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Folk medicine- salves and creams

FOLK MEDICINE- Salves and creams PART 4 OF A 4 PART SERIES

EXCHANGE: R450 for 1 workshop or R1600 for all 4 workshops
Please note This workshop is part 1 of a 4-part series but can be attended as a single workshop.

Join The Wild Love on this 4 part adventure into the mysteries of folk medicine
In this workshop you will learn how to create your own salves and creams with various herbs and local plants.

The day will begin with an introduction to each plant and its various uses as well as how to harvest sustainably. You will learn the difference between a salve, balm, compress and cream as we create each one, making sure to use all our senses as we taste, touch, smell, look and feel/listen.

This workshop is for anyone interested in making their own skin products such as face creams, lip balms and healing salves. We will also take a look at the difference between a compress and a poultice and when to use them


This is mean’t to be a fun informative and hands-on workshop, igniting some magic and sparkle into your life with the wonderful world of plants.

Part 1: teas and tinctures
Part 2: smudge sticks and lose incense
Part 3: essences and hydrosols
Part 4: Salves and creams


What to expect:
* Learn how to responsibly wild- harvest and grow your own herbs/plants
* Make your own lip balm and face cream
*Create an infused body oil
*Learn the difference between a compress and a poultice and create each one in class
* Use your senses as we Look, Touch, Taste, Listen and Smell, as we connect with each plant
* Enjoy some light snacks made from nutrient dense wild foraged foods after the workshop

What to bring:
A mug for your tea/water (trying to keep it waste free as possible)
Good vibes and a curious mind
*note pad and pen- optional (I will email all info to you afterwards)
**I will provide all other materials needed

Time: 10:00-15:00
Place: Muizenberg (details will be given upon booking)