Make Your Own Herbal Home Remedies Virtual Course
Thursdays in January • 6:00 PM EST
Sliding Scale $100-200
Start the new year off right, with a healthier you! This is your year! Throw resolutions out the window and turn intentions into practice. Take the first steps to becoming your own Herbalist. Be able to help your loved ones and your community.
This series is all about empowering yourself with your own natural healthcare! We’ll take away the mystery of herbal formulating, while introducing you to the magic of creating your own herbal products. From Abby Artemisia's years of experience as a professional forager, herbalist, and parent, she’ll share knowledge on how to make these formulas, from harvest to cup, jar, or plate.
We’ll come together online to learn about and discuss the various basic formulas that we’ll be making in the following classes: teas, tinctures, oils, salves, and tonics (or food used as medicine). It’s a lot easier to understand what these formulas are when you can hear them explained and see them being made. You can even follow along and make your own formulas at the same time.
Join the class live on Zoom to be able to interact and ask questions (don't worry, you can turn your video off if you want to stay in your pj's :) , or watch the recording (sent out after class). Handouts included for each class.
Registration is sliding scale to make it accessible for everyone. If you can afford to give more, please do, as it supports our non-profit work to make this knowledge accessible.
Making Your Own Herbal Teas
There’s nothing more soothing than a cup of tea. Learn how to make your own therapeutic and beverage teas. We’ll talk about the different ways to prepare them, depending on which part of the plant you’re utilizing and what its constituents are. We’ll discuss what the differences are between herbal tea, and green, black, white, and rooibos tea, among others.
Become your own master blender. Abby will teach you which common wild and cultivated plants make great teas. And most importantly, she'll teach you how to make a delicious cup of tea, making it easier for picky kids (and adults) to take their medicine.
Making Your Own Herbal Tinctures
Learn how to make your own herbal extracts. Tinctures are herbs extracted with alcohol, glycerine, or vinegar. They are super convenient, as they’re portable and more concentrated than tea. Tinctures are an easy method of extending the shelf life of herbs. They can also be a great way to get kids to take herbs.
We’ll discuss and demonstrate the different methods for making tinctures, local herbs that work well as tinctures, along with how to harvest and process them.
Making Your Own Herbal Oils & Salves
Herbal oils and salves are two ways of preserving herbs for topical use. They can be used for skin irritations, like cuts, burns, and even splinters; or for massage or pain relief, along with many other uses. We’ll discuss which plants are most beneficial in oils and salves, including many local wild plants.
You’ll get to watch a demonstration of how an oil is made and then turned into a salve. We’ll talk about the best ways to do this to preserve the plants and keep the oils from going rancid, extending the shelf life of your formula.
Food as Herbs, Herbs as Food
Hippocrates was definitely onto something when he said, “Let thy food be thy medicine, and thy medicine be thy food.” The tastiest and easiest way to ingest herbs for health is through our food. It's also a great way to get kids to take herbs.
We’ll share some of our most delicious, tonifying recipes for medicinal herbs, along with some tips and tricks on whipping them up. We’ll discuss the best recipes for each season and their corresponding health concerns. Of course the best part will be sampling the recipes after you make your own!
Abby's book, The Herbal Handbook for Homesteaders, is an optional and helpful textbook for this class. Get your signed copy here.
You can get this class for free when you register for The WANDER School's Wildcrafted Herb School. Find out all the details here.