Skin issues can have deep underlying causes

Lucky for us, herbs can make a huge difference in skin conditions. Working from the outside as washes, sprays, steams, lotions, and salves, and working from the inside as teas, tinctures, and herbal foods, our plant partners can help us every day.

And there is a whole concert of holistic strategies that can be woven into our work with herbs to get to the root of the problem!

In this course, you'll learn how to:

🌿Choose the right herbs to help you build healthy, strong skin

🌿Identify the root causes of skin issues and how to resolve them

🌿Support skin issues in tandem with your conventional therapeutics - you don't have to choose one or the other, we can all work together!

🌿Create complete protocols for skin issues, and shift them as things heal and evolve so that you have support through the whole process

This course includes over 12 hours of video instruction, as well as PDF handouts, quizzes and homework assignments, and more - plus weekly Q&A discussions where you can talk directly with Ryn and Katja.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    Welcome! (02:18)

    • Welcome to Integumentary Health!

    • How many hours is this course?

    • How to use this platform

    • How to use the Discussions feature

    • How to use the Notification Beamer

    • Chatting in the Community Groups

    • Meet our Friends!

    • Every Body is Different

    • Herbalism (and health!) is Bioregional

    • Herbalism (and health!) is Bioregional [audio]

    • Course Outline

    • Action Prompt: Plan Your Herbs!

  • 2

    Introduction (08:46)

  • 3

    Building Healthy Skin (69:45)

    • Food and Skin Health

    • Food and Skin Health [audio]

    • Hydration & Hygiene

    • Hydration & Hygiene [audio]

    • Sun Exposure

    • Sun Exposure [audio]

    • Sleep and Your Skin

    • Sleep and Your Skin [audio]

    • Setting Expectations

    • Setting Expectations [audio]

    • Quick Guide: Building Healthy Skin

    • Building Healthy Skin Quiz

  • 4

    The Energetics of Skin Issues (25:18)

    • Understanding Skin Issues through Energetics

    • Skin Energetics [audio]

    • Quick Guide: Skin Energetics

    • Skin Energetics Quiz

  • 5

    Absorption & Elimination (19:34)

  • 6

    Herbal Actions for Skin Health (127:28)

    • How to choose the right herbs for the job

    • Alteratives

    • Alteratives [audio]

    • Lymphatics

    • Lymphatics [audio]

    • Antiseptics

    • Antiseptics [audio]

    • Vulneraries

    • Vulneraries [audio]

    • Astringents

    • Astringents [audio]

    • Emollients

    • Emollients [audio]

    • Rubefacients

    • Rubefacients [audio]

    • Nervines

    • Nervines [audio]

    • Quick Guide: Herbal Actions for the Skin

    • Skin Actions Quiz

  • 7

    Topical Preparations (22:35)

  • 8

    Skin Conditions (198:48)

    • Supporting Diagnosed Skin Issues

    • Working with Acne

    • Foundations for working with Acne

    • Foundations for Working with Acne [audio]

    • Queen of Hungary's Water

    • Acne Strategies

    • Acne Strategies [audio]

    • Eczema

    • Eczema [audio]

    • Gut Heal Tea

    • Psoriasis

    • Psoriasis [audio]

    • Rosacea

    • Rosacea [audio]

    • Varicose Veins

    • Varicose Veins [audio]

    • Varicose Veins lotion, part 1

    • Varicose Veins lotion, part 2

    • Hyperhidrosis

    • Hyperhidrosis [audio]

    • Considerations for Skin Cancers

    • Skin Cancer [audio]

    • Quick Guide: Skin Conditions

    • Skin Conditions Quiz

  • 9

    Skin Infections (86:18)

  • 10

    Supporting "Mystery" Skin Issues (36:26)

    • How to start from zero

    • How To Approach Skin Mysteries

    • How To Approach Skin Mysteries [audio]

    • Skin Condition Images In Following Quiz

    • Quick Guide: Mystery Skin Issues

    • Mystery Skin Issues Quiz

  • 11

    Skin Care Throughout Life (33:01)

    • General Skin Care

    • General Skin Care [audio]

    • Facial Care

    • Facial Care [audio]

    • Stretch Marks & Aging Skin

    • Stretch Marks & Aging Skin [audio]

    • Tattoo After-care

    • Tattoo After-care [audio]

    • DIY Skin Care Remedies

    • Quick Guide: Skin Care Throughout Life

    • Skin Care Quiz

  • 12

    Materia Medica for Skin Health (112:56)

    • Your herbal toolkit

    • Materia Medica for the Skin

    • Berberine herbs, Bittersweet Nightshade, Burdock, Calendula

    • Materia Medica 1 [audio]

    • Cayenne, Chaparral, Chickweed, Cleavers, Comfrey

    • Materia Medica 2 [audio]

    • Echinacea, Elecampane, Garlic, Ginger, Goldenrod

    • Materia Medica 3 [audio]

    • Linden's quorum-sensing inhibition capabilities

    • Quorum sensing inhibition activity in 29 plants - study [printable]

    • Lemon Balm, Licorice, Marshmallow, Myrrh

    • Materia Medica 4 [audio]

    • Oak, Ocotillo, Plantain, Poke, Prickly Ash

    • Materia Medica 5 [audio]

    • Red Clover, Red Root, Rose, Seaweed

    • Materia Medica 6 [audio]

    • Sage, St. Johnswort, Thyme, Violet, Witch Hazel

    • Materia Medica 7 [audio]

    • Skin Materia Medica Quiz

But wait, there's more! 🙂

In addition to the videos, we provide features to accommodate all the different ways people like to learn, so you can internalize the information easily!

  • Lifetime access - so you can review the content as many times as you like, forever!

  • Weekly live Q&A sessions with Katja and Ryn - to ask your questions directly, live and in person! (They're even archived, in case you miss one!) This course has 6 months live Q&A support.

  • Ask questions anytime - we're always just a click away: you can ask any questions in the integrated discussion forum, and we're committed to personally answering your questions, usually within 24 hours

  • Printable PDF materials - if you like to follow the videos along on paper, or keep them handy for a quick reference

  • Downloadable MP3 files - so you can review the content while you commute, workout, garden, ... anytime!

12+ hours of in-depth videos, downloadable quick guides, live Q&A sessions, and more - all for $150!

The best herb school online!

Vanessa P.

"I researched different online herbalism courses for about two months and am so glad I found you two. There is so much more than just the material to this course. Because you teach everything in videos, and then with the live Q&A sessions every week, I feel like this is more of an in-person experience than an online course and I love that."

Your Teachers

Two heads are better than one!

Katja & Ryn
Katja & Ryn

Katja & Ryn almost always teach together. They each have particular talents and areas of interest, and their perspectives on certain issues are quite different! Together, they convey a fuller picture of the realities of herbal theory & practice than either one could do alone.

Katja is an herbalist and teacher working to help people rebuild their relationships with their bodies and their own ability to heal. She’s been in practice over 20 years, but it all began with a desire to make her own “fancy tea” at home instead of paying high prices for imported blends at specialty stores. She’s kept that do-it-yourself ethic close to her heart.

Ryn has been a practicing herbalist since 2010. He came to herbalism by way of martial arts, where his first experiences with herbs were focused on getting back into the game and becoming more flexible, adaptable, and resilient. Passing that experience on to others is what keeps him motivated every day.

Together, Katja and Ryn teach everyone from children to elders, as well as pharmacy students from Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Northeastern University School of Pharmacy, where they both serve as associate faculty. Ryn and Katja are the authors of Herbal Medicine for Beginners, and the creators of the weekly Holistic Herbalism Podcast.

Zero-Risk Return Policy

Teaching isn't just about conveying information - there's also an aspect of being someone's "cup of tea".

So we want you to take the first 14 days to really decide if you love it or not. If for any reason you feel like this program isn’t right for you - if we're just not your cup of tea - we’ll give you a full refund. You don't even need a reason - just please let us know within 14 days of purchase.