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Workshops/Speakers: Puyallup, Washington

May 31-June 1, 2014

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Essential Homemade Beauty Products: Natural lotion and deodorant
Amanda Sorell and Shelley Stonebrook - MOTHER EARTH NEWS
Are you fed up with lathering your body with the harmful chemicals and harsh ingredients in products available on store shelves? So are we! Thankfully, with a DIY attitude and some simple ingredients, you can whip up wonderful, effective natural alternatives to everyday products. We’ll cover what’s in some of the commercially available gunk, and then we’ll show you, step by step, how to make your own natural lotion and deodorant with recipes we actually think work better than store-bought options. At the end, we’ll do a prize drawing to give away a few jars of our homemade lotion and deodorant.

Herbal Remedies That Work
David Christopher, M.H. - School of Natural Healing
The top diseases, cardiovascular health, cancer and diabetes will be discussed. Insight will be given about the condition the body is in when it is at one of these diseased states and about herbal remedies to assist the body into going back to a place of healing and health. Some of those remedies will include proper nutrition and exercise and well as different herbs that can help cleanse, nourish and heal the body.

Flu Prevention and Treatment Tips
David Christopher, M.H. - School of Natural Healing
The three top herbs for flu prevention (echinacea, garlic and elderberry) will be taught, giving the background and the properties of each herb and why they are effective against the flu. An amazing treatment called the cold sheet treatment will be taught, providing step-by-step instructions on how to do it and why it is effective. Learn why a fever isn't always bad, how to handle a "healthy fever," and what it is actually doing for the body ... as well as what nutrition a person should be feeding the body during this time.

Clean Up With Herbs
Erin Harwood and Eloyce O'Connor - Garden Delights CSA and Herb Farm
Cleaning can be a real chore, but adding herbs can make it easier and more natural, allowing you to avoid all of those chemicals. Create your own herbal cleaning kit from simple natural ingredients and herbs to save time and money (and enjoy cleaning). Erin Harwood and Eloyce O'Connor will provide recipes and tips to speed cleaning along ... a fun, interactive workshop with delicious smells!

Everyday Uses for Essential Oils
Erin McIntosh - Mountain Rose Herbs
One drop of essential oil is packed with herbal power and a little goes a long way! During this workshop, you will discover how to use these concentrated oils to make your own cleaning formulas, all-natural skin care products, aromatherapy applications, room deodorizers, medicinal preparations, and much more. Erin McIntosh will also discuss important topics like how these oils are produced, determining oil quality, blending techniques, and safety issues around ingesting essential oils and how to properly do a patch test. Samples will be passed around, to experience aromatic bliss!

Herbal Medicine Making Basics
Erin McIntosh - Mountain Rose Herbs
Making your own herbal medicine is a valuable and empowering skill. Erin McIntosh will show you how to make tinctures, salves, infused oils, syrups, and more preparations in the folk tradition during this step-by-step demonstration. Samples will be passed around to experience firsthand!

The End of Antibiotics: How herbs can help
As antibiotic-resistant bacteria become increasingly numerous and virulent, thanks to the overuse of antibiotics, herbal medicine offers a useful alternative. Inspired by herbalist and author Stephen H. Buhner's remarkable book Herbal Antibiotics: Natural Alternatives for Treating Drug-Resistant Bacteria, this workshop might scare you silly before it gives you hope, practical advice and a profound appreciation for the partnership of plants.

Crafting Homemade Medicinal Mushroom Remedies
Linda Zurich - Holistic Paths
Medicinal mushrooms are among the most extensively studied herbs of all time, providing an abundance of compelling scientific evidence that verifies their powerful anti-cancer, anti-tumor, anti-bacterial, anti-viral, and immune-modulating properties. Empower yourself with essential knowledge about the profound benefits of these safe, gentle, yet incredibly effective adaptogenic herbs, and discover how to craft the most potent and economical homemade medicines from them by using traditional extraction methods that have been practiced by people around the world for thousands of years.

Creating a Holistic Medicine Chest
Linda Zurich - Holistic Paths
When it comes to home treatment of wounds, injuries, and acute or even chronic ailments, we no longer need to rely on a medicine cabinet full of pharmaceutical drugs or over-the-counter products, many of which are toxic and antagonistic to our bodily systems. Learn how to replace these artificial substances with a variety of the most effective and natural earth-based remedies, medicines and practices, all of which work harmoniously with our body's innate intelligence while powerfully catalyzing its inherent ability to heal itself.

Medicinal Bee Gardens
Marilene Richardson - SongCroft Naturals
Bees are essential to our planet’s well-being and their presence on your land will greatly increase your crop yields. Learn how to grow a garden that is not only beautiful and helpful to you but is helpful to bees too.

Homestead Herbal Medicine Chest
Marilene Richardson - SongCroft Naturals
Marilene Richardson from SongCroft Naturals will share tips and resources for your homestead medicine chest. Learn how to use wild plants and items from your kitchen to help with your family's medicinal needs.

Herbal Hair Care
Stephanie Tourles - Storey Publishing
Come hear author, herbalist, and licensed holistic aesthetician Stephanie Tourles discuss herbal hair care recipes from her best-selling books, Organic Body Care Recipes and Hands-On Healing Remedies. She'll highlight 15 herbs to promote beautiful, lustrous, healthy hair. Learn how chemical-free, totally natural hair care products are made and used. Samples will be available for everyone to experience. A question and answer will follow.

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