Making herbal tinctures and salves is an easy, enjoyable way to heal yourself and others, save money, and take back responsibility for your health. In this two-part workshop, you'll learn how to make an herbal salve and how to make herbal tinctures from alcohol and/or glycerine. You will also learn an easy way to calculate the proportions of your ingredients to make sure your tinctures will be effective.
In Part 1 (Nov 21), we will make comfrey oil and echinacea tincture through maceration. We will also learn how to make an alcohol tincture through percolation (a very effective and much faster method that professional herbalists use) and how to construct your own percolation vessel.
In Part 2 (Dec 5), we will strain our echinacea tincture and make salve from our comfrey oil. We will also learn how to make tinctures with glycerine, and whether to use alcohol, glycerine, or a combination for the most effective tincture.
We will be talking a lot about herbs and herbal medicine-making throughout! We hope you will come with your questions as well as your own knowledge to share.
Part 1 - Sunday, Nov 21, 2-4(ish) pm,
Part 2 - Sunday, Dec 5, 3.30-5.30(ish) pm
There is no charge for this workshop! You have the option of making a small contribution to cover our costs and taking home with you some of the wonderful medicines we will make.
LIMITED TO SIX PEOPLE. Reservations are required. Please call Lia on 360-303-0882 to reserve your space. (If you reach voicemail, please leave both your telephone number and email address).
Facilitated by Laura Sellens, Lia Ayley, and Dov Shoneman. Laura and Lia both love herbs and making medicines from them. Dov is an experienced herbalist who has studied Chinese herbalism and owned his own herbal medicine business.