Bitter What? Benefits of Bitters

Bitters…have you ever tried them? Do you know what the benefits of bitters are? I am here to tell ya! Bitter is a flavor that many Americans think is wrong. You hear all the time, “yuck too bitter!”, “needs more sugar” ad stuff like that. We NEED that flavor in our diet. America loves their sweets … Continue Reading

Medicinal & Edible Benefits of Hibiscus

The colors of Fall are beautiful with the trees changing into an array of yellow, red, gold, orange and brown. You don’t expect to see many plants producing as you do in the Summer. There are some exceptions of course. The beautiful Hibiscus Roselle (Hibiscus sabdariffa), with its ruby red calyces and deep burgandy stems. After … Continue Reading

Easy Peasy Lip Scrub Recipe

Have you ever used a lip scrub? Maybe one of those super expensive, high end ones at the department stores? I found this easy, peasy lip scrub recipe that I wanted to share with ya’ll! No Tricks, just Treats today – Happy Halloween 🎃 Of course if you don’t want to make it yourself, I will … Continue Reading

Benefits of Shiso (Perilla frutescens)

I love to use medicinal herbs as food in the most delicious recipes. This one is definitely a keeper!

DIY Honey Face Wash

Have you ever washed your face with honey? Or do you think I made that up? Honey is good for us both inside and out. I will share some of its benefits below with the recipe. My son has battled acne for most of his teen years. We have tried store bought soap, handmade soap … Continue Reading

Try Something New…

Try something new…Monday can be a great day to try something new that you haven’t done before. Ok do you ever just go purchase something on a whim or do you sit and plan out every detail before making a purchase? MOST of the time I have to think about for days or weeks because … Continue Reading

Calendula & Dandelion Breakfast Egg Cups

Calendula & Dandelion Breakfast Egg Cups…doesn’t that sound delicious? Last night I read a blog post from GatherVictoria.com and she had this recipe I JUST had to try!!! And you know …if you don’t do it right away, you forget all about it and it gets lost somewhere in cyberland. I did not have every … Continue Reading

The Benefits of Queen Anne's Lace

Queen Anne’s Lace (Daucus carota) otherwise known as Wild Carrot is part of the Apiaceae family of plants or commonly called the Parsley Family. Until recently, I never touched Queen Anne’s Lace for fear that it may be a poisonous relative – hemlock to be exact! One is edible while the other, well you know … Continue Reading

Distilling Hydrosols & Essential Oils

On Saturday I was fortunate enough to attend a class on Distilling Hydrosols & Essential Oils in Atlanta at Kaleidoscope studios. It was simply amazing to see first hand how essential oils are made! I always thought the hydrosol  were the byproduct of distilling essential oils but a true hydrosol is made with that purpose … Continue Reading

Recipe for Green Tea Sunflower Scrub

Do you use sugar scrubs? Have you ever read the label ingredients for those scrubs? Can you EAT your scrub? This Green Tea Sunflower Scrub  is wonderful for your skin and YES, you can take a taste too! 😉 I love sunflower oil and seem to use it in so many herbal skin care recipes! … Continue Reading