Making your own skin care from garden herbs is a joyful and rewarding practice. Learn how these beautiful plants can nourish and protect your skin, and how to prepare them into therapeutic oils, toners, steams and creams. Over the weekend, you’ll enjoy a series of herbal skin treatments and have the opportunity to make your own customized set of herbal skin and body care, including face cream, body cream, a facial scrub, lip moisturizer, and more. You will also learn recipes and techniques for making your own herbal hair care and herbal first aid products. After completing your ArtStay, you will have a set of organic herbal skin care products to take home, customized with your own blend of essential oils, and the recipes and know-how to make them again on your own.
Additional Supply Fee: $35 for herbal skin treatments and customized herbal products to make and take home.
“Rachel’s communication and teaching style is excellent. Superb information to begin a journey using plants as medicine.” -Suzanne F, Introduction to Homescale Herbalism
“Rachel – I really can’t thank you enough and want to reflect to you how much we love your approach to this herbal knowledge. You give it an easy, real and holistic format that is delicious and just enough in each session” –Corey H, Introduction to Home Scale Herbalism
“Its a great way to get acquainted with herbs and the different ways of using them. I’m looking forward to trying each! Fun to take home products from picking to finish!”
-Katie L, Introduction to Homescale Herbalism, Summer 2015
About the Instructor
My passion is promoting health and wellness from a multi-disciplinary, holistic perspective. I’ve approached this through my study and experience in health psychology, public health, medical anthropology, sustainable living, permaculture, agriculture, and herbalism.
I also have a strong passion for teaching, and have taught various health and wellness courses and workshops at the university, community college, and private school levels. Since 2009, my teaching focus has been empowering individuals to safely and effectively use herbal medicine at home for health and wellness.