Herbal Education

Herb classes

Herbalism for Self-Care

& Massage Therapy

(Class limited to 12 students)
This class is offered through The Tucson Institute of Massage and provides Licensed Massage Therapist with 6 Continuing Education Units (CEU), however, this class is also open to non-massage therapists.
Learn the art and science of creating your own herbal massage oils, salves, and lotions. The first part of the course provides a context for working with herbs and offers a brief but useful explanation of  the actions of herbs on the body, easy and effective herbal preparations as teas, liniments, tinctures and poutices. The second part of the class will include a salve and lotion-making demonstration followed by a hands-on lotion-making activity. Each participant will take home a salve and two lotions.

Register Now for November Class!

November 13, 2019
9:00AM to 4:00PM
Class offered through
The Tucson Institute Of Massage (TIM)
$130, includes cost of supplies
6 CEUs via NCBTMB 
Register through www.tucsoninstituteofmassage.com
or Call 855-968-258

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Herbalism 101

(limited to 12 students)
This 2-hour introductory class serves as a prerequisite for the "Herbs in Oil" and "Herbs as Tincture" classes and offers an overview and a starting point for working with herbs effectively for wholeness and prevention. Students will learn the basics of using herbs as food, tea, tincture and in oil. We will review the natural history of herbs, action of herbs, as well as techniques for preparation, use and basics of formulation.

Most Recent Offering:

Location: The Tao Center
3210 E Fort Lowell Rd #103
Tucson, AZ 85716
Date: September 29, 2018
Time: 2:00P to 4:00P
Fee: $50

herbs in oil

(limited to 10 students)
Pre-requisite class: Herbalism 101. Building on the basic actions of herbs, their traditional uses and techniques for preparation, we look more closely at the extraction of herbal constituents into oil. During this 3-hour class, students will learn about the properties and qualities of carrier oils, creation of herbal oils, salves and lotions, considerations for formula construction and the preservation of product. Students will take home oil, salve, deodorant and lotion. 
Location: The Tao Center
3210 E Fort Lowell Rd #103
Tucson, AZ 85716
Date: TBD
Time: 2:00P to 5:00P
Fee: $75

herbs as Tinctures

(limited to 10 students)
 
Pre-requisite class: Herbalism 101. This 3-hour class builds on information covered in the first class, including the actions of herbs and techniques for preparation and use. Students will learn about the various solvents for creating tinctures including alcohol, glycerine, vinegar and witch hazel. Special attention will be paid to preservation, extraction ratios, dosage and use. Students will take home tincture, facial toner, and glycerite.
Location: The Tao Center
3210 E Fort Lowell Rd #103
Tucson, AZ 85716
Date: TBD
Time: 2:00P to 5:00P
Fee: $75