Thursday, December 5, 2013

Handmade Arcade is This Saturday!

Come visit Bridget's Apothecary at booth 112 at Handmade Arcade this Saturday from 11am to 7pm!

Handmade Arcade is Pittsburgh's Largest independent craft fair and they are celebrating their 10th year this Saturday Dec 7th. There will be 150 vendors selling a wide range of handmade wares. There will also be free demonstrations, activities, and music! This event is free from 11am to 7pm at the David L. Lawrence convention center and Downtown City of Pittsburgh parking garages are free on weekends during the holiday season!

I'll have some great gift baskets and holiday deals (including my lowest prices on lip balm all season!) it should be a fun time! Come stock up, and support local and handmade! Hope to see you!

Monday, November 4, 2013

Schedule Change and Lotion/Lip Balm Make-and-Learn!

Hello Friends!

Regretfully, I need to reschedule this week's class to another time. There will be no Herbal Oil/Skin Salve/Diaper Balm class this week.

Luckily we have 1 more class scheduled this year. It's the Lotion/Lip Balm class, so mark your calendars for Wed. Nov. 20th!

This class is my most popular, and you will walk away with the knowledge and hands-on experience to make some at home. You will also take home a small jar of the Lotion, and a tube of the lip balm (these make great gifts). Come join us for a fun night!

Lotion and Lip Balm Make-and-Learn
Have you ever wondered why lotions and creams always contain so many preservatives, or alcohol which in itself can be very drying? Have you had an addiction to certain mass marketed lip balms and wondered if all the ingredients are really safe? In this class we will discuss what to look for, and what to avoid in seeking out natural body care products; the benefits of making your own, (first and foremost, knowing exactly what you're putting on your skin) and everyone will get a chance to help make both lotion and lip balm first hand. Each student will take home a small jar of lotion and a tube of lip balm that we make during the class, as well as the recipes, resource list, and first-hand knowledge and confidence to make it again on their own. Bring your inquisitive mind, and enthusiastic spirit, and a friend!

Wed. Nov. 20th
1501 Buena Vista St. (on the Northside of Pittsburgh) 15212
$15 per person

To register buy a ticket here Or RSVP to

I can accept last minute reservations on the day of if I have space, call or text Moirin 412.908.0454

Hope to see you!

Monday, October 28, 2013

Make-and-Learn Class next week!

Only 2 more classes scheduled this year...

Net week we will be making an herbal oil and a skin salve.

Herbal Oil and Skin Salve
In this class you will learn how to make an herbal oil using the folk method, and then we will turn a previously made herbal oil into a healing skin salve. We will discuss the healing properties of the three herbs used, and talk about the many applications of this particular salve. St. John's Wort, Comfrey and Calendula are the herbs that make this an invaluable salve for cuts, burns, and bruises. Everyone will take home a small tin of salve that we make together that night, as well as the recipe, resource list and first-hand knowledge and confidence to make it again on their own. Bring your inquisitive mind, and enthusiastic spirit, and a friend!

Where: 1501 Buena Vista St Pgh PA 15212
When: Wed. November 6th 7-9pm
Cost: $15 per person

To RSVP purchase a ticket here

or contact me at

Hope to see you!

Sunday, October 6, 2013

Upcoming Classes

Upcoming Make-and-Learns for October and November!

Getting Started with Herbs: Infusions, Decoctions, and Tinctures

Are you interested in herbalism but don't know where to begin? In this Make-and-Learn you'll find out that making a tincture is actually simpler than making a cup of tea. We will discuss the difference between an infusion, a decoction and a tincture, and we will make and sample all three herb preparations. We will start with simple herbs, many that you have already heard of and see on a daily basis. Each participant will take home a personal tincture that they start in the class, information on all the herbs we use and discuss, as well as recipes, resource lists, and the knowledge and confidence to use all three ways of preparing herbs again at home. Bring your inquisitive mind, and enthusiastic spirit, and a friend!

This class will be held on Wed. Oct. 23rd from 7-9 at Buena Vista Coffee (1501 Buena Vista St, Pgh 15201)
Cost is $15
Pre-registration is required! Please purchase a ticket in advance here or contact me at

Stay tuned for:

Nov. 6th Herbal Oil/Skin Salve/Diaper Balm
Nov. 20th Lotion and Lip Balm

Both Wednesday eves, same time, same place!

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Lawrenceville Farmer's Market

I will be selling goods today at the Lawrenceville Farmer's Market! Come out and say hello, while you pick up veggies, goat cheese, teas, plants, and all your Bridget's Apothecary Summer-Fun products! I'll have bug spray, and deodorant on hand, and samples of a sunscreen recipe I'm working on.

Hope to see you:
52nd St and Berlin Way
(Lawrenceville, Pittsburgh 15201)

Check my Facebook page for updates each week. I"ll be selling at the Farmer's Market Saturdays in July and beyond!

My Facebook page is HERE

Lawrenceville Mkt page is HERE

Thursday, February 14, 2013

Elderberry Make-and-Learn

Wednesday, March 6th, 2013! from 7pm-9pm

Natural Cold Care- Elderberry Syrup

In the midst of a bad year for colds and flus, let's come together and make a trusted remedy for health! Elderberries have long been used for the prevention and healing of colds and flu, and research is starting to catch up. In this class we will talk about the medicinal properties of Elderberry (Sambucus nigra), natural ways to boost your immune system, and helpful hints to use if you start coming down with something. You will learn how to make Elderberry Syrup, and everyone will take home a 2 ounce, amber bottle of this beneficial syrup, as well as recipes, resource list and first-hand knowledge and confidence to make it again on your own. Bring your inquisitive mind, and enthusiastic spirit, and a friend!

This class is held at 1501 Buena Vista St, Pittsburgh Pa 15212 from 7pm-9pm
Cost: $15

Space is limited, please reserve your spot by purchasing the class in advance HERE *

*You will be notified of changes to class time and dates only if you have registered and paid in advance. Because a minimum number of students is required for the class to run, refunds will not be issued for last minute cancellations, but you are welcome to send someone in your place. If I (Moirin/Bridget's Apothecary) have to cancel a class for any reason, you will receive a refund or may use your payment for credit towards a future class. Thank you for understanding!