Hibiscus Rose Sugar Scrub

Hibiscus Rose Sugar Scrub by Jade Shutes A great cooling sugar scrub for the summer months!   Ingredients: 1 cup Brown sugar 1/2 cup Cane sugar 1/2 tsp cardamom (finely ground) 1/2 cup Dried Rose petals 1/2 cup Dried Hibiscus petals 1/2 cup Vanilla infused jojoba oil 1/4 cup calendula oil Instructions to make: 1. […]

Cottonwood Herbal Oil

Cottonwood     Populus balsamifera This is one of my all time favorite resin buds to infuse. The infused oil smells incredible and is highly beneficial in salves, gels, or massage oils for its anti-inflammatory and analgesic properties.  Can be used at a 10 – 25% dilution with other carrier oils such as jojoba or other herbal […]

How to make a Salve: Carrot Rosehip Skin Salve

This winter I have been using a Carrot-Rosehip skin salve on my face and body to prevent and/or ‘treat’ dryness. This has been a really great addition to sugar scrubs. Recipe: Ingredient                              Amt             %tage Herbal/Vegetable oils Calendula herbal oil           61.42g                 47% Carrot infused oil                26.14g                 20%  […]

Make your own lip balm

Vanilla Lip Balm Yummy, delicious, and simple yet incredibly effective! My son, Soren, (like his mother) has a tendency towards vata excess or in non-Ayurvedic terms: dryness, particularly during this time of year when winter sets in and the heating is on and the cold wind is blowing. What we are left to deal with […]

Pumpkin Spice Sugar Scrub

Pumpkin Spice Sugar Scrub Sharing some gifts with friends today so made a fresh pumpkin spice sugar scrub this morning. This needs to be used within 5-7 days. Refrigeration is good! Large Batch Ingredients: Makes 3 4oz jars plus some extra for you! (**all ingredients are certified organic unless otherwise noted) 1 and 1/2 cup […]

Rosemary Juniper Salt Scrub

Rosemary Juniper Salt Scrub For the Winter Months (Kapha season) Instructions on how to make: Step One: Gather your ingredients Recipe **All ingredients are organic or certified organic with the exception of the salt.  269.4g (just under 3 cups) Sea salt 1 1/2 cups Jojoba oil* (*about 1 to 1 1/2 cups depending on desired […]

Homemade Whipped Body Butter

Whipped Shea Carrot Body Butter   by Jade Shutes Ingredients for Whipped Shea Butter (all certified organic) Ingredient Amt %tage  Butters 63% Shea 88.45g 39% Cocoa 54.43g 24%  Vegetable/Herbal Oils 35% Carrot infused oil 79.38g 35% Antioxidant Vitamin E 2.27g 1% Essential oils 1% Carrot seed Lavendin Cape chamomile 2g = 76 drops 25 drops […]

Natural Lip Balm Recipe

My Lumina Titian~Lip Balm Created by:  Cyprus Michalchuk Recipe 2tsp carrot infused oil 2tsp evening primrose oil 2tsp of poplar bud infused oil (use what ever infused oil you have) 1tsp jojoba 2tsp avocado oil 2tsp (heaping) cocoa butter 1/2 local honey 3 tsp heaping local bees wax Sea Buckthorn Co2 or extract Rosehip extract […]

How to make herbal oils

Summertime: A time for Herbal Infusions! Written by: Jade Shutes   With a lunar eclipse this evening and the summer solstice approaching, it a good time to either make a herbal infusion or begin preparations for making them throughout the summer months. A herbal oil infusion is the combination of dried or fresh medicinal plant […]