Decolonial Medicine/Self-Care Workshop schedule for Spring 2017

Participants learn how to make all-natural products at the UH West Oahu Self-Care Workshops.

Participants learn how to make all-natural products at the UH West Oahu Self-Care Workshops.

Learn how to use essential oils for stress relief, produce homemade soap using māla herbs, make medicinal honey and ʻōlena lemonade, or dye natural fabric pieces at the Decolonial Medicine/Self-Care Workshops on the third Wednesdays of every month throughout the spring 2017 semester.

The workshops run from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. in the Hale Kuahuokalā in the Student Organic Garden, located between the Classroom and Laboratory Buildings on the UH West Oʻahu campus.

Jan. 18: Essential Oils. Join alum Carly Wilson to learn how to use essential oils for stress relief, immunity boosting, and to get you through those long assignments.

Feb. 15: Herbal Soap. Make homemade soap using māla herbs.

March 15: Medicinal Honey, ʻŌlena Lemonade. ʻŌlena (turmeric) in everything! Come and make these ʻono flu-flighting medicines featuring ʻōlena from our māla.

April 19: Natural Dyes with Aunty Ngahiraka. Bring smaller pieces of natural fiber fabric (100% linen, 100% cotton) to dye with plant material. Think tea towels, tank tops, etc. *This workshop is limited to 8 participants and will run from approx. 9:30a-4:30p. Please only sign up if you’re able to stay for the entire time. First come, first serve via email RSVP.

For more information or to RSVP, contact tasiay@hawaii.edu.

Image courtesy of Chelsea Lugo