It was really awesome meeting some new people who want to learn how to take their health into their own hands. We enjoyed making the Stings and Bites Salve and the Leave Me Alone! Repellent together, from beginning to end. We dehydrated plantain and catnip, ground all the herbs, plantain, chamomile, as well as neem and catnip in the juicer. We infused the oils in the breadmaker. We made a strong catnip and neem tea for the repellent. Then we made the salve and the repellent, bottling it and adding labels.
Many questions were asked about making these homemade remedies. We talked a lot about plant medicine and the benefits of different plants. One remark that was often heard was how easy it is to make the herbal products.
In between recipes, there was a short break where Dan made two kinds of juice: watermelon, lime and mint (perfect for the super hot day) and carrot, apple and ginger. There was a snack for the participants to try, kale chips with cashew cheese. At the end, each participant was presented with a gift of a couple of Krista’s Herbs products.
We started out small to see how things would go and we are already planning our next workshop for October 4th with the theme: Cold and Flu Season. If any of you are in the area, I would love to see you at the next workshop!