Pretty Layered Oatmeal Baths

Pretty Layered Oatmeal Baths

Oatmeal baths are wonderfully soothing for that dry, itchy skin that sometimes happens during the winter.  Heart opening roses in the bath restores the nervous system while cleansing and toning the skin.  Or if you use lavender blossoms the result is a cleansing and refreshing yet relaxing bath.  The water becomes silky soft and fragrant with these super easy to-make baths. 

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The Gift Of Herbal Infused Honey

The Gift Of Herbal Infused Honey

Did you know you can infuse herbs in honey?  Well, yes you can!  And you end up with a little jar of heaven.  The herbs kindly give themselves to the honey resulting in a sweet, gentle preparation that not only tastes amazing but has the healing properties of the herbs and honey all contained in a little jar.   The perfect present for friends, family, teachers and, of course, for yourself!

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Spiced Winter Warmer Nighttime Rum

Spiced Winter Warmer Nighttime Rum

Some nights call for a tasty little something with a kick.  Something to warm you up and help you feel calm.  This yummy rum is full of warming herbs that gently stimulate digestion and circulation.  It also has relaxing nervine herbs which help to calm the nervous system and ease you right off to sleep.  

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Luscious Lavender Vanilla Bean Body Care

Luscious Lavender Vanilla Bean Body Care

The fresh relaxing scent of lavender mixed with sensuous vanilla makes one of my favorite scent combinations.  They play off each other in an intriguing way that is truly divine.  Plus both of these lovely plants offer wonderful benefits to the body and mind that I find are perfect for the winter and holiday season.

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Simple Herbal Gift Giving ~ A Guide To Creating 4 Herbal Body Care Gifts

Simple Herbal Gift Giving ~ A Guide To Creating 4 Herbal Body Care Gifts

This guide has complete instructions for how to make bath salts, aromatherapy spritzers, shea body butter and salt & sugar scrubs for gifting.  There is also a little guide to essential oils included to help you with your blending!

 

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Grape Harvest Herbal Syrup

Grape Harvest Herbal Syrup

In my yard resides a beautiful gnarly grapevine.  It grows along my fence and at times threatens to overtake a lovely Italian plum tree I have planted there.  Every year perfect full bunches of grapes form all along the vine.  In the Autumn they hang heavy, deeply purple and full of seeds.  Their flavor is intense and beautiful, almost too much to sit and munch on for longer than a few minutes.  

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4 Ways To Share Herbalism With Kids

4 Ways To Share Herbalism With Kids

This week I have a this fun little guest post over at  Red and Honey that is all about one of my favorite things, sharing herbs with kids!  

Children and herbs go together like two peas in a pod.  For almost a decade I have had the pleasure of working with children and herbs at a little home-based preschool and I have yet to meet a kiddo who isn’t fascinated by herbs.

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