Blue Chamomile Face Cream – Updated Version

Blue chamomile Cream

This rich face cream contains an assortment of flowers and herbs, along with precious blue chamomile essential oil – known for its xx It’s most suited for dry and/or mature skin types. Before starting, make sure to sterilize all utensils, bowls, beaters, and jars – I use the sanitize cycle on my dishwasher. Because this cream contains herbal teas, the shelf life will be much shorter compared to store-bought creams. If you store this cream … Continue reading

Three Nursing Balms for New Mothers

3 Nursing Balms for New Mothers

Several of my friends are having new babies! I’ve made a variety of nursing balms lately for some of them, so thought I’d share a few recipes with you today. I’m trying something different by posting three difficulty levels from super-easy to a bit more involved. That way, there’s something for everyone. I’m not sure that will work for all future recipes, but I like the idea, so will keep trying to implement it. There … Continue reading

Aches & Pains Balm Recipe

Aches & Pains Balm

I designed this Aches & Pains Balm (which I sometimes call Muscle & Joint Rub) specifically for my dad, who has bursitis and arthritis. My dad is a fabulous man; he has worked hard his whole life – often so much that his hands would crack and bleed. He is unselfish and kind and is one of the most honest and true people you will ever meet. Who you see in public, who you see at … Continue reading

Violet Leaf Balm – For Eczema, Fibrocystic Breasts

How to Make Violet Leaf Balm

Although violet blossoms are long gone from our area, the leaves have persisted in spite of the dry, hot weather and can still be found flourishing in shady spots around my house. I’ve touched on it before, but wanted to highlight today just how beneficial those violet leaves can be. Violet leaf is a wonderful soother of inflamed skin and can help tame rashes, hives & eczema. It can moisturize, tone and heal the skin. My … Continue reading

Kudzu Jelly

Kudzu Flower Jelly

This is one of those regional recipes – if you live in the south-eastern USA, you know exactly what kudzu is. If you don’t…. well, it’s this big invasive green vine that grows everywhere down here! Where I’m at, in Virginia, the plant is just starting to flower and will do so until September. We are ‘blessed’ with a large amount of kudzu on parts of the trail going down to our creek. When the … Continue reading

Roasted Tomato & Garlic Sauce

This is pretty much the easiest tomato sauce you’ll ever make! The original recipe came from Everyday Grain-Free Gourmet by Jodi Bager & Jenny Lass. Those ladies put out some amazing recipes – all grain free, honey-sweetened and SCD friendly. You can size this recipe any way you like – it all depends on how many tomatoes you have on hand. All you’ll need to make Roasted Tomato & Garlic Sauce is: Fresh Tomatoes Fresh … Continue reading

Dream Cookies

When I first found out my son had to go gluten-free and had a pile of food sensitivies to boot, a friend-of-a-friend who had been down that road before, loaned me a great allergy cookbook that focused on using a rotation diet to keep from developing further food allergies. The name of both book and author completely escape me now, much to my regret, because I’d love to revisit its pages. These cookies drew me … Continue reading