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Herbal Salves and Lip Balms

  • All Hands Workshops 514a Front Street Santa Cruz, CA, 95060 United States (map)

Learn how to whip up your own herbal salves and healing lip balms on this self-care Sunday!

In this workshop, we will:

  • learn how to use herbal infusions for salve making

  • learn about various plant oils and butters

  • create salves with herbal infused oils and beeswax

  • create lip balms with plant oils, butters and beeswax

  • incorporate essential oils for scent and healing

The following supplies are included:

  • glass jars

  • metal tins

  • biodegradable lip balm tubes

  • sustainably sourced ingredients

  • labels

You can bring:

  • clothes you don't mind getting oil on

  • a friend or two!

You will go home with:

  • 2 salves

  • 3 lip balms


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Liz Hodges

Elizabeth (Liz) Hodges, owner of Verdant California, is a skin care herbalist, an avid baker and a freelance writer. Back in 2013, Liz moved onto some rural property in south Santa Cruz county, started her own garden and took a leave of absence from grad school. In her pursuit of a more meaningful life, she raised chickens and goats and immersed herself in a DIY lifestyle, starting a homesteading blog and studying horticulture, then herbalism, which she holds a certificate in. Now based in downtown Santa Cruz, she loves walking to the farmers market and dreams of having chickens again someday. She's inspired by her community and excited to share what she's learned with others while continuing her lifelong pursuit of plant knowledge.


IG: @verdant.california

Earlier Event: December 15
Beeswax Food Wraps
Later Event: December 16
Beaded Earrings Workshop