We're so excited to be almost ready with the next class in our online series, Make Better Medicine! Check it out here at our upcoming free webinar, Extraordinary Elixirs! (& Herbal Infused Honeys) on December 15, 2022. At the same time, we're going to reopen registration for the first class, Solubility & Extraction.
The Elixirs class focuses on one of our favorite topics: how to make concentrated herbal infused honeys and craft multi-herb elixirs using the honeys along with a formula of tinctures (with each having a different ethanol percentage) - and how to end up with the right final ethanol % for reliable preservation and efficacy. This fascinating method for making elixirs (like syrups, only better!) is adapted from the classic 1890's elixir recipes of the brilliant Eclectic pharmacist John Uri Lloyd.
We'll use magic (oops, I mean easy-to-follow Medicine Math formula calculators & worksheets) to dial in not only the final ethanol % but also to determine the actual dose of each ingredient that's in our final product. We'll also learn how to formulate elixirs for specific purposes, such as Upper Respiratory and Lower Respiratory formulas and Bitters Elixirs (delicious & potent)!
And ... for next year, we're just starting to plan the in-person honey pharmacy & elixir workshop at Elderberry's Farm (June 8-11, 2023) ... Scroll down to get on the mailing list & we'll let you know when registration opens early next year.
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