The winter months can get very cold, sucking the moisture out of the air and leaving us with a very dry environment.
This dry environment can be hard on our skin.
Now when you add the winds, freezing temperatures and indoor heat the dry air will become much worse, and as the temperatures drop so does the humidity and humidity below 30% can really wreak havoc on your skin. Continue reading
Cannabis and Pain Management
As more research has been done into the use of Cannabis and pain management we are also learning about the other cannabinoids that make up this plant and that they vary depending on the strain.
THC is a cannabinoid found in cannabis plants – we all know that THC is what gives a person that high feeling, or stoned as some people call it. Continue reading
About Lavender Essential Oil
Lavender is a perennial herb native to Europe, the Mediterranean, East Africa, Southwest Asia and Southeast India. The lavender plant grows to a height between 18 and 24 inches and have gray feathery leaves. The flowers grow on spikes above the leaves and range in color from light to dark purple.
It requires about 250 pounds of lavender to produce about 16 ounces of essential oils.
Aroma –The scent of Lavender is described as sweet, herbal and floral. The scent is said to calm the mind, help to ease tension and stress as well as relax the body, mind and spirit. Continue reading
Suffering from Eczema most of my life I began making my own soap when I was in my twenties. It took a long time of testing and trying before I came up with some recipes that really worked well for me.
Some of my handmade soap ready for the market
Natural soap recipes are by far the best!
Soap made with skin loving oils will help to keep your skin moisturized, which in my case I found to be half the battle with the eczema. Continue reading
Head lice those dreaded tiny insects that almost every child seems to have at one time or another, there are ways to get rid of these nasty creatures naturally and learn some other home remedies.
What is head lice?
Head lice is a tiny, wingless insect that feeds on tiny amounts of blood that is draws from the scalp. They live on the scalp among the hairs. The term lice refers to more than one. One is referred to as a Louse. Continue reading
Wild Roses grow like weeds in the area we live in, I pick the rose hips every year and make infused oils for soaps and lotions and jellies and purees for a food source during the winter.
Rose hips are rich in vitamins A, B, E and K and one rose hip contains more Vitamin C than one orange. Continue reading
Rosemary may also be called “dew of the sea” or “anthos” it is a perennial her native to the Mediterranean Region. The leaves of this plant are needle-like with small flowering tops that can be white, pink, blue or purple.
Rosemary is a drought tolerant plant, easy to grow and very resistant to pests.
Witch Hazel Benefits and Uses
An inexpensive useful Herb
Witch Hazel (Hammamelis Virginiana) grows naturally in some parts of North America, from Ontario east in Canada into South Florida and Texas.
The oil itself comes from the leaves and twigs of the tree and is an incredible astringent. Continue reading
Charcoal (Black Soap) Recipe
Here is some charcoal soap I have curing – it will cure for approximately 4 weeks before being labelled for sale
Activated Charcoal added to your soap can really help your skin. Continue reading
Black Soap (Charcoal Soap)
It sounds bizarre, but activated charcoal is used in natural soaps and cleansers all over the world and has a number of different benefits. It has been used for thousands of years by many cultures.
Most notably, the ancient Egyptians used activated charcoal in poultices to keep wounds clean and free of infection because of its natural disinfectant properties.
It has also been used as an antidote to poisons and to detoxify the body. Continue reading