Wednesday, April 18, 2007
Herbal Balms and Salves
This week a package I ordered from Essential Herbal arrived for me. Tina is offering an online herbal balms and salves class; I signed up to take it. The kit sent is filled with wonderful things! I think this is really going to be fun! Little dabs of this and that are in carefully labeled containers: a carrier oil, calendula petals, wheat germ oil, mango butter, cocoa butter, beeswax, and the oils peppermint, lavender, eucalyptus, tea tree, citronella, geranium, and lemongrass. The instructions say to start by infusing the carrier oil with calendula. I have the infusion 'happening' --- a pint jar filled with the calendula petals and carrier oil --- and sitting in a sunny spot. Stay tuned for my lessons, experimentation, and hopefully success!