"He causeth the grass to grow for food, and herb for the service of man: that he may bring forth food out of the earth; And wine that maketh glad the heart of man, and oil to make his face to shine, and bread which strengtheneth a man's heart." ~Psalm 104: 14-15

Monday

Bath Salts: 3 Easy Recipes, 3 Easy Steps

Oh dear, how have I neglected to post this for so long! I'm sorry! I got engaged - yay, happy news!!- just as one of the busiest weeks of my life came up. So sorry that the blog got lost in the busyness!


A simple basic recipe of bath salts involves a combination of salts, Epsom salts, and whichever other soothing, healing, calming, invigorating ingredients you'd like to add.  We were looking for gentle and versatile, and here are the 3 recipes we chose for our June 27th-28th event.

Lavender Rose Pink Bath Salts

  • 1 cup Pink Himalayan Salt
  • 1/2 cup Rock Sea Salt
  • 1 cup Epsom Salts
  • *Oils: almond oil carrier with lavender essential oil

Peppermint Green Tea Bath Salts

  • 1/2 Pink Himalayan Salt
  • 1/2 cup Rock Sea Salt
  • 1 cup Epsom Salts
  • 1/8 - 1/2 cup dried Peppermint and Green Tea

Chamomile and Lavender Bath Salts

  • 3/4 cup Pink Himalayan Salt
  •  1/2 cup Rock Sea Salt
  • 1 - 1 1/2 cup Epsom Salts
  • 1/2 cup dried Chamomile and Lavender Flowers
  • optional: lavender oil*

Directions: 

 First scoop your salts into your container. Then add in any dried flowers or teas (optionally, you can put them in a fine cotton bag, if you don't want "floaties" in your bath). Finally, mix in any oils. There you have it; three easy recipes, with three easy steps! Enjoy your bath salts by placing ~1/2 -1 cup in under warm running water as tub fills. 


 For many other ideas and bath salt recipes, see our Bath Salt Round-up post.


**The photos, mentioned from June 27-28th, are still to come. They are with some of our engagement photos and are still being processed, since our photographer came down with pneumonia and an ear infection. You could pray for her to heal, that she'd have good solid health for the coming season. Thank you!

How do you like your bath salts? (Loose leaf herbs, or bagged with easy clean up?)



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Friday

Bath Salts: Recipe Round-up

Soaking in the tub can be a such a relief at the end of a long hot day. Here are some recipes we've gathered up from around the web for you, with a variety of needs and situations in mind.

We'll be sharing more information on bath salts very soon along with our own recipes and some photos from our event on June 27-28Check back shortly! :-)  Here are 3 Easy Recipes, in 3 Easy Steps!


Bath Salt Recipes


Vintage Remedies: "Unwind" Bath Salts
Strangers and Pilgrims: Make Your Own Luxurious Lavender Bath Salts (with sachet idea and printable label)
Jill's Home Remedies: Warming Cinnamon Salt Bath
Growing Up Herbal: Relaxing Bath Salts that will Help Your Children Sleep
Garden Therapy:  Bath Salts Recipe (lavender with printable labels for canning jars) 
Simply Designing:  Vanilla Rose Petal Bath Salts
Classy Clutter: DIY Warm Cocoa Bath Soak
Adventures in Coupons: DIY Green Tea and Peppermint Bath Soak
The Wonder Forest: Orange Green Tea Bath Salt Recipe
A Pumpkin and a Princess:  Homemade Citrus Bath Salts Recipe
Tidy Mom: Lemon Rosemary Bath Salts
Pioneer Thinking: Lavender Rosemary Scented bath Salts
So... Let's Hang Out:  Homemade Rosemary Bath Salts
Love and Marriage Blog: DIY Sinus Congestion Bath Soak
A Pumpkin and a Princess: Homemade Peppermint Bath Salts
Running with Sisters:  Eucalyptus Bath Salts (with label and bottle decorating idea) 
The Herbal Healing Mam: Mountain Man Herbal Bath Blend
Tipnut: Homemade Bath Salts and Soaks (bunch of recipes)


Bath Salt Basics and more Ideas


Make and Takes: Take a Soak with Homemade Bath Oils and Herbs (several gift/packaging ideas along with recipes)
DIY Natural: How to make Bath Salts (salt info)
Everything Etsy: Homemade bath Salt [DIY Gift] (basic recipe and nice gifting idea)
DIY Inspired: Make Homeamade Bath Salts (pretty idea)
Something Turquoise: DIY Baked Bath Salt Favors (in-depth idea)
Pioneer Thinking: Make Bath Salts: 5 Techniques For A More Professional Bath Salt Recipe



Even More!


For all these and more, as well as some sugar scrub recipes as requested, click over to our pinboard: Bath and Body!
*Edited to add Lavender Salt Scrub Recipe from Mama Kautz 


 

Saturday

June 27-28

If you've been by the "Ol' Timey Apothecary" this weekend, you've come to the right place!
I'll put a post or link on this page to the Bath Salts information here soon; please come back again to check it out! :] Thanks so much for stopping by!


If you have a moment, please leave a comment below to let me know you were here. 

Friday

Flower Pounding Picture Tutorial ~ part 1

Spring is winding to an end, so before all your flowers fade and give way to summer grasses, we wanted to share with you how we enjoyed a day of Flower Pounding.

Did you read all about how to do your own herbal and flower dying projects?

You, too, can make your own beautiful projects with flower pounding!


Here's part one in a step-by-step photo tutorial to help inspire you!


Pre-treat fabric.




Cut some lovely flowers.


Choose which flowers you'll use.

In part two, we'll share more of our flower-pounding fun! See our Flowers and Dye pinboard for more inspiration.

Photos in part by Rachel. Thank you to her whole Family for participating that fine fun day!

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Wednesday

Herbal Sweets Recipe Round-up!



Today my post on Herbal Honeys, Candies, and Syrups is over at Bulk Herb Store Blog with basic instructions for each of the three preparations as well as nearly 50 links for other recipes and ideas!

If you're coming from that post, please leave me a comment to let me know you stopped by. :]

For even more recipes and links, check out my pin boards: Sweet Preparations, and Candy Remedies!

 

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