Herbal Tincture Making
Taught by Laena McCarthy
Laena is Founder and CEO of Anarchy in a Jar, a jam and mustard company based in Brooklyn. She's an Entrepreneur, Educator, Wellness Maven, Birth Coach, Ideation Consultant, and Side Hustle Coach. Living and working the ethos of resilience and food as medicine, she helps empower people through work, life, childbirth, and transformation. In her private practice, she coaches women who crave financial freedom and an integrated work/life/cycle balance.
Laena launched her startup, Anarchy in a Jar, in 2009. It has been featured in The New York Times, The New York Times T Style Magazine, The Martha Stewart Show, New York Magazine, Bust, Elle Japan, Tasting Table, Food & Wine, and Saveur. Laena's cookbook, Jam On: The Craft of Canning Fruit, was published with Penguin Random House in 2012. A student of her own hustle advice, she launched her newest venture, a self-care line, in 2016, using edible organic herbs and oils to feel good and nourish the skin.
Laena graduated magna cum laude from Mount Holyoke College, received an MS in Information Science from Pratt Institute, has trained as a birth coach, food scientist, and herbalist, and was awarded the United States Antarctica Service Medal by the Department of Defense for her work with the National Science Foundation.
When she’s not making it rain with mustard, wellness rituals, and startup nitty-gritty, you can find her dreaming about her next adventure, while practicing self-care, and chasing after her toddler.
In this comprehensive class, herbalist, food entrepreneur, birth/postpartum doula, Laena McCarthy, will teach you how to make both fresh and dried herbal medicine tinctures with the correct alcohol or vinegar percentages, creating a potent and long lasting remedy for a variety of common maladies. This hands-on class goes through the process step-by-step, and each person gets to make a unique tincture to take home!
We will discuss healing traditions and practices of using herbal tinctures to boost the body's natural resilience, while protecting from stress and damage. We’ll cover how to select herbs and work with the body's own natural cycles and rhythm to restore balance, while finding the right blend for your body while mixing up our own healing tinctures.
Participants will learn about resources for herbs and ingredients, in addition to their own special tincture to take home with them, as well as a greater understanding of how to enhance their daily self care rituals with herbs, empowering them to improve their physical, emotional and reproductive health with natural medicine.