as Colleen's main focus is pairing desirable phytochemicals with their companion solvents using solubility (well, polarity if we're being specific). 

  • Digestible learning modules that will improve the strength and outcome of your herbal extracts 10 fold!
  • Five 90¬†minute learning modules with videos, slides, handouts, and follow-along videos.
  • Raw ingredients source lists and discount codes
  • Certificate of Completion

Who We Are

HERBALISM | h…ôrb…ôliz(…ô)m

Herbalism is the people’s medicine. Empowering ourselves and each other about how to safely identify, sustainably cultivate, harvest, and enjoy medicinal herbs is a form of community activism and environmentalism. 

Herbalism: to empower the people to reclaim ownership of their own health; to teach the ancestral stories of how plants heal; to transform how we interact with nature. 

FORMULATION | fôrmy…ôlńĀSH(…ô)ne

Formulation is a method of invention, it is both science and artistry as you create something out of nothing, using set parameters known to create desired results, while still allowing for modifications to the individual ingredients.

Mastering the art and science of natural product formulation gives you the power to ensure the quality and safety of your products. You can plug your desired ingredients, scents, and herbal extracts into data sheets of your own design; you will have the freedom to produce anything you can dream up, in your desired batch size, time and time again.

Herb Nerd's Mission

Herb Nerd is a collision of the two things its founder loves most: Herbalism & Formulation. Basically, we're here to serve you a mash-up of traditional herbal studies, phytochemical discovery, geeky cosmetic chemistry, and natural product development (#herbalbeauty). 

Herb Nerd is here to provide a fun, interactive, and informative learning space in the fields of Herbalism and Natural Cosmetic Formulation. Our goal is to make this information accessible to every type of learner, while providing our students with the mathematic and scientific tools to convert this information into innate knowledge to last a lifetime.

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Nothing like a good blooper reel to introduce myself!

Hi, I am Colleen, founder here at Herb Nerd. I am proud to say that I am an Herbalist. My art is my creations, which I compound with the guidance of intuition, science, and tradition, and color with a palette of plant pigments.



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