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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

    This week’s lotion recipe is a naturally fragranced lavender and chamomile lotion that is gentle enough to be used by those with sensitive skin, including small children and babies. The Benefits Of Lavender And Chamomile Both lavender and chamomile are known for their calming effects on the nervous system.  Lavender is also known for its ability to ease headaches and I’ve briefly mentioned the anti-inflammatory properties of chamomi…

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

    Have you ever wondered what your favorite websites would smell like if it were scratch-n-sniff?  Sure you have!  That’s a perfectly normal thought.  Sadly, technology has not granted us this wondrous ability and we are left to imagine it instead.  Turns out, I have a pretty vivid imagination and as I was reading HelloGiggles, the scents just came to me.  I started to imagine that the creativity, humor and general good vibes would mesh toge…

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

    Video Tutorial: “Brewing Floral Waters” This video contains a sneak peek at the lotion recipe that I’m creating for week 5.  :) Welcome to Week 3 of Lotion Making Month!  Today I’ve got a great video tutorial that shows you step-by-step, how to brew your own floral waters.  This is an excellent skill to have when making lotion.  It opens up so many possibilities for the types of scents and medicinal benefits that you c…

    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!

    It’s the last week of Rose Petal Month, but fear not – we’re finishing up strong with a fun, easy-sew project and a giveaway! This week’s project is an aromatherapy eye pillow filled with buckwheat hull and dried rose petals.  Unlike the other rose petal projects from this month, you can use store-bought roses for this one.  If you want to dry fresh roses, you’ll need to hang them upside down in a cool room with low…

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

    It’s week 2 of DIY Skin Care Month and today I’m talking cleansing.  It’s the first step in any good skincare regime (cleanse, tone, moisturize).  At first it can sound so basic — my face is dirty, I will wash it — but it gets a little more complicated than that.  What if you also need to remove makeup? What if you have acne, or dry skin or oily skin or just went for a run and there’s sweat pouring down your f…

    Katie Glenn