Homebrew: Alpine Blossom Nourishing Face Oil

TYPE: FACIAL OIL. HERBS: NETTLE, ROSE, EVENING PRIMROSE, BIRCH, LAVENDER, SEA BUCKTHORN, GRAPESEED, ALMOND, CARROT SEED. USES: FACIAL MOISTURIZER. I was experimenting with various facial moisturizers but what I found was that a lot of them just sat on top of my face, rather than absorbing and actually moisturizing. I’ve written about this before, and [...]

Homebrew: Face Oil – “Mountain Dewdrop Moisturizing Facial Oil”

TYPE: FACE OIL. HERBS: ROSE, JOJOBA, CEDAR, ALMOND, LAVENDER, BIRCH, GRAPESEED. USES: MOISTURIZING, ANTI-AGING, CLEARING. Lately I’d been pretty dissatisfied with facial moisturizers. They simply didn’t provide the long lasting glow I was lusting after. So after using up the most recent one I’d tried, I wondered if it didn’t make sense to create my [...]

Homebrew: Perfume – “Floral Offering”

TYPE: PERFUME HERBS: LILAC, VIOLET, LAVENDER, ROSE, CLARY SAGE, FRANKINCENSE, BIRCH TAR. USES: PERFUME, AROMATHERAPY. This is another scent from the third brew of perfumes I tried out. It was inspired by my success at replicating the smell of a campfire, where I used cade oil instead of birch tar. My goal in creating it [...]

Potion Review: Shea Moisture – Peace Rose Oil Complex Sensitive Créme Body Wash

PRODUCT: PEACE ROSE OIL COMPLEX SENSITIVE CRÉME BODY WASH BASICS: BODY WASH / BUBBLE BATH | $9.99 / 13 oz | ORGANIC – PLANT-BASED – SUSTAINABLY SOURCED HERBS: CAMELLIA, DATE PALM, PEACE ROSE I was out of body wash the other day and decided to give this a try. I know Shea Moisture makes quality hair [...]

Homebrew: Perfume – “Forest Flora Dew”

TYPE: PERFUME HERBS: ROSE, LAVENDER, BIRCH, CEDAR USES: PERFUME, AROMATHERAPY After making an experimental fragrance oil a few weeks ago, I decided I was going to try try my hand at making a real fragrance. I bought a couple of carrier oils to experiment with, and some witch hazel extract to act as an alcohol [...]