What is in Your Herb Garden?

Herbs are perhaps one of my favorite plants to grow. They are easy, useful, and beautiful. They make the perfect addition to any flower bed or vegetable garden. I use fresh and dried herbs in many of the soaps, lotions, and salves that I make.  When any of us cook here we use very littleContinue reading “What is in Your Herb Garden?”

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Switching to Infused Oils

I have been doing research on essential oils vs infused oils a lot lately. I have come across several websites, one in particular that has inspired me, that explain the difference. There is also the cost involved in obtaining either one. I primarily use them when I am making homemade soaps, lotions, and other similarContinue reading “Switching to Infused Oils”

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The Incredible Rosemary

Common Name Standardized: rosemary Latin name: Rosemarinus officinalis Plant Family: Lamiaceae (mint) Overview This is a woody, perennial plant with a 2 year life span, or so I have heard, mine typically live for several years. It is native to the Mediterranean and a member of the mint family. It is a fragrant addition toContinue reading “The Incredible Rosemary”

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Calendula Flowers

Common Name Standardized: calendula Other: marigold, pot marigold Latin name Calendula officinalis L. Plant Family: Asteraceae Overview Calendula is a well-known herb and garden plant that has been used topically, ceremonially, and as a dye. It is also used as a companion plant in many vegetable gardens. This is an edible flower used in teas, tinctures, andContinue reading “Calendula Flowers”

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