Category: Krista’s Herbs

Lactation Tea

Ah, the joy of suckling! She lovingly watched the fish-like motions of the toothless mouth and she imagined that with her milk there flowed into her little son her deepest thoughts, concepts, and dreams. Milan Kundera, Life is Elsewhere My clients come to me… Continue Reading “Lactation Tea”

Facial Serum

One of my favourite things to do is make oils with our oil extractor. It is like watching a miracle. Putting seeds or nuts into the hopper and then watching the oil come out is an amazing process. And then, to have fresh, cold-pressed… Continue Reading “Facial Serum”

Benefits of aromatic healing

At the end of our lives we hope we will look back and, like an incense stick completely burned away, will have poured forth all our fragrance into the world. -Prem Prakesh A compilation of healing incense recipes. Check back occasionally as new recipes… Continue Reading “Benefits of aromatic healing”

Perfume 501

Make me a fragrance that smells like love. -Christian Dior Creating a personal blend step-by-step is easy. And difficult. But, mostly easy. Here’s how I do it. Step 1: Choose some essential oils that you like. Look at Michael Edwards’ Fragrance Wheel to see… Continue Reading “Perfume 501”

Aromatic healing

a flame leaps, coals burn…intentions are set as smoke dances toward the sky Fire is cleansing Tree is connecting Earth is grounding Air is opening Spice is warming Wood is calming Water is revealing Plant is nourishing Basic Incense Recipe Base powder Aromatic Powder… Continue Reading “Aromatic healing”

Incense 101

Light the incense! You have to burn to be fragrant. -Rumi Incense making is at its core a simple endeavour: mix powders together with water to make a paste, form into cone shapes, allow to dry and then burn. It’s more of an art… Continue Reading “Incense 101”

Perfume 301

Humanity will be saved through the flower. -Huvenol Classification of Aromatherapy: Cosmetic aromatherapy: This therapy utilizes certain essential oils for skin, body, faceand hair cosmetic products. These products are used for theirvarious effects as cleansing, moisturizing, drying and toning. A healthy skin can be… Continue Reading “Perfume 301”

Citrus Cleaning Spray

Our new (super old) farmhouse comes with a barely functional septic tank (cesspool is actually the right term here). If we want the thing to work, which we do, we can’t use any chemicals in the house or it will kill the good bacteria… Continue Reading “Citrus Cleaning Spray”

New Buddies

Making new friends is so fun! I’m happy to introduce to you two new buddies in Krista’s Herbs Muddy Buddy Range: Pure Buddy Pure Buddies are for those with extremely sensitive skin or allergies who can or shouldn’t use products with fragrances. This Buddy… Continue Reading “New Buddies”

Muddy Buddies

Every time I want to clean my face, here’s how it goes: I squeeze some gel from a plastic bottle and wash my face. Then, I squeeze some face scrub out of a plastic tube and exfoliate my face. After my shower, I take… Continue Reading “Muddy Buddies”