Wed, Jul 24 | Jewelweed

Pop-up Class! Salve Making with Jodi McKee

Making your own plant remedies is an age old tradition. Join Jewelweed founder, Jodi McKee as she teaches the two step process of herbal salve making. Work with salves to help soothe skin irritation, dryness and deeper tissue inflammation. They are portable, easy to use, safe and effective. $40
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Pop-up Class! Salve Making with Jodi McKee

Time & Location

Jul 24, 2019, 6:30 PM – 8:00 PM
Jewelweed, 611 Lake Street East, Wayzata, MN, USA

About The Event

There was a time when making medicine was as common as cooking. Often herbal healing recipes were handed down from generation to generation in the family cookbook. Most of us have lost that connection to our ancestors. This class will teach the   forgotten art of salve making.

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Salves help soothe skin irritation, dryness and deeper tissue inflammation. They are portable, easy to make and use, non-toxic and effective. Salves are made in two steps. The first is to prepare an infused oil. We use the oil to extract the healing constituents from the plant including essential oils, resins and much more (similar to the way we use water to extract the beneficial constituents from the plants to make tea). Not all plants make great salves, as not all plants have properties that are extracted easily by oil. Next we use beeswax for its healing properties and to firm up the oil into a salve.

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We will be working with organically grown or wildcrafted plant material and organic oils. We will learn through demonstration and hands-on experimentation. Follow up learning will be done at home to complete the project. All supplies will be provided. We will also get to know the medicinal uses of the plant and how to effectively apply your freshly crafted medicine. 

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This is a gateway class opening you to the potential of the healing plant world. Included in the class will be access to detail written instructions, folk uses of common salves as well as resources for further learning.

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We will be making either a yarrow or calendula infused oil depending upon what is ready to harvast that day.

Yarrow is the best bruise and bleeding remedy I know.  The salve is essential in any first aid kit. We use it on bumps, bruises, wounds, bloody noses, bites, stings and more. Calendula is a wonderful skin healing remedy for rashes, burns, infections and skin irritations of all kinds. Perfect for babies and kids too. 

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