Natural and Organic Skin Care

Strawberry Orange Hibiscus Popsicles

Let me just say that it’s HOT!!!  We recently moved from Seattle to Las Vegas, and while trading the gray days for the sun has been good for me, the heat is definitely a shocker and sure does take a toll on my energy when I’m out in it for any length of time.  I’ve […]

DIY Essential Oil Deodorant Stick

Essential Oil Deodorant Stick Who isn’t looking to replace their aluminum ridden deodorant?!  I’ve been searching for a long time for a natural solution and have tried numerous ones from various health food stores, but haven’t been really excited about any of them.  I came across this recipe a few months ago and gave it a shot, […]

DIY Herbal Lip Balm

There is no doubt that my 6 year old daughter is fancy!  She loves clothes, fashion and makeup as much as I love herbs.  I usually let her wear lip gloss, and figured we could combine our interests by making our own.  We had a lip gloss/balm making party with her friends, and the results […]

Wild Orange Vinaigrette

Ingredients 1 cup extra-virgin olive oil 1 tsp Dijon mustard 1/3 cup balsamic vinegar 1-2 drops wild orange essential oil 2 tbs mayonnaise 1/2 cup brown sugar Sea salt and pepper to taste Directions Combine all ingredients in a food processor or blender until smooth.  Store in a glass jar and keep refrigerated.  Will last […]

Grapefruit Cupcakes

  Cake Ingredients 2/3 cup organic soy milk 1 tsp apple cider vinegar 2/3 cup agave nectar 1/3 cup safflower oil 2 tsp vanilla extract 2/3 cup whole wheat flour 1 tsp baking powder 1/2 tsp baking soda Pinch of fine sea salt 3-4 drops grapefruit essential oil Frosting Ingredients 8 ounces cream cheese 1 […]

Herb Butter

Who doesn’t love a nice, warm piece of bread with melted butter?!  Add some fresh herbs of your choosing and go gourmet!  It’s super easy and will have you coming back to experiment with a variety of herbs to compliment any entree, vegetable or side dish.     Ingredients: 8 Tablespoons (1 stick) Butter, softened […]

Cleaning Cuts and Wounds Naturally

Growing up, whenever someone in my house got a cut or scrape, my mom would get out the hydrogen peroxide and pour it on until the bubbles subsided.  The only thing about her ways that made me think twice was knowing that the hydrogen peroxide was going to sting, but if it bubbled up, it meant […]

Hibiscus Margarita

Celebrate Cinco de Mayo with this delicious Hibiscus Margarita.  You can find hibiscus flowers at your local herb store or in many latin markets.  Little ones can enjoy the Agua de Jamaica for a special drink of their own!     Hibiscus Margarita 2 shots of chilled Agua de Jamaica (recipe below) 1 shot Tequila […]