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MY 5 FAVOURITE ESSENTIAL OILS FOR EMOTIONAL SUPPORT

MY 5 FAVOURITE ESSENTIAL OILS FOR EMOTIONAL SUPPORT

I’ve been asked what my favourite essential oils are and I struggle to answer this question.   I feel they’re all very special due to each of their own unique compositions and to be respected for how powerful and supportive each can be.   Like people, each...

BOTANICAL SUGAR BODY SCRUB

BOTANICAL SUGAR BODY SCRUB

This botanical sugar body scrub is so easy and quick to make. The only time-consuming part is drying the lavender blossom and rosemary leaves.  If you prefer, you don’t have to dry the herbs but it does help with the life expectancy of the scrub as you are not...

PEPPERMINT’S VIRTUES

PEPPERMINT’S VIRTUES

PEPPERMINT MENTHA X PIPERITA I always make sure I have a good supply of peppermint herb in my garden.   You only have to pick a leaf and roll it between your fingers to receive a sweet minty aromatic hit.  And when you take a nibble on a peppermint leaf you get...

Lemon Balm Notes + Ritual

Lemon Balm Notes + Ritual

“The Elixir of Life” – Paracelsus This spring, lemon balm is a herb that I’m particularly enjoying having in my garden. It is this time of year when she really becomes vibrant again, and with it being a busy time of year it is when her calming and sunny medicine is...

Botanical Skin Care Ritual

Botanical Skin Care Ritual

I’ve realised I need to change a few things.   There are times when life throws a number of curve balls and I’ve had a few of these over the last 18 months.   Lately, I’ve become aware I’m feeling a lot more anxious than I used too.  Maybe you feel this too,...

CHICKWEED APOTHECARY INGREDIENT GLOSSARY

CHICKWEED APOTHECARY INGREDIENT GLOSSARY

SEPTEMBER 2020 If you’re like me, then you’d love to know EXACTLY what you're putting on your skin. It's best practice to write the INCI name (International Nomenclature of Cosmetic Ingredients), of any ingredient including plant, nut, seed oil that is included in a...

What is a Hydrosol?

What is a Hydrosol?

  WE BELIEVE HYDROSOLS CONTAIN THE LIFE FORCE OF THE PLANT   You’ve probably heard me mention the word hydrosol a few times.  Maybe you've wondered what exactly is a hydrosol?   A hydrosol is a special water that we get from distilling plant material....