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Making Herbal Body Oils

  • Mountain Hollow Medicinals 603 Urie Road Craftsbury Common, VT, 05827 United States (map)

Join Diana in a guided workshop on making your own herbal body oils for applying to your skin. In this skillshare we will talk about various methods to infuse herbal oils, different oils to choose from, some herbs that prefer to infuse dry versus fresh, and the multitude of methods to apply oils to the skin and why they support your nervous system. Together we will infuse a calendula oil from the heavily flowering calendula in the greenhouse. Diana will take you through the steps on this process and talk in depth about the benefits of using herbal body oils in your daily routine. There is so much to know on this topic and sharing this skill is just a first step into a healing modality that is life changing. We will also talk about some of Diana’s favorite women owned herbal businesses that sell incredible body oils as well as her own.

Who might find this healing modality useful?

People who suffer from anxiety disorders, who identify as highly sensitive or very empathic, who suffer from the symptoms of trauma and have a difficult time moving their nervous system out of fight/flight. This is also a wonderful tool for body workers and massage therapists for working on their clients.

Some common benefits of using herbal infused oils:

Better sleep, relaxed muscles, increased immunity, softer & healthier skin, calmer nerves, pain relief, increased warmth & circulation, clearer thinking, better movement & less stiffness in the joints, feeling more centered and peaceful, increased energy & stamina, deeper self knowledge & greater self love.

Suggested donation: $20 per person - All materials included.

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HERBAL OILS FOR THE BODY ARE ONE OF THE SIMPLEST YET MOST PROFOUND FORMS OF PLANT MEDICINE. THEY PROVIDE NOT ONLY HEALING FOR THE BODY BUT EARTH-BASED RITUAL AND VITAL SELF-CARE. SOMETHING AS BASIC AS ROSE PETALS INFUSED IN COCONUT OIL CAN REDUCE INFLAMMATION AND SWELLING IN THE SKIN, HELP ELIMINATE INFECTION FROM A WOUND, AND EVEN LESSEN NERVE PAIN. THIS SWEET PAIRING IS ALSO A FRAGRANT CONNECTION TO THE WILD BEAUTY OF MIDSUMMER AND A WAY OF SLIPPING INTO A MORE RELAXED STATE THROUGH THE HEALING AROMATICS OF THE ROSE. CRAFTING THESE REMEDIES -- THESE TANGIBLE, TOUCHABLE PRAYERS -- BRINGS US INTO A TIMELESS STATE WHERE WE CAN REMEMBER THAT THE HEALING WE PRACTICE IS AS OLD AS THE HUMAN SPECIES. PASSED ON FROM MOTHER TO DAUGHTER, GRANDFATHER TO GRANDSON, MEDICINE WOMAN TO APPRENTICE IN A LIVING LINEAGE OF LOVE, CONNECTEDNESS AND WHOLENESS.”

-KIVA ROSE OF TRADITIONS IN WESTERN HERBALISM

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Later Event: August 14
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