Herbal Medicine Making: Tinctures, Oils, Salves & Creams

Posted May 3rd, 2016 by VCIH

with Heather Irvine, Giving Tree Botanicals
Wednesday, May 11th 6-8 pm
$12/$10 for members

The herbal medicine harvesting season is just beginning. Discover the simple art of making medicinal plant tinctures and go beyond ‘novice tincture maker’. Learn general guidelines for determining what ratios to use, as well as valuable resources that are helpful in coming up with a plan that will yield better handmade herbal extracts. We will also make infused oils, salves and creams and learn tips for success with each of these. This class will also give you an idea of some of the most useful plants to grow or wild gather this summer; both visual recognition of those plants and brief growth, harvesting and medicine making information specific to those most useful plants.

Heather Irvine is 2009 VCIH graduate and a 2004 graduate of the Northeast School of Botanical Medicine. She has a small herbal product business, Giving Tree Botanicals as well as a small herbal practice in Burlington. She enjoys collecting medicinal plants and the stories behind them.