Category: Recipes

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”

Herbal Deodorant

I am on a challenging quest, and it is two-fold: to replace my current health and beauty products by making them myself with natural, responsibly-sourced plant materials AND to reduce the amount of single-use plastic that comes into my house. My dream would be… Continue Reading “Herbal Deodorant”

Perfume 201

“Nothing brings to life again a forgotten memory like fragrance.” Christopher Poindexter I gave a small eulogy at my Nana’s memorial service. I talked about a sense memory that has never left me though it is over 40 years old. Whenever I smell freshly… Continue Reading “Perfume 201”

A year of soaps: spring

One day, I would love to make soap from scratch. You know, get out the lye, the safety goggles and the industrial gloves and get to work. But I have so many projects going right now that soap making from scratch is on the… Continue Reading “A year of soaps: spring”

Perfume 101

“Perfume is the nourishment that stimulates my thinking.” Muhammad The idea of wearing the fragrance of my garden or the essence of the healing herbs that will nourish me during my day began with making healing blends for headache, joint pain or insomnia. Though… Continue Reading “Perfume 101”

Veins Away Salve: The Sequel

Something that I wanted to create for a few of my clients is a salve that helps with varicose veins and spider veins. A tonifying salve that would lessen the appearance of veins, tonify tissues and relieve pain was the goal. This is the… Continue Reading “Veins Away Salve: The Sequel”

Herbal How To: Making a Face Cream

Today I’m making a special order for a client. She requested a face cream with an SPF. I am adapting my Calendula Face Cream to have some sunscreen properties by adding St John’s Wort-infused almond oil. 1. Gather your supplies: infused oils, essential oil,… Continue Reading “Herbal How To: Making a Face Cream”

Veins Away Salve

Varicose veins are caused by the dilation and enlargement of veins (known as haemorrhoids when present in the anus). They are often hereditary (thanks, mum) and can also be caused by stagnation of the blood in the veins, aggravated by too much standing, pressure… Continue Reading “Veins Away Salve”

Tea To The Rescue

Today’s weather caused my daughter to have a migraine. Feverfew (Tanacetum parthenium), our go-to herb for migraines and headaches, doesn’t work for my youngest. Matching herbs to people is an art as well as a science. After today’s research for a post about Self-heal… Continue Reading “Tea To The Rescue”

Breathe Easy Tea

Summer’s here and with it comes sunshine, holidays as well as a few unexpected issues. You’d think that allergy season would have subsided. Not here though, I still see so many people walking around sniffling with red, watery eyes. Then there is the issue… Continue Reading “Breathe Easy Tea”