Saturday, February 12, 2022
Easy to make using just a few simple ingredients, herbal salves and balms can be used to heal, soothe, or improve various skin irritations and conditions. Join us at the heated greenhouse at the City Natives plant nursery in Mattapan for a hands on herbal salve class. Participants will make two 2-oz tins of an herbal salve to take home, with their choice of herbal blends. Herbalist, grower, and educator Charline Xu will discuss the benefits of different herbs, and walk through the process of infusing herbs in oils, where to source these herbs, and how to make your own salve. Celebrate Valentine’s day by making a gift for a loved one, or celebrate self-love by making something for yourself! Weather permitting, participants will be invited to explore the grounds at City Natives with a cup of homemade herbal tea.
Candles, tea blends, and other premade herbal salves from Charline’s mobile apothecary, @rootsaboveground, will be available for purchase onsite.
Masks will be required inside the greenhouse and proof of vaccination is required for all attendees over 12 years old.