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.

Boot Camp – Day One…This time of year is beautiful – clear blue skies, and low humidity typically greets you 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!

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 wildcrafting 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.


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 Lipid Booster Flawless Facial Oil –  must-have products for skin that is dry, itchy skin condition and cancer patients recovering from chemo and radiation.

Sunshine Botanicals Lipid Booster Flawless Facial Oil and Rapid Repair Balm both contain Jewelweed!

Lipid Booster Flawless Facial Oil

Lipid Booster Flawless Facial Oil

Moisture Infusion
Potent Antioxidant
Environmental Repair

A handcrafted, lipid-rich facial oil that hydrates, repairs and heals your skin while restoring its youthful glow.  Anti-aging and antioxidant, also good for eczema-prone skin.


Rapid Repair Balm


Rapid Repair Balm

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.