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)”

Plantain and Matcha Anti-aging Body Butter

I have some beautiful large leaf plantain coming up in the garden this year. I can’t wait to make an infused oil with it. This body butter has the nicest qualities. Very smooth and silky. It soothes, heals and hydrates the skin by increasing circulation to the tissues. You will notice a dramatic change inContinue reading “Plantain and Matcha Anti-aging Body Butter”

Tummy Calm Salve (Fennel)

Whether you are a first time or seasoned mom, it is difficult and exhausting to sit with a baby who has “colic”. Symptoms can be stomach spasms, bloating, constipation, diarrhea and pain. Causes can be an immature nervous system, allergies, poor/sluggish digestion, contaminated food, inflammation, tight muscles, and stagnation/energy blockage. Mom often just needs toContinue reading “Tummy Calm Salve (Fennel)”