Decoctions

Decoctions

Decoctions: This is a way to use the more woodier parts of a herb such as the root, bark, berries and seeds.  When making decoctions, use a steel...

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Macerated Oils

Macerated Oils

Macerated oils The volatile oils contained in aromatic plants can be released by soaking them in vegetable oil.  This is called an infused or...

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Infusions

Infusions

Basic Recipes Within my website there are basic recipes for infusions, decoctions, tinctures and macerated oils. Once you have learned to master...

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Comfrey Root Gel

Comfrey Root Gel

Comfrey Root Gel Comfrey has a high carbohydrate content which if used externally is good for soothing and rejuvenating the skin.  This is because...

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Plantain Cream

Plantain Cream

Home remedies This recipe is taken from James Wong’s book Grow Your Own Drugs.  It is amazing and highly recommended. Plantain Cream What...

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Bath Bomb

Bath Bomb This recipe is fun to make and super easy so great to make with your children.  The bath bomb fizzes and the lavender smells divine...

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Natural Shampoo

Natural Shampoo

Natural Shampoo Home Made Shampoo Recipe This is my favourite shampoo to make at home.  I use an infusion of both fresh rosemary (hair growth) and...

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Soap Nut Shampoo

Soap Nut Shampoo

Shampoo There is lots of information on non-toxic shampoos so I will just list what I use. When I started this quest, for six months I washed my...

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Dry Shampoo

Dry Shampoo

Dry Shampoo What you will need: 25g arrowroot 4 drops  rosemary oil 4 drops tea tree oil 4 drops lavender oil   What to do: Put the arrowroot...

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Hand Soap Recipe

Hand Soap Recipe

Best Hand Soap Ever! This is truly the most amazing soap ever, it does not matter how many times you use it, and your hands feel clean and...

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Tooth Oil Recipe

Tooth Oil Recipe

Tooth Oil There has been a lot of discussion lately about oil pulling and its dental wonders.  I wanted to make an actual oil recipe rather than...

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Cream Base Recipe:

Cream Base Recipe:

Cream Base Recipe: This is a simple base cream that can be used to carry essential oils and herbal tinctures for external application. It will...

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Balm Base Recipe

Balm Base Recipe

Balm Base: This simple base does not require an emulsifier as there is no water to be mixed. Balms are oil based and therefore do not have a...

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Lip Balm Recipe

Lip Balm Recipe

Lip Balm Recipe Mint Lip Balm Lip balm is a soothing way to heal and feed your lips.  The mint is refreshing and the cocoa butter nourishes dry...

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Room Atomizer

Room Atomizer

Room Atomizer: What you will need: 50 ml  cup of vodka Essential oils of your choice;  (Approximately 30 drops) 250 ml of  distilled water   What...

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Castile Soap

Castile Soap

Castile Soap Castile soap, which originates from the Castile region of Spain, is a type of soap made from plant oils. It is a “true soap” and not...

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Detoxing Foot Bath

Detoxing Foot Bath

Detoxing Foot Bath When I need to distress from a busy day I have found that a detoxing foot bath alongside some relaxing music or a good book is...

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Deodorant

Deodorant

Deodorant Most body odour comes from under the arms, where the tiny apocrine glands produce a milky secretion. If this stays for long periods of...

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Citrus Body Scrub

Citrus Body Scrub

Citrus Body Scrub The slightly gritty texture of this exfoliating scrub, provided by ground sunflower seeds, oatmeal, sea salt and orange peel...

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Tooth Powder

Tooth Powder

Teeth and Mouth Natural tooth powder is made of 100% natural organic ingredients with no synthetic additives such as preservatives, foaming...

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Room Atomiser

Room Atomiser

Room Atomiser What you will need: ½ cup of vodka Essential oils, lavender, ylang ylang & Gerianium (30 drops) ¾ pint distilled water  ...

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