Oil Infusions for Skincare

Oil Infusions for Skincare

Oil Infusions: After moving to the mountains of Southern California, where the air is much drier than what I was used to, my skin became extremely dry. And turning the furnace on during the winter to keep warm, only exacerbated the dryness. So, I started making and...
Pine Resin – a very versatile substance

Pine Resin – a very versatile substance

I noticed a red gooey substance at the base of one of my pine trees. A Ponderosa pine (Pinus ponderosa), also known as a western yellow pine. I saw it but didn’t take the time to look closely until a few weeks later. Ever do that? See something, but you’re too ‘busy’...
Living on a Pine Tree

Living on a Pine Tree

Pine Trees I live in a Yellow Pine Forest that is made up of Jeffrey and Ponderosa Pines primarily, but there are other Pines here, too. Coulters & Sugar Pines also live in these hills. Not too far down the road are Pinyons. At higher elevations there are Limber...
Profound Healing Effects of an Herbal Bath

Profound Healing Effects of an Herbal Bath

Ahhh… a warm relaxing bath before bedtime is just what the body needs to promote restful deep sleep. Water, one of the five elements of nature, benefits emotional and physical well-being. Profound Healing Effects of an Herbal Bath Therapeutic benefits from bathing are...
Are Oils Bad for Your Skin?

Are Oils Bad for Your Skin?

Often, we’re looking for helpful ideas for anti-aging treatments especially for the face. It’s never too early to start. My daughter-in-law is in her early thirties, and she’s already thinking about anti-aging remedies. In my thirties and even forties, I received lots...
Elderberry & Elderflower (not just for cold & flu)

Elderberry & Elderflower (not just for cold & flu)

Elder (Sambucus nigra, S. canadensis)   This ancient herbal ally has powerful constituents which support the body during cold and flu season. But its benefits don’t stop there. I can’t wait to tell you about this beauty. As I learn more and more about this herbal...

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