essential oils, Hydrosol, Skin DIY

Frankincense – the Most Magical Anti-Aging Oleo-Gum-Resin

What is Frankincense? Frankincense is an oleo gum resin that has been used for thousands of years in religious ceremony, partly due to its calming effect on Central Nervous System. Frankincense actually contains volatile oil a.k.a. essential oil, oil soluble resin and water-soluble gum. There are quite a few species of Frankincense. The most popular… Continue reading Frankincense – the Most Magical Anti-Aging Oleo-Gum-Resin

Herbs, Hydrosol

Sage & Rosemary for Hair Growth, Healthy Scalp & Shiny Hair

Happy Mother's Day! Whether you’re mothering children, elderly parents, a spouse, pets or livestock, you know all too well that it’s a 24-hour-a-day job! So, mothering ourselves is so ever important. As I get older, my hair gets thinner besides getting gray hair. A year ago, I started using Sage & Rosemary hydrosol to help… Continue reading Sage & Rosemary for Hair Growth, Healthy Scalp & Shiny Hair

Hydrosol

What Is Hydrosol?

" Hydrosols contain all of the plant in every drops, just like a hologram." - Suzanne Catty. Hydrosol is an underused natural product. It is gentle yet powerful at the same time, excellent for babies, children, and delicate skin. Hydrosols can be used undiluted. The word “hydrosol” is derived from the Greek hydro, meaning water, and… Continue reading What Is Hydrosol?

essential oils, Herbs, Hydrosol

Calendula (calendula officinalis) for Complete Skin Care

I planted some calendula seeds late last Fall and one of them is blooming! Calendula is not just a pretty flower, but also cold hardy. This gorgeous little flower, gracing so many home gardens has been used for centuries topically to speed up tissue healing after injuries, bruises, sprains and strains. It is a wonderful… Continue reading Calendula (calendula officinalis) for Complete Skin Care