Learn how to care for your skin naturally with plants and go home with your own botanical infusions!
What you will learn in this workshop:
- a natural approach to skin care
- how various herbs work to treat skin imbalances
- how to select, harvest and dry specific herbs
- how to craft your own botanical infusions for skin care recipes
The following supplies are included:
- an assortment of organic herbs
- local extra virgin olive oil
You will go home with:
- handouts with herbal monographs and recipe
- three 8 oz jars of botanical infusions
Our skin is the largest organ in our bodies, making up about 16% of our body weight! In this workshop, you will learn a natural approach to caring for your skin with plants and how various herbs work to treat imbalances and skin conditions. Learn how to select, harvest and dry specific herbs, craft your own botanical oil infusions with an array of provided herbs, and leave with three jars of infusions that you may use as desired, or bring to the next workshop on salve and lip balm making. All materials provided, including handouts with your recipe and herbal monographs.
Maker, tree hugger and crazy plant lady Liz Hodges spent her early childhood years on a 40-acre homestead in Washington State, following her mother around the garden, pasture, root cellar and kitchen. In 2006, she moved to the Santa Cruz area to be close to her aunt, her late mother's sister. Here she has completed her B.A. in Global Studies, avidly gardened, raised chickens and goats, started a homesteading blog, served on the Slow Food Santa Cruz board, written for Edible: Monterey Bay and studied horticulture. She now pursues a lifelong study of herbalism, which she holds a certificate in. She founded her apothecary Verdant California in 2015, which she currently operates out of her home and studio in beautiful Bonny Doon. Her favorite thing to do in her free time is to wander about hillsides, learning and identifying herbs and fungi and daydreaming about what to make with them.