Crafting Herbal Remedies: Making Herbal-Based Salves & Aromatherapy Blends
Wednesday, July 31, 2013 from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Salves are one of the classic ways to use the healing properties of herbs externally: a good salve can help with wound repair, burns, bruises, aches and pains. We will create our own simple salve using herbal infused oils blended with pure beeswax. We will go over the salve-making technique and also review some essential oils that can be added to create a therapeutic aromatherapy balm. Participants will leave with a salve and instructions on how to create their own at home.
After participating in the class, students will have in hand:
- Homemade salve
- Instructions for making more at home
Appropriate for beginners of all ages.
$40 class fee includes materials.
Presented by Steph Zabel.
Steph Zabel is a community herbalist and educator based in Somerville, MA. She has always had an affinity for the plant world and studied horticulture, biology, and ethnobotany throughout her undergraduate and graduate years. In addition to leading herbal classes, Steph offers individual holistic health consultations, hand-crafts herbal medicines, and runs her small business Flowerfolk Herbal Apothecary. She is also the founder and organizer of Herbstalk, a local educational event that teaches people about herbalism.