Monday, October 19, 2009

Upcoming herb classes - sign up now!

We've put together a bunch of shorter classes that we think will help people make things to stay healthy this winter, get some handmade gifts together for the holidays, AND take a little time out just to enjoy themselves at this busy time of year. Please pass this blog along to anyone you know who might be interested.

Classes will be held in my kitchen at TEH at Frog Hollow between Manheim and Mount Joy in PA. In fact, some of you may want to choose Christmas trees while you're here. We don't need a lot of attendees to make these work (3 0r more) but can't handle more than about 8 - so get signed up over at the website. Click on the "Classes and Learning" button on http://www.essentialherbal.com/ Pre-registration and pre-payment is required. Hope to see you there - it is going to be FUN!!!

Soapmaking Saturday, Oct 31, 1:00 to 2:30 $35
We'll be making a batch of lavender/oatmeal cold process soap from start to finish, while discussing how soap is made, what the ingredients are, where to get them, and all the stuff you'll need to know to go home and make it yourself! Everyone will leave with some of the soap we make, a copy of our book "Herbal Soaps from Scratch", and lots of know-how. We'll also have ingredients handy (at the shop at Frog Hollow) for those wishing to purchase them after the class. Other sources will be discussed as well.

Making and Using Herbal Tinctures - Saturday November 7, 1:00 to 2:30 $30
Learn how to make safe, effective herbal medicine for your family and how/when to use it. You'll leave with a jar of tincture that will be ready to use in a few weeks, and we bet that you'll make more within days! Handouts also included. The shop at Frog Hollow will be open after class for supplies. Other sources will be discussed as well.

Balms and Salves - Saturday Nov 14, 1:00 to 2:30 $30
You can make soothing, healing balms and salves, and you can learn to do it right here! You may just be shocked to find out how much fun it is to do, and how empowering it is to have them handy when you need them. Once you've mastered it, you'll come up with all sorts of preparations to make. Handouts and recipes are included. The shop at Frog Hollow will be open after class for supplies. Other sources will be discussed as well.

Soapmaking - Sunday November 15 1:00 to 2:30 $35
We'll be making a batch of rosemary cold process soap from start to finish, while discussing how soap is made, what the ingredients are, where to get them, and all the stuff you'll need to know to go home and make it yourself! Everyone will leave with some of the soap we make, a copy of our book "Herbal Soaps from Scratch", and lots of know-how. We'll also have ingredients handy (at the shop at Frog Hollow) for those wishing to purchase them after the class. Other sources will be discussed as well.

Syrups and Elixirs - Saturday November 21, 1:00 to 2:30 $30
We'll make a cough syrup and an anti-viral elixir, with each participant taking along some of each of the finished preparations. Knowing how to make these delicious, effective medicines and having them on hand when needed is very empowering! Handouts and recipes included. The shop at Frog Hollow will be open after class for supplies. Other sources will be discussed as well.

Bath Crafts - Saturday November 28, 1:00 to 2:30 $30
Learn to make bath salts, bathing herbs, and scrubs in this fun class. You'll be able to make these items for gift giving and take some of each along with you to try yourself. Our book, "Crafting the Bath" is also included. The shop at Frog Hollow will be open after class for supplies. Other sources will be discussed as well.

Introduction to Aromatherapy - Saturday December 5, 1:00 to 2:30 $30
What is the difference between "essential" and "fragrance" oils? How does aromatherapy work, and how can you use it in your home and workplace? We'll be running the still and discuss what makes essential oils so special. Each participant will create an essential oil blend and use it to make a 2 oz bottle of massage oil. They will also leave with a purse sized spray of the hydrosol we distill that day during the class. Hand out and recipes included. The shop at Frog Hollow will be open after class for supplies. Other sources will be discussed as well.

Blending Herbal Teas - Saturday, December 12, 1:00 to 2:30 $30
This will be a great opportunity to learn (and sample) about a dozen herbs that are commonly used in blends and then put together your very own tea blend to take home. We'll talk about the medicinal properties of each herb and the fee includes a copy of our book, "Blending Herbal Teas:" The shop at Frog Hollow will be open after class for supplies. Other sources will be discussed as well.Don't delay.

You can sign up for one or all, but be sure to sign up.

1 comment:

tansy said...

looks like a lot of great classes!

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