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!

5 comments:

  1. Sounds heavenly...I'll be anxious for an update!

    Andrea

    ReplyDelete
  2. sitting here looking at my hands after working in the dirt last night, I can't help but wish that basket was sitting in front of me. The ingredients sound heavenly.

    ReplyDelete
  3. herbal balms and salves sound like some serious pampering for my skin! Most of this sounds fantastic, I just wish I could pronounce it all, lol! Seriously am anxious to see what you do here. ~Stacey

    ReplyDelete
  4. Ohh I love making balms. Let us know what you think of the class. Clarice

    ReplyDelete
  5. This sounds like fun!

    Elizabeth Joy

    ReplyDelete

Thank you for commenting on my blog post. I am always happy to hear from blog readers. Your words encourage and inspire me. I am glad you stopped by to share conversation, recipes, ideas, and thoughts on creating a welcoming home.