The Great Escape 2016 Begins Soon…

Herbal Medicine Maker Boot Camp 2016

Escape, unplug and reconnect with nature for 2 glorious days that will transform the way you think about health care options, and cosmetic ingredients forever…

In the image above, Dr. Fritchey prepares the students for Saturday’s herb walk and the medicinal plants they are about to encounter. These are natural medicines that we can harvest and prepare for ourselves. All this knowledge laced with a little folklore fun! Thank you, Dr. Phil.

In the image above, Dr. Fritchey prepares the students for Saturday’s herb walk and the medicinal plants they are about to encounter. These are natural medicines that we can harvest and prepare for ourselves. All this knowledge laced with a little folklore fun! Thank you, Dr. Phil.

Boot Camp – Day One…This time of year is beautiful here – clear blue skies, and low humidity typically greet us every morning. What an exhilarating way to begin day one as we begin our adventure into the deep recesses of nature at beautiful Callaway Gardens in Pine Mountain, GA.

Dr. Phil begins our herb walk adventure with a medicinal plant background narrative that sets the stage for all the medicinal plants we will encounter, and provides an interesting new way to view the plant world around us.  This is especially valuable to the novice herb enthusiast!

Dr. Fritchey with white oak bark – a great natural element used to treat the gums and periodontal conditions as well as the skin.

Dr. Fritchey with white oak bark – a great natural element used to treat the gums and periodontal conditions as well as the skin.

The event is designed to provide a total immersion into natural healing and medicinal plants, and students will be able to learn proper plant identification, harvesting and wild crafting skills, and how to harness the healing power found abundantly in nature.  Students are able to truly see the connections between their own individual needs.  There are so many “ah-ha!” moments along the way we can hardly count them all!

Into the woods…deeper and deeper as the day progresses.  The list of medicinal plants discovered on this portion of our trail walk is too exhaustive to cover in this blog post, but let’s just say “adventure and discovery” only begins to scratch the surface of this fascinating day…Just think – the average tourist out for a relaxing day in nature has absolutely no idea that they are walking through a virtual pharmacy of healing ingredients….Thanks Dr. Fritchey for this beautiful awakening!

 

JewelWeed

JewelWeed

Ahhh…Jewelweed!  This little known plant is a powerhouse for correcting many skin disorders and is an important ingredient for aging and problem skin conditions.  Its anti-inflammatory and anti-itching benefits have been reported to significantly reduce or heal dermatitis and is a very important ingredient in skin care products for cancer patients.  Jewelweed immediately counteracts the effects of bee stings, poison ivy, poison oak, insect bites, burns and essentially any skin of skin irritation.  Jewelweed is much more than just a weed – as nature would have it, in the wild you can always find Jewelweed growing within eyesight of poison ivy – nature always provides the antidote for poisonous plants nearby – how cool is that?

In fact, Jewelweed is so important, Dr. Phil included this in his Rapid Repair Balm and Nourishing Lipid Booster –  must have products for dry, itchy skin condition and cancer patients recovering from chemo and radiation.

Sunshine Botanicals Nourishing Lipid Booster and Rapid Repair Balm contain Jewelweed!

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Moisture Infusion
Potent Antioxidant
Environmental Repair

What is it?
A hand crafted, lipid rich facial oil that hydrates, repairs and heals your skin while restoring it’s youthful glow.  Anti-aging and antioxidant, also good for eczema prone skin.

What it is formulated to do:
This artfully hand crafted blend of precious plant oils and essential fatty acids strengthens skin’s barrier, nourishes the skin for improved radiance and protects skin from future dehydration.  Packed with glow enhancing plant oils and omega 3, 6 and 9 fatty acids, this original formulation is a powerful weapon against harsh climate conditions, environmental stressors, free radicals and daily UV exposure that accelerate the aging process.  Enhanced with potent anti-viral plant extracts and potent antioxidant botanicals, Nourishing Lipid Booster will deliver a marked improvement in moisture levels, minimize skin irritations, and improve the appearance of fine lines, blotchiness, and environmentally weather-damaged skin.

 

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Top 5 Recommended Uses:
* Wound Repair
* Post Procedure Recovery
* Extreme Dry Skin Relief
* Radiation, Eczema, Dermatitis Skin Repair
* Kids and Babies – Rashes and Irritations

What Is It?
A potent, botanical alternative to petroleum jelly and traditional pharmaceutical skin ointments, this potent skin balm may also be used to soothe, help heal and nurture the most sensitive, damaged and dry, inflamed skin conditions.

What Is It Formulated To Do?
This nutrient rich healing balm provides a protective barrier to protect and repair compromised skin conditions, and botanical extracts keep wounds moist to help prevents crusting after laser, peels and other ablative skin treatments.  Rapid Repair Balm is also the perfect “extreme climate cream” – a must have on the ski slopes and desert climates.  This elegant skin balm fits easily into any dry skin care routine and is ideal for anyone suffering from eczema, psoriasis or chronic dryness.