Holiday Gift Salve Making

Saturday December 14 (FULL, no more slots available)
Sunday December 15th
9:30 AM – 12:30PM

Come learn how to make a multi-purpose herbal salve while making gifts for your family and friends. Herbal salves are a fantastic gift that can be used throughout the year for cuts, scrapes, burns, sprains, as massage salve, etc. Similar to Neosporin, only 10x more effective because the salves promote the healing of tissue as well as preventing infection.

Each participant will make 8 jars of salves (4 – .8oz and 4 – 2oz) containing organically grown ingredients including local olive oil, herbs and essential oil. You will learn the function of each herb in the salve as we take a walk in my garden where these herbs grow. There will be simple labels and markers that you can use to decorate the salve labels. If you are the artsy type, feel free to bring stickers, sparkles, special pens or any other decorations for the jars. You will leave empowered to repeat the process on your own for years to come.

Class size limited to 10 participants. Pre-registration is a must as space is limited.

Registration Info

Early bird by Dec 1st: $100
Registration after Dec 1st: $110

Price includes materials for your 8 jars of salve. (over $120 worth of salve at retail prices)
** For an extra fee, you can make more than 8 jars at the class, please let me know if you are interested in this upon registration.

or call Darren at 831 334 5177

Saturday December 14 (class is full)
Sunday December 15

2019 Holiday Salve Classes


Herbs for stress stamina and sleep at Esalen

June 26 – 28, 2020

Workshop Details

The plant world holds many tools for supporting peace, resiliency and vitality for those of us who live intense or busy lives. This interactive and sensory-oriented workshop will explore amazing herbal allies that powerfully promote the health of our body, mind and energy. Our special focus will be on herbs that moderate stress response, vitalize energy, promote healthy sleep and support an overall sense of flow and well-being.

We will spend part of the workshop in the Esalen Garden, where we’ll see, taste and feel medicinal plants. We’ll experience a multitude of fresh and dried herbs. In the kitchen we’ll make a custom herbal tea and tincture blend for each participant to bring home.

CE credit for acupuncturists.

CE credit for nurses.

(A $15 materials fee will be added to the workshop cost.)

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Herbs for Stress, Stamina, Sleep & Relaxation

April – May 2020

Join two seasoned herbalists to discover tools and techniques to help you thrive in a busy world. With nearly forty years of combined experience, Darren Huckle and Paula Grainger will introduce herbal allies to help you find balance and health in our challenging modern world.

In this practical and fun class, participants will learn how to make, source, and use many herbal medicines. We will cover herb categories including Adaptogens, Calmatives/Sedatives, Aromatics, Qi Tonics, and Harmonizers that can be grown in our gardens or sourced locally. We will also discuss the crucial role diet and nutrition play in promoting our vitality, immunity, and resilience to stress.

Whether you are interested in herbal medicine and want to begin your journey or are just looking for natural ways to support your energy and nervous system, relax more, and sleep better, this class will teach you an abundance of tools that you will use for decades to come.

Dates & Times

  • Monday, April 20, 2020, 5:30-8:30 PM

  • Saturday, April 25, 2020, 10:00 AM – 3:00 PM

  • Monday, April 27, 2020, 5:30-8:30 PM

  • Monday, May 4, 2020, 5:30-8:30 PM

  • Monday, May 11, 2020, 5:30-8:30 PM

  • Monday, May 18, 2020, 5:30-8:30 PM

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