Saturday, June 25, 2016

Naked Beard Butter


Do you want a super simple beard butter that can tame and soften your coarse hair? My three ingredient unscented recipe makes a wonderful smoothing beard butter that will leave your beard shaped, softened and handsome! I used refined coconut oil that is odorless. If you enjoy a light coconut aroma, choose unrefined.

Mountain Rose Herbs offers a really wonderful refined coconut oil. Click HERE to shop.

I chose coconut oil because it is lightweight and easily absorbed into coarse beard hair.

You can buy beeswax bars and pastilles from Mountain Rose Herbs. Click HERE.
In order to thicken up the coconut oil, you can use a little bit of beeswax. If you are vegan or vegetarian, choose carnauba or soy wax in place of the beeswax.

I like to add in Shea Butter to moisturize the skin and keep it from feeling itchy and dry.

Naked Beard Butter
makes about 3 ounces

1.5 ounces refined coconut oil
1 ounce Shea butter
1/2 ounce grated beeswax

Measure the ingredients into a glass measuring cup and sit it in a pan that contains a few inches of simmering water. Stir gently until all ingredients have melted. Remove from heat and carefully pour the hot mixture into a heatproof container with a tight fitting lid. Allow to cool and harden.

To use: Warm a very small amount in your hand to soften and massage through your beard and on your skin. Style your beard as desired.

10 out of 10 "Bearded Beauties" agree that a soft, manageable and well-groomed beard is possible when using my Naked Beard Butter. Enjoy!!!


This information is for educational purposes only, it is not intended to treat, cure, prevent or, diagnose any disease or condition. Nor is it intended to prescribe in any way. This information is for educational purposes only and may not be complete, nor may its data be accurate. As with all herbs,  Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. Keep away from children.  I am an affiliate with Mountain Rose Herbs,please review my disclosure page for details.. Avoid use  unless discussed with your physician. This information is for educational purposes only.  This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.  This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any condition or disease. Green Blessings!!!


Saturday, June 11, 2016

Tattoo Balm

My tattoo balm is like magic! It is protective to the skin and will promote natural healing! The magic part of my tattoo balm recipe is from the herbal infused oils that I use to craft the balm. You can make the herbal infused oils yourself, but I highly suggest you go ahead and purchase them from Mountain Rose Herbs. While you are there, go ahead and purchase the beeswax and the essential oils.

My recipe uses the following herbal infused oils from Mountain Rose Herbs:

A beautiful photo of the Calendula Flower (Calendula officinalis)

Calendula Herbal Oil: It is a very gentle and cooling oil that is soothing to dry and damaged skin. 

Photo of fresh Comfrey (Symphytum officinale)

Comfrey Herbal Oil: Contains the leaves and roots and is great for healing wounds and for promoting skin cell proliferation. Don't apply comfrey herbal oil to open wounds, wait until a scab has formed. 

Plantain in the Summer. (Plantago major)

Plantain Herbal Oil: Is very soothing to the outer skin tissue and can help speed the skin's natural recovery process from wounds and irritations. 

You will also need three essential oils. German Chamomile, Lavender and Tea Tree essential oils. You can purchase them from Mountain Rose Herbs

My recipe makes about four ounces which will last about 3 months or longer depending on the size of the ink!
Tattoo Balm
makes about 4 ounces

1 tablespoon Calendula Infused Oil (get it here)
1 tablespoon Comfrey Infused Oil (get it here)
1 tablespoon Plantain infused Oil (get it here)
1 tablespoon Hemp Seed Oil
1 tablespoon Castor Seed Oil
1 Tablespoon Lanolin Oil (vegans and vegetarians can use Shea Butter or Cocoa Butter instead)
2 (heaping) Tablespoons Beeswax
1/2 teaspoon Vitamin E Oil
15 drops German Chamomile Essential Oil
20 drops Lavender Essential Oil
10 drops Tea Tree Essential Oil

Place the beeswax in a double boiler and melt completely.  Add in the herbal infused oils, Hemp seed Oil, Castor Seed Oil, and Lanolin oil. Stir until mixture is remelted. Turn off the heat. Stir in the Vitamin E oil and the essential oils. Stir quickly and transfer the hot melted tattoo balm to a glass or heatproof container with a tight fitting lid. Apply a thin layer to skin as a protectant and to promote natural healing. 

This information is for educational purposes only, it is not intended to treat, cure, prevent or, diagnose any disease or condition. Nor is it intended to prescribe in any way. This information is for educational purposes only and may not be complete, nor may its data be accurate. As with all herbs,  Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. Keep away from children.  I am an affiliate with Mountain Rose Herbs,please review my disclosure page for details.. Avoid use  unless discussed with your physician. This information is for educational purposes only.  This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.  This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any condition or disease. Green Blessings!!!




Tuesday, June 7, 2016

Dewy Primer Oil

Lightweight, fast-absorbing, Evens Out Skintone, Hydrating, Luminous, Moisturizing. Preps your skin for foundation. 
My Dewy Primer Oil is perfect for dry and mature skin before applying foundation. A few drops of this silky oil leaves your face moisturized, comforted and ready for make up. It smooths dry rough texture and imparts a beautiful healthy glow to your skin.

After you cleanse your face, apply a few drops into your skin. Allow it to fully absorb before applying concealer and foundation. Use as a touch-up during the day too! Just a few drops patted into your skin will reveal a fresh glow.

This oil absorbs in quickly. Use it right after the shower for smooth and dewy skin.

TIP: Do you have oily skin? You can still use this! In fact, you may find that this helps to balance your oil production!
Dewy Primer Oil
makes 1 ounce

( I purchased most of the plant oils from Mountain Rose Herbs)

2 teaspoons Sweet Almond Oil
1 teaspoon Apricot Oil
1 teaspoon Jojoba Oil
1/2 teaspoon Sunflower Oil
10 drops Vitamin E Oil
1/2 teaspoon Argan Oil
1/4 teaspoon Tamanu Oil
1/4 teaspoon Rosehip Oil
1/2 teaspoon Raspberry Seed Oil
4 drops Roman Chamomile Essential Oil
5 drops Lavender Essential Oil

Measure all ingredients into a 1-ounce glass bottle with a dropper. Shake well.

Keep in a cool, dark place. Shelf like is approx. 6 months.


This information is for educational purposes only, it is not intended to treat, cure, prevent or, diagnose any disease or condition. Nor is it intended to prescribe in any way. This information is for educational purposes only and may not be complete, nor may its data be accurate. As with all herbs,  Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. Keep away from children.  I am an affiliate with Mountain Rose Herbs,please review my disclosure page for details.. Avoid use  unless discussed with your physician. This information is for educational purposes only.  This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.  This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any condition or disease. Green Blessings!!!

Monday, June 6, 2016

Revitalize Professional Skin Serum for Dry and Devitalized Skin


A quick-absorbing and high-potency beauty oil that is designed to revitalize and hydrate dry and devitalized skin. This is a highly concentrated formula that contains a nourishing blend of nutritious botanical oils and concentrated essential oils to rejuvenate and protect your beautiful skin.

Revitalize Professional Skin Serum for Dry and Devitalized Skin
Makes 2 ounces

10 ml Olive oil
10 ml Avocado oil
10 ml Jojoba oil
10 ml Rosehip seed oil
8 ml Evening Primrose oil
2 ml Argan oil
1 ml Abyssinian oil
2 ml Pomegranate seed oil
1 ml Cranberry seed oil
2 ml Sea Buckthorn oil
1 ml Blackberry seed oil
1 ml Sweet Almond oil
2 ml Vitamin E oil
4 drops Frankincense essential oil
1 drop Jasmine absolute
1 drop Rose absolute
3 drops Vetiver essential oil
3 drops Neroli essential oil
5 drops Roman Chamomile essential oil
5 drops Carrot seed essential oil
2 drops Patchouli essential oil
2 drops Helichrysum essential oil

Mix all ingredients into a 2 ounce amber glass bottle. Shake well. Transfer to 1/2 ounce amber bottles with droppers. Apply a few drops to freshly cleansed and moist skin. Product will last one year when kept cool and stored in a dark area.

**Not for internal use. Avoid contact with eyes. Keep out of reach of children. If pregnant, suffering from any medical condition or taking medication, consult your physician before using as this formula contains essential oils.

This information is for educational purposes only, it is not intended to treat, cure, prevent or, diagnose any disease or condition. Nor is it intended to prescribe in any way. This information is for educational purposes only and may not be complete, nor may its data be accurate. As with all herbs,  Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. Keep away from children.  I am an affiliate with Mountain Rose Herbs,please review my disclosure page for details.. Avoid use  unless discussed with your physician. This information is for educational purposes only.  This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.  This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any condition or disease. Green Blessings!!!



Wednesday, June 1, 2016

Normalize Professional Skin Serum for Oily Skin

This Professional Skin Serum is PERFECT for Manly Skin!!!
Here is another professional skin serum that I used to sell before I turned my focus to natural perfumery and aromatherapy.  This was a very popular serum for the guys because they tend to have heartier tougher skin that is sometimes oilier that can benefit from this type of serum.

To learn more about why I decided to freely give my professional formulas away, read THIS post. I am sharing five formulas in all.....Enjoy!


Normalize Professional Skin Serum for Oily Skin
Makes 2 ounces

15 ml Jojoba oil
15 ml Hazelnut oil
10 ml Argan oil
5 ml Pomegranate seed oil
5 ml Baobab oil
2 ml Tamanu oil
2 ml Red raspberry seed oil
2 ml Sea Buckthorn oil
2 ml Meadow foam oil
2 ml Vitamin E oil
4 drops German Chamomile essential oil
2 drops Helichrysum essential oil
3 drops Frankincense essential oil
2 drops Rosemary essential oil
3 drops Geranium essential oil
3 drops Palmarosa essential oil
1 drop Neroli essential oil
4 drops Tea tree essential oil
1 drop Green myrtle essential oil

Mix all ingredients into a 2 ounce amber glass bottle. Shake well. Transfer to 1/2 ounce amber bottles with droppers. Apply a few drops to freshly cleansed and moist skin. Product will last one year when kept cool and stored in a dark area.

**Not for internal use. Avoid contact with eyes. Keep out of reach of children. If pregnant, suffering from any medical condition or taking medication, consult your physician before using as this formula contains essential oils.

This information is for educational purposes only, it is not intended to treat, cure, prevent or, diagnose any disease or condition. Nor is it intended to prescribe in any way. This information is for educational purposes only and may not be complete, nor may its data be accurate. As with all herbs,  Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. Keep away from children.  I am an affiliate with Mountain Rose Herbs,please review my disclosure page for details.. Avoid use  unless discussed with your physician. This information is for educational purposes only.  This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.  This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any condition or disease. Green Blessings!!!



Monday, May 30, 2016

DIY Roll On Aromatherapy Remedies

Make your own remedies! Roll-on some instant aromatherapy!
Make your own aromatherapy remedy blends! All you need are a few 10 ml glass roll-on bottles, pure essential oils and some sunflower seed oil or Jojoba oil.  Make one, a few or all of these blends and roll-on some instant aromatherapy!

Here is a little "inside information" about how I formulated each blend. I knew I wanted to keep the essential oil ratio to just about 5%, so each 10 ml roller-bottle got a total of about 15 drops of essential oils. I filled up the bottle with Jojoba oil just to the neck of the bottle. I chose essential oils based on their unique therapeutic properties. For example, I know that lemon and basil essential oil are great for mental clarity and stimulation, so those are what I chose for my "study" blend. I chose lavender and chamomile essential oil for my "sleep" blend  because those are the oils that therapeutically help you relax and fall sleep.  My "love" blend has essential oils that smell sensual and are known to be aphrodisiac such as neroli, rose and jasmine.



Energy blend: A quick pick me up! Boost your mind and make it through even the most energy-zapping kind of day! I use this every day around 3:00 pm because I have to pick my sweet son up from elementary school and shuttle him around to all his activities! This blend works wonders!

Energy Blend Recipe: 5 drops sweet orange essential oil, 2 drops grapefruit essential oil, 2 drops lemon essential oil, 3 drops peppermint essential oil, 4 drops cardamom essential oil. Add the essential oils into a 10 ml glass perfume roller bottle. Top off with carrier oil (sunflower, fractionated coconut oil or Jojoba oil are good choices). Push the roller-ball part into the bottle, screw on the cap and shake well. To use: roll on to your pulse points like a perfume and inhale deeply.



Love Blend: Set the mood with this exotic sensual blend. This blend has quite a few essential oils and is one of the more expensive ones to make. This is one of my favorite blends and I have made this several times for brides to give away at bridal showers!

Love Blend Recipe: 3 drops tangerine essential oil, 3 drops grapefruit essential oil, 2 drops cardamom essential oil, 3 drops vanilla absolute, 2 drops sandalwood essential oil, 1 drop patchouli essential oil, 1 drop neroli essential oil, 1 drop vetiver essential oil, 1 drop jasmine absolute, 1 drop rose absolute, and 1 drop ylang ylang essential oil. Add the essential oils into a 10 ml glass perfume roller bottle. Top off with carrier oil (sunflower, fractionated coconut oil or Jojoba oil are good choices). Push the roller-ball part into the bottle, screw on the cap and shake well. To use: roll on to your pulse points like a perfume and inhale deeply.



Study Blend: The perfect blend to apply right before and during a long study session. Keep your mind clear and focused. My daughter swears by this during mid-terms and finals!

Study Blend Recipe: 2 drops lavender essential oil, 2 drops lemon essential oil, 2 drops balsam fir essential oil, 2 drops cardamom essential oil, 2 drops sweet basil essential oil, 3 drops rosemary essential oil, 2 drops peppermint essential oil and 2 drops spearmint essential oil. Add the essential oils into a 10 ml glass perfume roller bottle. Top off with carrier oil (sunflower, fractionated coconut oil or Jojoba oil are good choices). Push the roller-ball part into the bottle, screw on the cap and shake well. To use: roll on to your pulse points like a perfume and inhale deeply.



Sleep Blend: A very calming blend that is soothing to a brain that is too frenzied to fall asleep. Quiet your mind and spirit and get your 40 winks in! My husband uses this blend several nights per week!

Sleep Blend Recipe: 6 drops lavender essential oil, 3 drops frankincense essential oil, 3 drops sweet orange essential oil, 3 drops sweet marjoram essential oil, 2 drops yarrow essential oil  and 2 drops hops CO2 extract. Add the essential oils into a 10 ml glass perfume roller bottle. Top off with carrier oil (sunflower, fractionated coconut oil or Jojoba oil are good choices). Push the roller-ball part into the bottle, screw on the cap and shake well. To use: roll on to your pulse points like a perfume and inhale deeply.



Travel Blend: I like to use this blend when I travel to protect my well being and boost my immune system. I apply this blend over my lymph nodes, around my ears, over my chest and on the bottom of my feet and on my palms.

Travel Blend Recipe: 4 drops lavender essential oil, 6 drops tea tree essential oil, 6 drops eucalyptus essential oil, 3 drops lemon essential oil, 3 drops grapefruit essential oil, 2 drops clove essential oil. Add the essential oils into a 10 ml glass perfume roller bottle. Top off with carrier oil (sunflower, fractionated coconut oil or Jojoba oil are good choices). Push the roller-ball part into the bottle, screw on the cap and shake well. To use: roll on to your pulse points like a perfume and inhale deeply.


The best place to purchase essential oils is from Mountain Rose Herbs. Click HERE to learn more and shop!

Organic Essential Oils
Essential oils are very potent and need to be used highly diluted. A patch test should be performed before use. I also need to say..."CAUTION: IF PREGNANT, NURSING, SUFFERING FROM ANY MEDICAL CONDITION, OR TAKING MEDICATION, CONSULT A HEALTH CARE PRACTITIONER BEFORE MAKING OR USING THESE RECIPES. AVOID EYES AND MUCOUS MEMBRANES. DILUTE PROPERLY. MAY IRRITATE SKIN. NOT FOR INTERNAL USE. AVOID DIRECT SUNLIGHT. KEEP OUT OF REACH OF CHILDREN." Please visit my blog post about Essential Oil Safety HERE

This information is for educational purposes only, it is not intended to treat, cure, prevent or, diagnose any disease or condition. Nor is it intended to prescribe in any way. This information is for educational purposes only and may not be complete, nor may its data be accurate. As with all herbs,  Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. Keep away from children.  I am an affiliate with Mountain Rose Herbs,please review my disclosure page for details.. Avoid use  unless discussed with your physician. This information is for educational purposes only.  This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.  This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any condition or disease. Green Blessings!!!



Saturday, May 28, 2016

Nourish Professional Skin Serum for Normal Skin

Here is another one of my professional skincare formulas that I used to sale and have decided to just give away to my wonderful readers! To find out what sparked this decision, please read this post HERE. Enjoy!

This quick-absorbing and high-potency beauty oil is designed to nourish and hydrate normal and combination skin. A highly concentrated formula that contains a precious blend of nutritious botanical oils and concentrated essential oils to replenish and protect your beautiful skin.

Nourish Professional Skin Serum for Normal Skin
Makes two ounces

10 ml Jojoba oil
10 ml Avocado oil
10 ml Macadamia oil
10 ml Rosehip seed oil
8 ml Evening primrose oil
2 ml Argan oil
2 ml Pomegranate seed oil
1 ml Abyssinian oil
1 ml Blackberry seed oil
1 ml Cranberry seed oil
1 ml Kiwi seed oil
1 ml Red raspberry seed oil
1 ml Sea Buckthorn oil
2 ml Vitamin E oil
5 drops Calendula CO2
1 drop Rose essential oil
8 drops Sandalwood essential oil
4 drops Lavender essential oil
4 drops Frankincense essential oil
2 drops Ylang Ylang essential oil

Mix all ingredients into a 2 ounce amber glass bottle. Shake well. Transfer to 1/2 ounce amber bottles with droppers. Apply a few drops to freshly cleansed and moist skin. Product will last one year when kept cool and stored in a dark area.

**Not for internal use. Avoid contact with eyes. Keep out of reach of children. If pregnant, suffering from any medical condition or taking medication, consult your physician before using as this formula contains essential oils.

This information is for educational purposes only, it is not intended to treat, cure, prevent or, diagnose any disease or condition. Nor is it intended to prescribe in any way. This information is for educational purposes only and may not be complete, nor may its data be accurate. As with all herbs,  Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. Keep away from children.  I am an affiliate with Mountain Rose Herbs,please review my disclosure page for details.. Avoid use  unless discussed with your physician. This information is for educational purposes only.  This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.  This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any condition or disease. Green Blessings!!!

Tuesday, May 24, 2016

DIY Floral Water Body Splash

Floral Water Body Splash is PERFECT for hot weather.
I love wearing my all-natural perfumes, but sometimes in the warmer months of the year, I like to splash on my handcrafted Floral Water Body Splash made with all-natural hydrosols.  I keep a few refreshing blends in the cold fridge and use them after swimming, sunning, biking and just getting too hot from being outside all day.

According to Mountain Rose Herbs, "Hydrosols, also known as floral waters, hydroflorates, flower waters or distillates are products from steam distilling plant materials. Hydrosols are like essential oils but in far less of a concentration. When a distiller brews plant material with water in a large cooker the steam fills the pot and, as it rises, it causes the glands of the plants to burst and release the oils and essence of the plant into the steam. The oil rises through a condenser and collects in a separate vessel. This is what we know as essential oil, but what about all that fragrant water that was steamed with the original plant material? That is our hydrosol, or floral water. Hydrosols are usually the result of essential oil production as a by-product but the highest quality hydrosols come from the devoted distillers who, with artist like precision steam the floral and plant material strictly to product a hydrosol." 

All the Hydrosols offered by Mountain Rose Herbs are produced in this fashion and are of the highest quality. Click HERE to learn more. 

Hydrosols are much lighter and less potent than essential oils and are perfect when a much softer and gentle fragrance is desired. 

Mountain Rose Herbs currently offers twenty-two beautiful and aromatic hydrosols. 

Bay Laurel: Has a bright, slightly medicinal, spicy green aroma, reminiscent of freshly crushed bay leaves. 

Blood Orange: A refreshing hydrosol that is sweet sunshine in a bottle. A sweet citrus aroma. 

Calendula: Refreshing, soothing, sweet, and floral. 

Chamomile: A light fruity floral aroma. Very calming and gentle. 

Clary Sage: Very gentle and calming with a pleasantly herbaceous and bittersweet floral aroma. Much like the essential oil, but much softer. 

Cucumber: Refreshing, cooling, crisp aroma that is perfect for Summer. Smells like a fresh cucumber. 

Douglas Fir: Soft forest-like aroma that is green and slightly balsamic. Transport yourself to a mossy forest. Perfect for gender neutral aroma blends. 

Eucalyptus: Very delightful! Softly camphoraceous and cooling with green undertones. 

Helichrysum: Smells like a diluted version of the essential oil. Dry-green floral with earthy tea-like back notes. 

Lavender: Subtle, relaxing, balancing aroma with sweet floral top notes much like the essential oil but  much more grassier and delicious. 

Lemon Balm: Very calming aroma! 

Lemon Verbena: Uplifting aroma which is perfect for hot cloudy days when you need a little emotional pick-me-up. 

Lime: Crisp, refreshing, invigorating with subtle citrus notes. 

Neroli: Delightful, uplifting, bitter-sweet citrusy floral aroma that is very delicious and complex. 

Peppermint: Minty, fresh, revitalizing, well rounded and robust. Great for misting on the feet and scalp. 

Rose Geranium:Very exotic and floral. One of my favorite bases for the body splash recipes. 

Rose: The QUEEN of the hydrosols. Smells like a rose with complex floral notes. Very sensual!

Rosemary: Energizing and stimulating! Smells very lovely like fresh rosemary. 

Spearmint: Sweet, minty, reminiscent of an infusion of the fresh leaves. Calming and refreshing aroma. 

Tulsi (Holy Basil): Divine! Warm, soothing and slightly spicy aroma. 

Ylang Ylang: Smells exactly like a very subdued version of the essential oil. Sweet, intoxicating and floral. 

Customize your body mist exactly the way you like. Here are a few ideas to get your started!
Each recipe makes a four ounce body splash. Store in a glass bottle and away from direct heat and sun. 

You can find beautiful refillable glass atomizers which are perfect to store your body splash in. 


  • 3 ounces Rosemary Hydrosol plus 1 ounce Spearmint Hydrosol

  • 2 ounces Cucumber Hydrosol plus 1 ounce Lime Hydrosol plus 1 ounce Lemon Verbena Hydrosol

  • 2 ounces Neroli Hydrosol plus 1 ounce Ylang Ylang Hydrosol plus 1 ounce Rose Hydrosol

  • 2 ounces Douglas Fir Hydrosol plus 1 ounce Lime Hydrosol plus 1 ounce Spearmint Hydrosol

  • 2 ounces Peppermint Hydrosol plus 1 ounce Eucalyptus Hydrosol plus 1 ounce Bay Laurel Hydrosol

  • 3 ounces Lavender Hydrosol plus 1 ounce Calendula Hydrosol

  • 2 ounces Rose Geranium Hydrosol plus 1 ounce Ylang Ylang Hydrosol plus 1 ounce Chamomile

  • 1 ounce Calendula Hydrosol plus 1 ounce Neroli hydrosol plus 2 ounces Lavender Hydrosol

  • 2 ounces Bay Laurel Hydrosol plus 1 ounce Clary Sage Hydrosol plus 1 ounce Douglas Fir Hydrosol

  • 3 ounces Tulsi Hydrosol plus 1 ounce Rose Hydrosol


The ideas are unlimited! What will you create? I would love to hear about your refreshing creations.

This information is for educational purposes only, it is not intended to treat, cure, prevent or, diagnose any disease or condition. Nor is it intended to prescribe in any way. This information is for educational purposes only and may not be complete, nor may its data be accurate. As with all herbs,  Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. Keep away from children.  I am an affiliate with Mountain Rose Herbs,please review my disclosure page for details.. Avoid use  unless discussed with your physician. This information is for educational purposes only.  This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.  This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any condition or disease. Green Blessings!!!

Friday, May 20, 2016

Calendula and Sea Buckthorn Lip Balm

A First-Aid Blanket for your Lips!
This is an ultra-nourishing formula that softens lips and eliminates dryness and rough texture. The calendula infused oil provides advanced healing nourishment and soothing relief to your lips. The repairing sea buckthorn oil provides powerful healing and long-term protection. This lip balm is a first aid blanket for your lips.

Keep your lips chap-free and soft all summer long!

You can make your own calendula infused oil or purchase it ready-made from Mountain Rose Herbs
According to Mountain Rose Herbs, calendula oil is one of the most popular and effective topical oils. This oil makes an excellent base for lip balms. It is gentle and cooling and perfect for anyone spending a lot of time outdoors with high exposure to the elements. It is exceptional for those with sensitive skin. If you don't want to make it yourself (it takes about 6 weeks), you can purchase it from Mountain Rose Herbs. They make small batches that is solar infused in a window at their facility. They only use certified organic Calendula officinalis flowers, organic Olive oil and a touch of Vitamin E Oil. Click here to learn more. If you want to learn how to make it yourself, visit my Calendula Infused Oil Tutorial page HERE.

You can purchase certified organic Sea Buckthorn oil from Mountain Rose Herbs. Click HERE
Sea Buckthorn oil is a very interesting and therapeutic oil.  It is cold pressed from the entire berry and seeds. This oil is high in essential fatty acids, carotenes, tocopherols and phytosterols. You only need a tiny bit in your recipe to realize the benefits. The color is a natural deep amber red that gives you lip balm a nice sunshine color. Shop Mountain Rose Herbs for Sea Buckthorn Oil. Click HERE.

The middle oil is the bright red Sea Buckthorn Oil. A little goes a long way!
Calendula and Sea Buckthorn Lip Balm
makes seven  0.15 ounce  twist up tubes

1 tablespoon, plus one teaspoon grated Beeswax
1 1/2 tablespoons Shea butter
1 tablespoon Calendula infused oil
1 teaspoon Sea Buckthorn oil
1/4 teaspoon Vitamin E oil
10 drops of essential oil (optional) such as lavender, sweet orange or lemon

Measure out the grated beeswax and Shea butter into a glass measuring cup and sit it in a pot with a few inches of simmering water. Stir until melted. Add in the Calendula oil and Sea Buckthorn oil. Stir  again, until melted together. Remove from heat and stir in the Vitamin E Oil and essential oil if using.

Quickly and carefully, pour the melted mixture into lip balm tubes. Allow to cool and harden. Place caps on tubes. This recipe makes enough for sharing!

This information is for educational purposes only, it is not intended to treat, cure, prevent or, diagnose any disease or condition. Nor is it intended to prescribe in any way. This information is for educational purposes only and may not be complete, nor may its data be accurate. As with all herbs,  Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. Keep away from children.  I am an affiliate with Mountain Rose Herbs,please review my disclosure page for details.. Avoid use  unless discussed with your physician. This information is for educational purposes only.  This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.  This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any condition or disease. Green Blessings!!!

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Calming Chamomile Lotion


This is the perfect lotion to use before retiring to bed! You get triple chamomile magic in this luxurious lotion. Chamomile hydrosol, Roman chamomile essential oil and German Chamomile essential oil.  Guaranteed to calm your frazzled nerves, soothe your soul and help you relax. Best massaged over chest, neck, decollate, and into the temples while breathing deeply and focusing on calming positive thoughts.

Store this lotion in the fridge (since it does not contain preservatives) and use within three weeks.

Need some calming inspiration? Imagine standing in the middle of this beautiful natural landscape....what do you hear....what do you smell....what do you see....what do you feel


Calming Chamomile Lotion
makes about 4 ounces

5 teaspoons sweet almond oil
1/2 teaspoon vegetable glycerin
1/2 teaspoon stearic acid
2 heaping teaspoons emulsifying wax NF
1/2 teaspoon vitamin E oil

Measure the sweet almond oil, vegetable glycerin, stearic acid and emulsifying wax into  a glass measuring cup and sit this in a saucepan containing a few inches of simmering water. Stirring occasionally, until everything has melted and the temperature reaches about 160 degrees F.

Measure the chamomile hydrosol into another glass measuring cup, sit this in a saucepan of simmering water, and heat to a temperature of about 160 degrees F.


Carefully remove both measuring cups from the simmering water. Pour the oil and wax mixture carefully into a heatproof mixing bowl and mix with a hand-held mixer set on medium speed. Carefully add the hydrosol and mix for a further 5 minutes. Add in the vitamin E and both essential oils and mix for a few more minutes.

This information is for educational purposes only, it is not intended to treat, cure, prevent or, diagnose any disease or condition. Nor is it intended to prescribe in any way. This information is for educational purposes only and may not be complete, nor may its data be accurate. As with all herbs,  Do not take internally unless working with a qualified and expert practitioner. Keep away from children.  I am an affiliate with Mountain Rose Herbs,please review my disclosure page for details.. Avoid use  unless discussed with your physician. This information is for educational purposes only.  This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration.  This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any condition or disease. Green Blessings!!!