Course on medicinal plants and introduction to natural cosmetics

18,19, and 20 June 2021

Course description

Learn how to identify and collect powerful medicinal plants in your area, and create simple, useful and high quality medicinal cosmetic products from them.


  • Identification and care of Mediterranean and pre-Pyrenean medicinal plants.
  • Collection, drying and storage of medicinal plants according to lunar phases.
  • Production of vegetable oils.
  • Production of plant extracts and tinctures.
  • Preparation of creams with different consistencies based on previously prepared oils and extracts.

Products we manufacture

  • Calendula oil and extract
  • Cannabis oil and extract
  • Rosemary extract
  • Pain relief ointment with cannabis and rosemary
  • Healing cream for children with calendula oil, plantain juice and aloe vera pulp.
  • Light hand cream with olive oil, almond oil and calendula extract

Course development

We will walk through fields and living forests, free of pesticides and herbicides, to collect endemic and introduced species that are easy to recognise and tend. We will learn how to extract the active principles of each plant according to its biochemical composition in oils and extracts, giving rise to different cosmetic products for the home medicine cabinet and daily care. We will use organic ingredients and glass and wooden containers. You will be able to take each of the products we make with you.


Theoretical part

Daniela Zamorano Carreño

Nutritionist specialising in natural cosmetics and medicinal plants. Resident of the Iscles project, with a deep interest in the protection of the environment and the recovery of the ancestral medicine of these territories.

Practical part


Day One


9:00 - 13:00h

  • Recognition, collection and storage of medicinal plants according to lunar phases.
  • Preparation of plant extracts.
  • Extraction of pure plantain and Aloe Vera juice.


16:00 - 18:00h

  • Production of vegetable oils.
  • Cannabis, how to extract its medicine.

Day Two


9:00 - 13:00h

Making pain cream with cannabis and rosemary


16:00 - 18:00h

Production of light healing and protective cream with calendula, aloe vera and plantain for children.

Day Three


9:00 - 13:00h

Hand cream with olive, almond and calendula. Delivery of a digital dossier with recipes and information seen during the course.


13:00 - 17:00h

Closing and farewell


The course

The participation fee for the course is

200,- €

Accommodation and Meals

The price of meals is €25 per day, including breakfast, lunch, dinner and supper. The food used during the course is predominantly organic. Accommodation can be in a shared room, teepee or single tent with bed (€10/night) or free camping with use of shower and dry toilet (€3/night).

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