The herbal stash is getting a spring cleaning. The apothecary herbal powders and fixatives are used to enhance a variety of products. The collection consist of rosemary, peppermint, patchouli, elder flowers, chamomile, orris root, sandalwood, roses, lavender, shave grass, calendula, and a few other necessary dried botanical.
Interesting to me... That the definition of "natural" is fast becoming a bad word. The insert above was copied from Webster. I really feel the definition sums up what I've always believed "natural" to be. What's your take on the subject of "natural?"
I have always had an interest in herbal medicine. For the past thirty years I've studied and read a number of books about natural remedies and days gone by apothecary. Having said that, I don't believe a person could ever explore everything there is to learn about this subject. My passion for wanting to advance in learning about plants and herbs and their wonderful healing abilities also directed me to create Bittersweet natural skin care.
That was sixteen years ago!
Present day and that same apothecary passion continues to be nurtured and cultivated and is evolving each and every day during my mix this, weigh that, smell me method of learning along with the aid of wonderful books. I'm mostly a do-it learner though. My philosophy has always been. If you don't try it, then you'll never know! Some of my best creations have been born by using that method of learning.
I have always believed strongly in the use of natural herbs for healing and good health. I also believe God created each and every herb, plant for a reason. What an astonishing feat when you stop to ponder those thoughts.
Just think about this aromatic food enhancer for a moment and then this one and this one. Then think about your life without them. I love to bake so those thoughts are quite disappointing if I stop and ponder.
Busy day at the shop planned. I can't believe February is approaching! We're that much closer to spring with every passing day.Yippee! I can't wait to tip-pee toe on cool green grass and pick fresh bouquets of aromatic lilacs! You Midwest and Eastern homeys can relate to my spring anticipation feelings.
I'm thinking about starting the dreaded taxes this weekend. After that, I'll be ready for some natural inspiration.
Enjoy a caring and sharing day.