SUMMER WORKSHOP 2: HERBAL SALVES

 

On Wednesday July 26th we will meet for Workshop 2 in the 2017 Summer Workshop Series

This is where we turn our infused oil into a solid, spreadable salve.  In this form, it is compact, less greasy and easily applied to the skin.

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As with all the workshops in the series, we will begin with a plant identification walk through the fields and forests of Hillier, PEC.  

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We’ll see changes that have happened to the plants we found at the first workshop, now that the weather is hotter and the plants have progressed through stages of growth.  The ways that plants deal with the challenges in their environments have much to teach us about their medicinal qualities.

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 We’ll look at both edible and medicinal properties of many of the plants we encounter. There may also be some opportunity to harvest a little bit to take home with you.  There will certainly be lots of knowledge to harvest too!

 

For the second part of the workshop we will return to the kitchen of the Hillier Hall, where we’ll strain out our infused oils which have been macerating with herbs in them for about a month.

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We’ll gently heat the oils and blend them with melted beeswax before pouring the hot liquid into our salve tins where it will harden as it cools.   

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There will be lots of time for questions, as well as a chance to talk more about some of the herbs we’ve found on our walk, while we prepare the salve.  This herbal salve will be appropriate for topical application to help disinfect & alleviate, pain, itching and bleeding from bites, stings, rashes, cuts & scrapes.

At the end of the workshop, all participants will take home a tin of healing salve for your own use, or to share with others..

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This is the second in a series of 5 workshops on herbal medicine, running from June-October 2017

If you’re interested in registering for Workshop 2, or if you’d like to learn a bit more about it, please click HERE

  For more info on the 2017 Summer-Fall Workshop Series, please click HERE

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