Inspired by the floral hydrosol and essential oils of Neroli, the orange blossom, Petitgrain, the orange leaf, and Sweet Orange, the fruit, we’ve created this special creme for the face, hands and body that has amazing properties to soothe aging skin and smells incredibly sweet. Ingredients: Apricot kernel oil, Neroli hydrosol, distilled water, local beeswax, mango, shea & cocoa butters, vitamin e, grapefruit seed extract, essential oils of Sweet Orange, Petitgrain & Neroli. To learn more or buy online, click here: http://www.soothingherbals.com/handcrafted-organic-herbal-skincare-shop/sweet-orange-blossom-special-creme
For the Spring Equinox we’ve planted the following seeds: Medicinals: Astragalus, Ashwaganda, Licorice, Chamomile, Hyssop, Lobelia, Tulsi, St John's wort, Echinacea Culinaries: Genovese, Thai & Purple Basils, Fennels, Dill, Cilantro, Parsleys, Lemongrass, Thyme, Oregano Veggies: Heirloom Brandywine, Ilini Star & Cherokee Purple Tomatoes, Tomatillos, Habaneros, Jalapenos Sweet Peppers We will be selling these as seedlings in early spring for you to plant in your gardens, or as fresh cut herbs and produce throughout the season at both Farmers Markets.
What an auspicious full moon we got for this year’s Spring Equinox. It was the brightest and biggest full moon ever, or so I heard, since it was the closest the Earth has been to the moon in 18 years. An incredible event to mark New beginnings and the cycle of Life. We planted our seeds and look forward to all the new life that has yet to take form this year. We have a lot of news to share with you this month. New Products, Our Herbal CSA, 2011 Farmer’s Market Schedule and more. Stay tuned.
I’ve just recovered from a violent illness. It felt like the flu, but I’m not sure what it was. It first hit my son with a fever that lasted 5 days then gave him a nasty cough, and when it hit me, I got a headache, fever, chills, runny nose, muscle aches, and could not get out of bed. The Dr. says it couldn’t be the flu because it only lasted 2- 3 days, but if it was, I have the herbs to thank for shortening the duration. We took Elder berry and flower 3x a day, drank Tulsi, Lemongrass...
From Jeanne Rose Aromatherapy Studies Course “It is very difficult to describe an essential oil because they are not visible when in the plant. Essential oils are only visible as a liquid when they are released by some means such as distillation, CO2 extraction, or mechanical or a physical process. They are located in the plant, in glandular hairs or cells or scales; oil cells and resin cells; oil or resin canals; and oil reservoirs. They can be defined “as the scent of the plant in its liquid or vapor form.”…Jeanne Rose 1990