My Grandmother, Rodella (Peg) Howard, had a vast assortment of books. I loved to go through all the different cook books, grammar advice, sewing, cleaning and religious alike. She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and great grandmother.
I found so many great recipes in “Kitchen Cosmetics,” by Jeanne Rose. It was published in 1978 by Panjandrum | Aris Books in San Francisco, California. This book inspired my new obsession with aromatherapy and home made natural beauty care. My copy is literally falling apart from frequent use.
As with many new endeavors, aromatherapy initially requires making an investment in basic staple ingredients and essential oils of your choice. Once you own the ingredients, you can make the safest, non-toxic and cost effective beauty care in your own home. Along with soaps, cleaning products and teas.
I find such joy in being able to make clean alternatives at home. It is very fun and I feel good knowing that I will not be reliant on store bought goods that are most likely not sustainably made. Home made goods also cut back on waste and eliminate the need to spend money frivolously.
INGREDIENTS, Equal Parts (dried herbs):
Dulse (Kelp or Seaweed will also work)
Mix all ingredients together and keep in a glass jar or glass tupperware. A light-proof container is preferred.
Boil water (I use alkaline water) and add 1-3 teaspoons of the mixed herbs. You may use a muslin bag, a tea ball, empty tea bags or a french press to infuse without having to strain the mixture.
Steep for at least 10 minutes to ensure the properties of the herbs are infused into the water.
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