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The Use of Fats in Herbal Pharmacy with Karen Aguiar

  • Gathering Thyme 1447 4th Street San Rafael, CA 94901 (map)

Traditionally animal fats were used in pharmacy to provide healing to injured skin. In this hands-on class we shall render lard, clarify butter to make ghee and use duck fat or beef tallow to make salves and a cream and demonstrate how to make suppositories. We will answer some questions as in what is an emulsion, what’s the best way to make an emulsion hand-whip or blender? What are some good preservatives, and more…

Students will bring home 1 oz. of each of the following products we'll make in class:

  • medicinal ghee

  • beef tallow

  • pork lard

For more information about Karen, please visit Karen Aguiar

COST: $95. Pre-registration required. A $15 materials fee will be collected at the event.

WHERE: Gathering Thyme, 1447 Fourth Street, San Rafael, CA 94901

CONTACT: For more information, contact Gathering Thyme at 415.524.8693
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