OILS, SALVES AND LIP BALM December 3, 6:30-8:00 Keep your lips moist year round. Learn to make chapstick with an easy, all natural recipe. Create salves and learn about medicinal herbs and oils to help with sore joints, wounds and antiseptics. Bring home recipes and a sample that we make in class. These make great gifts for the holiday season. ANTI-VIRALS AND IMMUNE SUPPORT January 14, 6:30-8:00 With winter cold and flu season upon us, Explore ways to strengthen your immune system and how to make herbals with anti-viral properties. These will include herbal infusions and long lasting herbal tinctures. Discover ways to create child and adult friendly herbals. Take home recipes and an herbal blend for making elderberry-echinacea syrup MOISTURIZER AND FACE CREAM February 11, 6:30-8:30 Is your skin dry from the cold, dry air of winter? Learn to make herbal moisturizers and face creams and to custom blend your product with oils and scents of your choice. We’ll go over herbs, essential oils and carrier oils with properties that help dry skin, wrinkles and redness. Participants will go home with recipes, tips for successful moisturizer making and a sample of the cream made in class. DELICIOUS DAIRY FERMENTS March 10, 6:30-8:30 Curious about how to make probiotic filled yoghurt, kefir, cream cheese and cottage cheese in your own kitchen? Studies show that eating 2 servings of yoghurt a day improves your immune response. Kefir has even more varieties of probiotic bacteria then yoghurt. Take home knowledge, recipes and kefir starter granules. TONICS May 1, 2:00-3:30 Tonics are gentle herbs that lay a foundation for health and strengthen weak body systems, increasing vitality. These herbs are nutritional powerhouses, strengthening the heart & fighting inflammation. Celebrate May Day in nature. We’ll hike outside and identify and taste some spring tonics and enjoy hawthorn cordial.