Making Tinctures & Flower Essences for Mental & Emotional Wellness
March 7 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Join Carolyn Smith for this hands-on class; make your own herbal tincture and flower essence — which provide an easy way to concentrate and preserve effective remedies from the plant world for a variety of health issues, including support for common states of emotional imbalance.
In this class we will get acquainted with several plant helpers that have potential to offer relief for difficult emotional and mental states that are extremely common in contemporary human experience, including anxiety and depression, especially during the darker, long cold season that gives many of us the “winter blues.” We will get to know a handful of plant friends and get a chance to sample some remedies in different forms. Bring an open heart and mind for experimentation, discussion, and sharing of stories! Participants will make and get to take home an herbal tincture and custom flower essence formula and learn how to preserve the medicinal properties of plants at home.
Please bring $10 in cash for materials fee to be paid directly to instructor.
Remedies discussed in this class are not intended to prevent, cure, treat, or diagnose any medical condition and are not intended to suggest replacement and/or discontinuation of current medications or treatments for participants.
Carolyn Smith has been a student of herbal medicine since 2008. She began developing an awareness of plants and their medicinal value through classes with herbalist, Lise Wolff; she completed Lise’s Three Seasons Herbal Intensive in 2010. Working closely with Lise, Carolyn has learned: the power of subtle small doses of plants for healing; the use of local abundant plants for medicine; the value of carefully listening to people and their pulse to hear what they need; and listening to plants to learn what they do.
Over the summer of 2017 Carolyn worked as the full-time intern at Red Clover Herbal Apothecary in Amery, WI. Carolyn has also worked several years in retail with natural health care products at Whole Foods and Mastel’s Health Foods in St. Paul. She completed a ten-week intensive internship at HerbPharm during the summer of 2013, working on their organic farm in Williams, Oregon, cultivating medicinal plants and studying with a variety of herbalists, naturopaths, and herb farmers while there. Carolyn earned a Masters of Liberal Studies in Spring 2013 through the University of MN, incorporating classes from the Center for Spirituality and Healing into a thesis which focused on changing paradigms of body and healing metaphors through looking at alternative medicine.