September 8, 2017 @ 8:49 PM

Dry temples. Oily t-zones. Flaky noses. Red cheeks. If you pay close attention, the exact condition of your skin varies inch by inch. So why do we slap one mask over the whole thing and expect the benefits to be all-encompassing?

Multimasking involves using different types of masks on different areas of the face. Oilier areas can get charcoal and clay. Dry areas can get more moisturizing formulas, and an oatmeal mask can soothe red patches. Use sheet masks? Unless you’re trying to keep it on your chin, these can easily be snipped away at to cover only half of your face. There should be enough liquid essence to keep it in place.

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August 8, 2017 @ 8:28 PM

Basic Guidelines For Natural Anti-Aging Skin Care

Drink plenty of water! No matter how old you are you should be drinking lots of water. It keeps you hydrated and flushes toxins out of your body.


A healthy balanced diet. A balanced healthy diet high in anti-oxidants is the all-important base for natural anti-aging skin care. Anti-oxidants help protect our skin from damage. As we age our skin changes and our diet should also change to suit our bodies needs. A healthy diet alone can make the world of difference in how your skin ages and looks.

Always wear sun protection. This is the number one cause of premature aging. Wearing a quality natural sunscreen is going to benefit your skin greatly and prevents wrinkles.

Exfoliate ..................

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April 7, 2017 @ 7:25 PM

Handmade soaps that don't lather? Let me give you a tip!

The high content of certain oils and butters can decrease the soaps ability to lather on initial usage. Always use a exfoliating sponge to build up your lather, it works! I use a natural fibre, exfoliating sponge which produces a creamy lather leaving my skin beautifully hydrated.

Below is my chocolate absolute soap, the hardest for producing a lather, but with a little intervention from a faithful sponge we have a lovely creamy lather in the making!

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July 23, 2016 @ 12:44 AM

Fomentation. The power of the plant.

I had a severe reaction to my infusion line a while back. My arm was extremely painful, badly inflamed and doubled in size. My first thought was to apply a poultice but decided upon a herbal fomentation of chamomile tea instead for its simplicity. Within several hours of constant application the redness was down by over half and the swelling was almost unnoticeable. The proof is in the seeing. Simple, effective healing.

A fomentation is a topical preparation that allows herbs to be absorbed through the skin. It is prepared by first making a strong infusion, or tea, from the herb parts (usually the leaves, roots, or flowers). Fomentations stimulate circulation, aid in decongestion, draw abscesses, are...............

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June 8, 2016 @ 1:36 PM

Summer colds are here to stay....for a while. Persistent coughing, it drives me bonkers. So of course, I just had to try and create something to sooth and calm the constant hacking. I use Manuka honey in my cough drop tea for best results I find this to be a powerful nectar. Sip as often as needed, the tea is best sipped slowly and not guzzled. The natural decongestant and anti-inflammatory herbs work to gently calm irritation, and If needed, help you get off to sleep. Sleep is a healer too, sleep and herbs are the natural way to heal in harmony.

"Cough Drop" My tea for those persistent and irritating coughs.

Sage: Sage's strong scent, reminiscent of camphor, is particularly noticeable on sunny days, because its ...............

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May 21, 2016 @ 5:34 AM

"It better benefit a man to know one herb in the meadow, but to know it thoroughly, than to see the  whole meadow without knowing what grows on it"  Paracelses.



By Charlie McDonald

Soapweed yucca is one of about 40 yucca species, all of which are native to the New World. It grows in dry rocky soils throughout the Great Plains and is most abundant in short grass prairies and desert grasslands. These plants have a long history of beneficial use. As the name implies, the crushed roots of soapweed yucca produce a lather that makes a good soap or shampoo. The lathering substances called saponins are found in many plants, but are exceptionally concentrated in yucca roots. The dried leaves of soapweed yucca ............

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February 2, 2016 @ 7:15 PM

 With our feet covered up in winter socks, tights, boots and such, we tend to ignore our faithful footsies. We must never forget that we need to exfoliate and moisturize that skin too, even more so because of the amount of pressure we put on our feet in every day life. Dryness, cracking, soreness, pain and aching can be a major problem for many. Proper maintenance and care is essential to all parts of our body, including our feet.
My natural lactic acid formulas are used to dissolve the toughest, roughest calluses and to remove unwanted dry and flaky skin.  A sugar scrub used for the flawless face will work wonders on your precious feet also.
Fruit acids can be used to loosen dead skin cells ...............

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January 15, 2016 @ 6:14 PM

Budwig Diet

The Flaxseed (Linseed) oil diet was originally proposed by Dr. Johanna Budwig, a German biochemist and expert on fats and oils, in 1951.  Dr. Budwig holds a Ph.D. in Natural Science, has undergone medical training, and was schooled in pharmaceutical science, physics, botany and biology. She is best known for her extensive research on the properties and benefits of flaxseed oil combined with sulphurated proteins in the diet, and over the years has published a number of books on the subject, including "Cancer--A Fat Problem," "The Death of the Tumor," and "True Health Against Arteriosclerosis, Heart Infarction & Cancer."

Dr. Budwig found that the blood of seriously ill cancer patients was ............

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October 10, 2015 @ 3:25 PM

Container Herb Gardening is an excellent choice if you don't want the dirt inside your house but still have no place outside in the garden, so this guide will tell you how to perform this very special art. You can grow every Herb in a container annuals, biennials and perennials. What matters is the container itself. Though you can probably grow herbs in every container you can think of there are some things you should consider before choosing the right container:
First of all you should make sure that the container is not much higher than 5 inches since herbs don't have roots that grow that deep. Secondly you of course should look for a wide opening since you want to grow a lot of herbs most of the time. You can skip this if you ...

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August 12, 2015 @ 11:22 PM

Many of you are asking how to use your lovely, fresh products. The labels of my products as you may be aware are all hand created and designed by myself, they are also biodegradable derived from either sugar cane or banana pulp. I leaves trees to be free!  I do add as much detail to these labels for your benefit as to how to use the individual item.  For those of you who cannot read that small print or may have your labels biodegrade too rapidly here is a quick " how to use" list.  I hope this helps, please feel free to add your personal preferences and tips.

Dry Masques -  Mix level teaspoon amount of masque on the palm of your hand with spring water, or herbal tea. Mix well, add paste to face and gently ............

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