Healing Balms and Salves
In this very Hands-on class, you will discover and experience the different ingredients that can be used to create a variety of helpful Balms and Salves. Students will work in small groups to learn the entire process of how to make a the products from A to Z (including measuring, making, preparing containers, pouring and labeling). Body Balms are incredibly nourishing and regenerating to the skin, while Healing Salves are used for specific ailments such as colds (to help open the respiratory track), muscle pain, insect bites (to help relieve itching), psoriasis, eczema, or other skin conditions.
Balms and Salves have the added benefit of not requiring any chemical preservatives (so they can be made 100% naturally). Students will learn the best oils, waxes and other ingredients to use in balms for their beneficial properties. Balms can be very concentrated and are valued for their healing benefits. Students will also learn the secrets of properly incorporating (into their balms/salves) handmade or purchased herbal tinctures, oil infusions and essential oils (take Alice’s 3 Types of Herbal Extract Class if you’d like to learn how to make your own herbal extracts & infused oils). As a BONUS, you will also learn how to make a Healing Zinc Balm, which can be used by adults for skin inflammation or babies for diaper rash.
Students will take home helpful handouts, a 2 oz. Customized Soothing Body Balm, a 1 oz. Winter Respiratory Salve, and a 2 oz. Healing Zinc Salve (for adults or babies).
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