Super Healing Cold Sore Lip Balm

Lemon balm is a powerful antiviral, proven to banish cold sores. Use this DIY super healing cold sore lip balm recipe to help fight & prevent cold sores. It also makes a great all-purpose lip balm for everyday use! If you’ve followed my blog for a while, you’ll know that a lot of my inspiration for learning to use herbs came from the health issues my son had when he was small. In the middle … Continue reading

Things To Do With Calendula (FREE eBook)

Things to Do With Calendula Free eBook

Hi everyone! I hope you enjoyed the calendula recipes I posted this week! I’ve included them, along with a few others, in a free mini eBook that I wanted to share with you today. There are no strings attached and nothing to sign up for, just click the link below and grab your copy! Click HERE for “Things To Do With Calendula.” It’s a small PDF file, so be sure to go ahead and download … Continue reading

Calendula Oil & Salve

Calendula Salve

This week on the blog, I’m sharing ways that you can use calendula. What I really love about this sunny flower is that it’s: extremely easy to grow from seed is safe enough to use on a baby or pet is a potent skin healer and is a powerful fighter of germs and inflammation By letting the flowers infuse in oil, we’re able to extract many of those properties and incorporate them into easy-to-use products … Continue reading

Peppermint Rose Lip Balm

Peppermint Rose Lip Balm

Today, we’re going to turn roses into lip balm! This is a recipe from my newest eBook, Things To Make With Roses. To make this, first you’ll need some rose petals. You can either go outside and gather these off of the roses growing around your home, or you can order dried, organic petals online from a place such as Mountain Rose Herbs. If using fresh roses, spread them out in a single layer on … Continue reading

Calendula – A Natural Remedy for Irritated Eyes

Calendula Eyewash for Irritated Eyes

I started off this past weekend trying to tame an antique climbing rose that had been long neglected and was overtaking my porch. Not that I mind roses overtaking my porch usually, but this one has lethally large thorns and was making it where we couldn’t use our porch swing. I’ve never tried to catch five angry cats in a barrel of nails, but that comparison crossed my mind several times while I was untangling … Continue reading

Lavender Salve Recipe using Essential Oils (With Free Labels)

Lavender Salve Recipe with Printable Labels

So many people express frustration with trying to label their homemade creations that I thought I’d start including printable labels to go along with my recipes, when suitable. The labels are sized to fit the 1 and 2 ounce screwtop type tins that are available from Specialty Bottle. You’ll probably be able to find similar tins elsewhere, but to date, they have the best price that I’ve found. The label for the 2 ounce tin … Continue reading

Homemade Herbal Shampoo

How to Make Your Own DIY Herbal Shampoo

My foray into homemade herbal shampoo began last summer. Up until that time, I just used whatever cheap shampoo I could get my hands on. Times were tight and my beloved salon shampoos were most certainly not in the budget. However, I was pretty uncomfortable with the thought of us being exposed to all of those weird sounding chemicals and knew I could do better than that. I got the framework for this shampoo from … Continue reading

Cocoa Honey Lip Balm Recipe

Cocoa Honey Lip Balm Recipe

This is a fun lip balm that I originally made up to go with my Halloween costume (I was a honeybee!) The plan was to carry a little basket of them to hand out as “treats” at the Halloween party I was heading to. The reality is that I’m such a scatter-brain that I left them sitting on my kitchen counter! Oops! This cocoa honey lip balm isn’t overtly chocolatey or honey tasting (because heavily … Continue reading