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Olive's Workshops

Intro to Oils, Salves & Creams

Regular price $65.00
Regular price Sale price $65.00

Instructor: Bonnie Lenneman

Day & Date: Friday, March 8

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.
  • Apron or work clothes you don’t mind getting oil on.
  • (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.

All materials are included with a $20 PAYABLE TO THE INSTRUCTOR at the time of the workshop. *Payment by cash or check is required for materials fees. 

About the 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.