Make Your Own Hydrosol

What’s a hydrosol? A hydrosol is the floral water that remains through a steam distillation of plant material, and are often a by-product of the production of essential oils.  Since I was trimming up some of my herbs, I thought this would be a good time to make a hydrosol. Make Your Own Hydrosol contains some… [Read More]

7 Ways to Use Herbs from the Garden

If you’ve started growing herbs this year, or if you’ve been growing them for a while, you may be looking for some good uses for these very versatile plants.  After all according to Merriam-Webster, an herb is a plant or plant part valued for its medicinal, savory, or aromatic qualities. That bring us a whole… [Read More]

Top 10 Projects Using Essential Oils

It seems like every where I go I see and hear people talking about Essential Oils. On Facebook, on the sidebar of many blogs and recently at my hair salon. I have been using essential oils since the late 1990’s when I owned the herbal gift shop with my sister. So many of the products… [Read More]

DIY Gardener’s Hand Soap in a Mason Jar

I couldn’t resist buying some of the beautiful heritage mason jars in green. I also bought a pump and lid Factory Direct Crafts to make the jar into a handy soap dispenser which I think is a great look that I have been coveting for a while. They are not very expensive but if you have the time… [Read More]

Rose Petal Glycerin Soap

Glycerin soap, also known as melt and pour soap, is a fun craft and super easy to work with, even for kids. Another throw back to my herbal gift shop days, the ability to make this handmade quick gift is easier than ever today. Rose Petal Glycerin Soap  You can buy the base soap at… [Read More]

DIY Dry Oil Body Spray

Back when my sister and I ran the herbal gift shop we used to sell many herbal related bath and body products. One company, Thymes®, had a fantastic dry body oil spray that I loved and I still have, though it’s virtually empty. Instead of buying a new bottle of spray I wondered if this was… [Read More]