Foraging for healing infused oils and balms

Price
£60 / Adult
Duration
3 hrs
Age restrictions
12+
Student prices also available

What you'll do

Let's learn how to make potent infused oils - forage for your own and learn skills to build on!

Join this immersive experience to up-skill yourself in making medicine with wild plants - learn how to make skin healing remedies and nutritious infused oils.

During this hands-on experience:

  • Explore a wide range of herbs perfect for making botanical infused oils
  • Discover the best ways to make herbal blends from foraged and dried herbs
  • Unearth the delights of sustainable foraging and plant identification
  • Learn how to infuse herbs properly to extract medicinal properties from the plants
  • Acquire invaluable knowledge that will last you a lifetime!

You'll start the experience with a foraging walk to explore the different healing plants still around in these months. You’ll then take to the wildcrafting station to make different blends with the herbs you have been learning about. You will discuss the multiple ways to mix different herbs, combining properties so you can make your own personalised set of botanical healing balms to take home and enjoy.

Upcoming workshops:

Skin Healing Infused Oils and Balms - Friday 24th June : 1pm - 4pm

Energising Infused Oils and Balms - Saturday 9th July : 10am - 1pm

Healing Infused Oils and Balms - Saturday 6th August : 10am - 1pm

Calming Infused Oils and Balms - Sunday 7th August : 2pm - 5pm

Minimum fitness level required.

Upcoming dates

What you'll do

Let's learn how to make potent infused oils - forage for your own and learn skills to build on!

Join this immersive experience to up-skill yourself in making medicine with wild plants - learn how to make skin healing remedies and nutritious infused oils.

During this hands-on experience:

  • Explore a wide range of herbs perfect for making botanical infused oils
  • Discover the best ways to make herbal blends from foraged and dried herbs
  • Unearth the delights of sustainable foraging and plant identification
  • Learn how to infuse herbs properly to extract medicinal properties from the plants
  • Acquire invaluable knowledge that will last you a lifetime!

You'll start the experience with a foraging walk to explore the different healing plants still around in these months. You’ll then take to the wildcrafting station to make different blends with the herbs you have been learning about. You will discuss the multiple ways to mix different herbs, combining properties so you can make your own personalised set of botanical healing balms to take home and enjoy.

Upcoming workshops:

Skin Healing Infused Oils and Balms - Friday 24th June : 1pm - 4pm

Energising Infused Oils and Balms - Saturday 9th July : 10am - 1pm

Healing Infused Oils and Balms - Saturday 6th August : 10am - 1pm

Calming Infused Oils and Balms - Sunday 7th August : 2pm - 5pm

Minimum fitness level required.

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Facilities

  • Refreshments available
  • Outdoors
  • Toilets

COVID-19 guidelines

  • Social distancing will be maintained where possible
  • The entire experience will take place outside
  • Participants will remain in household groups at the wildcrafting stations

On the day

Meet at Conham River Park car park, BS15 3AW

Changes happen, don't worry

How to change dates
Change of plans? You can easily rebook the next available slot up to 7 days before your experience.
How to get a refund
Can't make it? We understand things happen! You can cancel and get a full refund up to 7 days before your experience.
Please note that this refund policy does not apply to gift bookings. You may reschedule your gift if outside the time period stated above. However, all gifts are non-refundable and expire exactly 1 year after the date of purchase.

About Healing Weeds

Healing Weeds was created to reconnect us to both the traditional and scientific knowledge about the abundant wild edible and medicinal plants around us.

Through walks and workshops, these experiences are a place for you to gain confidence in foraging for your own wild food and medicine - and letting your unique creativity guide you onwards.

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Your host

Maria Fernandez Garcia

Maria is a Bristol-based forager and herbalist who started Healing Weeds to create a fun, human and relatable way to access foraging, no matter your experience.

Maria absolutely loves sharing this easy-to-learn knowledge through foraging walks, workshops and courses in Bristol where she shows people how to confidently identify and use some of the most common (and often most healing) plants in their local area. Get in touch with her if you'd like to learn more www.healingweeds.co.uk/links or on Instagram @healing.weeds

What people are saying

Loved my time yesterday learning from Maria! Perfect balance of relaxed and informative! After dabbling during lock down and using a few obvious things in cocktails (elderflower). I learnt lots and also just had a wholesome day and walked away with some beautiful balms! Highly recommend!

Sarah Rhodes, Aug 2021

This was my second foraging experience with healing weeds and it was every bit as enjoyable an informative as the previous ‘fruit cordials and syrups’ experience. Maria’s expert knowledge and bubbly personality make her a great host. The experience consists of a walk looking at some of the flora, discussing its uses and properties, followed by an opportunity to make a balm which we could take away.
I would thoroughly recommend to anyone interested in learning more about foraging.

Angela wright, Jul 2021

A really excellent day. Maria was a great Host, knowledgable easy going and fun. We have never done anything like this before and the whole experience was enthralling. perfectly rounded off with a practical demonstration and 'hands on' demonstration of how to make your own 'healing' and beneficial remedy using the flora we had collected that morning. Thoroughly recommended.

daniel morris, Jul 2021

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What people are saying

Loved my time yesterday learning from Maria! Perfect balance of relaxed and informative! After dabbling during lock down and using a few obvious things in cocktails (elderflower). I learnt lots and also just had a wholesome day and walked away with some beautiful balms! Highly recommend!

Sarah Rhodes, Aug 2021

This was my second foraging experience with healing weeds and it was every bit as enjoyable an informative as the previous ‘fruit cordials and syrups’ experience. Maria’s expert knowledge and bubbly personality make her a great host. The experience consists of a walk looking at some of the flora, discussing its uses and properties, followed by an opportunity to make a balm which we could take away.
I would thoroughly recommend to anyone interested in learning more about foraging.

Angela wright, Jul 2021

A really excellent day. Maria was a great Host, knowledgable easy going and fun. We have never done anything like this before and the whole experience was enthralling. perfectly rounded off with a practical demonstration and 'hands on' demonstration of how to make your own 'healing' and beneficial remedy using the flora we had collected that morning. Thoroughly recommended.

daniel morris, Jul 2021
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Price
£60 / Adult
Duration
3 hrs
Age restriction
12+
Rebook or cancel up to 7 days before your experience.