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Kokum Butter Salve

Kokum butter. This skin-rejuvenating, healing butter is dervived from the kokum, or mangosteen tree, indiginous to India. (Garcinia indica). Kokum oil (butter) contains 60-65% saturated fatty acid making it solid at room temperature. Kokum butter is prized for it’s skin healing properties, and is a favorite for many making their …

Strawberry Leaf ~ Fragaria vesca

OK, so my strawberry patch is officially out of control 🙂  Along with the pain-in-the-butt, non-edible portion of my yard, and parts of my garden.  Last summer I was enormous, read: 8,9, and 10 months pregnant, (and on bed rest), so, needless to say everything growing is quite neglected.  With …

Homemade Toothpaste In A Tube

One of my personal goals for my thirtieth year, was a heightened focus on my own dental health.  Now that I have a child’s dental health to consider as well, the pressure it really on! Disenchanted with conventional toothpastes and what they don’t  have to offer, I have been cruising …

Make Your Own: Solid Perfume

I have been on a “kitchen cosmetics” kick lately.  I can’t help it, it’s what makes me happy:) If you are my facebook friend, you know that not too long ago, I received my order from Mountain Rose Herbs! It’s my treat to myself for being such a good girl …

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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