Fall Herbal Medicine Making Workshop: Handmade Herbal Gifts for the Holidays
This workshop will allow each participant to learn how to make herbal remedies and leave with finished herbal remedies to make FIVE of your own Holiday Herbal Gift Baskets:
~ 5 Herbal Lip Balms
~ 5 Sore Muscle Massage Oils
~ 5 Every Day Healing Salves
~ 5 Winter Spice Warming Decoctions (Teas)
~ 5 Echinacea and Roots Decoctions (Teas)
We will spend about 3 hours working in our herbal kitchen. Each person will delve into the world of herbal remedy making for themselves. All of the products we make will have a special emphasis on winter time wellbeing and be great as winter gifts. You will learn how to prepare a lip balm (i will have essential oils on hand to scent with. Or add $10 for menthol crystals), a salve (lavender scented or other essential oil) and combine herbal oils to formulate a Sore Muscle Oil (unscented or choose your own scent). We will weigh, bag and label decoctions. We will make custom labels for our products. You will leave with all of your handmade goodies to create five of your own herbal gift baskets (this workshop does not include the materials for the finished gift basket, just the products. You must add the finishing touches which gives you a chance to personalize each basket for your friends and family).
If three or more people commit to this workshop, I will extend a discount and the costs will be $150 per person plus materials (materials are usually around $50 per person. This will be calculated from the purchases I have to make beforehand.)
Be aware that for about $200, you will be making five Lip Balms, five 2 oz. massage oils, five 2 oz. healing salves, 5 winter spice decoctions and 5 forests blend decoctions PLUS the knowledge of how to make these types of herbal remedies for yourself. The oils, beeswax, coconut oil and cocoa butter among other ingredients are either my own handcrafted creations or organic products made from fresh plant materials. We will use strictly the highest quality ingredients. I will also include herbal formulas from Mountain Rose Herbs for Holiday Herbals, additional holiday herbal recipes, and some of my own formulas, hints and tips about herbal medicine making. You will leave this workshop with a working knowledge of simple herbal remedies, your own handmade products and plenty of handouts for at-home refreshers and inspirational ideas!
I do ask that everyone supplies some of their own utensils, including one small double broiler (any two pans that fit inside of each other and can have melted wax in them will do), a flexible spatula, a few old towels that you don’t mind getting wax on, 25 or 30 - 1” labels (find them online or at Staples), and any label decorators such as markers, pens, glitter, glue, and more. Get creative!
There is a $100 registration fee. The remaining $50 plus the costs of materials (about $50) will be due on the day of the workshop.
Green Blessings! ~Chani Greiner, RH (Registered Healer) and Green Witch (Herbalist)
Email us today at RootAlchemy@gmail.com for more information and available dates!