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Herb Walk & Natural Skincare workshop in June

Would you like to know common wayside plants you can use to combat a cough and cold, stop your nose dripping and soothe insect stings? Come along on my herb walk this Saturday, at 1pm a two hour ramble around Meadfoot Beach and green. Booking 07962 664294

Herbal Body Care Workshop £60 10-3pm (with lunch break)

Make your own bespoke range of natural eco- friendly body care products (toothpaste, lotion, bath bombs and lip balm) from plant and herbal ingredients. Suitable for vegans.
All ingredients provided, recipes and formulas, no experience needed.

Sunday June 12th in Totnes.
Please call for further information and to book.
07941489586/kate@carfrae.com

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Cream Making Workshop, Forage & Feast and Herb Walks

Saturday 7th May 10.30 – 3.30 Cream Making including sun protection options at The Windmill Centre, Pendennis Road, Torquay £50

Make your own range of creams and lotions including sun protection options from a wide variety of herbal extracts and natural ingredients. All ingredients, equipment and recipe formulas provided.

Bring a packed lunch. Booking is essential to secure your place. info@torbay-herbalist.co.uk  or 07962 664294  payment by PayPal to info@greenwyse.co.uk or BACS on request for details.

Saturday 21st May 11-1pm Forage & Feast Walk at Meadfoot Beach and Green £15

One hour ramble along the beach and hedgerows identifying edible and delicious wild foods from sea vegetables to herbs (all vegan/veggie) then a feast of tastings to discover how delicious the foods can be.

Booking essential info@torbay-herbalist.co.uk  07962664294

Saturday 4th June 1pm – 3pm Medicinal Herb Identification Walk £10

Two hour stroll around Meadfoot Beach and green discovering medicinal plants and learning how to make them into remedies.

Booking essential info@torbay-herbalist.co.uk  07962 664294

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Limited edition luxury face cream with proven anti-wrinkle benefits

On occasion I am asked to create bespoke products and creams for people with allergies to certain ingredients such as nut oils or seed oils. These are made specifically for the person and not available for general sale. However, I am offering my latest bespoke face cream to those who request it individually until the batch runs out.

This cream is a special blend of herbal and natural oils, as all my products are, but this is especially luxurious as it contains speedwell herbal extract, proven to reduce wrinkles, cold pressed rosehip oil, jojoba oil and a touch of neroli oil creating a rich but easily absorbed gentle cream helping maintain natural moisture in the skin and nourishing the tissues at a deep level.

The ingredients are: rosehip oil, jojoba oil, cocoa butter, shea butter, speedwell herbal extract in a small amount of organic grain alcohol, vegetal natural emulsifier (corn and coconut based and extracted without solvents) geogard eco-cert preservative, citric acid and neroli essential oil. Nothing else.

The cost is £15 for a 30ml airless pump bottle, plus postage if needed at £2. Please contact me direct if you wish to order. Available only until stocks run out. 07962 664294  info@greenwyse.co.uk

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How to care for your skin in cold weather

This cold weather plays havoc with your skin, the cooler temperatures make capillaries shrink so less nutrients and oxygen reach the surface, sometimes leading to dry, flaky and patchy skin. We wrap ourselves tightly in layers of clothing necessary to keep warm, but this doesn’t allow the skin to breathe.

Treat your skin to a good exfoliation with a natural product, or a soft brush or dry flannel. Then nourish it with a natural moisturiser, perhaps a bit more rich than one you would use in summer to give extra protection, especially on your face which is more exposed than anything to the weather. You will feel a natural glow and your skin will benefit, and don’t forget the skin is an important organ of elimination of toxins, so this will improve the function too.

Keep an eye out for my 2016 events list coming up soon.

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Christmas Stall & New Season Evening classes

Saturday 28th November 10 – 4pm Free Entry

Green Wyse Herbal Skin Care goodies on sale. Plus free health advice and blood pressure checks.
Other stalls with crafts, health care and gifts.
Pure Holistic Therapies, Castle Road, Torquay, TQ1 3BB

Tuesday 5th January, 2016 7-8pm
FREE taster – Herbal remedies for home use
Torquay Academy, Cricketfield Road, Torquay – Booking essential at 01803 540 865 or acltorquay@southdevon.ac.uk

Tuesday 12th January 2016 7-9pm – for 10 weeks
Herbal Remedies for Home Use
Torquay Academy, Cricketfield Road, Torquay – Booking essential at 01803 540 865 or acltorquay@southdevon.ac.uk

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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 www.torbay-herbalist.co.uk

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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.

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/19370942

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