Sep 1, 2022
This week’s episode was recorded at the in-person Summer 2022 Free Herbalism Project at Mt. Pisgah Arboretum in Eugene, Oregon. Emcee, Jiling Lin, introduces holistic educator, speaker, herbalist, and ceremonialist, Lucretia Vandyke. In this presentation, Lucretia takes us around the globe for beauty secrets - from Asia to her family secrets from the mountains of North Carolina. Learn how to use what's in your kitchen and Mother Nature to craft skin/body care using botanicals and plants that are literally good enough to eat!
Lucretia discusses recipes as well as the link between beauty rituals and self healing as we explore what holistic means to our personal journey and look deeper into what our skin is trying to tell us about our bodies.
Learn more about the Free Herbalism Project by clicking here.
With a journey that began when she was a little girl mixing herbs, mud, and roots on her grandparents’ farm, Lucretia VanDyke has had a lifelong connection to the plants. She has been in the wellness industry for over twenty-five years. Her quest for knowledge and storytelling has led her all over the world to learn about remedies, traditions, and ceremonies from indigenous healers.
One of the foremost experts on Southern folk healing arts, Lucretia integrates rituals, plant spirit meditation, holistic food/herbal medicine, and ancestor reverence into people’s practices.
Lucretia Vandyke has worked and trained with many internationally known spa and skin care companies. She is a holistic educator, speaker, herbalist, sacred sexologist, ceremonialist, spiritual coach, intuitive energy practitioner, diviner, author, and world traveler. Lucretia brings her vivacious spirit and her message of ancestral connection in herbal practices to inspire others to embrace their unique relationship with the plants. Teaching herbal classes, cooking, storytelling, and foraging in the woods learning native medicine charges her soul.
Read about Lucretia’s upcoming book “African American Herbalism: A Practical Guide to Healing Plants and Folk Traditions” here.
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