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Healing Balms & Salves
~with Alice Duvernell~

“I love this class! I left with great handouts and took tons of notes on her teaching, too. Alice is absolutely fabulous. This is the second class I've taken from her. She has a wealth of knowledge and experience, plus a gift for teaching!” – Anne Clawson (click for more comments on Alice's classes)

making balms  balms drying  finished balms

**Check out our 4-Day Herbal Facial Product Making BOOT CAMP
which includes THIS CLASS and 8 OTHERS -- all in 4 DAYS!

Upcoming Classes
Registration Options
November 22, 2014
9 am - 12:30 pm (3.5 hours)
$75 (plus $30 materials fee)
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In this very HANDS-ON class, you will discover and experience the different ingredients that can be used to create a variety of helpful Balms and Salves. Students will work in small groups to learn the entire process of how to make a the products from A to Z (including measuring, making, preparing containers, pouring & labeling). Body Balms are incredibly nourishing and regenerating to the skin, while Healing Salves are used for specific ailments such as colds (to help open the respiratory track), muscle pain, insect bites (to help relieve itching), psoriasis, eczema, or other skin conditions.

Balms & Salves have the added benefit of not requiring any chemical preservatives (so they can be made 100% naturally). Students will learn the best oils, waxes and other ingredients to use in balms for their beneficial properties. Balms can be very concentrated and are valued for their healing benefits. Students will also learn the secrets of properly incorporating (into their balms/salves) handmade or purchased herbal tinctures, oil infusions and essential oils (take Alice's 3 Types of Herbal Extract Class if you'd like to learn how to make your own herbal extracts & infused oils). As a BONUS, you will also learn how to make a Healing Zinc Balm, which can be used by adults for skin inflammation or babies for diaper rash.

Students will take home helpful handouts, a 2 oz. Customized Soothing Body Balm, a 1 oz. Winter Respiratory Salve, and a 2 oz. Healing Zinc Salve (for adults or babies).


Mountain Rose Herbs

Alice Duvernell is an artist & gilder who recently moved to the Bay Area after living in the south of France for the past 8 years. There she started researching problematic & sensitive skin types & developed an interest in the amazing virtues of essential oils & hydrosols. Her interest in culture & her studies in anthropology led her to travel in South America where she expanded her passion & awareness in native medicinal plants. During her last journey to Brazil, she set up a laboratory where she shared with the locals her techniques for making hydrosols & other cosmetics, using native plants. See our teacher page to view Alice's current classes.

Refer to the table above for price, date, time and registration options. Contact us at 510-234-5700 with any questions. Please read the Class Policies & Info Page before signing up.

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