- MEADOWSWEET DIY PRIVATE CLASSES! -
Our mission is to provide a holistic path for improving your health while also supporting the health of our planet. We offer a variety of classes for vitality and fun! Have a peek at the options below, then rally your friends for a playful night learning and creating!
DIY Private Classes
Class Length (including materials): about 2 hours, depending on topic.
Cost per session: Varies per class, but around $40 per person.
Min # of attendees per session: 4
Max # attendees per session: 10
Off-site sessions available, additional fees apply.
Light refreshments provided.
Have you ever wanted to learn how to make infused oils, lip balms, tinctures, vinegars, herbal syrups, healing body balms, bath fizzies, or even just learn all the ins & outs about how to make herbal teas? Are you looking to up your handmade gift-giving game this holiday session? Are classes and workshops that are offered to the general public outside of your availability, or would you rather have a small, intimate lesson with just a few of your friends/family? Well, Meadowsweet Gifts & Wellness has you covered!
We are now offering small, private lessons on many herbal medicine & natural body care topics before or after our shop hours. Recipes and notes will be provided on the topic of choice, and each attendee will go home with the incredible products we make in-class!
Simply choose your lesson from the list below, make a list of friends or family would love to join you (minimum 4, and maximum number of attendees per session is 10) , and be in touch with us by phone at (303)524-9831 or email us at email@example.com! We look forward to hearing from you soon, and sharing what we have learned with you!
Topics currently offered (if you have another interest, please inquire):
Tisanes, Infusions, and Decoctions: Tea Making 101
Folk Method Tincture-Making
Lip & Body Balms
Bath Fizzies & Body Scrubs
Herbal First Aid
Natural bodycare for Mama & Baby
Full Moon or New Moon Ritual
have another idea? Just ask and we will do our best to accommodate! Also check out other ideas below!
Stress Support! Herbal and Nutritional Therapeutics
This is a class will focus on herbs that are useful and applicable in your everyday busy life. We will discuss simple herbal, nutritional, and lifestyle changes that are easy to do and can enhance your body’s ability to cope with life’s myriad of challenges…the challenging and the awesome!
This will be a hands-on class with opportunities to taste teas/tinctures and make sample herbal blends to take home.
Join us for a magical evening in communion with our plant allies! In this class, Catherine will lead an aromatherapy meditation, a plant-sit outdoors, and share the practice of plant brushing with the group. From sacred songs to fragrant flowers and deep connection, this is a night not to be missed! Each participate will go home with an essential oil rollerball of their choice, a song list for spiritual healing, and new practices to support the mystical and ever meaningful plant-spirit journey!
Introduction to Aromatherapy
Join us for a fun, fragrant, and informative evening! In this class, Catherine will discuss aromatherapy basics including: how aromatherapy works; various uses of essential oils; appropriate dilution rates & carrier oils, and our top favorite essential oils! If you are just starting out with the art of aromatherapy, need a refresher, or are feeling confused about how to utilize these incredible healing allies, then this is the class for you! The class fee includes a detailed handout, a sample oil, and a discount on all products the night of class!
Herbs for the Spiritual Heart
This workshop will cover many of the herbs useful for emotional health and vibrancy. While mainstream medicine tends to focus on physical ailments, holistic health will also address the emotional and spiritual components of our human experience. This workshop will be hands-on, with opportunities to prepare and sample many herbs to see what herbal allies best resonate with your personal experience, struggles, and desires for growth.
Healing Herbal Syrups and Elixirs Workshop
Learn the skill of creating your own beautiful and healing herbal syrups and elixirs. We will cover medicinal uses of a few focused herbs, different extraction methods, formulas, and how to use these delicious medicines to support your family or community. After this class you will have a solid foundation for making potent and vibrant herbal syrups and elixirs.
Medicine as Food: How to Incorporate Herbs into Everyday Recipes
Food and medicine is a spectrum, and the deepest and most lasting healing can come from the long-term use of gentle tonic and restorative herbs. We will discuss the herbs that are subtle in the moment, but powerful and effective when taken regularly, and we will cover sample recipes for soups, spice blends, and tonic beverages to promote nutritional repletion, longevity, and lasting vitality.
We will make and eat an entire (vegetarian) meal as the class progresses. Come hungry!
Herbs for Anxiety
This is a class will focus on herbs that are useful for promoting a grounded and present emotional state. Long-term stress can have many impacts on bodily health and well-being, and building our capacity for resilience is essential for health in our turbulent modern society. In this class we will discuss simple herbal, nutritional, and lifestyle changes that are easy to do and can enhance your body’s ability to cope with life’s myriad of challenges.
This will be a hands-on class with opportunities to taste many different teas/tincture.
Gut Health 101: Optimizing Digestion
In this class we will cover digestive teas, bitters formulas, carminatives, and nutrition to support the healing of the gut lining, building of digestive prowess, and cultivation of a diverse and vibrant gut microbiome. We will taste many different preparations, discuss specific indications for individual herbs, learn how to balance herbs in formulation, and make sample blends to take home.
Fun with Fermentation!
Come learn how easy (and cheap!) it is to make fermented food! In this class we will delve into the science and magic of fermentation, discuss health benefits, taste some fun concoctions, and make a delicious kraut to take home.
Fun Perks & Cancellation Policy
Class attendants will receive 10% off your entire purchase the day of your class! Cancellations for private classes must be made at least 1 week prior to the class date for a 75% refund.