Herbal Shampoo- My weekend D.I.Y. project

Herbal Shampoo- My weekend D.I.Y. project

At the D.I.Y. Herbal Spa meetup last Sunday, we briefly touched on hair care, and Brittany mentioned she makes her own shampoo with liquid castile soap, herbal infusion, apple cider vinegar, and I forget what else. Because shampoo is packaged in plastic bottles and because…

D.I.Y. Herbal Spa Meetup

D.I.Y. Herbal Spa Meetup

“The way to health is to have an aromatic bath and scented massage every day.” -Hippocrates BIG THANKS to Jennifer Goodheart at Acadia Herbals, Brittany Wood Nickerson of Thyme Herbal, and everyone at the “D.I.Y. Herbal Spa Meetup” on Sunday! SO much fun to relax and swap tips and…

Bathtub Therapy

Bathtub Therapy

Stressful day? Try some “Bathtub Therapy” (or, when the going gets tough, the tough get into the tub)! Baths can be so soothing, both for body and mind. When I’m feeling fritzed, there’s nothing better than sinking into a big tub with a cup of…

Autumn chill? Add a little spice!

Autumn chill? Add a little spice!

Autumn seems to have started early for me! I’ve been cold and craving spicy teas like this awesome Herbal Chai for a couple of weeks already! Ingredients: 1 part Star Anise 1 part Ginger (1 part if dried, 2 parts if fresh) 1 part Cardamom…

Do you Drink or Wear your tea?

Do you Drink or Wear your tea?

I’ve been growing Holy Basil in the garden for three years and only fall deeper in love with each passing season! When you meet this plant, you understand instantly why it is so revered; its fragrance is truly heavenly! Being so useful medicinally while being…

Catch Me, I’m Swooning!

Catch Me, I’m Swooning!

Never one to swoon over roses before, I’ve suddenly become a devotee. It could be my age, I will admit. Roses are said to have a special pull for (ahem) “mature” women, and I’m now 43. But I lean towards the idea that it’s more…