Sunflower Lip Balm (Using Vegan Sunflower Wax)

Sunflower Wax Lip Balm

A few months ago, I was browsing through a new-to-me online candle & soap supply store (Nature’s Garden) and saw an intriguing thing: Sunflower Wax. Since I adore sunflowers in general, I just had to buy some and see how it worked as a vegan option for lip balms and salves. I placed my order, it arrived in an impressively short time and then… I set it aside and forgot all about it! It wasn’t … Continue reading

Using Fresh Mint to Make Lip Balms & Salve (3 Recipes)

Using Fresh Mint to Make Lip Balm & Salve

Last week, I shared 12 ways to use up an abundance of Lemon Balm. Today, I’m going to highlight its equally prolific cousin: Mint. Though it attracts beneficial insects and has many practical uses for home and health, mint can quickly become unruly in the garden. Be sure to plant it in an out of the way spot or a container to help keep it reigned in a bit. Besides common peppermint or spearmint, you … Continue reading

12+ Things to Do With Lemon Balm

bath bag filled with fresh rose petals and fresh lemon balm leaves

Lemon balm is an easy to grow herb that not only attracts bees to the garden, but is also a great anti-viral with relaxing properties that are helpful for soothing frayed nerves and calming hyper children. Traditionally, it’s been used to gently treat colic and upset stomach in everyone from infants to elders. A leaf can be chewed to freshen the breath or crushed and placed on a bug bite to help ease the itch. … Continue reading

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 Soap

Calendula Soap Recipe

This is a mild, unscented calendula soap bar that’s gentle enough to use on almost everyone from babies to grandmothers. (Always do a small patch test first though, to be sure.) It’s made with calendula infused oil and calendula tea. (Directions on how to make the oil can be found HERE and how to make the tea, HERE.) This is a Cold Process Soap recipe. All measurements are by weight. You must have an accurate digital … 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