This class is available for private and group scheduling, at your place or mine. Contact me to plan and schedule by calling 610-389-8316 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Explore ancient and contemporary methods of using plant-based raw materials to make an eclectic variety of useful herbal products. Herbal Balms and Salves are made by thickening and enriching plant oils with medicinal herbs, essential oils, beeswax, honey and other ingredients such as cocoa butter. Each student will make two kinds of salve choosing from a selection such as Healing Vapo Balm (for congestion of chest and sinus, lip balm), Deepease Balm (for joints, muscles, minor trauma), Soothing Calendula Rose and Honey Salve (a gentle, healing all-purpose salve for sensitive skin, burns, rash, cuts and scrapes), and Bearfat Hidefood (a product I learned to make in Alaska.)
Therapeutic Herbal Body Oils are made by infusing plant oils (such as olive, coconut, or sunflower oil) with healing botanicals such as Calendula, Rose, Lavender, Arnica, Rosemary, St. John’s Wort and Comfrey. They are more concentrated than salves. They are used for skin care, massage, bath oil, and general first aid. Each student will make one infused oil in class and will learn how to make many more customized blends at home.
Cost: 3 hour class is $195 for up to 3 students. Each additional student is $65.
All classes are designed around Covid social distancing practices including mandatory masks. Each student will have their own station.