Seaweed for Health & Skincare

Make your own remedies and treatments

New online course: Starting in January 2024
**Open now for Student Early-Bird Booking (great value!)**

Read on to discover why and how you can help….!

This new course will include a look at a range of common seaweeds that can be used for as tonics for our health and as skincare.

Learn to use seaweeds, wherever you live:
People can do this course by using dried seaweeds bought from shops or suppliers (the packets sold in shops as edible seaweeds are suitable) or collect and harvest the seaweeds themselves from the coast (if it is possible to do this where you live).

We will look at taking seaweeds internally as health-enhancing tonics as well as making seaweed extracts we can apply to our skin and hair (using the extracts on their own or combining them in recipes and formulae to make lovely creams, balms etc.).

The skincare & hair-care recipes will vary from ‘just making something nice’ (e.g. adding our seaweed extracts to natural cosmetics to enrich them) to making more therapeutic treatments (e.g. poultices, medicinal seaweed baths etc.).

Sharing my experience from my herbal medicine clinic: I love seaweed and often used seaweed extracts in my clinic. I will share my experience of using seaweed to help people with a range of medical conditions. It is remarkable how much it can help, often with serious diseases and health issues.

For each featured seaweed a detailed look, including:
~ List of nutrients and significant compounds in the seaweed e.g. lignans, alginates, vitamins, minerals etc.
~ Uses as tonics and medicines e.g. psoriasis treatment; tonic for digestion; cough remedy etc.
~ How to make health boosting tonics from them (for internal use).
~ Skincare treatments and products to make from them.

We will take a detailed look at different methods of extracting seaweeds for use as nourishing tonics, remedies and topical treatments: the benefits and suitability of each technique:
~ Dried & powdered
~ Alcohol tinctures
~ Infused oils
~ Infused vinegars
~ Glycerites

We will look at recipe techniques for applying seaweed via the skin & hair (from total beginner to more advanced examples) and formulations these extracts can be used in:

  • ~ How to prepare a traditional, medicinal Seaweed Baths: cooking and preparing the seaweeds for full body baths, foot baths & handbaths.

  • ~ Face, nail and hair masks

  • ~ Emulsion creams (moisturisers, problem skin treatments etc.)

    ~ Hair strengthening treatments

    ~ Hair conditioning treatments

    ~ Water-free creams for the face and body

    ~ Seaweed facial serums

    ~ Gels

    ~ And more….

How to use up those packets of seaweed you bought (to eat or make extracts from) but have not got round to using and are now cluttering up your cupboard!

Best practice for using seaweeds:
Best before dates:
~ For eating
~ For applying to skin
~ For home-use
~ For professional use.

Smell of Seaweed:
~ When do seaweed extracts smell and why?
~ How to make extracts that have a pleasant, subtle smell.
~ Ways to disguise the seaweed smell and make beautiful skincare treatments using your rich & nourishing seaweed extract.

Specialist Section for Natural Cosmetic Formulators:
~ Professional tips and pointers for you.
~ What you’ll need to be aware of if you are or want to work with seaweeds in products that you make and sell.

Learn Basic Info about the Medicinal use of Seaweeds
~ Some seaweeds are traditionally used as medicines.
~ Learn a bit about when e.g. thyroid issues, tummy tonics, coughs & colds, psoriasis, osteoporosis, cholesterol etc. [NOTE: this will be general info, not individual medical consultations or training you how to treat these conditions].
~ Safety info (including pregnancy) for internal tonics and topical treatments (so you can use your jar of face cream or bathe in it without worry!)

Meet the Seaweeds: Watch the videos from the shoreline

I always think it’s important, interesting and fascinating to meet the plants behind our products. It doesn’t matter whether or not you live by the coast or get the chance to do any of this yourself, it’s a beautiful part of learning to work with, understand and appreciate your ingredients. It truly deepens our connection to nature and the plant ingredients that we work with.

  • Videos & photos of various commonly-used varieties of seaweeds to help you start to notice them and identify them.

  • See how they grow.

  • Learn how to collect them properly (they have to be cut and harvested, you can’t use the stuff that washes up on the beach because it’s already starting to rot!)

  • Learn how to collect them sustainably (how to cut them so that you do not damage them and encourage them to grow back again).

  • When to collect seaweeds: some grow all year round, others are only available for a month or two.

  • The moon, tides and seaweeds: the key times of each month to find them and work with them (they can’t be collected any time you want because they will be under the sea!!).

  • How to dry seaweeds.

  • How to store them.

  • Awareness of any legislation about collecting seaweeds [this varies from country to country].

Seaweeds are remarkable & hugely inspiring.

If you feel over-whelmed by the bad news cycle about the environment then please consider learning about seaweeds, if purely to show the huge practical and abundant source they are. If we start to get organised then we can begin to work with them to make non-polluting plastics, make rich food sources & supplements, help to restore & regenerate the health of the oceans (and bring back thriving marine life), nourish and enrich soil that has become depleted and damaged on the land, and of course make medicines and beautiful natural skincare treatments too! They are one of the most inspiring natural substances to begin to learn about. Doing this brings great hope for our future and life developing in a positive way so that human beings improve and enhance our environment.

Buy packets of seaweed to make your own extracts & treatments…

…Or learn how to properly collect & dry your own from the shore

Now open for Student Winter Early-Bird Booking

Book now and get the Early-Bird Price

  > Book now and get the full course for €133.33

  > The course will start in January 2024.

About the Early-Bird Booking

This offer is ONLY available to people who are already enrolled in at least one of my other online courses.

Price: It is €133 (approx £116/USD$146)

To receive this discount: On the checkout page enter the coupon code that you received in your email.

Booking now at this Student Early-Bird price gives you:

    ~ Full access to this online course when as lessons become available from Jan. 2024 at no extra charge.

   ~ Help to develop the course! I would love your input & requests. As part of this early-bird group and because you have already taken classes & courses in related areas with me you also get the chance to send me your requests for the key things that you’d love to learn about using seaweeds. Simply email me your ideas and requests over the next few months so that I can consider them and plan for producing them.

>> This price is ONLY being offered to existing students who are already doing online courses with me.

 

Reassurance

In addition to the standard Terms & Conditions for booking online courses, for the early-bird rate, you also have the reassurance that should some extreme unforeseen circumstance occur (e.g. accident, serious illness, bereavement etc.) to prevent this course starting as planned, then you will have the offer of a re-scheduled start date for the course or your money refunded in full (no questions asked, simply state your preference for the new date or a refund).

Ask your Seaweedy Questions

Live Q&As coming up in 2024 (more with special guest seaweed specialists to be announced)

Tour of new seaweed e-course:
~ First lessons, how the course works & Q&A session

~ Thurs 11th Jan 2024 7.30 pm GMT/Ireland/Portugal/UK time


Live Q&A topic: Using Seaweeds for Skincare & Natural Cosmetics
~ For home use, for cosmetic brands, treating skin conditions at home etc.
~ Questions related to this topic will be welcome.
~ Thurs 25th Jan 2024 7.30 pm GMT/Ireland/Portugal/UK time



Live Q&A Topic: Using Seaweeds as Tonics & Medicines
~ Understanding safety, home-use and professional  medicines.
~ What can we make and treat at home?
~ When are seaweeds not suitable to use?
~ Questions related to this topic will be welcome

~ Thursday 8th Feb. 2024 7.30 pm GMT/Ireland/Portugal/UK time


General Live Q&A for Seaweed course:
~ Any questions related to seaweeds & this course will be welcome
~ Thursday 29th Feb. 2024 7.30 pm GMT/Ireland/Portugal/UK time

How to Book

Book now and get the Student Early-Bird Price

HOW TO BOOK:

  • Click the pink ‘BOOK NOW’ button.

  • On the next page click the pink ‘ADD TO CART’ button.

  • On the next page, add the coupon code: LEARN-SEAWEED and click ‘APPLY COUPON’.

  • The total due for this early-bird will reduce to €133.33

  • Click the pink PROCEED TO CHECK-OUT button to fill out your details and make your payment (there are options to pay with credit card, debit card or via Pay Pal).

  • To receive this discount you must book by 24th Dec. 2024

REMEMBER to add the coupon code (that you received in your email) on the checkout page to book this course for €133.33

How to Book

Book now and get the Student Early-Bird Price

HOW TO BOOK:

  • Click the pink ‘BOOK NOW’ button.

  • On the next page click the pink ‘ADD TO CART’ button.

  • On the next page, add the coupon code: LEARN-SEAWEED and click ‘APPLY COUPON’.

  • The total due for this early-bird will reduce to €133.33.

  • Click the pink PROCEED TO CHECK-OUT button to fill out your details and make your payment (there are options to pay with credit card, debit card or via Pay Pal).

  • To receive this discount you must book by 16th DECEMBER 2023.

REMEMBER to add the coupon code LEARN-SEAWEED on the checkout page to book this course for €133.33