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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 …

Lavender Hair Rinse

Do you ever feel like you need a “time-out?”   A special break– away from the moment, not because you ‘got in trouble,’ but, because you’re feeling troubled? When I feel that way I rely on lavender to soothe and ease my woes.  Lavandula angustifolia has been cultivated for centuries …

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 …

Conditioning Hair Rinse

Something amazing happened this week! I ran out of hair conditioner! 🙂 I have been waiting for this for a while, since my last conditioner was a huge bottle.  I have been on a quest to make all of my own body care products, because I firmly believe that if …

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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