Organic Homemade Pup Shampoo & Rinse

Organic Homemade Pup Shampoo & Rinse

Organic Homemade Dog Shampoo Recipe So this is our pup. She is our devil pup. It's been about a year since she's joined our family and since I am doing a post on dog shampoo I figure why not introduce her. Ladies and gentlemen, this is Kaya. No we didn't name her Kaya for that reason, But after we figured out what it meant we didn't change it either so..... She is the sweetest pup in the world, she is very well trained she loves us so very much, BUT she's the devil. I know, you're thinking wait, how can that be her face is so sweet looking? Well....... She has torn up almost every single drip line throughout the [...]

A Journey into the World of Essential Oils

A Journey into the World of Essential Oils

Essential Oils? When someone around says, "oh man I've got a neck tension." and your response is, "Oh I have peppermint oil if you'd like." and they look at you like you're a crazy weirdo, don't lose your confidence homie. The more we look like weirdos, the more we spread the word! If you are reading this and you are the one who looked at someone like they were a weirdo for offering you peppermint oil for your neck tension. Keep on a reading yo! Let me please change your mind. What in the world are essential oils? Essential oils are volatile aromatic compounds found in seeds, barks, stems, flowers, roots and other parts of plants. What the heck are [...]

Medicinal Herb Series: 6 Benefits of Lavender

Medicinal Herb Series: 6 Benefits of Lavender

Medicinal herb series: Lavender Oh my, let's talk lavender for a second shall we. I mean, there is nothing quite like it. The fragrance just fills the air with this delicate aroma. The flowers stand tall and proud. The deep purple color just pops against the muted green leaves. It is just a heavenly plant that is filled with medicinal properties that you should not be without. Let's do it to it. Growing lavender Lavender, or lavendula angustifolia, part of the mint family. It is a drought tolerant plant that loves full sun. Allowing for adequate soil drainage can help keep this plant happy and thriving. Lavender is a bush that grows best in zones 5-9. It is a hardy [...]

Medicinal Herbs Series: Chamomile

Medicinal Herbs Series: Chamomile

Medicinal Herb Series: Chamomile Let's talk about chamomile for a bit shall we. Chamomile is one of my favorite herbs, much like lavender. Chamomile is insanely safe to use and is one of those herbs you must have on hand for babies and kids. I'm sure you have indulged in a chamomile tea or two in your life time. So let's dive in and explore what what it can really do. Growing Chamomile There are two types of chamomile, Roman chamomile (chamaemelum nobile) and German chamomile (Matricaria recutita) They are both grown best in zones 3 to 9. (Check your growing zone here) Chamomile enjoys full sun but can tolerate part shade. It is a drought tolerant plant, needing water [...]

Comfrey and Lavender Salve Recipe

Comfrey and Lavender Salve Recipe

Let's make a comfrey lavender salve people. How do you make a salve? A salve is an ointment made with healing properties. And as with most things I try and do, this comfrey lavender salve recipe is super duper easy man. You can literally make a salve with any dried herbs or oils. I choose to make a comfrey and lavender salve because well, if you don't know by now comfrey is just straight up amazing and lavender is just heavenly. So there ya go. Let's roll shall we. There are a few ways to make a salve. You can use dried herbs from your garden or Mountain Rose Herbs, which I've been super pleased with. Or you can add essential [...]