How To Build A Herbal First Aid Kit - ONLINE

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Taught by Dawn Petter

With a passion and vast knowledge of herbs and a prolific career in design, Herbalist, Dawn Petter teaches classes about the art of plant based healing. Her classes are imaginative and accessible and are taught to encourage students to use herbal medicine in their daily lives. She incorporates her training from Arbor Vitae School of Traditional Herbalism with her natural creative flare.  Dawn works as a Clinical Herbalist and Flower essence Practitioner in NYC and offers in depth consults by appointment. You can also find her, leading herb walks and teaching classes at The New York Botanic Gardens, The Brooklyn Botanical Gardens, The Horticultural Society of New York, The 92 Y, and the New York Open Center amongst other places.

Dawn is the creator of Petalune Herbals, a resource for hand crafted herbal skincare and luxury botanical products. To learn more visit or contact,

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*This is a live, online class via Zoom.*

Whether its for prevention or relief, this class will give you the herbal tools you need to create remedies to have on hand. 

We will cover poison ivy prevention, sunburn and bug bite relief; herbs and foods to stay cool and hydrated and remedies for cutting down on inflammation and muscle aches as well as others.

If you'd like to participate in the practical portion of class, we'll be making a herbal bug spray, and an infused herbal oil that you will learn how to turn into a healing salve.

To participate in the practical for this class please get the following supplies:

Recipe 1:

  • 1 x 4oz mason jar.

  • 1 x 1 or 2 oz glass, (preferably) or plastic spray bottle,

  • 1/2 cup of dried yarrow leaves, 

  • 6oz of high proof vodka, or everclear.

  • Essential oil of catnip and lavender.

  • Non essential but if you also have essential oils of  Eucalyptus Citriodora, and geranium, we will used those too!

Recipe 2:

  • 8-10 oz olive oil
  • 1/2 cup of calendula flowers
  • and 1-2 oz of beeswax
  • 2-3 x 4 or 8 oz mason jars
  • plus access to a stove and a one quart pot with a lid

Herb Suppliers: If you are a Brooklyn resident you can purchase dried herbs at the following  shops offering curbside pick up are: Antidote Apothecary, (Greenpoint), Remedies, ( Carroll Gardens), Radical Herbs, (Atlantic Avenue). Call all shops for details.

Online, you can order from Starwest Botanicals, and Mountain Rose Herbs and also  Jeans Re Jeans Greens; They accept online orders, but its important to read how they are processing their orders online...Their shopping cart is not activated. They will see the orders placed but to finalize and process the payment, the CVV code must be given in person over the phone, so after physically placing the order online, call the store to give them the CVV code.

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