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How to make Herbal Salves

How to make Herbal Salves

We covered infused oils and making a herbal cream over the past couple of weeks, so now, due to popular demand I'll show you how to use the infused oils for making salves/ointments/balms as well. Step-by-step instructions....

How to make a Herbal Cream

How to make a Herbal Cream

Whereas ointments (salves, balms) are meant to form a protective layer on the skin, a cream is an emulsion of water with oils which softens and soaks into the skin. Any product containing water is a breeding ground for bacteria.

Good health smells great

It's not strictly herbal medicine, although essential oils used in aromatherapy are of course made by extracting volatile oils from herbs and other healing plants. By its very name, aromatherapy is a therapy utilising scents.

Herbal Shampoo – Part 2 –

Herbal Shampoo – Part 2 –

I showed you how to make shampoo from scratch. If infusing your own soapwort to make shampoo is too much of a hassle there is a quick and very effective alternative I like to use at home.

Baby Eczema – Treating skin disorders with herbs

Hello Herb Lovers, My little Pixie Boy has some skin issues I am not at all happy with.  I suspect that he has inherited possible food intolerances from me and that the dermatitis on his legs and back are a

Herbal First Aid Kit – What should you have on hand?

Hello Herb Lovers, A little while ago I was in a discussion with two Herbology fans about a Herbal First Aid Kit – what it should contain and what it should be able to treat.  It went something like this…

Getting ill at daycare – Herbs can help children get better sooner

I thought that my baby had a really good immune system. He is 29 months old, has only once been worryingly sick and has had the sniffles a few times but that’s about it. I was happy with that as

The Easiest Herbal Remedy Ever

Hello Herb Lovers,   Guess what? The parcels have arrived!! You know what that means, right? Lots of herbal goodies for me to share with you.   Of course they have arrived while I am mid nervous breakdown. Tomorrow is

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