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Herbal Salves and Balms

  • The Zero Shop 101 Capitola Ave Capitola United States (map)

Come learn about herbal first aid and craft your own salves and balms!

Join us Saturday November 16th from 10a-12p. Get your tickets now!

Space is limited! Tickets $60

About this Event

What we will do in this workshop:

Come learn about herbal first aid and craft your own salves and balms!

In this workshop, we will:
• learn about herbal first aid
• talk about how specific herbs work to treat injuries
• learn about incorporating essential oils
• enjoy tea and light refreshments
• craft our own herbal first aid salve and dream balm

The following supplies are included:
• various herbalism and foraging books to peruse
• a chart of herbs and their actions
• everything we need to make our salve and balm, including:
~ local olive oil infused with organic and wildcrafted herbs
~local beeswax
~organic essential oils
~reusable tins
~stickers and markers for labeling

You will go home with:
• a printed recipe card for making future salves
• one 2 oz tin of first aid salve
• two 1 oz tins of dream balm (one for gifting!)
• a reusable muslin bag for carrying
• a knowledge base in herbal first aid

Tea and light refreshment will be provided. Space is limited, reserve your seat today!

Meet Liz of Verdant!

Maker, tree hugger and crazy plant lady Elizabeth (Liz) Hodges spent her early childhood years on a 40-acre homestead in Washington State. In 2006, she moved to the Santa Cruz area and here she has completed her B.A. in Global Studies, avidly gardened, raised chickens and goats, started a homesteading blog, served on the Slow Food Santa Cruz board, written for Edible: Monterey Bay and studied horticulture. She now pursues a lifelong study of herbalism, which she holds a certificate in. She founded her apothecary Verdant California in 2015, in answer to her search for nontoxic and accessible, yet effective skin care products. Her favorite thing to do in her free time is to wander about hillsides, learning and identifying plants and fungi and daydreaming about what to make with them.

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