Natural Remedies:

Spring Tonics and Tinctures


10 am – 4 pm Saturday 11 and Sunday 12 March 2023 


Tania Bryson


Dartington Trust, South Devon


Unless otherwise stated, our Short Courses are for adults 18+ years


Non Residential 2 Day Course: £220 

About this course

Spring is a time of renewal. Explore what the season’s herbs can offer in quickening and cleansing our bodies after the long winter months.

Learn traditional herbal techniques, practiced over the centuries, to create tonics, tinctures, syrups and infusions to awaken the senses.
Delve into allergy-relieving herbs and essential oils, learn the medicinal properties of spring plants, discover techniques for extraction and preservation and gain confidence in using natural remedies for common ailments.

You will take home:

  • Dandelion and burdock syrup
  • Allergy-relieving spring tonic
  • Spring remedy balm
  • Cleavers cleansing tincture
  • Insect repellent
  • Cleansing infused oil
  • Nourishing spring tea blend

If you like the sound of this course, you may also be interested in  Natural Remedies: Summer Balms and Soothing Lotions and Natural Remedies: Natural Winter Wellness.

on this course you will

Explore the many ways you can extract the benefits from herbs and other plants, from water bases through to alcohol.

  • Learn about spring herbs and plants.
  • Discover how to make hot and cold infusions, syrups, herbal oils, tinctures and balms.
  • Find out how to detox and awaken after the winter months.
  • Feel confident in addressing seasonal ailments using traditional herbal remedies.

what participants said about this course

“There is something rather magical about Tania’s course. It is a sensual experience with all kinds of scents, jars, bottles and bags of herbs waiting to be measured, simmered and stirred.”

“The skill to make balms and tinctures is one that I will develop further, Tania was excellent and her session was very engaging and educational.”

what to bring

Students need to bring some of their own equipment for storage and preparation of the remedies:

  • 1 small and 1 medium-sized saucepan (bain-marie effect)
  • 500ml glass/other bottle and lid for syrup
  • 2 glass jars (honey or jam jars are ideal) and lid for infused oil and anti-allergy infusion
  • 1 towel for personal hand drying
  • Please bring your own lunch, snacks, water, or purchase on site.


Tania Bryson

Tania Bryson

Mother, teacher and herbal educator Tania Bryson is the wild-crafter of heartfelt herbal creations at Dream Thyme Herbal in Devon.

Tania’s many years of living amongst vast swathes of Australian rainforest gave her a deeper appreciation of nature, and her first-hand experience of the plight of orangutans and loss of their habitat fuelled her determination to educate people about unethical cosmetics and provide them with a palm-free, effective alternative. Tania’s teachings and experience allow her to go that one step further and actually guide people through the making process using simple, local ingredients, whilst being mindful of our impact on the global environment.

Book now

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If you place a deposit, you will be contacted by us four weeks before the course start date to pay the outstanding balance. You will also be contacted with full details about the course before you arrive.

Please note that in most cases bookings for all our Short Courses close at midday on the Thursday before the course begins. This enables us to give you the best possible course experience and ensures all bookers receive the relevant course materials before they arrive.

Offer: Special rate for Dartington Members

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