Adding these traditional herbs to soup adds healthy benefits as well as flavor. Plus, it’s easy enough for kids to put these together (and they enjoy it!) https://botanicalalchemyandapothecary.com/bouquet-garni-traditional-herbs
Everyone knows what gifting a red rose means, but many other flowers, herbs, and trees have special meaning. Here’s a peak into the age-old language of nature: https://botanicalalchemyandapothecary.com/the-language-of-nature
Ease joint pain with herbs, enzymes, and natural supplements.
Making herbal concoctions for medicinal purposes used to be a part of the daily lives of our ancestors, and is still very much a part of people’s lives around the world today. My latest course shows how easy it is to do. Click here to access the preview.
We all know people who belittle medicinal herb usage. They roll their eyes when talk of natural medicines of any sort come up and claim it’s all hogwash and snake oil. I generally try not engage in dialogue with these types because I feel if they want to miss out on the health and beauty herbs offer, then that is their call. But if you are more apt to engage in these conversations (good for you!), here are some points that might help: Herbalism Today and Blue Zones
Here are a couple of easy ideas for giving your mom (or partner) a special homemade gift she will actually use.
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
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.
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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!