It has been a long and fun week. Family came to visit for my beautiful cousins beautiful wedding. She moved to Australia to live with her new hubby. I hope to crash on her couch in the near future.
Lots of family lots of fun.
I have been making balms, salves, ointments, and lotion. I find it amazing how learning to make soap opened a door in my mind and I feel I can do so much now. Weeds that people hate and try to kill are plants that can heal. I find that amazing.
Take dandelions for instance, people hate them, I love them.
They are said to be a great liver tonic, and diuretic. This spring I picked a few in the mornings, leaves and stems, and put them in the blender with a bit of pineapple juice. I loved it. It tasted “green” but good. I would then have to go pee all day.
I have picked poplar buds
And infused them in Extra Virgin Olive Oil and made a Balm of Gilead Salve.
Very soothing, very healing, very good for the Goliath mosquito bites we have been getting thanks to all the rain this spring. (I swear I saw them carrying off a calf)
I came up with something I call Cam Balm. I infused Lavender buds in Extra Virgin Olive Oil, then in the same oil I infused dried Chamomile and peppermint. Then made a salve with the oil and added lavender and Ylang ylang Essential oils. I rub some on my forehead, temples and wrists when I feel anxious or upset. It works pretty good. Smells nice too.
I am learning that learning is good for the soul. It wakes up something inside of us and helps us feel more self reliant and that is ALWAYS a good thing.
It is a good path to be on and I am happy for it.