Sunday, May 17, 2015

First Market of the Season

Out for our first day at the market in Woodstock NY yesterday...
Essential Oil Synergy Blends, Living Green Simple Soaps & Home Goods, Herbs & Spice Rubs, Handmade Cards, Yoga Teddy Bear Color Books & Mat Refresher, and more. 

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Lily of the Valley

Lily of the valley Convallaria magalis ‘that which belongs to May,’ making lily of the valley the recognized flower of the month of May.

Known as the May lily, ‘return to happiness,’ and most often symbolizes chastity, purity, happiness, luck and humility.

It is also the official flower of the zodiac sign Gemini.

Lily of the valley is theorized to protect gardens from evil spirits and has been used as a charm against witches' spells. It is also considered the flower of fairies, its tiny bells used as cups from which to drink.

*Note  When fresh Lily-of-the-Valley flowers are combined with oil of sweet almonds or olive oil; put away in a dark place for two weeks, then strained, they impart their sweet smell and become a fragrant infusion.

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Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Easy Herb Infused Oils at Home

BLEND YOUR OWN Herb Infused Oils for Cooking & Bath

WASH and dry fresh herbs - lavender, mint or sage are good choices for beginners

LIGHTLY bruise the herbs to release the fragrance

ADD the herbs to the oil of your choice - try sunflower oil, olive oil, or sweet almond oil

LEAVE in a cool, dark place for about two weeks

should be used within two months, and are best kept refrigerated

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