Making Jewelweed Salve to Help with Poison Ivy and other Skin Problems.

Jewelweed salve is easy to make and may aid irritated skin from poison ivy and bug bites. Learn more about identifying and preserving this helpful plant. This jewelweed salve tutorial reminds me of when I was a Girl Scout back in the day. We had the most wonderful camp within walking distance of my house…. [Read More]

Mother’s Day Gift – Gardener’s Bliss Hand Salve

I’m making a nice hand salve for Mother’s Day gifts this year. Almost every year, my sisters and sisters-in-law get together, at my oldest sister’s mother-in-law’s house, to celebrate Mother’s Day. We order P.F. Chang’s, which one of the guys picks up so no one has to cook, and I always buy or make a small… [Read More]

A Note About Essential Oils

Essential oils have been around since ancient times. They have been used to embalm the dead, heal the sick, and lift the spirits. The oils are distilled from plants, and they are volatile, which means they evaporate. Many believe essential oils have healing properties, more modernly called “aromatherapy.” During the off season, it can be… [Read More]