Category: Krista’s Herbs

Acne Eraser Face Cream

Many of my best recipes have been inspired by family, friends and clients. This one was asked for by my friend. She wanted something that would hydrate and moisturise (see here for the difference between hydration and moisturisation) and that would relieve her acne…

Menstrual Woes: Part 1

Flooding. A.K.A. Menorrhagia It has happened to all of us. We wake up with blood-soaked underwear and our bed looks like a scene from The Godfather. Or, we stand up and then realise we have to change our pants. All women have at least…

Sage Anti-Bacterial Salve

I was a sickly kid. I suffered from asthma and I was always getting bronchitis. Whenever I get sick, the sickness seems to hone in on my respiratory system, where I am weakest. Depending on my respiratory tissue state, I choose teas, tinctures and…

Krista’s Herbs: Loose Leaf Herbal Teas

Here is a look at my tea menu: Calm and Relaxation: Enhance Your Calm calms you after a stressful day chamomile, linden, rose petals, lavender, skullcap Keep Calm remedy for anxiety and stress chamomile, lemon balm, skullcap, catnip, st john’s wort, passionflower, mint Women’s…

Cough Be Gone Tea

During this recent flu, I had a dry, hacking, painful cough that left me with a sore back, abdomen and chest. The only thing that eased my suffering during this cough was my Cough Be Gone Tea. I make this up in big batches,…

Wrinkle Wrecker Face Cream

Some of my clients have been asking for a cream for mature skin. After doing some research on some of the properties of sea buckthorn, I developed this recipe. This is an excellent face cream for dry, aging or damaged skin. Be mindful that…

Healing Herbal Salve: the miracle

It was the third day of my summer holidays. Teachers look forward to the holidays maybe even more than the students. It was a beautiful sunny day, and I was excited to spend it in my garden. I had no plans other than to…

Basic Body Wash

Our skin is our body’s largest organ. Imagine that everything rubbed on our skin is actually being ingested by our body. Would you change some of your beauty products if you had to eat them? Obviously, we don’t need to eat soap (unless we…

Enhance Your Calm Tea

This is my go to tea to remedy a stressful day, help me sleep or improve my mood. It is flavourful and relaxing. My clients enjoy this one a lot. Enhance Your Calm Tea 2 parts chamomile Matricaria chamomila 1 part lavender Lavandule angustifolia…

Chamomile Face Cream

This is an excellent face or body cream adapted from Rosemary Gladstar’s classic cream recipe. I personally find this face cream to be gentle, hydrating, and soothing. It isn’t greasy or heavy, yet it feels like it is deeply soothing and calming to my…

Calendula Face Cream

This is an excellent face or body cream adapted from Rosemary Gladstar’s classic cream recipe. I personally find this face cream to be hydrating, healing and soothing. It isn’t greasy or heavy, yet it feels like it is deeply healing and that it is…

Detox Tea: a powerful remedy for the overburdened body

I am telling you this story with my daughter Rebekah’s permission. Rebekah has suffered from bi-polar disorder and borderline personality disorder for almost eight years. During this time, she has made a few suicide attempts. These have varied in their degree and method, but all…