Sore Muscles Soak

sore muscles soak

I recently had the chance to take a peek at the beginning online herbal class at the Herbal Academy and it looks wonderful!   The first unit has some great recipes scattered throughout, and with permission from them, I selected this one to share with you today. I had all of these ingredients on hand, or growing in my yard and garden, but you can also find dried herbs at  Mountain Rose Herbs or Amazon. I … Continue reading

Garden Mint Soap Recipe

Garden Mint Soap Cold Process Soap Recipe (palm free)

This mint soap recipe is another personal favorite! The French green clay helps soothe skin irritations, while the peppermint essential oil energizes and refreshes the senses. I use fresh mint from my garden to make this, but you can also use dried. Any type of mint that you have on hand will work in this recipe: peppermint, spearmint, pineapple mint, apple mint, orange mint and so forth. This is a Cold Process Soap recipe. You can … 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

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

Rose-Petal Peppermint Drops

rose petal peppermint drops

These peppermint drops were inspired by a recipe for Herbal Candy Drops contained in A Kid’s Herb Book, written by Lesley Tierra. It’s an enchanting tome filled with facts, folklore, ideas & recipes aimed at introducing children to the wonderful world of herbs. I highly recommend it (for grownups too!) I took their basic recipe and used rose petal & lemon infused water instead of the herbal tea called for. Roses have cooling, anti-inflammatory properties … Continue reading