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 [...]

Homemade Deodorant

Homemade Deodorant

  Super Simple homemade deodorant. Say what! You heard me mang, homemade deodorant. It really is a satisfying thing to slowly start weeding out commercially made products and replacing them with naturally made products. To tell you the truth, I've gone back and forth with weeding commercial products out. I go for a long time with using homemade products and then I get to busy and can't keep up with making them and resort to buying from the store. We have learned that there has to be a balance. And sometimes you just can't do it all, right? When it comes to homemade products, most people, like me, want to make all of it at once. Laundry detergent, soap, lotion..... [...]