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Sat, Jan 06



Breath of Mullein: Crafting Respiratory Ally Oxymel, Hands-On Workshop & Nature Walk.

Craft your own Respiratory Ally Oxymel, blending the essence of Mullein. Join us for an herbal exploration, where your hands will weave the magic of nature's remedies. Limited spaces available, reserve your spot.

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Breath of Mullein: Crafting Respiratory Ally Oxymel, Hands-On Workshop  & Nature Walk.
Breath of Mullein: Crafting Respiratory Ally Oxymel, Hands-On Workshop  & Nature Walk.

Time & Location

Jan 06, 2024, 11:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Pioneertown, Godsway Love, Pioneertown, CA 92268, USA

About the event

🌿 Breath of Mullein: Crafting Respiratory Ally Oxymel Hands-On Workshop with Every Leaf Speaks Botanical Studies 🌿

Unlock the secrets of Mullein, Verbasacum thapsus, the resilient invader that was introduced to North America in the 18th century, in this unique workshop led by botanist, bioregional herbalist Christina. Join in for an immersive experience exploring the medicinal wonders of this plant and learn to craft your own Respiratory Ally Oxymel.

What is an Oxymel?

An oxymel is a traditional herbal preparation combining the sweet and tangy qualities of honey and vinegar with the healing properties of herbs. In this workshop, we focus on Mullein, a fascinating herb with a rich history of uses, it dating back to the settlers who cultivated it for its medicinal benefits.

Why Mullein?

Mullein, a North American invasive species, carries a rich history. Its importance was so profound that settlers cultivated it, valuing its herbal uses. This workshop guides you in the ethical and safe gathering of Mullein, how safely harvesting this herb will be helpful in protecting biodiversity, providing insights into its historical significance, uses, and indications.

What to Expect:

  •  Plant Identification and Gathering Ethics: Learn to identify Mullein responsibly and explore the ethics of foraging.
  •  Plant Tea Exploration: Bring a cup or mug and join us for a mindful exploration of Mullein.
  •  Oxymel Crafting: Dive into the art of creating your own Respiratory Ally Oxymel using Mullein provided by Christina.
  •  Energetics and Thermal Properties: Delve into the energetics and thermal properties of Mullein, understanding its unique qualities.


  • Date: January 6, 2024
  • Time: 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
  • Location: Meet-up in front of Pappy & Harriets (in the front next to main entrance) from there we will carpool or caravan to Boulder Gardens Sanctuary, Pioneertown Ca. a short 17 minute drive. 

Materials Needed:

  •  Sweetener: 1 cup of honey or your syrupy sweetener (agave, maple syrup, or food-grade vegetable glycerine).
  •  Stirring Utensil: 1 wooden spoon or chopstick.
  •  Vinegar: 16 ounces of organic apple cider vinegar with the mother.
  • A cup or mug for tea

🍃 Event Details:

  • Bring Essentials: Pack 1 liter of water and bring snacks in case hunger arises. While there's no designated lunch break, feel free to nibble whenever you need.
  • Dress Accordingly: As we ascend to higher elevations, be prepared for cooler temperatures. Wear weather-appropriate clothing, and layer up for comfort as it tends to chilly 

Workshop Highlights:

  • Nature Walk: A short, scenic walk to our crafting destination amidst the stunning Joshua Tree landscapes.
  • Hands-On Crafting: Learn the art of crafting Mullein Respiratory Ally Oxymel with expert guidance from Christina.
  • Transportation: Participants must provide their own transportation. Carpooling is encouraged for a greener journey.

Additional Notes:

Traditionally, honey is used in oxymel preparation. If you cannot have honey, please bring one of the alternative sweeteners mentioned above.


  • Early bird tickets $45 (until 12/15/23) 
  • Regular tickets $55 after (12/15)

Secure your spot. If you prefer to not purchase your ticket online, email for payment options

Limited spots available, so act fast!

Join us for a day of herbal exploration, community, and the therapeutic magic of Mullein. Unleash the power of nature's remedies and craft your own Mullein Oxymel with Christina's expert guidance. Embrace the healing journey—reserve your spot today! 🌿✨

Tickets are non-refundable 

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