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Herbal Academy Annual Holiday Sale

All courses on sale now - up to 25% off!

Yippee! Herbal Academy has begun its Annual Holiday Sale! All courses and herbalist path package will be on sale for up to 25% off the regular enrollment price from Tuesday, December 3 until Friday, January 3

As you know, I’ve taken a number of courses from the Herbal Academy and have absolutely LOVED each and every one. 

Take a look at what I thought about the Craft of Herbal Fermentation here.

The Craft of Herbal Fermentation Course by Herbal Academy

Materia Medica was the one that began my love affair with Herbal Academy!

Register for the Materia Medica Course!

See what I thought about the Herbal Self-Care for Stress Management here.

Enroll in the Herbal Self-Care for Stress Management Course

Check out my review of the Botany and Wildcrafting Course here.

Learn how to wildcraft and identify plants confidently in the Botany & Wildcrafting Course!

Wait! There’s more!

Register for $50 off the Botanical Skin Care Course for a limited time Preview Lesson from the Introductory Herbal Course Herbalism Courses for all levels

Now’s the time to take advantage of these sale prices! All courses and herbalist path package will be on sale for up to 25% off the regular enrollment price from Tuesday, December 3 until Friday, January 3. The best investment this holidays is in knowledge!

All courses on sale now - up to 25% off!

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Black Friday Deals

So many of my favorite sites are having sales this weekend, I’d be remiss if I didn’t take a minute to mention a few of them. 

Herbal Academy Sale Thursday, November 28th – Sunday, December 1st

First, Herbal Academy is offering some great discounts. All Goods Shop Products are marked down 15%  and The Herbarium is $10 off registration with the coupon code: BLACKFRIDAYDEAL

Herbal Academy Goods Shop – Botanically inspired products

The Goods Shop has just the thing for the herbalist in your life, even if that person is you! There you’ll find workbooks, herb journals, botanical recipe books, tincture and cream containers, and even complete complete textbook series. 

The Herbarium by the Herbal Academy

While the Herbarium is an excellent resource for anyone interested in adding herbs to their healthy lifestyle.  Furthermore, with membership to the Herbarium, you’ll get access to the recently released Herbs for Animals Intensive Short Course as well as the Herbs for ADHD, Cognition and Focus Intensive and Ayurvedic Approach to Joint Point Intensive.   

These deals are available from Thursday, November 28 until Sunday, December 1. So don’t wait too long! Remember to use the coupon code: BLACKFRIDAYDEAL to save!

Ultimate Bundles Sale Friday, November 29th – Tuesday, December 3rd 

My other favorite site is also hosting several Black Friday bargains. From Friday, November 29th until Tuesday, December 3rd, you can get any of the following bundles at a reduced price.

What's inside the Master Your Money Super Bundle!

The Master Your Money Super Bundle 2019 is on sale for $37. There are 45 products worth $1206.41 including 13 eBooks, 9 printables/workbooks, 12 eCourses, and 11 videos.

Self Care Mini Bundle 2019

The Self Care Mini-Bundle is only $11.97. This delightful bundle has 10 products worth $231.89 including 4 eBooks, 2 eCourses, 2 Workbooks, 1 Video and 1 Membership Site.

Invest in Your Faith Mini Bundle

The Invest in Your Faith Mini Bundle is just $7 for the full bundle. It has 10 products worth $234.97 including 4 eBooks, 4 eCourses, 2 Printable Packs, and 2 Workbooks.

And in case you missed these other gems, they are still available from Ultimate Bundles for a limited time.

Photography Super Bundle 2019

The Photography Super Bundle 2019 is available until October 2020 for $49.97. This bundle designed to help you make your photographs stand out has 19 products worth $1,195.98 including 12 eCourses, 6 eBooks, templates and presets.

Get your bundle now!

The Ultimate Productivity Bundle 2019 is available until February 15, 2020 for $49.97. Get more out of your time with 14 eCourses, 5 eBooks, 26 printable packs/workbooks, and 1 summit valued at $1,506.90.

Healthy Meal Planning Bundle 2019

The Healthy Meal Planning Bundle 2019 is only available until December 31, 2019. Make the most of your meal planning with 1,072 recipes across 12 categories plus 200 dessert and beverage recipes, 30+ ready-to-use meal plans with shopping lists and prep notes, 5 ecourses, 5 ebooks, and 4 printable packs/workbooks for $49.97. This huge bundle is worth $1,038 if the items are purchased separately.

What's inside Herbs & Essential Oils Super Bundle

And finally, if you missed the flash sale last week, the Herbs & Essential Oils Super Bundle 2019, which includes my own herbal contribution, is still available but at the regular price of $47. The 40 products in this bundle are worth $701.14 and include 29 eBooks, 4 Printables, and 7 eCourses.

Happy Shopping!

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Making Herbal Preparations 101 Mini-Course from Herbal Academy

Enroll now in the Making Herbal Preparations 101 Mini Course

Every time I treat myself to an herbal course at Herbal Academy I find myself rubbing my hands in glee. My latest experience, Making Herbal Preparations 101 Mini-Course, was no exception. I signed up during the free enrollment period in July. This course is scheduled to be re-released next year, so don’t despair if the link above takes you to another page.

I have to admit that herbalism in Mexico is challenging. I can’t just order herbs willy nilly from organic herb stores and have it delivered to my doorstop to brew, decoct or tincture in endless delight. Oh, no. That would be too easy. Instead, I have to painstakingly gather information and positively identify plants, flowers, and trees that I didn’t learn about growing up in the Eastern United States.

So, this drawn-out process in my adopted land has undermined some of my herbal concoction confidence. This is where I appreciated the Herbal Academy’s most recent course.

The course was divided into seven lessons. Each lesson had informative readings, printouts and easy to follow videos making this an excellent course for beginners.

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LESSON 1: EVERYDAY HERBAL PREPARATIONS

This lesson differentiated the different types of herbal preparations. There are water-based, sweet-based, oil-based and alcohol-based preparations. The type of solvent you use depends on the application and plant property needed to treat whatever it is you are going to treat with herbs.

LESSON 2: EVERYDAY HERBS

Lesson two stressed the importance of treating herbs as medicine. This means knowing how to prepare the herbs, potential side effects, and the duration an herb can be safely administered. You should also know the health issues and life stage of the person taking the herb and any possible herb-drug interactions. Of course, you should also be cognizant of plants that could become toxic with extended use or those that resemble beneficial herbs.

I was delighted to learn that Western herbalism has a similar categorization process to the Mexican culture which sometimes confounds me. Energetics in herbs is based on temperature (cool or hot), moisture (wet or dry) and tension (relaxed or constricted) which in many ways is identical to the indigenous belief system found where I live. So a person with a dry cough would be given a moistening herb to aid the body in achieving balance.

LESSON 3: WATER-BASED HERBAL PREPARATIONS

Water-based herbal preparation is one that combines herbs and water. It could be tea, a wash, an enema, an infusion or a decoction. A cup of chamomile tea prescribed as a sleep aid is an example of a water-based herbal preparation.

LESSON 4: SWEET-BASED HERBAL PREPARATIONS

Using honey as a base for creating an herbal preparation was the topic of lesson four. After all, a spoonful of sugar (in this case organic honey) helps the medicine go down.

LESSON 5: ALCOHOL-BASED HERBAL PREPARATIONS

Lesson 5 demonstrated the use of alcohol such as vodka, brandy, and gin to create herbal rubs, washes, and tinctures.

LESSON 6: OIL-BASED HERBAL PREPARATIONS

Oils can be used to create herbal infusions meant to be used externally or in cooking. Doesn’t rosemary-infused virgin olive oil sound simply delicious?

LESSON 7: EVERYDAY RECIPES

Lesson 7 provided basic preparation instructions for each of the methods presented in the course plus some delightful recipes including how to make a chickweed poultice, violet honey lemonade, fire cider and more. What a fabulous way to end the class.

Having gone through Herbal Academy’s Making Herbal Preparations 101 Mini-Course, I’ve gathered enough confidence to start decocting my own herbal medicine cabinet from locally harvested herbs.

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