Health & Wellness
We’re lucky to have wonderful partners like Herbalista, Green Girl Basics, The Learning Kitchen and more to bring you workshops to keep you feeling and looking your best. From herbalism to soap making, check out these workshops helping you and your family enjoy a healthy, sustainable lifestyle.
Upcoming Health & Wellness Workshops:
An intermediate-to-advanced class: learn how to make your own beautiful swirled soap and take home two pounds of soap!
Are you all about Tea? Join this fun class where you will create your own delicious tea blends, from energetic to relaxing. Sip while you create your very own teas. Learn all about teas from around the world and how to combine tea leaves and herbs for flavor, aroma, and health benefits. Come see how small details make a huge difference in how to brew a proper cuppa tea!
Learn everything you need to know to safely create a beautiful variety of handmade soaps with food grade oils & lye plus your choice of herbs, essential oils (or phthalate free fragrances), colorants, clays, butters, exfoliating nutrients, oats, honey...so many choices. You will learn a soap making method that is safe, efficient, & fun!
Learn all about legal CBD oil and make three organic body care products with this natural legal wonder! Leave with two 1/3 oz roll-on CBD body oils, two 2-oz CBD bath oils, and two 1-oz CBD salves!
Learn how to make refreshing aromatherapy sprays. We will make two stress-relief linen/pillow spray, two refreshing room sprays, and two poo-pourri inspired toilet sprays while learning all about essential oils and fragrances!
One of the best ways to live a healthier and more eco-conscious life is to learn how to create your own laundry soap. In this class, you’ll learn a simple, effective, safe, and affordable method to always have the best plant-based, cruelty-free, and eco-conscious laundry soap and all-purpose spray cleaner on hand.
Take your baths to a whole new level and revitalize and replenish your body, mind, & spirit by learning to make therapeutic bath soaks. Leave with approximately 1 pound magnesium MSM bath salts, three herbal bath teas, three 2 oz Herbal bath oils, and approximately 4 oz of bath melts/butter and the knowledge and life skills to make these for business or personal use.
Learn the ins & outs of herbal medicine making and seasonal remedies while giving back to your community. The medicines made during the workshop will be used to stock The Herb Bus – a mobile clinic providing healthcare to Atlanta’s underserved communities.
Learn the alchemy of aroma to make natural perfumes and colognes. Unveil the secrets of blending essential oils and fragrance oils by using scent categories and fragrance notes. Learn about aromatherapy and how the brain connects scent to memories and emotion. You will learn three distinct base techniques for blending perfumes and colognes, along with understanding how to construct the perfect balance of aroma. You will also learn how to distill and age natural compounds for unique and alluring scents. Leave with four customized scents in roll-on and spray bottles.
Learn how to salvage a batch of soap you’ve made that just didn't work out as planned. Discover how to recycle and improve soap to get beautiful skin care benefits, color, and texture you just can't get without some additional steps from an experienced soap maker. Learn the art of soap stamping, wrapping, packaging, and the best place to buy labels. Ask questions and get answers from an instructor with 20 years experience making mistakes and learning from them.
Herbal First Aid is an important life skill that empowers us to take care of ourselves, family, and community. Join Herbalist and Wilderness First Responder Lorna Mauney-Brodek for a 1/2 day workshop as we explore first aid concepts, herbal remedies to treat common injuries, and learn how to customize your first aid kit to meet your own personal needs or those of your family.
Learn the secrets to making the perfect bath bomb!! Create moisture-rich, organic, and luxuriously effervescent Bath Bombs! These are unlike any bath bomb you can buy anywhere, as this recipe is 100% natural and free of fillers like cornstarch.
Learn how to make your own Vitamin C Serum, Hyaluronic Face Serum, herbal toner, and clay masks!
Learn to safely and correctly formulate with Menthol crystals for vibrant health and beauty benefits with four practical body care products. Menthol is used to relieve minor aches and pains, such as muscle cramps, sprains, headaches and similar conditions. It is also used as an antispasmodic and smooth muscle relaxant. Used as aromatherapy, the scent can be used to provide relief of stress and anxiety
Why overpay for facial hair care products when you can make your own with your choice of ingredients? Once you know how to make your own, you need not overpay to look your best. Customize your choice of essential oils/fragrance or leave it out. Learn to make a beard balm, mustache wax, and a beard oil to look and feel your best!
Join Lorna Mauney-Brodek of the Herbalista Health Network to discover how many of the plants in your favorite park – or even your backyard – have medicinal properties or simply taste great! Learn to forage spring’s bounty – plus your registration helps underserved Atlantans have access to herbal healthcare.
Learn how to make nourishing and simple lactofermented foods at home. We'll cover the basics of lactofermentation, including best practices for safe fermentation.
Make your own soda and kombucha with professional fermenter Dr. Julia Skinner. We'll cover kombucha, plus sweet potato fly and tepache (both of which can be made into lightly alcoholic drinks too!) Each attendee will leave with a kombucha SCOBY plus recipes for everything we learn together!