Body butters are so simple to make and that's what I'll be teaching at the end of February. So today, I made enough 2oz body butter giveaways to make sure everyone gets one. I used Mango, Cocoa and Coconut butters and added essential oils of Lavender, Sweet Orange and Vanilla CO2. If it makes any sense, it smells like a Dreamsicle tastes. Absolutely delicious.
I'm preparing for my second semester of teaching how-to classes at CSN. The first one is "Creating Herbal Tinctures" and I'm giving them a glycerin tincture with Astragalus, Dandelion and Echinacea for a winter immunity boost. I prepare the same thing in both apple cider vinegar and alcohol so they can taste the differences with different menstruums and the same herbs. They also get hand-outs of different herbs they can use therapeutically, a blending worksheet so they have a record of what they make, a list of useful books, a page of recipes and a detailed instruction sheet on how to make a tincture. Fun class.
One advantage of working in hospice is that I get to play with all the therapy dogs. This is Asher, a Corgi.