Fieldtripp Focus: Urban Foraging & Salve Making

More people are opting to go organic. This is true not only for food, but also for with other things like skincare and candles. What’s more, many people are yearning to make their own organic products.

On June 9, you have the opportunity to make your own salve from scratch. Salve is a broad term used to describe lotions, ointments, pastes, and creams that soothe or heal an area of the body that is excessively dry, irritated, burned, or wounded. In many cases, salves contain natural ingredients that can promote the healing process and reduce discomfort in the area being treated. They are commonly used to treat severely dry hands, chapped lips, and sunburned skin. A somewhat controversial paste known as drawing salve is thought by some to “draw out” infections and foreign bodies through the skin.

With Lori Snyder, a Metis herbalist and educator, you will learn how to forage, identify, and harvest medical plants. She will teach you how to make your own plant-infused medical salve made with beeswax. Best of all, the learning will not stop at the fieldtripp. You will take home your very own jar of salve.

Join the DIY revolution and sign up for this fieldtripp here.

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