Lemon Honey Bee Balm

Lemon Honey Bee Balm Recipe made with lemon-peel infused oil

Today, I have the great pleasure of sharing this lovely recipe created by one of my favorite bloggers, JES from the Pilgrims & Strangers on Earth blog. It features: lemon-infused oil coconut oil beeswax and honey The directions are excerpted (with permission) from her wonderful new ebook that’s filled to the brim with creative ideas for using fruit peels! 100+ DIY Projects to Make With Fruit Scraps An Old Fashioned “Waste Not, Want Not” Recipe and Resource Book I love this bit … Continue reading

Stress Relief Lotion Recipe (+ printable labels)

Stress Relief Lotion Recipe

This lotion features a quartet of essential oils selected to help calm nerves and uplift the mood. I also incorporated a bit of magnesium oil into the recipe, since it’s such an important mineral to support our nervous system; we all could use more magnesium in our life! If you don’t want to include the magnesium oil, if it’s out of your budget, or you find it too drying for your skin type, feel free to use more distilled water … Continue reading

Herbal Stress Relief Syrup (with Printable Labels)

stress relief syrup recipe

This simple herbal syrup recipe combines calming herbs with raw honey, creating a tasty and effective dose of natural stress relief. It features: Lemon Balm – which acts as a mild sedative, helps calm nerves & improves mood (two interesting studies HERE and HERE) St. John’s Wort*  – a proven antidepressant and mood lifter, also helps with chronic pain & nerve damage (multiple studies to explore HERE)  Ashwagandha – an adaptogen, when taken over time can help calm nervousness … Continue reading

10 Things to Make With Roses

Things to Make With Roses eBook - 40 recipes with full color photos, a companion set of b&w printable recipe cards, plus bonus printable project labels

Roses are one of my absolute favorite flowers to make things with! Besides being enjoyable to look at and smell, their cooling, soothing, anti-inflammatory and mild astringent properties make them ideal ingredients in many body care products and herbal remedies.   In this blog post, I’ve gathered 10 pretty project ideas you can make, but if you’re looking for even more creative ideas, be sure to check out my newly updated eBook, Things to Make With Roses. It includes 40 … Continue reading

10 Things to Make With Plantain

coconut plantain balm

Plantain is a common leafy green weed found all over the world. If you have a yard or have visited a park before, you’ve likely spotted or stepped on plantain! Like most things deemed as “weeds”, plantain offers an array of good-for-you benefits. According to Richo Cech, author of my well-loved and oft-used copy of Making Plant Medicine, plantain is specific for treating skin problems such as acne or eczema. It’s also antiseptic and astringent and is the … Continue reading

How to Make A Simple Natural Homemade Soap

How to make an all natural simple organic soap recipe from scratch

This simple natural soap tutorial was created for those seeking an uncomplicated basic recipe, making it perfect for beginning soap makers and those with multiple skin sensitivities. It features: lots of olive oil, for its gentle, skin-conditioning properties coconut oil (or babassu oil – if allergic), to add hardness and bubbles castor oil, to help promote a better lather For this project, I used a small 4-inch silicone loaf mold that yields 4 bars of soap, so it’s … Continue reading

Cooling Aloe Plantain Cubes

aloe & plantain cubes

Only two simple ingredients are required to make these natural skin soothing cubes. Stash them in your freezer and pull out as needed for sunburn, minor scrapes, rashes and other skin irritations.   Links to Mountain Rose Herbs & Amazon are affiliate links. If you click on one and make a purchase, I earn a small commission for sending a customer their way. This costs you nothing extra, but helps to supply the funds to support this … Continue reading