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PO Box 2081 Front Royal VA 22630 540.635.7073

Event Schedule 2017
The events and Dates below are subject to change.  Notice will be on the Website.

 Nature’s Common Scents

2017 Schedule

Below is a list of scheduled workshops and appearances.

If you cannot make a specified workshop date, but are interested in scheduling a date not shown, contact me and we will find a date that suits you.

If you would like to be notified of extra workshops that others request, send me an email and write “workshop mailing list” in the subject line. I’ll see that you are notified of every Nature’s Common Scents event, scheduled and unscheduled.

Annual Highland County Maple Festival, Monterey, VA

March 11 &12 & March 18 &19

I will be at the Highland County Maple Festival, Monterey, Virginia, on these two weekends. Come if you can! This is my 16th year at this exciting, large, 59-years-old) show. Fun and educational for all ages. It’s a great time for you to stock up on your favorite NCS products an avoid shipping!


Each Soapmaking Workshop is $25, plus materials if you purchase them from me. You are encouraged to bring your own. Everything is detailed in an email which I will send to each participant, along with directions to my workshop.  Each workshop starts approximately 9 a.m. and ends about 3. Observers free but must reserve a spot in advance. Workshop size limited to 10 registrants.

In the Teas, Tonics and Tinctures workshops you will learn how and why of making these items from healing herbs and experience the fun of making an herbal tonic, an herbal tincture and blending an herbal tea (choice of a variety of herbs to suite your taste and purposes). And you will take home your creations! You will learn the benefits of the herbs we will use as well as a number of other herbs, and will be given a short course on using herbs that you personally grow or are interested in growing. I supply all ingredients, which includes but is not limited to the dried herbs (or fresh when called for), sugar, fruit, alcohol, bottles, jars and an informative 20-page booklet with instructions and recipes. Cost $75. Workshops begin at 9 a.m. and end about 1 p.m. Class size limit: 10.

·         April 3 Monday,  Soapmaking

·         April 21 Friday, Teas, Tonics & Tinctures

·         May 10  Wednesday, Soapmaking

·         May 27 Saturday, Soapmaking

·         June 9 Friday, Teas, Tonics & Tinctures

·         June 16 Friday, Soapmaking

·         July 7 Friday, Soapmaking

·         July 19 Wednesday, Soapmaking

·         August: No workshops scheduled

·         September 4 Monday (Labor Day) Soapmaking

·         September 20 Wednesday, Soapmaking

·         October 14 Saturday Soapmaking

·         October 28 Saturday Soapmaking

·         November 10 Friday Soapmaking

Christmas Open House

December 2 (11 a.m. to 4 p.m.) Saturday

Opportunity to drop by and see all the products, plus prepare for Christmas by grabbing those little extra gifts on everyone’s list. Along with my usual product line, I have Christmas favorites, like Myrrh with Frankincense Soap, Fields of Dreams Soap, Scripture Soap, Fir Needle Soap, and Sugar & Spice Soap. I also have the popular Grab Bags, which are products grouped together and sold at a discounted price. In addition there are product specials as well as a 5% discount just for coming. And don’t forget the Christmas goodies, teas and snacks! Email or call for directions.                       540 635 7073