How to Make Alcohol Intermediary Oils
If you've never heard of an alcohol intermediary oil (AIO), don't be put off! They are surprisingly easy, and WELL worth the effort. It is a type of herbal infused oil that creates a much more medicinally potent product than the regular method. You can use your infused oils to make medicinal salves for things like eczema, wounds or bug bites, you can use them straight on the skin as massage oils, or you can incorporate them into emulsified creams.
An AIO uses high proof alcohol to extract stuff from the herbs first, which is evaporated off later after the oil has been mixed in. Because alcohol is such a great extractor, the oils end up fantastically potent. If the plant is green, the oils end up a deep emerald! Amazing. This is an indispensable skill if you're someone who loves creating plant medicines, and loves creating POTENT medicines. I really hope you can join me, as I feel really jazzed to be teaching this class.
Please bring an apron so you don't get oil on your clothing. Students will take home a portion of what we make in class!
DATE AND TIME: Tuesday, October 29, 2019, 7-9pm
LOCATION: Madrona House Apothecary, 1423 34th Ave, Unit C, Seattle 98122
TEACHER: Natalie H. of the Adiantum School of Plant Medicine
ABOUT THE TEACHER:
Natalie runs the Adiantum School of Plant Medicine, a local herb school in Seattle, where she teaches classes on plant ID, medicine making, and holistic herbalism. She has spent several years acquiring and synthesizing knowledge about Western Herbalism, PNW Materia Medica, nutrition, and Chinese Medicine. She is particularly passionate about traditional assessment techniques, the effects of emotions on the physical body, and holistic models of understanding imbalance. She also loves to forage and grow medicinal plants of all kinds, because cultivating a direct relationship with the living plant is not only educational but very healing. All in all, she is an empiricist at heart who loves experimentation and exploration into the possibilities of nourishing and strengthening our bodies and souls. As a teacher, Natalie is flexible, engaging and multi-sensory. She has extensive teaching experience, and is always looking for ways to keep things fresh and exciting.
This class will be held at Madrona House Apothecary + Healing Arts
1423 34th Ave Unit C, Seattle, WA 98122
Look for the red cow restaurant and take the concrete stairs to the immediate left. Come up the wood porch to the right and through glass door that says Unit C!
We have an up sloping driveway with 5 concrete stairs that lead to a wood porch with 3 more stairs.
*Due to the nature of being an Apothecary we are not a scent free environment. We do, however, strive to keep our space free of any synthetic fragrances and appreciate your abstaining from wearing heavily scented body products.
Madrona House Apothecary (View)
1423 34th Avenue Unit C
Seattle, WA 98122
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: No|