Three Days To Go

Three more days and I’ll be decanting my oil and making a salve for the 1st time.  It means picking up some organic beeswax from River Valley Market.  This will be interesting.

My Environmental Impact

I use disposable pads, both for incontinence and for my period(Occasionally now lol).  Imagining my impact on the environment, I’ve decided to make my own pads and tampons.  If anyone is looking for a really good story of how one women affects the environment (And what she can do about it), I highly recommend WEN’s article, “Seeing Red:  Sanitary Protection & The Environment.” I have updated my favorite pages to include links to make your own feminine products.

First Steps

First Steps

On April 17th, my son Micheal gave me the best birthday present I received. An e-cigarette. I have smoked a pack and a half of conventional cigarettes since. The last cigarette that I smoked was this past Saturday. I haven’t had one since. My ultimate goal is to end my addiction to nicotine period. I cannot say thank you enough Mighty. Love you 🙂

Pictures

Just finished downloading pictures from Micheal’s honor’s society induction ceremony and will be posting them on FB.  Yes, I rejoined FB.  I have family and friends that don’t use Google plus.  That and Google Plus is pissing me off.  It’s beginning to look alot like FB.  WTF?????

Plantain ~ Lavender Infused Oil

Plantain ~ Lavender Infused Oil

Just put up my very 1st infused oil. I used Plantain and Lavender for the herbs, sweet almond and extra-virgin olive oil for the oils. I have eczema and it flares up occasionally so I chose these two herbs for their healing and soothing effects on dry and stressed skin. I cannot wait to make a salve out of this 🙂

On The Road To A Healthier Lifestyle

I decanted my 1st tinctures last week (Motherwort, Chickweed, Echinacea, and Elderberry). This weekend I will be putting up seven more (Dandelion root, Burdock root, Black Cohosh root, Skullcap, St. John’s Wort, Astragalus, Eleuthero). There is another tincture that I want to make and that is Poke Root. But I have to order it but as soon as it arrives, I’ll do that one as well. They will complete my tinctures that I will personally use.

I will also start using herbal infusions again this coming weekend. I’m going to use Nettle, Oatstraw, Red Clover (I’ve used these three in the past), Comfrey, and Linden Blossom (Adding these two). A cup of each a day will keep the doctor at bay.

Over the summer, I’ll be making my lip balms and salves, soaps, shampoos, conditioners, and lotions. For the lip balm, I will be using Calendula infused oils and for the salves, I will use Plantain. Plantain because there is alot of it where I live. When I found out what Plantain was, I laughed my ass off. I could not believe that this weed, this plant that I’ve been playing with since I was a little girl from making my pretend salads to running my fingers down the stalks to remove the seeds, is the best for healing. I look forward to playing with it again 🙂

I will be using Mountain Rose Herbs recipes for the lip balm. Susun Weed’s recipes for Plantain salve. Easy Aromatherapy Recipes for shampoo and conditioner. Two Essortment articles for bar soap and liquid soap. Danielle Sims “Make An Easy Lotion” recipe for lotion.

Breathing A Sigh Of Relief

Went to the emergency room yesterday. No cancer!! Just a really bad asthma attack. The doctor told me that my lungs are clear. I’m lucky considering that I’ve been smoking for 37 years. A deal is a deal. I have three cigarettes left. No more after that. I’ve been scared enough.

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