Tag: herbal how to

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,…

Herbal How To: Lip Balm

Today we’re making Lavender Lip Balm. The recipe stays consistent for all of the variations. Check out my Soothing Lip Balm post for all of the recipes. 1. Gather supplies (sauce pan, wooden spoon, measuring cup, infused oils, shea butter, beeswax, essential oils, lip…

Herbal How To: St John’s Wort

St John’s Wort is a tricky one. It is so beautiful with its sunny yellow flowers, perforated leaves and unique purpley-red dye that stains your fingers when the buds are squished. We use St John’s Wort as an anti-anxiety/anti-depressant remedy “sunshine in a bottle”,…

Herbal How To: Decanting a Tincture

I have a cold. It seems like everyone around me does. I’m not really that sick, but it is quite annoying what with my head all stuffed up and my strength waning afterr getting up to make myself tea. So, I reached for my…

Herbal How To: Making an Herbal Salve

  Herbal How To: Making an Herbal Salve Fungi Foe (anti-fungal salve) You will need: oregano and calendula oils; beeswax; tea tree, lavender and red thyme essential oils; jars 1. Strain and measure out the oils 2. Heat oils in a double boiler 3….

Herbal How To: Chamomile-Infused Almond Oil

How to make Chamomile Infused Almond Oil: 1. You need chamomile flowers, a jar and some freshly pressed almond oil (this oil comes from my friend Alex in Ukraine) 2. Grind the flowers up (I used my juicer) 3. Fill the jar up halfway…