XoM3 returns to the sunny south for another herbal adventure, Winter Wonder Camp! I'll be traveling to The Buckingham area of Ft. Myers, FL for Seasonal Workshops and a Relux Spa Experience, sure to inspire your creativity and deepen your herbal and crafting knowledge with courses in:
• Herbal Syrups
• Fire Cider Crafting
• Relux Spa Experience
• and possibly a Cold Process Soap Crafting date, TBD!
(see below for more details on courses)
• Dinner is available, register for lite fare!
All The Wonder!
I'm happy to offer you a discount, should you like to attend ALL the wonderful herbal events of the day, starting at 12noon, and ending around 7:30pm. Please feel free to bring your own meal, or register for our Lite Fare Dinner ("lite fare", so relative).
12 noon | Herbal Syrups
If you're tuned in to Natural Health Support, you may have heard of a little tasty remedy known as Elderberry Syrup. Now you can learn to craft your own herbal syrups for flavor and wellness with XoM3 Workshops! We may still feel the heat of summer, but sunshine or not, winter is just around the corner, which means cold and flu season is upon us. A tasty path to support and a little comfort through the season is a good herbal syrup! Be prepared and comforted when the coughs, congestion, tummy aches, pains, and usual seasonal suspects attack. Some are even yummy to keep around for natural sodas, dessert toppers or a unique spin on your favorite adult beverage!
Your ticket includes your herbal lecture, crafting instruction, your very own pack of syrups to taste and discuss, and take home kits and recipes to explore! Some featured herbs may include Elderberry, Ginger, Cinnamon, Peppermint, Cherry Bark, Osha Root and Horehound.
You'll learn :
• Best practices in herbal syrup formulation, choosing and blending herbs & spices that are right for you or your loved ones.
• Tasty uses for herbal syrups for nourishment and flavor, even when you're feeling tip top.
2:15p | Fire Cider
Learn to make your own fire cider!
A blend of vinegar, powerful herbs and spices, and a touch of honey to taste, fire cider is an herbal folk remedy traditionally used for wellness support during cold and flu season. Turns out, it's also a hit as a spicy food flavoring, condiment or as part of a refreshing beverage! Once learned, the recipe is easy to tweak to your favorite tastes, making the tonic elixir a delicious and useful ingredient for your home apothecary, your kitchen or even in your bar! Join me in Buckingham, Fort Myers, FL to learn some of the history of the cider, the unique properties of the various ingredients you can choose and craft a quart of your own unique concoction to take home!
A Mason jar, cutting board and a sharp knife.
You'll be provided with:
• A short history of fire cider
• Knowledge of some key wellness benefits and contraindications of the ingredients.
• The vinegar, vegetable and herbal ingredients for your cider.
• Crafting instruction and support.
• Bowls, paper towels, gloves, etc. for the crafting segment.
4:30p | Break for Dinner
All are welcome to bring their own food for dinner, or take part in our Lite Fare Dinner offerings, by registering on this page in advance.
5:30p | XoM3 Relux Spa
Whether planning time up close and personal with good company, or looking to enjoy a little private personal time with the BEST company (your sweet self), The Relux Spa with XoM3 Botanical Solutions is a relaxing, refreshing way to get ready for the month of amore, starting with all the pampering, fun and healthy LOVE you can take!
Luxuriate in a full XoM3 self-treatment experience, including deep cleansing, nourishing, glowing face care, silky, dolphin-smooth, soft skin and aromatherapy. You'll learn to craft your very own sheet mask and enjoy complimentary bubblies, tea and sumptuous treats, all at a special LOVE gratitude discount. Attendees are invited to shop favorite botanicals at an exclusive private sale at the event.
Other Useful Info
XoM3 offers delightful treats to sooth and refresh your skin, and get your creative juices flowing, featuring herbalist formulated botanical formulas, including face oils, balms, masks, scrubs, and more! All treatments are handcrafted by yours truly at XoM3 Botanical Solutions! As an added thank you, Mandy will be offering a special private sale for all attendees, so you can take home all your favorite treatments.
Check out discounted pricing when you bundle courses for maximum YOU TIME!
You can expect a light hearted, casual atmosphere, the usual, silly anecdotes and plenty of laughter. I'm known in some circles as the Irreverent Herbalist and love a good pun, so consider yourselves fairly warned. 😀Look forward to seeing you there!
Future workshops: Soap Craft - TBD
Please message if you are interested! This will be a separate course we'll set up should interest prove plentiful. Cost is $75 and you will learn to make handcrafted natural cold process soap from an herbalist's perspective.