Winter Wonder - self care with herbs
In a friendly session taking place via zoom you are invited to join herbalist Maria Billington who will be sharing a variety of ideas for self care using herbs.
This workshop is all about giving yourself and your body and senses a bit of love. We are coming to the end of Winter and often this month is the coldest, wettest and fairly miserable. We can see Spring approaching but even though it is but a short month the brighter, greener spring days still seem out of our grasp. Below you can find a list of the activities and the equipment needed.
The session costs £2.50 (+ booking fee) and must be reserved in advance, you will receive a link to join via zoom, shortly in advance of the event.
Pre workshop challenge:
Pine needles! This challenge required you to get out into nature and find some young pine needles (do not use Yew or Cypress which are both toxic). Pine needles contain lots of vitamin C and A. Add some needles to boiling water and steep for 5 minutes and enjoy (you can add a bit of honey for sweetness).
We will chat about this challenge during the workshop.
Discussion: I will explore my top 4 favourite essential oils and why I wouldnt be without them.
Make along: Sensual Massage Oil
(items required base oil such as almond oil, essential oil (choose your favourites), bowl and spoon to mix and a dark bottle to store in.)
When life gives you lemons
Make skin potions and lotions!
Face pack challenge
Demonstration: Lemon Face Pack
Discussion: other recipes for me to research for the group depending on skin types
Make Along: Lemon Skin Balm / Body Lotion
(Items required: Jar, teaspoon, lemon, almond oil, water, essential oil)
Discussion and recipe share Peters Foot Bath - ideal reviver after long cold walks
Loving our spaces:
Exploring making incense cones
Make along: items needed dried powdered herbs, honey, water, glass bowl, spoon, small stick, plate
This workshop is part of a series of online activities to encourage connection and creativity and boost wellbeing during social distancing. It has been made possible with funding from the Culture Recovery Fund for Heritage.
Boundary Way Allotments and Community Garden
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