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  • The 21st Century HerbalistShow Your Pinterest Boards Who's Boss!* Make The DIY Lotion Recipe of the Week

    *see pep talk below Lotion Making Month continues with this week’s DIY lotion recipe: Kitchen Herb Hand Lotion.  Keep this lotion next to your kitchen sink and use it after washing your hands or the dishes.  The hydrating oils will keep your hands from drying out and the earthy scent of the culinary herbs fits perfectly in any kitchen. Part 1 – Kitchen Herb Distillate: Last week I showed you how to make lotion from scratch using ess…

    Katie Glenn
  • The 21st Century HerbalistDIY Lotion Making Month: Soothing Lavender & Chamomile Body Lotion

    …er, which is made directly from both of these herbs and because of that, the lotion carries the medicinal benefits of the herbs. Soothing Lavender & Chamomile Lotion Recipe Base or Carrier Oils: 5 tbsp. grapeseed oil + 1 tsp. 2 tbsp. sunflower oil 1 tbsp. coconut oil 1 tbsp. beeswax Waters: 1/2 c. floral water, made with 1 oz. dried lavender and 1 oz. dried chamomile (how to brew floral water) 1 tbsp. aloe vera gel (how to harvest fresh…

    Katie Glenn
  • The 21st Century HerbalistSmell like the internet, HelloGiggles Style

    …h dried rose petals, will act as a natural toner that helps balance your skin’s pH.  This can help prevent breakouts, blotchiness and skin tone discolorations. Base or Carrier Oils: 5 tbsp. apricot kernel oil 2 tbsp. + 1 tsp. grapeseed oil 1 tbsp. coconut oil 1 tbsp. beeswax Waters: 1/2 c. floral water, made with 1/4 c. dried apple slices and 2 c. dried rose petals (how to brew floral water) 1 tbsp. aloe vera gel (how to harvest fresh al…

    Katie Glenn
  • The 21st Century HerbalistLotion Making Month: Brewing Floral Waters – Video Tutorial

    an have in your lotion.  It’s also a great skill to have because more and more floral waters are being made with chemical-based fragrances, rather than with actual herbs and plants. Catch up on Lotion Making Month: Week 1: Video Tutorial “Make Your Own Lotion”, Week 2: Kitchen Herb Lotion Recipe “Show Your Pinterest Boards Who’s Boss, Make The DIY Lotion Recipe Of The Week” What Are Floral Waters and How Do The…

    Katie Glenn
  • The 21st Century HerbalistDIY Skin Care Month: Step 3 – Moisturize

    It’s week 4 of DIY Skin Care Month and now that you’ve cleansed and toned, it’s time to moisturize! Why moisturize? Lotions don’t just hydrate your skin, they also help protect it.  When you apply a moisturizer to your skin, you are creating a barrier between the epidermis (skin’s upper layer) and the environment around you.  Lotion protects your skin from pollutants and from the drying effects of air-conditioning a…

    Katie Glenn
  • The 21st Century HerbalistDIY: Buckwheat & Rose Petal Pillow and A Give-Away!

    …ckwheat hull also help release the light floral scent of the dried rose petals. The rose petals have a delicate scent that goes straight to the nervous system to help calm and soothe your nerves, while relaxing you to sleep. 1/2 c. and an additional 1/8 c. plain buckwheat hull 1/8 c. dried rose petals Sew and Fill Pillow: To make the pillow, you’ll make a bag then sew three compartments, each filled with buckwheat hull.  The end compartm…

    Katie Glenn
  • The 21st Century HerbalistDIY Skin Care Month: Step 1 – Cleanse

    g tips and the recipe that I have for you, let’s start with the basics.  These are tried and true methods for cleansing the skin and getting the greatest benefit with the least amount of damage, regardless of skin type. 1. I said it last week and I’ll say it again…hydrate.  Any dermatologist, doctor or grandmother will tell you, water is the key to a healthy complexion.  In order for skin to remain healthy and resilient, it need…

    Katie Glenn