Herbalism and Aromatherapy Workshops

Basics of Herbalism Workshop

tearedThis introductory class will cover a brief history of Herbalism and teach you the basic building blocks so that you can start making your way in this amazing field. In this class, we will cover the different types of herb farming and how that impacts you, the basics of simpling, and herb safety.  We will also cover basic ways to use herbs for remedies such as infusions, poultices, oils, creams and ointments.

 Class Outline:

1) Ancient Herbalism – how ancient practice evolved into modern day herbalism

2) Herbalist’s tools – which tools are essential for the home herbalist.

a) Reference materials: Books etc
b) Herbalist tools: Mortars, knives, jars, bottles, etc
c) Herbs: Selecting herbs, different types of farming, fresh vs. dried, identifying herbs
d) Other ingredients: Carrier oils, waxes, vinegars, etc

3) Simpling and proportions – balance is key!

4) Internal and external uses

a) Understanding drug/heb interactions
b) Allergies & testing
c) dosages
d) Animals and children

5) Basic preparations

a) Infusions & decoctions
b) Poultices
c) Infused Oils
d) Tinctures
e) Vinegars
f) Basic ointments
g) Baths and sitz baths

6) General Q&A

This will be a very hands-on class.  We will provide all but one of the materials for this class.  You will need to bring a medium or large mortar and pestle.  If you do not bring your own your will need to purchase one for the class as we do not have extras to share.

Workshop Duration: 4 Hours

Total registration costs: $100
Max students: 6

Seats are limited – so please be sure you register. Class will proceed even if only one student signed up for it. If no students register by the day before the class is scheduled for, then class will be canceled and or re-scheduled.  In order to sign up please drop by the shop or call us at 803-818-2133.

Must be 18 or over to register and participate.

Spiritual Herbalism Workshop

Spirtual HerbalismThis advanced class will cover the use of herbs for spiritual practice.  Regardless of which spiritual path you choose, Wiccan, Christian, Druidic, Celtic, Native American and many more, this class is for you! We will focus on the herb energies and their uses to enhance your life and your everyday prayer and magick.  Learn how to use herb energies in harmony not only with yourself, but with your needs and each herb.

Class Outline:

1) Understanding the herb and tools needed – breaking each herb down in components and understanding how the energies change from one part to another.

a) Correspondence tables

b) Herbalist tools: Mortars, knives, jars, bottles, etc

c) Working your herb cabinet – learning to select herbs for your blends

d) Other ingredients and blends: Carrier oils, color, herbs and stones

2) Balancing act – how to balance energies in your blend 

a) Incenses

b) Spiritual Baths

c) Powders and ointments

d) General Blends for sachets, pillows, spell mixes, floor washes and more

e) Basics of oils

3) Custom blends – research, research, research!

a) Deities

b) Cultural

c) Seasonal

d) Modifying existing recipes

e) Substitutions

4) Other factors to consider

a) Understanding drug/heb interactions

b) Allergies & testing

5) General Q&A

This will be a very hands-on class.  We will provide all but one of the materials for this class.  You will need to bring a medium or large mortar and pestle.  If you do not bring your own your will need to purchase one for the class as we do not have extras to share.

Workshop Duration: 4 Hours

Total registration costs: $100
Max students: 6

Seats are limited – so please be sure you register. Class will proceed even if only one student signed up for it. If no students register by the day before the class is scheduled for, then class will be canceled and or re-scheduled.  In order to sign up please drop by the shop or call us at 803-818-2133.

Must be 18 or over to register and participate.

 Basics of Aromatherapy Workshop

18444674_sThis class will focus on the foundation and basic principles of Aromatherapy.  Learn how different scents can change lift your spirits and moods!  In this class, you will learn about essential oils, fragrance oils and how to combine them to create the effect desired!  In addition, you will learn the history of Aromatherapy, and how it has been used over the centuries to improve health and life and lifestyle.

 Class Outline:

1) What are essential oils? How are they made?

2) What is the difference between Essential oils and Fragrance oils?

3) Essential oils and your brain – how they mix for amazing results!

4) How to use essential oils safely

a) Blended with body products
b) Used alone in burners and baths
c) Creating Essential oils blends to use on the skin

5) General Q&A

This will be a very hands-on class.  We will provide all but one of the materials for this class.

Workshop Duration: 3.5 Hours

Total registration costs: $80
Max students: 6

Seats are limited – so please be sure you register. Class will proceed even if only one student signed up for it. If no students register by the day before the class is scheduled for, then class will be canceled and or re-scheduled.  In order to sign up please drop by the shop or call us at 803-818-2133.

Must be 18 or over to register and participate.

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