Spa Bath At Home

My favorite way to relax, treat aches and pains, insomnia, and my fibromyalgia, is simple soak in the tub.  But by adding two or three ingredients, they turn my bath in a private retreat. Choose one or more of the following salts and oils to create your own spa: Salts Epsom Salt In water, it … Continue reading Spa Bath At Home

Homemade Rose Clay Facial Mask

Rose clay, often referred to as pink clay, is a gentle, natural clay that contains kaolinite. Rose clay is fabulous for most skin types; including sensitive skin. Rose clay provides gentle exfoliation, helps to draw toxins from the skin, helps to increase circulation, reduces skin irritation, and helps to reduce inflammation. Most rose clay facials … Continue reading Homemade Rose Clay Facial Mask

Homemade Mineral Eye Shadows

There's a lot of interest in natural makeup lately.  I've already shared my Homemade Plant Based Powder Foundation and now I will share my mineral eye shadow recipe. I've tried to make eye shadows from plant materials only, but can't get those beautiful colors that minerals give.  I use mica and iron oxides, and they are safe … Continue reading Homemade Mineral Eye Shadows

Ginger Syrup Recipe

Just the name, Zingiber Officinale promises a great surprise.  But, it's no secret that ginger works well for motion sickness. But, there's must more to this rhizome than you think. Ginger is one of the most ancient spices worldwide. It has become well-known for its health benefits, which include its ability to boost bone health, strengthen the immune system, … Continue reading Ginger Syrup Recipe

Homemade Plant Based Powder Foundation

Store-brought foundations have words listed in the ingredients that normal people can't pronounce. Not to mention what it does to our skin and eyes. This all natural herbal and plant powder foundation is beautifully sheer, but good for your skin too. You don't have to worry about itchy red eyes and skin, and inhaling harmful … Continue reading Homemade Plant Based Powder Foundation

Motherwort Tincture

This is one of the tinctures I'm making today.  Motherwort is a favorite of mine and I use it everyday. It has many uses, but these are reasons I use it: cramps heart palpitations nervousness insomnia high blood pressure   It's very bitter, and a tea is hard to swallow, so, I make a tincture.  … Continue reading Motherwort Tincture

Homemade Pain And Varicose Veins Liniment

This is a great recipe for varicose veins, joint pain, muscle aches, and it's all natural. Ingredients 1/2 oz. yarrow (like this) 1/2 oz. calendula (like this) 1/2 oz. St. John's Wort (like this) .10 oz. cayenne (like this) .10 oz. ginger, ground or pieces witch hazel (like this)   Three Easy Steps Infusion Lightly pack all … Continue reading Homemade Pain And Varicose Veins Liniment

Herbs and Spices Simmering Pot

Make your home smell wonderful with dried herbs simmering on the stove or in an electric simmering pot.  Choose the herbs according to the season.  With Thanksgiving and Christmas upon us again, fill your home with warm delicious aromas of cinnamon, cloves, oranges, fennel seed, star anise, fir and needles, and pine needles. Lavender flowers … Continue reading Herbs and Spices Simmering Pot

Herbal Face Steam

Weekly herbal face steaming is very beneficial to your skin, and it's easy to do at home. Forget the expensive facial treatments, and opt for this herbal face steam instead. With all of the dirt, pollution and toxins we’re exposed to on a daily basis, our skin can really take a beating.  The nutrients from … Continue reading Herbal Face Steam

Uva Ursi

Common Names - Uva Ursi , Bearberry Botanical Name - Arctostaphylos uva-ursi Family - ERICACEAE   Uva Ursi, is a small groundcover shrub distributed throughout northern latitudes and in high altitudes further south. The plant produces small; stiff evergreen leaves that last 1-3 years before falling.  In late spring, white to pink flowers bloom, eventually producing ¼- to … Continue reading Uva Ursi