CLASSES AND CONFERENCES

CLASSES with Jessica Ring

PORTLAND CLASS LIST/SCHEDULE HERE: PERFUMECLASSES

 

 WEDNESDAY NIGHT BOTANICAL PERFUME SALONS

"Intro to Natural Perfume Making"  February 8th 6:00- 8:00pm

Location: The Herb Shoppe Pharmacy 3912 N Mississippi Ave, Portland, OR 97227

Tickets : HERE

 "Natural Perfume for Dark Times" February 15th 6:00-8:00pm

Location: The Herb Shoppe Pharmacy 3912 N Mississippi Ave, Portland, OR 97227

Tickets : HERE

"Color in Natural Perfumery" February 22nd 7:00-9:00pm

Location: The Herb Shoppe Pharmacy 3912 N Mississippi Ave, Portland, OR 97227

Tickets : HERE

"Pitch and Resin For Perfume" March 1st 7:00-9:00pm

Location: The Herb Shoppe Pharmacy 3912 N Mississippi Ave, Portland, OR 97227

Tickets : HERE

"Silent Perfume Blending / Blind Perfumery March 8th 7:00-9:00pm

Location: The Herb Shoppe Pharmacy 3912 N Mississippi Ave, Portland, OR 97227

Tickets : HERE

"Wildcrafting for Perfume" March 15th 7:00-9:00pm

Location: The Herb Shoppe Pharmacy 3912 N Mississippi Ave, Portland, OR 97227

Tickets : HERE

"Invoking 7 Directions with Aromatics" March 22nd 7:00-9:00

Location: The Herb Shoppe Pharmacy 3912 N Mississippi Ave, Portland, OR 97227

Tickets : HERE

"Tincturing for Perfume / Alcohol in Perfumery" March 29th 7:00-9:00pm

Location: The Herb Shoppe Pharmacy 3912 N Mississippi Ave, Portland, OR 97227

Tickets : HERE

 

ENDOMETRIOSIS TOOLBOX WORKSHOPS:

"Using Aromatics to Heal Endometriosis: Part 1" MArch 10th 7-9pm

Location: The Herb Shoppe Pharmacy 3912 N Mississippi Ave, Portland, OR 97227

Tickets : HERE

"Using Aromatics to Heal Endometriosis Part 2" March 17th 7-9pm

Location: The Herb Shoppe Pharmacy 3912 N Mississippi Ave, Portland, OR 97227

Tickets : HERE

"Using Aromatics to Heal Endometriosis Part 3" March 24th 7-9pm

Location: The Herb Shoppe Pharmacy 3912 N Mississippi Ave, Portland, OR 97227

Tickets : HERE

"Using Aromatics to Heal Endometriosis Part 4" March 31 7-9pm

Location: The Herb Shoppe Pharmacy 3912 N Mississippi Ave, Portland, OR 97227

Tickets : HERE

 

CONFERENCES - stay tuned for more dates....

Traditional Roots Herbal Conference -  May 19th - 21st 2017

Class: "Healing Applications of Hydrosols"  Location: NUNM (National University of Naturopathic Medicine) Portland, Oregon

This conference offers CEUs, and "draws on clinical tradition and modern scientific research to offer the best of both worlds", covering "herbal energetics, hands-on medicine making, clinical case reviews, bioregional herbalism, organoleptics and field applications".

Details and Registration: HERE

The Good Medicine Confluence - June 14th-18th 2017 Durango, CO

An incredible offering of over 100 unique classes from some of the some of the most well-loved herbalists in the world.  5 days of plants walks, hands on creation classes, materia medica, and herbal wisdom in beautiful Colorado.

Classes: "Codistillations of Northwest Plants for Sustainable Perfume and Medicine"  and "Natural Perfume: The Voice of the Land"

Class Details and Registration : HERE

The Green Gathering July 14th and 15th 2017 Camano Island, WA

"The Green Gathering Herbal Conference is an annual educational event for novice and seasoned practitioners in the Pacific Northwest. We gather in the spirit of advancing knowledge, promoting a system of sustainable healthcare, and honoring the healing traditions of our bioregion. Our goal is to elevate the practice of herbalism, increase access to botanical wellness, and create dialogue about the ways in which we might we our traditions with a global approach to herbalism."

Details and Registration HERE

Ancient Recipes - Artisinal Distillation and Natural Perfumery August 14th-16th 2017 Bozarth Mansion, Spokane WA.

Three days of exotic distillations and ancient fragrance blending with master distillers and perfumers in a beautiful historic mansion.

Registration Details Coming soon......

 

 Portland Plant Medicine Gathering - November 10th, 11th, 12th 2017

Beautiful community gathering where all the NW herbalists like to come and sell their medicines and healing wares.  Incredible art, and even more incredible classes.

I'll be teaching a class called Medicine Poem Perfumes on Saturday the 11th. :  More info and class descriptions HERE

I will also be vending here with a ton of new perfumes and beautiful aromatic surprises <3

WILDCRAFT Studio Holiday Workshop - Winter Scent: Intro to Perfumery  November 27th 2017 6:30-9:30pm

"Join aromatic perfumer and essential oil distiller Jessica Ring as she opens a door into the secret garden of botanical perfume.  This is an ancient art form in which the aromatics explored are placed within the sacred context of herbal medicine.  Essential oils are approached as entities of the ecosystem, with a spirit and story, as opposed to static creations made from synthetic materials.  In this class students will explore a wide range of locally extracted aromatics while Jessica blends a botanical perfume.  The creation process will be explored first-hand as students test and smell the perfume as it develops.  Individual ingredients and their attributes will slowly fuse into a whole fragrance which will be described in terms of radiance, tenacity, sillage, dry-down, aromatic evolution, and medicinal effects/applications.  Harvest stories and extraction details will accompany some of the ingredients, particularly those that have been extracted by the perfumer.  The style of perfume that is blended will depend on the group of students that attend; whatever we make will be medicine for our collective happiness, and will hold components of our forests, fields, deserts, and farms"

Register HERE

 

 Plant Essential Oils - Facebook Group


I also host a really wonderful community artisan essential oil and hydrosol distillation forum.  The focus of this group is to offer and accept mentorship in an otherwise secretive field.  There are many master distillers sharing stories and offering wisdom here.  A very kind, fun, non-judgemental community of distillers from around the globe:

Artisan Essential Oil Distillers Facebook Group

You can find my most recent article on "Distilling Essential Oils and Hydrosols in the USA" in the special Essential Oils Issue of the Journal of the American Herbalists Guild.
Link to a copy HERE