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]

A Handmade Christmas Gift – Bayberry Candles

In colonial times, it was quite a find to discover that boiling bayberry berries produced a beautiful wax that was fragrant and burned cleanly. The only problem was that it took many, many berries, as much as 15 pounds to produce one pound of wax. This is why we don’t see many today but you… [Read More]