A salve is basically just something applied topically to heal the skin. It can be a balm, ointment, or cream. They are made with oils and waxes to create a semi-solid material. To keep them shelf stable and nearly solid, there typically isn’t any water content, except when a small amount of tincture is added. […]
If I were to venture a guess, I’d say that lavender is one of the most well known and admired herbs. It can be more picky to grow than some of the other herbs which we’ve covered in this series, but it’s still an easy keeper and its benefits are countless.
By now, if you’ve been following along you know that most bath and body products have a mysterious chemical brew with known questionable ingredients. Synthetic fragrances are a big issue. They have been linked to reproductive issues, allergies, and other problems.1 There’s also DMDM hydantoin (also called glydant), a preservative because of how it releases […]
Astragalus is a Chinese legume, often used in culinary medicine in healing soups or other nourishing foods. It is an adaptogen, which means that it helps the body return to normal function, especially during times of stress. It is safe for most situations, even with long term use as there are no known contradications. It […]
Love herbal tea but tired of buying expensive boxes of the same old blends? Make you own herbal tea and tea bags and save money but also create an tea experience of your very own.
Learn how to make your own herb-infused oil to be used in healing body products including salves, creams, + lip balms. It’s easy and incredibly rewarding!