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Olive's Workshops

Intro to Oils, Salves & Creams

Regular price $65.00
Regular price Sale price $65.00

Intro to Herbal Oils, Salves & Creams

Instructor: Bonnie Lenneman

Day & Date: Thursday, July 25

Time: 3:00 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.

Tuition: $65.00

Ages: Intergenerational (16 and up)

All levels are welcome. No experience required.

Students Please Bring:

  • Note taking materials.
  • An apron or clothes that can get oil on them.
  • (Optional) A snack and/or water bottle. Filtered water is available in the classroom.

Learn the process of infusing medicinal herbs in oils and fats to craft your own salves and body creams at home! Participants will learn about the properties of various medicinal plants, several techniques for oil infusion, and how to create customizable topical preparations. Everyone will leave with their own handcrafted jar of body cream and personalized tin of salve. This class is great for folks looking to enhance their home apothecary and those interested in sustainable skincare. q       

Instructor provided materials are included with an estimated $20 FEE PAYABLE TO THE INSTRUCTOR at the time of the workshop. Material fees may change depending on the number of participants and price of materials at the workshop. *Payment by cash or check is required for materials fees. 

* Workshops are subject to low enrollment cancellation if the minimum number of students is not reached. You can call Olive’s Porch to check current enrollment for any of the workshops you’re interested in*

About Instructor: Bonnie Lenneman (she/they) is an herbalist and community educator residing on traditional ᏣᎳᎩ or Tsalagi (Cherokee) land near what's now known as Brasstown, NC (Itseyi), where she explores mountains and creeks, forages, makes medicine, and learns from plant and fungal teachers.  She is passionate about good (and wild) food, the intersection between food and medicine, ancestral skills, ecology, community resilience, and the healing properties of plants. Bonnie shares her enthusiasm with her community through plant walks, food and medicine workshops, an herbal CSA, and wellness consultations through her small business Hearth & Hedge.  She also curates education offerings in ancestral and traditional skills for The Firefly Gathering.  A former Folk School work study student, student host, and Olive's Porch Artist in Residence, Bonnie has been teaching and assisting Folk School classes since 2015.