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Lavender~Calendula Lip Balm

Homemade lip balm is so awesome. And so ridiculously easy to make!  It’s a wonder how large companies have managed to screw it up so incredibly!? Oh.  Wait a minute… Petroleum.  Petroleum jelly is an ingredient in many popular chapsticks/lip balms, along with petrolatum and mineral oil.  None of which …

Simple Salve Recipe

Salves are very special to me.  They were my introduction to making my own body care products! Since we are backyard bee keepers, we are blessed with richly scented, fresh, and beautiful beeswax!  (I’m sorry, I’m not trying to make you jealous. It’s just that a girl’s gotta brag about …

Solar-Infused Oils

Infused oils are one of the most easy and versatile projects one can make when working with herbs.  When I was first starting to work with the herbs I grow, I felt intimidated by the process and the first thing I tried was a solar, or “cold” infusion.  It was …

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