Hello! I’ve been working on putting together an essential oil course and wanted to let you know that it is about finished, so please expect an email from me in the next day or two if you are an email subscriber to Botanical Alchemy & Apothecary. I wanted to thank my subscribers for being there, and also was hoping for some feedback, so the email will include a discount code to view the course for free. There will be a limited number (because I assume not all of you will choose to take the course) so if you are definitely interested, please let me know so I can get you the information first. You can preview the course on my page “Courses” on the website. Thank you for reading this blog and being part of this community! I hope to see you at Botanical Alchemy & Apothecary!
Here are a couple of easy ideas for giving your mom (or partner) a special homemade gift she will actually use.
Think there’s nothing you can do for a bump or bruise? Think again!
(This guy looks like he could use a few supplements.)
The natural world has plenty of help to offer those that have insomnia or just occasional sleep issues. Whether you want to work from the outside with essential oils, or take supplements internally, there’s something for everyone. Here’s the link.
Here’s the quick method to making an herbal oil. I used rose buds but you can use any dried herb in the same way. If you want to try the Folk Method instead, it’ll take longer but no artificial heat is needed so it’s a tad easier, especially if you are crafting with kids. Either way, herbal oils are fun to make and so useful~ you can use them just as you would any oil on your body, face, hair, or in a bath. You can use them to make salves, body butter, serums, body scrubs, perfumes, and more. Rose oil would make a lovely Mother’s Day gift and you have time to do the Folk Method if you prefer as long as you start soon. Happy Creating!
It’s not too soon to start thinking about a Father’s Day DIY gift, and this Bay Rum aftershave is my new favorite thing to make. You can even just stop after making the Bay Rum and gift it as a great smelling cologne. Here’s the How To: https://botanicalalchemyandapothecary.com/bay-rum-aftershave-and-toner
My friend showed me how making wool dryer balls to replace fabric softener is not only environmentally friendly, but budget friendly too!
This recipe is a fun one to do with kids because the process of whipping the cooled, melted liquid into a butter is quite magical to witness. And that’s just a start of the beauty alchemy because it also transforms dry patches, hands, feet, and elbows, into soft, silky, moisturized parts. Try putting a big scoopful on your feet before bed with socks, or on your hands, and see how different your hands and/or feet are in the morning.
Full recipe is here:
Enjoy this last week of February! My kids have their first snow day of the year today so it seems winter is sticking around here. I hope you are getting some hints of spring wherever you are!
Click the link to see the video showing finishing process to making your own herbal tincture. If you missed the first part of the process, it’s here.
Toner is one of the easiest things to make for your green beauty routine. Follow this link for the quick how-to.