All About Lavender

Lavender Technical/Latin name: Lavandula Family: Lamiaceae Why I Love It: I have long adored the scent of lavender and have recently become obsessed with its vast use in my DIY projects. Its calming properties makes it a staple in an apothecary’s kitchen. I use it in many of my homemade beauty projects.  A Bit of Cool History […]

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DIY Basil Facial Toner

Herb of the Month: DIY Basil Facial Toner   I have been munching on basil as a favorite culinary herb and have to say I am a culprit of dismissing it for homemade beauty care products. However, little did I know that basil is absolutely fabulous for skin care. With it’s antiseptic properties and anti-aging […]

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Basil Growing Tips

Herb of the Month: Basil Growing Tips I sort of have a soft spot for basil. When I first got on this whole herb gardening kick, I planted one pot with 3 different types of seeds and basil was among them. Now basil is the only one that has survived and it is flourishing. However, […]

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All About Basil

Welcome to my new series – HERB OF THE MONTH! Every month I will be highlighting a new herb. Throughout the month I will post recipes, growing tips, natural uses, homemade beauty product recipes, etc. all to do with the “Herb of the Month!” Not only will I use my knowledge of the herb, I […]

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Balcony Gardening

I was never one to keep a plant alive. I mean to the point that I bought a bamboo shoot to have something green in my dorm I wouldn’t kill. My roommate and I even tried to name the plants in order to inspire us to try a little harder in keeping it sustained. But […]

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Homemade Hair Conditioning Mask

I recently have taken up interest in creating organic, homemade goods. My whole obsession started when my mom bought me ┬áThe Home Apothecary: Cold Spring Apothecary’s Cookbook of Hand-Crafted Remedies & Recipes for the Hair, Skin, Body, and Home I have experimented a bit but among my favorites is this hair conditioning mask. I straighten […]

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