Natural Lice Treatments

Many people are reluctant to use insecticidal head lice treatments on themselves and their family. Natural remedies can work just as well, or sometimes even better. Most over-the-counter treatments contain malathion or pyrethroid, products which seem…

My Favorite Lip Balm Recipe

I have to admit, I am a lip balm snob. I like just a certain consistency and feel, as well as liking my lip balms to last on my lips for a while. Originally from my…

Shea Lavender Body Butter

This recipe is an ever popular blend from my book Naked: Botanical Recipes for Vibrant Skin and Healthy Hair. You can use this delectable butter on your entire body including your face. It soaks in well…

Aromatic Chest Rub

The Aromatic Chest Rub is a recipe from my book Naked: Botanical Recipes for Vibrant Skin and Healthy Hair. It is useful for coughs, congestion, colds, respiratory infections and bronchitis. This balm can be rubbed on…

Moisturizing Lotion Bar

This is a solid lotion bar that is handy to use for travel. You can carry a small bar in a purse or backpack. I like to have a bar handy by my kitchen sink. It…

Forest Grove Bath Melts

Looking for a simple and fun gift for the holidays? This recipe is from my new book Naked: Botanical Recipes for Vibrant Skin and Healthy Hair. One of the most basic recipes in the book, these…

Healing Garden Salve

Every year, I learn more from my garden. New plants grow, old friends die. It brings me closer to the cycle of life and reminds me of the great mystery that encompasses our planet and all…

Herbs for the Bath

Herbs are useful additions to the bath because of their healing qualities. They can help to increase circulation, heal the skin, relax the body, and calm the mind. You can use them by themselves in a…

Stress Relief Bath

Feeling on edge and overwhelmed? Try this healing bath blend to calm and soothe. 2 cups salt 1 tablespoon beet powder 30 drops lavender essential oil 30 drops mandarin essential oil 30 drops rose geranium essential…

Blissful Bath

This delightful bath recipe is good for the skin, calming to the mind and uplifting for the soul. 1 cup chamomile flowers 1 cup lavender flowers 1 cup organic rolled oats 1/2 cup rose flowers 3…