Just a quick note to let you know I’ll have a booth at the Nickel Plate Arts Maker Faire at the Town Square in Noblesville, Indiana, this Saturday, June 15 from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. I’ll be there along with lots of other makers and artisans. The Strawberry Festival is going on too, so it’s sure to be a fun, yummy time. [Read more…]
It’s that time of year when you hurry through the grocery store trying not to breath too deeply. All around you people are coughing and sneezing, spreading this year’s strain of the flu bug and who knows what else!
The last thing you want to do is get sick and spread it to your kids and husband. I can’t think of a better time than now to be proactive in diffusing antimicrobial essential oils at your house.[Read more…]
With it’s slightly sweet honeyed scent and glowing colors ranging from yellow to orange, it’s hard to resist natural beeswax.
Three years ago my husband and I took up the mantle of beekeepers, and while we have much to learn, we are fascinated by the day-to-day workings in a beehive and the goodness that the bees give to us. Besides pollinating about 70 percent of our food crops, honeybees produce honey, beeswax, royal jelly, pollen, and propolis. [Read more…]
For as long as I can remember, Valentine’s Day has been a time for exchanging heartfelt notes and gifts with our loved ones. It’s a day to celebrate love ♥ with your sweetheart and friends.
Botanical Ways To Celebrate Valentine’s Day
As I was thinking about how to celebrate Valentine’s Day, I wanted to focus particularly on botanical ideas that were both pampering and healthy. Enjoy! [Read more…]
Ready or not, 2018 has arrived! I don’t know about you, but for me 2017 went by in a blur. It was an eventful year with a bucket list trip of my husband’s realized, our first grandchild born, and the loss of my mom. I was stretched in many ways last year. [Read more…]
What I didn’t realize then is that incident would start a yearlong battle full of twists and turns to help her regain her health. I learned many things during that time, but today I want to share one tip that can make a huge difference if you find yourself in the middle of a health crisis or chronic illness. [Read more…]
I was leading an aromatherapy workshop several months ago with a group of moms and their kids. At that particular workshop, the popular items were aromatherapy inhalers. They just couldn’t get enough of them. One of the moms shared with me that her young son “John” has a hard time settling down to do his homework in the evening. So we decided to let him make his own inhaler that he could use at home when it was homework time. [Read more…]
I remember clearly the first bout of vertigo that hit me. It was early morning and I was walking down the hallway to my bedroom. Out of the blue the world tilted and a wave of nausea hit me. I broke out into a sweat and my heart started pounding. What was going on?
I walked into the bedroom and sat on the bed, hoping it would pass. It didn’t. [Read more…]
While you’re enjoying the beautiful violets gracing the front lawn, why not try making your own tisane to sip on a spring afternoon? Violet leaves contain Vitamin C and their mild, earthy taste is refreshing. Add a bit of honey to sweeten it up, and you’ll enjoy your pretty and tasty tisane. [Read more…]
Warm, spicy, exotic. Three words that come to mind when I think of a favorite herb and oil of mine: ginger, or Zingiber officinale by its nomenclature. A perfect choice for winter wellness, ginger has a rich history as a medicinal, healing botanical. [Read more…]