How to Make Violet Leaf Salve

How to Make Violet Leaf Salve

Here’s a recipe for violet leaf salve, which is especially useful for eczema, dry skin, and swollen lymph nodes. While violet flowers are almost gone where I live, the leaves will still flourish in shady spots around my house for months to come. I’ve touched on it before, but wanted to highlight today just how…

Chickweed Melt & Pour Soap

Chickweed Melt & Pour Soap

Chickweed (and optional violet leaves) combine to create a soft natural green color in this skin soothing melt and pour soap. This soap is a fun and useful way to use two abundant springtime weeds! Chickweed (Stellaria media) is a nourishing plant that’s used to promote lymph flow, and as a skin-soothing agent for itchy…

Violet Flower Glycerite

Violet Flower Glycerite

Considered by some to be nothing more than a weed, the common violet actually has many health benefits to offer us. The edible flowers and leaves are: When I think of ways to use violets, I try to remember that they are primarily cooling, soothing and moisturizing. So, if you have a dry, itchy throat…