Kombucha is a traditional fermented drink containing live beneficial bacteria and yeasts, nutrients, enzymes and acids to support healthy digestion, energy and immune function.

It tastes great, and is available in lots of different shops and all sorts of flavour combinations. But it can get expensive to buy if you and your family love to drink some every day. (Which is great to do for the love of your gut and its microbiome).

Kombucha is reasonably easy to make, but there are some tips and tricks to make sure you get a great tasting, health-boosting product at home. You can amplify the taste and effect by fermenting it for a second time, adding flavours using fruits, spices and medicinal herbs, to make your own tonics.

In this unique workshop, Sarah McLachlan, Naturopath and Herbalist, will share the latest information and tips on kombucha brewing, how it supports your health, and her foolproof brewing method.

This workshop will focus on showing you how to make this healing, delicious beverage, second fermentation, and how to add benefits and flavour with herbs and foods. We’ll include flowers, leaves, bark, berries and roots!

The perfect class for anyone who is new to kombucha brewing, or wishes to enhance their current home-brew in new and magical ways!

You will learn:

  • How to brew Kombucha,
  • Why you’d want to prepare second ferments and how to do it,
  • Which flowers, berries, leaves, barks and roots are best suited to one another to help craft a variety of tasty blends.
  • How to customize your brews for the seasons and various health benefits, including digestive support, immunity, and more.

You will go home with your own SCOBY, starter liquid, 2L brewing jar and cover, bottle (including flavourings & kombucha) for second fermenting and a handout with detailed brewing instructions so you can get started straight away.

Although she’s now a long-time fermenter and kombucha fan, when Sarah was first introduced to the drink, she wondered what the fuss was about or why you’d bother to drink it. Also, what’s that weird looking Scoby thing making noises in the pot?! Fast forward many years and having discovered the idea and flavours of second fermentation – Sarah is hooked on ‘booch and loves sharing her experience and learning with others.

Join me for this unique event – full of information, practical tips that you can easily implement in your home, and lots of tastings.

Please note that places are limited so reserve your spot using the booking link. Tickets are $55.

Honestly nothing more exciting than seeing Sarah McLachlan from Akeso Health giving a presentation on nourishing and supporting your body in busy times. Her talks are so easy to hear, easy to follow and she translates some pretty complex information into palatable, bite-sized pieces! What a wonderful woman to have speak at our Day For Women.

Anneliese, Victoria

Topics include: gut health; kombucha making; fermented foods; eating for energy; kick sugar; beating burnout; women’s hormonal health; winter wellness and acute naturopathic care in the home. topic and content can be tailored for your group.


Sarah is a degree-qualified Naturopath, Breastfeeding Counsellor, wife and most importantly mother to 4 children. A Dandenong Ranges local for over 14 years, Sarah runs a clinic in Sassafras where she is passionate about helping mothers to reclaim vibrant health; so they may thrive rather than stumble through the intensity of modern motherhood and ‘having it all’. 

“I know what it is like to be deep in the trenches of parenting and caring for babies, toddlers, children and teens. I understand how hard it can be to get through a day, let alone make time for food and lifestyle changes in your home. This is why I strive to provide practical, realistic and achievable information and solutions for you and your family so you can stop feeling tired and overwhelmed and start feeling energetic and ready to face everything on your ‘To Do’ list.”

I love sharing my knowledge with you in a way that makes it easy to understand and implement in your home.


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