Lip Balm DIY

Need a fun and easy project to keep the kids busy over the spring break? I workshopped this DIY lip balm recipe a couple of years ago at our open studio and it was a great hit!  This recipe uses no icky ingredients, is super moisturizing, and its herbal and essential oil blend make it … Continued

Lexicon: Chamomile

Common Name: Chamomile Latin Name: Matricaria chamomilla Well known for its calming properties, chamomile is gentle but effective medicine. A healing wonder, dating back to Egyptian times, its uses range from digestive, muscle spasms, tension, inflammation and infection. This aromatic flower is reminiscent of the scent of apple. Rewarding to grow in the garden, once … Continued

Edible Hostess Gifts

Party season challenges us to find thoughtful, unique hostess gifts without breaking the bank. We spend an hour or so crafting various types of herbal oils; stocking our gift cupboard with pretty little gifts for all of our wonderful hostesses and last minute invitations. For an environmentally minded gift, keep watch throughout the year for … Continued