Handmade Gifts – Bayberry Candles

When my sister and I owned the herbal gift shop, selling bayberry candles at Christmas time was a big hit. They smelled really great, and we offered a little “good luck” tag (shown below) to go along with the candle.  Bayberry Candles – For “Good Luck” in the New Year may contain some affiliate links for… [Read More]

Pressed Flower Mason Jar Candles

This is the year of the cicadas where I live, and I don’t know if it’s just me, but it sure seems a little extra buggy outside. I decided to make some pressed flower mason jar candles to deter these pesky insects. Especially after reading an article from the CDC ranking lemon eucalyptus essential oil right up… [Read More]

DIY Essential Oil Diffuser

When my sister and I ran an herbal gift shop we sold a lot of essential oils, items made with essential oils, and accessories to go with essential oils. One, was a pretty ceramic diffuser, that you heated water with a few drops of the essential oil(s), simply from a tea light below. So, recently when I was… [Read More]

Flower Pot Centerpiece

My sister showed me a picture of something a friend of hers made. It was a flower pot centerpiece. She knew I would want to make one too, and of course, I did. This particular photo showed a terracotta pot within a pot, planted with pansies and a candle in a hurricane vase. Flower Pot… [Read More]