What makes you feel and look radiant? What rituals makes your skin and body feel acknowledged and loved? What kind of lifestyle supports your walk in Beauty? How can plants support your skin, body and soul to be and feel vibrant and sourced?
Please join us as we explore and discuss Beauty, in life, skin, body and beyond. Learn about the benefits of using all-natural ingredients on your body and how to use these ingredients to make your own herbal skin care and beauty products. This class will offer an introduction to botanical beauty and how to choose ingredients for skin types, skin first aid, and desired effects. We will dive into processes for making a range of beauty products, including creams, facial masks and sprays, toner, scrubs, bath salts, and a relaxing spa experience with our homemade products. Each participant will walk away with yummy products for themselves or for gifting loved ones.
About The Instructor:
Francisca Santibanez is a plant|heart based healer, herbalist, visual artist, and educator. Raised in South America, she spent her childhood in Brasil and Chile. From a very young age she was deeply connected with plants and had the awareness that her primary relationship was with nature and life itself. She inherited a love of herbs from her mother and grandmother, both whom were avid herb gardeners and medicinal tea (aguita de yerba) drinkers following a long tradition of Chilean folk kitchen medicine.
In 2013 Francisca chose to formalize her studies and dedication to the plants and joined the Ohlone Herbal Center in Berkeley, California to complete their Clinical Western Herbalism Training program where she currently offers support as their Student Services Coordinator and teaches workshops.
Besides her path in Western Herbal Medicine, she has spent the last 15 years studying and exploring in depth various other healing modalities which she weaves into her practice and integrates into her offerings. These include Andean-Amazonian Vegetalista Practice, South American Folk Healing, Curanderismo, Shamanism, Ayurveda, Holistic Nutrition, Yoga and meditation. Artistically, Francisca delves between mediums such as drawing, painting, photography, mixed media, sculpture, jewelry making, pottery, etc. These days she’s most interested in invoking expression of her plant communions through the use of the aforementioned mediums.
Please call or visit West County Herb Co. for tickets!