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Sustainable Beauty: DIY Facial Soap Beauty. No matter how old or young we are, a woman wants to be beautiful. I’ve heard it said that “beauty is in the eye of the beholder.” From the tribes of Africa… …to the henna designs of a wedding in India… …to the Hiwi of Venezuela… …women have embraced sustainable beauty. Unfortunately, in our modern societies consumer marketing and commercial companies understand our quest for beauty and have taken advantage of this truth. I can’t even think about the money I’ve spent on beauty products! I want to share with you a very frugal recipe for DIY Facial Soap. DIY Facial Soap Recipe Base-2 ounces of grated bar soap (or liquid castile soap)-2 cups of hot water-5 drops Tea Tree Oil Directions: Add soap to water and stir to melt. Suitable Skin Type Add-InsOily: substitute 4 ounces of water for witch hazel, sage, rosemary Acne: two aspirins crushed into powder, increase tea tree oil to 15 dropsDry: honey, glycerin, aloe vera, nettle, or St. Tips: -Lavender is beneficial for all skin types.

Herb Infused Witch Hazel This recipe is such a convenient preparation which either can be used alone or incorporated into cosmetic and medicinal recipes. And, it couldn’t be simpler to make! Witch Hazel extract is produced from the leaves and bark of the North American shrub Witch-hazel, Hamamelis virginiana. I especially love using herbal infused witch hazel as a facial toner, often incorporate it into facial wash recipes, and a small dab works great on blemishes. What you’ll need: • Witch Hazel extract It’s best to use a high quality organic Witch Hazel extract. • Herb(s) of choice Here some favorites, but feel free to be creative! Directions: 1. 2. 3. 4. Precautions: The FDA has approved Witch Hazel distillate as safe for external use in skin care products.

Suggested Uses for Clary Sage Essential Oil Clary Sage was highly valued during the Middle Ages for its ability to to heal all sorts of eye problems. Called “clarus”, meaning clear, it was later transformed into clary. Part of its Latin name, salvia, means to save. Rightly so, as clary sage enjoys a reputation as a sort of “cure all” because it quite literally is used successfully to restore health in a variety of areas. Egyptians loved clary sage for its purported ability to cure infertility. The Greeks, Romans, and Chinese loved it because it held promise to assure long life. Therapeutic uses: Anxiety, back pain, decreased libido, depression, digestive disorders, insomnia, inflammation, menopause, neck strain, nervous tension, muscle pain, premenstrual syndrome, respiratory health, skin problems and stress. Essential Oil Applications: For anxiety, decreased libido, depression, insomnia, menopause, nervous tension, and stress use 2-3 drops as a vapor therapy, or use in a diffuser or lamp ring. Mixes Well With: Extraction Method:

Starwest Botanicals The Curated Eight: DIY Herb Gardens - Inspired by CharmInspired by Charm Okay. Seriously. Mother Nature, I am completely ready for spring. I don’t know what things are like in your neck of the woods. Today I’m starting a new IBC series called The Curated Eight. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. That’s it! In other news … we have a winner!

Saponification Table and Characteristics of Oils in Soap How much Lye should you use in order to saponify a specific fat or oil? Use this simple saponification table to find out! You can click on each oil or fat within this chart to learn more about its benefits, detriments and how it is used in soap making. soap making oils (along with many other ingredients) are now available to purchase online right here at Click now to see the selection! Before you start making conversions on your own, be sure to read (and re-read) through the entire explanation on this page of how to use this chart successfully. On the chart above you'll notice 7 columns: "Oil or Fat", "SAP", "Hard/Soft", "Cleansing", "Fluffy Lather", "Stable Lather" and "Skin care". Free Soap Making e-Newsletter Plus instantly receive one of my own personal soap recipe formulas using a combination of sweet almond oil, avocado oil, olive oil, coconut oil, palm oil, castor oil and shea butter scented with an intoxicating essential oil blend. Wrong!

DIY Natural Deodorant Sprays Erin (328) Erin is the Marketing Manager at Mountain Rose and studied herbalism, botany, and ethical wildcrafting at the Columbines School of Botanical Studies. She spends her days making botanical illustrations, playing in the garden, creating culinary gems, and formulating medicine in the magnificent Oregon Cascades. Christine (121) Christine is our Product Manager here at Mountain Rose Herbs and our Certified Aromatherapist on staff. She's a longtime Mountain Roser with nearly a decade under her belt and assists with selecting new and exciting herbal and herb-related products. Irene (53) Irene Wolansky is the Customer Experience Director at Mountain Rose Herbs. Friends (40) An array of voices from around Mountain Rose Herbs and beyond share their wisdoms, inspirations, and exciting stories from the herbal world. Kori (29) Kori is our Public and Media Relations Coordinator! Alyssa (21) Alyssa is the Director of Sustainability at Mountain Rose Herbs and an expert social butterfly. Shawn (14)

Doctor Sabina Devita - Young Living Distributor Meet Dr. Devita Dr. Sabina DeVita is the owner and founder of the DeVita Wellness Institute of Living and Learning and the International Institute of Energy Studies. Dr. Essential Oil Workshops Read PDF to see all of Dr. The information presented in this one day introductory workshop is important for those who want to use essential oils and natural ways to stay healthy during these turbulent times of enormous earth changes, flues, colds, and pandemics. Essential oils have emerged as a missing link in today's natural healthcare - being scientifically validated as one of the safest, most effective, healing forms of herbal and natural medicines. This essential oil workshop includes: Raindrop Technique Workshops The Raindrop Technique®, developed by D. Benefits of Raindrop Therapy include: This workshop will teach this powerful technique, which can be used in your home. Resume: Sabina M. Click here to see Dr, DeVita resume

Our Heritage of Health - Old-Fashioned Wisdom for our Modern World Handmade Natural Bug Repellent Spray ~ A Recipe [B]eing the outdoorsy family that we are — gardening, camping, hiking, and the like – insect repellent is a nice thing to have around, especially during the spring and summer months. And as with nearly every other household item, this all-natural bug spray can be handmade at home — in a frugal and eco-friendly way. It’s always nice to save money, protect the earth, and guard your family against toxic chemicals — in this case DEET. By making your own handmade natural bug repellent spray, you accomplish all three of these things! How to Make a Natural Bug Repellent Spray My Natural Bug Repellent Spray contains a variety of essential oils and plant-based extracts that truly work to keep insects, bugs, and flies away. citronellarose geraniumclovelemongrasslemoneucalyptuscatnipcastor oilpeppermintlavendercedar Creating this handmade bug repellent spray required a bit of math. The Recipe Ingredients Method 1. 2. 3. Notes -This spray is safe for all members of the family 6 months and older.

Herbal Gifts for Dad! Can you believe that Father’s Day is just a month away? If you find yourself stumped over what to get dear old dad this year, we’ve got some fun herbal ideas to help him feel loved, nourished, and look great too! We’ve pulled together some of our favorite herbal recipes for men including bodycare formulas and a tasty daily elixir made with adaptogens and cherry juice. We’ve also included a few gift recommendations from our shelves here at Mountain Rose that Dad will love! Blake’s Fancy Man Stashe Wax This recipe comes from our incredible herb crafter Blake in Customer Service. Ingredients 4 tablespoons of beeswax pastilles 1 Tbsp carnauba wax1 Tbsp of stearic acid 2 tbsp of castor oil1 tbsp of acacia powder 1 tbsp of castille soap10 drops of organic essential oil (optional) – Recommended: Sandalwood, Patchouli, Bay West Indies, Oak Moss, Vetiver, Cedarwood, Bergamot, Bitter Orange Directions Mix 1 tbsp of acacia powder with 1 tbsp of the castille soap and mix until thoroughly combined.