Honey Soft Hands Scrub

DIY Honey Soft Hands Scrub

This homemade scrub will leave your hands soft and silky feeling! To make Honey Soft Hands Scrub: You’ll need just a few items,  which should be found at your local grocery store: 1/4 cup coarse sea salt 1 1/2 tablespoons softened coconut oil 1 1/2 tablespoons liquid castile soap (like Dr. Bronner’s) 1 teaspoon honey Mix all of the ingredients together, until thoroughly blended. If you’d like, you can add a drop or two of … Continue reading

Peppermint Rose Lip Balm

Peppermint Rose Lip Balm

Today, we’re going to turn roses into lip balm! This is another recipe from my newest eBook, Things To Do With Roses. (If you’re interested in seeing other projects from the book, check out: Rose Petal Salve, Rose Petal Remedy, and Rose Petal Vinegar.) To make this, first, we’re going to need some rose petals. You can either go outside and gather these off of the roses growing around your home, or you can order … Continue reading

Easy Sneaker Fresheners

Easy Sneaker Fresheners

I was in the bookstore the other day with my family and ran across the coolest book: The Complete Illustrated Book of Herbs by Reader’s Digest. It’s filled with beautiful pictures and a lot of great ways to use herbs. I flipped through it a few moments and saw these sneaker fresheners (which they called “Smell Busters”) and thought: “Brilliant!” I bought the book, came home and made some that very night. My hard working … Continue reading

Dandelion Cupcakes

Dandelion Cupcakes with Violas on Top

I recently went to a foraging class and learned a lot of new things! Near the end of the class, we were served dandelion cupcakes with little violets on top. They were so cute, I duplicated them at home. It’s not really a recipe per se, but just general directions. Pick a handful or two of dandelions then wash and dry them thoroughly. Pull off just the yellow petals (the green has a stronger bitter … Continue reading

Peppermint Elderberry Lip Balm Recipe

Peppermint Elderberry Lip Balm

I’m not a lipstick-wearing type of lady. I think it tastes weird and I’m really hesitant about putting something with a giant list of unpronounceable chemicals directly on my lips. I do however, absolutely love this lightly tinted peppermint elderberry lip balm I make using all natural and organic ingredients. The rosy color is provided by a combination of dried elderberries and alkanet root powder, infused in olive or sweet almond oil. I keep a … Continue reading

Coconut-Mango Butter Lip Balm

Coconut Mango Butter Lip Balm

This lip balm is ideal for active people who spend a lot of time outdoors. Mango butter offers a small amount of protection from UV radiation while the jojoba and coconut oils moisturize dry, chapped lips. Calendula is famous for its skin-soothing properties and castor oil tops everything off, lending a soft glossy shine and sealing in all of the healing goodness.   Coconut Mango Butter Lip Balm 1 tablespoon coconut oil 1 tablespoon mango … Continue reading

Five Uses for Hollyhocks

Five Uses for Hollyhocks

Many people don’t realize that the common garden flower, Hollyhock, is completely edible – root, leaves and blossoms – and useful for more than just its charming looks. It’s a direct relation to Marshmallow and can be used interchangeably for that herb; the primary exception being that Hollyhocks have woodier and tougher roots, and are less palatable for eating purposes than Marshmallow’s softer roots. One thing to remember about this plant is that high heat … Continue reading