GINGERbread Spice Sugar Scrub

I always try to come up with a few “holiday” recipes each year. They make great last minute gifts and additions to my crisis care packages. This sugar scrub is very quick and easy to make. I did some research, looking at several recipes. The addition of tapioca starch makes this scrub less likely toContinue reading “GINGERbread Spice Sugar Scrub”

Sugar Cookie Lotion Bars (yarrow)

I was invited to participate in a holiday fair to raise money for a local non-profit. While I had a lot of stock on hand for my crisis care packages, there were no items with a clear Christmas theme. Adapting my go to recipe to create these really cute lotion bars proved very easy toContinue reading “Sugar Cookie Lotion Bars (yarrow)”

Whipped Body Butter (calendula)

It is mid November. Shortly before Halloween autumn arrived suddenly and left. Winter is officially here, bringing snow, ice, and cold temperatures. My perennial chrysanthemums never managed to fully bloom. Many herbs did hang on through our brief fall. I still had small harvests of motherwort, oregano, mint, comfrey and plantain. The herbal year lengthenedContinue reading “Whipped Body Butter (calendula)”

Honey and Herb Based Burn Ointment (Comfrey)

Every year I have theme that organizes what I am going to harvest and make from the backyard pharmacy. In 2020 I made a lot of tinctures. In 2021 I focused on infused oils and salves. For 2023 it was all about seeing how much I could truly harvest and use for large amounts ofContinue reading “Honey and Herb Based Burn Ointment (Comfrey)”

Restful Sleep Sachet (catnip)

There are many young people and a few adults in our social circle who are not sleeping well. In some cases these are chronic situations or the internal consumption of herbs is contraindicated. An herbal sachet is a way to support the body with medicinal plants through “micro dosing” and using their aromatic properties. ThisContinue reading “Restful Sleep Sachet (catnip)”