Florida Waters: Fragrance and Folk Tradition
Jul
31
6:00 PM18:00

Florida Waters: Fragrance and Folk Tradition

Cleanse and refresh!

Dive into the American Folk Tradition of Florida Water and customize your own 100% plant-based blend ! This powerful, historical tool can be used in so many ways to reset energy.

Monique Herzig of Alchemy Slow Living Studios shares research on the history and the making of an iconic tool in the spirit workers tool box. Learn the history, recipe, and techniques for use as you craft florida water of your very own.

This workshop is for anyone. No experience necessary.

$45

Please register with www.bostontearoom.com

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Henna: A Tool for Healing
Jul
29
6:00 PM18:00

Henna: A Tool for Healing

6-8pm

Activities we engage in have built-in mechanisms to help keep us mentally, emotionally, spiritually fit.

Henna can be a powerful tool for connecting community and creating our personal transitions and the celebration of impermanence.


Applying henna is relaxing and comforting, and the very ephemeral nature of the art form can make it a powerful tool for emotional health. Explore the deeper meaning of henna as part of a wellness practice. Learn how to mix your own, get resources and build skills.


Everyone can wear a piece of henna art home by Monique of Alchemy. 17+

No experience necessary

This Event is $45.00

Please register via www.bostontearoom.com

or HERE for mindbody.com

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Advanced Fragrance Workshop: Natural Perfumes with Alchemy Slow Living
May
17
6:00 PM18:00

Advanced Fragrance Workshop: Natural Perfumes with Alchemy Slow Living

Hosted by POST + Monique Herzig (Alchemy Slow Living)

Friday, May 17th, 2019 from 6pm to 9pm 
REGISTRATION

Previous experience is not required, just an enthusiasm to savor the basics of fragrance design in a more intentional way.

In this workshop we will gather at one table for three hours to make a deeper exploration into the nuances of creating perfumes with natural essences. Monique with facilitate a guided tour of fragrance construction and present an intuitive approach to design.

Each guest will have the opportunity to create three modifications of their perfume, making for a richer experience and a better sense of how the art and science of perfumery with plants works.

Working from the same curated palette, attendees have access to classic chypre (mossy) and amber bases created by Alchemy - plus beautiful heart notes and head accords - not sure what those words mean? That's okay! We're going to review common terms, discuss how to add sophistication with tinctures, how to evaluate, 'age' and filter perfumes.

Everyone will take home three fragrance 'experiments' - and atomizer bottle for your favorite - a funnel for transferring the perfume - plus a booklet for more experimenting at home.


About the instructor:
Alchemy is science + magic. Creative director, Monique Herizg has a degree in Recreation and Leisure Studies and a passion for plant based beauty rituals.

 

Please note:

  • No experience necessary.

  • This class is appropriate for ages 14 and over.

  • All tools/supplies/materials will be provided.

  • Refreshments will be served.

  • Space is limited so please register soon. Popular classes sell out quickly.


POST Workshop Details:

  • All workshops are held at POST, located at 14500 Kercheval Detroit, MI 48215

  • On-street parking is free and plentiful. Our exterior is well-lit and secure.

  • Please arrive on time or a little early to settle in before the class begins. The shop will be open for browsing and buying.

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Natural Skincare Workshop: Balms + Masks with Alchemy
Apr
24
6:00 PM18:00

Natural Skincare Workshop: Balms + Masks with Alchemy

Hosted By: POST

$ 50.00

REGISTRATION

Wednesday April 24th from 6 to 8pm

It's time to think springtime skincare. Treat yourself to an evening of education, experimentation, and create your own balm and mask - specially formulated for your skin!

Creating fresh, natural, synthetic-free, earth-conscious skincare at home is amazing - it feels good and smells good - plus it’s effective. Ready to give your skin a boost? Spend an evening with Monique and learn about the magic of Alchemy. In this workshop, we will discuss why it’s effective, and learn the best routine for YOUR skin. Learn how to make balms and masks at home. With access to plant essences, and additives, Monique will guide you through customizing your own balm and a clay-based mask.

Henna may be the most recognizable thing that Alchemy does, but before henna, there was skincare - let Monique share 25+ years of collected knowledge to empower you to create simple, customizable recipes for happy skin all year round.


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Natural Fragrance Workshop with Alchemy Slow Living
Apr
19
6:00 PM18:00

Natural Fragrance Workshop with Alchemy Slow Living

Hosted by POST + Monique Herzig (Alchemy Slow Living)

REGISTRATION


Friday, April 19th, 2019 from 6pm to 8pm


Create fresh natural fragrances to freshen up your spaces. Join Monique and learn about the magic of Alchemy. In this workshop we will play with plant based essences, learn the fundamentals of fragrance, discuss aromas and mood, begin to smell with our imagination, and then create a lovely fresh room mist for you to take home.

When we talk about fragrance we borrow the lyrical language of music... notes... accords. Fragrance, like music has the power to transport us to places real and imagined. Come ready to play with scent. We will use pre-blended complex bits of fragrance and fresh single scents to blend a botanical fragrance for home.

Everyone will make and take home a fresh botanical room spray!

 

  • No experience necessary

  • This class is open to ages 14+

  • All supplies will be provided

  • Refreshments will be served

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Blending Bar Perfumery at McPherson Local, Saline
Apr
18
6:00 PM18:00

Blending Bar Perfumery at McPherson Local, Saline

Create fresh natural fragrances with the fundamentals of botanical perfumery. Join Monique and learn about the magic of Alchemy. In this workshop we will play with plant based essences, learn the fundamentals of fragrance design, smell with our imagination, and then create a lovely fresh fragrance mist for you to take home.

When we talk about fragrance we borrow the lyrical language of music... notes... accords. Fragrance, like music has the power to transport us to places real and imagined. Come ready to play with scent. We will use pre-blended complex bits of fragrance and fresh single scents to blend a botanical fragrance for home.

Everyone will make and take home a fresh botanical perfume!

Space is limited. Tickets are $50 per person. Call 734-237-7509 to register.

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Advanced Fragrance Blending at POST
Mar
23
2:00 PM14:00

Advanced Fragrance Blending at POST

Hosted by POST- Detroit (registration required $75 for three hours)

all materials included

Join us for a three hour journey into the art and science of traditional French perfumery techniques with natural essences … an intuitive approach lead by Monique Herzig of Alchemy

Previous experience is not required, you only need enthusiasm, and the desire to savor process of fragrance design:

In this workshop we well gather at one table for three hours to make a deeper exploration into the nuances of creating perfumes with natural essences. Monique with facilitate a guided tour of fragrance construction and present an intuitive approach to design.

Each guest has the opportunity to create three modifications of their perfume, making for a richer experience and a better sense of how the art and science of perfumery with plants works.

Working from the same curated palette, attendees have access to a classic chypre (mossy), woods, and amber bases created by Alchemy - plus beautiful heart notes and head accords - not sure what those words mean? That's OK. We're going to review common terms, discuss methods of extraction, how to add layers of sophistication, how to evaluate, 'age' and filter perfumes.

Take home three fragrance 'experiments' - and atomizer bottle for your favorite - a funnel for transferring the perfume - plus a booklet for more experimenting at home.

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When we start to blend, you’ll have the opportunity to create multiple variations which allows the opportunity to make minute adjustments and experience the difference. Select your favorite for your atomizer bottle.

The vocabulary of scent

  • Base, middle, top notes

  • making harmonious blends

  • Natural materials: essential oils, absolutes, tinctures, isolates

  • resources for raw materials and packaging

  • resources for additional learning

  • all materials included: take home three ‘mods’, work-booklet, atomizer bottle + funnel

(Additional kits available for purchase $75)



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Body Oils: Happy Skin + pleasant perfumes
Feb
23
3:00 PM15:00

Body Oils: Happy Skin + pleasant perfumes

Hosted by POST-Detroit, Kerchival, Detroit

Ever notice how you can slather that shea butter or coconut oil on all winter long and your skin is still dry?

We’ll cover skin 101 and the science of skincare - we’ll touch on the Ayurvedic concept of balance to achieve wellness, plus take advantage of a large collection of plant essences for blending.

Which oils make the best ‘bases’? What additives are best for the needs of your skin? What essential oils are best for ________?

Make your own custom oil blend for hair, body, and bath.

$40 REGISTRATION Information coming soon

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Intro to Fragrance Blending:  Make & Take Workshop
Feb
9
12:00 PM12:00

Intro to Fragrance Blending: Make & Take Workshop

Hosted by Mimi Larou Designs, Roseville , Registration required ($50)

(limited seating 12)

Borrowing the tools of aromatherapy and returning to the roots of natural perfumery - come explore natural perfume construction.

This is an interactive, intuitive approach to scent construction that allows the guests to invoke a mood or memory through scent.

When we talk about fragrance design we borrow the lyrical language of music... notes... accords. Fragrance, like music has the power to transport us to places real and imagined. Be ready to play with scent. Use pre-blended complex bits of fragrance, fresh single scents to create a blend for you or as a gift.

Overview

Alchemy presents a hands-on, intuitive approach to fragrance design. Similar to our exploratory experiences at POST, we will cover:

  • Brief history of perfumery

  • basics of fragrance construction: base, middle, and heart notes

  • How we smell, and how TO smell

  • natural materials: essential oils, tinctures, absolutes, CO2 extractions, isolates

  • resources for raw materials, packaging, further reading

Create your own natural perfume to take home.

A beautiful perfume is a scent story with a beginning, middle and end. The middle, or heart is often constructed from flowers. Natural perfume borrows the materials of aromatherapy and the techniques of classic French perfumery.

REGISTRATION

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The Heart of a Perfume: Flowers + Fragrance Design - Valentine's Edition
Feb
7
6:30 PM18:30

The Heart of a Perfume: Flowers + Fragrance Design - Valentine's Edition

Hosted by Birmingham Community House, Registration Required ($50)

At the heart of a perfume, we find flowers - come create an exquisite and lasting bouquet.

A beautiful perfume is a scent story with a beginning, middle and end. The middle, or heart is from the essence of flowers. Our Natural perfume workshop borrows the materials of aromatherapy and the techniques of classic French perfumery. Just in time for Valentine’s Day, this hands-on experience where guests will have the opportunity to create their own scent. 

Our interactive, intuitive approach to scent construction is fun! It allows guests to invoke a mood or memory through scent, while exploring the art and science of natural perfumery.

$50

Please register with Birmingham Community House

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Intro to Fragrance Blending: Make & Take
Jan
14
6:30 PM18:30

Intro to Fragrance Blending: Make & Take

Hosted by Baldwin District Library, Registration Required ($10 materials fee)

100% Natural Plant Essences for blending botanical perfumes

We will be applying principles of perfumery to create a personal perfume. This is an interactive, intuitive approach to scent construction that allows the guests to invoke a mood or memory through scent.

When we talk about fragrance design we borrow the lyrical language of music... notes... accords. Fragrance, like music has the power to transport us to places real and imagined. Be ready to play with scent.

Overview

Alchemy presents a hands-on, intuitive approach to fragrance design. Similar to our exploratory experiences at POST, we will cover:

  • Brief history of perfumery

  • basics of fragrance construction: base, middle, and heart notes

  • How we smell, and how TO smell

  • natural materials: essential oils, tinctures, absolutes, CO2 extractions, isolates

  • resources for raw materials, packaging, further reading

Create your own natural perfume to take home.

A beautiful perfume is a scent story with a beginning, middle and end. The middle, or heart is often constructed from flowers. Natural perfume borrows the materials of aromatherapy and the techniques of classic French perfumery.

LIMITED SEATING please contact Baldwin District Library, Birmingham

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Natural Fragrance Workshop: Room and Aura Mist
Dec
29
3:00 PM15:00

Natural Fragrance Workshop: Room and Aura Mist

Release your inner Alchemist with this scentsy workshop:

Create a natural fragrances to freshen up your spaces. Join Monique and learn about the magic of Alchemy.

In this workshop we will play with plant based essences, learn the fundamentals of fragrance, discuss aromas and mood, begin to smell with our imagination, and then create a custom 1 oz mist to take home.

Using plant essences we will create a mist suitable for room or body - we will also covers safety, sourcing and science of scent.

REGISTRATION $40
Everyone will make and take home a fresh botanical room spray!

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Perfumery Pop Up with Pot+Box and Populace Coffee
Dec
23
12:00 PM12:00

Perfumery Pop Up with Pot+Box and Populace Coffee

Monique of Alchemy Slow Living Studio will be popping up at Pot+Box shop with plant-based perfumes and slow living essentials.

We will have an interactive scent experiences so be sure to stop by to learn about her botanical perfumes, “the art of slow living”, and your chance to interact with scent.

Populace Coffee will be brewing coffee pour overs for purchase and selling bagged coffee.

No Registration Required, just join us!

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Shinrin-Yoku and winter wellness workshop
Dec
19
6:00 PM18:00

Shinrin-Yoku and winter wellness workshop

  • POST - Detroit / Mutual Adoration (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

Join us for an evening of nature and pleasure - bringing the outdoors in - with scent, ritual, hydrotherapy, and self care.

Shinrin-yoku is a term that means "taking in the forest atmosphere" or "forest bathing" and has become a cornerstone of preventive health care and healing in Japanese medicine. We are going to create bath salts with the scents of the woods and forest to create a bathing experience for winter wellness.

This is an interactive conversation about the science of creating a wellness by engaging with nature. Applying folk wisdom and science to ‘bring the outdoors’ home. 

Create your own soaking salts to take home, plus more recipes to make more at home!

$40 REGISTRATION

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Henna Workshop: An appreciation of a global folk art
Dec
4
6:00 PM18:00

Henna Workshop: An appreciation of a global folk art

Henna is a global art form with traditions from Morocco to Indonesia. Anywhere the henna plant grows, you will find celebrations that include henna every place people gather.

Come explore the tools and techniques practiced around the world with me at Boston Tea Room.

From the time of the Ancient Greek philosophers, henna has been traded from Africa to Asia as a perfume, herbal medicine and body art - we will share a brief historical perspective as well as share current style differences in practice today.

No experience necessary. Save the date: Registration available soon.

Photo credit: Emily Berger Crawford

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Fragrance Workshop: Scent and Wellness
Oct
27
2:00 PM14:00

Fragrance Workshop: Scent and Wellness

Applying principles of perfumery to affect sense of space and wellness in design. This is an interactive, intuitive approach to scent construction that allows the guests to imagine a feeling to invoke through scent, and then create that mood.

When we talk about fragrance we borrow the lyrical language of music... notes... accords. Fragrance, like music has the power to transport us to places real and imagined.

Come ready to play with scent.

Alchemy will provide all materials for blending a harmonious (synthetic-free) perfume. There will be a variety of scents, accords, bases and plant essences for constructing a perfume. 

Students will create their own 10ml atomizer mist to take home.

$40 Registration
No experience necessary
This class is open to ages 14+
Tools and fabric will be provided
Refreshments will be served

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She is Illuminated - 2 Day Women's Retreat with Tori Washington
Oct
6
to Oct 7

She is Illuminated - 2 Day Women's Retreat with Tori Washington

  • The Collective at True North (map)
  • Google Calendar ICS

TICKETS

Illuminate the Path to Your Highest Self

Our weekend together will be a magical
blend of sisterhood, spirituality and self-love.


Through workshop style learning, soul circles, energy healing and ceremony - you'll peel back the layers of your shadow and breakthrough fear barriers to reveal the lighthouse of wisdom that lives deep within you.

Harnessed with this light-force, you'll leave with unstoppable confidence, a tribe of sisters and a fresh perspective for your path ahead. 

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An Evening of Roses at the Edsel & Eleanor Ford House
Sep
20
5:30 PM17:30

An Evening of Roses at the Edsel & Eleanor Ford House

TICKETS

Step into Eleanor Ford's rose garden for an evening out among friends, celebrating the rose for its fragrance, flavor and beauty.

Eleanor's favorite blossom, the rose, will be the star of this elegant open-air soiree. 

Sip a signature rose-inspired cocktail, created by Chartreuse Kitchen & Cocktails just for the occasion. Sample a selection of exquisite rose desserts from Pinwheel Bakery.

Compare the scents of different rose varieties, and create your own custom botanical perfume with Alchemy Perfumery. And learn the secrets of rose care, collection and drying for potpourri with our own Ford House experts.

Space is limited at this event. Cost is $50 for Ford House members and $60 for non-members. Each ticket includes light bites and two signature cocktails. Guests must be 21 and older.

 

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