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Herbal Remedies Classes 2016

Those who have been disappointed my herbal remedies classes were offered at South Devon College during the daytimes only, may be interested to know that from the New Year 2016, I will be offering an evening class at the Torquay venue of South Devon College. Sign up to my monthly newsletter to keep an eye on the information, via

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Two dates for your diary – 10th and 16th May

Spring plants for food and medicine identification walk this Sunday 10th May at Petitor Coast Path (meet at end of Petitor Rd)

11- 1pm £10 per person. Over 30 wild food and medicine plants grow in a small area on this beautiful stretch of the coast.  No booking necessary, turn up, rain or shine.

There will be a Green Wyse stall at the Love Life! Health & Wellbeing Show in Brixham on 16th May. Free blood pressure checks and 5 min free health advice tips. Mini consultations at £20 (half usual price) are on offer with two qualified herbalists available and bespoke herbal medicines blended on the spot unique to you.


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Natural alternative to microbeads/plastic in facial scrubs

There’s nothing that brings a glow to your skin like a nice exfoliation session with your favourite facial scrub. But did you know that many scrubs contain microbeads made from fine particles of plastic (listed as polyethelene most commonly) which can be lethal to sea life when they are washed down the plughole and end up in our oceans. These minuscule dust like particles look like food and contribute to pollution of our precious wildlife. So ditch the synthetic ingredients and switch to something natural like apricot kernal, or our lovely luxury Chocolate Face Mask and Scrub two in one product which contains cupuacu granules for gentle exfoliation, made from ground seeds of a plant in the chocolate family…yummy!

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Rose is proven to enhance mood

Rose is proven to uplift, relax and improve mood according to a trial on human volunteers.

We already know rose oil, rose water and rose essential oil are hugely beneficial to the skin, anti-inflammatory, healing, anti-ageing and free radical scavenging.

Come along to my workshop on 16th March, 7-9pm and make your own rose skin cream using rose oils and waters to take home along with a luxurious chocolate face mask. £20 each, or £35 for two people and feel the benefits yourself. This would make a wonderful Mothers Day gift!

Booking essential 07962 664294

Venue The Chelston Well Being Centre, Walnut Rd, Torquay TQ2 6HS

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Herb & Wild Food Walks for 2015

Here are provisional dates for the 2015 season herb and survival food walks. £10 each

Sunday 12th April (suitable for disabled) Torwood Gardens 11-1 Meet opposite Torquay Museum – Edible & Medicinal Plants of the waysides Sunday 10 May Spring plants as food and medicine at Petitor coast path 11-1pm Saturday 6th June Seaweeds & Hedgerow Weeds food & medicine Meadfoot Beach 1.30 – 3.30 Sunday 12th July Torquay disabled suitable Torwood Gardens opposite Torquay Museum 11-1pm Medicinal & edible Weeds Saturday 25th July Petitor Coast Path Hedgerow Herbs for medicine and food 2nd August – Hedgerow plants & trees for survival – food & medicine, Brixham 1.30 – 3.30 30th August Sunday Meadfoot Beach 11-1pm Seaweeds & Hedgerow Herbs

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Last chance for autumn classes

Last chance for booking for autumn classes starting in Torquay this Saturday afternoon, or the following Wed evening in Brixham.

Only £15 per class with all your ingredients supplied to make a range of herbal and medicinal products to take home.

07962 664294 or

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Autumn classes and my top 10 anti-ageing herbs

Autumn brings my new series of practical workshops.

The Chelston Wellbeing Centre Walnut Rd, Torquay, commences on Saturday afternoon 18th October. 2.30-5.00pm and repeated is at
Oats Healthy Living, Fore Street, Brixham on a Wednesday evening 6.30 – 9pm

What to do with Herbs – remedies & household uses.
£15 per week inclusive of all ingredients. (6 weeks)

This will include such goodies as molasses pastilles, creams, cough remedies, naturally coloured lip balms & seasonal herbal decorations.
Booking is essential, with a deposit for the first week payable at the venue or via PayPal to


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Medicinal Herb & Seaweed Walk Torquay

Come along and discover the wealth of medicinal plants from the sea, hedgerow and field, how to use them and their properties. £5 per person. 11 – 1pm  Meet at Meadfoot Beach Carpark (opposite end to cafe, near the green)

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Herbal medicine maker day


Herbal Medicine Maker Workshop
Organised and taught by
Dawn Ireland BSc Herbal Medicine, practicing medical herbalist and natural product maker
Sunday, 14 September 2014 from 10:00 to 16:00 £53.65
Torquay, Devon
Herbal Medicine Maker Workshop for therapists, aromatherapists, herbalists or trainees with some existing knowledge of physiology and herbs/essential oils.
All ingredients and equipment supplied and included, full instructions and formulas with guidance.
• Distilling herbs to make medicinal hydrosols
• Putting them together with oils to make creams
• Making ointments and healing balms
Each person will choose their own ingredients and take home unique products.
Booking essential with payment. More details contact Dawn 07962 664294, or or online via Eventbrite
Bring lunch, or there is a pub or small supermarket nearby), some light refreshments available at event. 1 hour lunchbreak. There is unlimited free parking on the street outside the event venue on a Sunday. The main Torquay train station is a ten minute walk away.

Chelston Wellbeing Centre
Walnut Road


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Medicinal Wild Herb Walk

Sunday 10th August, 11-1pm £5 per person. Children free.  No booking necessary. Meet at pathway entrance on the junction between Gillard Road and Centry Road, Brixham. Discover medicinal uses of common weeds and how to use them.